The Handmaid’s Tale season 3: June’s future secured in Commander Winslow death detail?

The Handmaid’s Tale season 3: June’s future secured in Commander Winslow death detail?


WARNING: This article contains spoilers for The Handmaid’s Tale season three episode 11.

In the most recent instalment, June (played by Elisabeth Moss) went on a trip to Jezebels, only to bump into Commander Winslow (Christopher Meloni).

And while it looked as though June was about to subject to another sexual assault, she flipped and assaulted the Commander.

A struggle ensued but June managed to get a hold of a pen and repeatedly stabbed him with it, ending his life on the Hulu series.

A Martha found June in the aftermath of violent scene and helped her to escape before disposing of the body.

But has June really managed to get away with killing such an important man in Gilead?

One fan believes that the events of the episode point to an explanation for Winslow’s disappearance for those who will be investigating where he’s gone.

Reddit user Beteljuice01 wrote: “I just realized that it may line up perfectly that this all could be blamed on Winslow. Most commanders wouldn’t know handmaid’s by names they’re not people enough for that to those men. On top of that Jezebel’s is a drug and alcohol filled bender house.

“If Winslow didn’t bring a guardian with him then he probably showed up at Jezebel alone without telling anyone. We didn’t really see any aunts this time so if the Martha’s and everyone else says he left there’s not really any proof now that he’s been cremated.

“When you add that with the timing of the Waterfords disappearance they could be blamed for each other. People could believe that Winslow setup the Waterfords and went off to his happy life.

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“That would be too narratively perfect but that’s sort of luck June has gotten time and time again.”

Could this be how Winslow’s death is explained and what leaves June able to continue her mission of taking down Gilead?

The episode also saw Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) and Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) arrested for war crimes.

The couple headed out on a road trip that quickly went wrong.

They encountered government rep Mark Tuelle (Sam Jaeger) who Serena had previously met with and he said he was taking them to a safe space to talk.

But he really led them into Canadian territory where soldiers swiftly apprehended them.

However, many think this could merely be a set-up on Serena’s part.

It should be noted that while Serena is taken away by the soldiers, she wasn’t seen being arrested by them.

But could she really be behind it?

The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 episode 12 airs Wednesday, August 7 on Hulu.

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