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The Best Episodes Of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Updated October 13, 2018 445 votes 119 voters 8.7k views10 items

List RulesVote up the best episodes of 'The Handmaid's Tale.'

There are so many powerful episodes of The Handmaid's Tale, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Night" the best, or is "A Woman's Place" your favorite episode of The Handmaid's Tale? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of The Handmaid's Tale are, let's rank every Handmaid's Tale episode from best to worst.

The Handmaid's Tale is a web series on Hulu based on the novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood. It tells the story of a future dystopian America (Republic of Gilead) where, following a second civil war, a totalitarian government has taken over, implementing a class system and brutally subjugating women into child-bearing servitude. The series stars Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne/Offred, Alexis Bledel as Emily, Ofglen, and Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia. Season 1 of The Handmaid's Tale won eight Emmy Awards, including "Outstanding Drama Series."

Vote up your favorite episodes of The Handmaid's Tale, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one The Handmaid's Tale episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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  • Late
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    Season 1 Episode 3: Offred visits Janine’s baby with Serena Joy and remembers the early days of the revolution before Gilead. Ofglen faces a difficult challenge.
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    • The Bridge
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      Season 1 Episode 9: Offred embarks on a dangerous mission for the resistance. Janine moves to a new posting. Serena Joy suspects the Commander’s infidelity.
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        Season 1 Episode 1: Offred, one the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife. 
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        • Night
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          Season 1 Episode 10: Serena Joy confronts Offred and the Commander. Offred struggles with a complicated, life-changing revelation. The Handmaids face a brutal decision.
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