How do you think they incorporated those kids into the regime when they have known the former U.S.A for a while?
What's on your mind?
Do other districts around the continental U.S have handmaids?
If someone living in N.C or Tennessee, or Minnesota be able to escape the non canadian way, into conflict districts, and rebel areas and will there be guardians hunting them down too?
Where do the new women coming to Gilead come from? Kidnapped?
Did anyone else notice the rabbit art and the one picture that could be a "Waterford Down" type hill with rabbits in the nursery?
It would be a fitting easter egg considering the family name and there is another character named, "Warren".
Could a society such as Gilead actually happen in the United States? Would people sit by and let their neighbors be killed or assimilated without raising a finger, until there are no neighbors left? Just an opinion question. It scared me to think about it. TY in advance
I was wondering what are those states statuses and are they like Boston have schools, and have handmaids, Commanders and etc.
Episode 3.06 made mention of "High Commander Winslow"? Should we be treating High Commander as a distinct class, or should we wait until subsequent confirmation that more than one exist (that is, its not a unique title for Winslow)? I favour waiting for confirmation, but I'm interested to hear other thoughts.
How would doctors and other medical personnel be classed in the social structure of Gilead? Obviously they are not Commanders, Angels, or Guardians. While some may be Eyes, it's unlikely that all are. Would they simply be classed as Econopeople, or perhaps there are ranks/classes that have yet to be revealed?
What do you guys think about the Luke/Nichole situation after S03E05?? Do you think the Waterfords will be able to get to him? Or that Canada will deport Nichole?
What's with this guy. Is he a sociopath? I take he sent his wife off the deep in and he's not going to be as easy to control as the Waterford's.
I've made this account cuz I really need to share this:
S3E3 last idea says something about "become nightmares"
Have you heard Halsey's song "Nightmare" ?
I really need to find a conection here :(
I was wondering if Emily would still be fertile after being in the colonies for so long? I mean she already lost a tooth.... And why would they send perfectly fertile women to the colonies in the first place? Why not lock them up and turkey bast them?
Since the totalitarian society set in Gilead most resembles the Republican mindset. Why would they be blaming the other side for the environmental disasters that plague them, when clearly that same Republican mindset would be the ones to set in motion the events that would create the condition for such an environmental catastrophe ?
Hey there...have you noticed some oddities in the Hulu series? I've mentioned a few things before in comments, talking about placing the time of the show.
Those in Gilead remind me of Mennonites I know that live in clusters. The women wear a uniform, a smock dress of a small, light pattern, over a blouse; with a head covering bonnet. The women only wear skirts or dresses. What the women wear is dictated by the ruling church leader for that cluster (always a man). The men only wear button-down shirts, with or without a vest, and slacks. Large families are encouraged. Children dress like their parents, and work alongside their parents.
The live somewhat communally (the cluster), sharing things with each other. Technology is rare to see. There is often a computer, that may or may not have internet access. They raise animals and food, and create things for income, like the men selling and installing sheds or odd jobs to your home. They strive to live according to God's Word, which is why they dress in a recognizable way, and have their own community ("...be in the world by not of the world...").
In the show promotions, Fred's poster says "Know the Lies Behind Their Laws." Finding these details, to me, is fun.
In the episode "Women's Work" we see Serena producing printed documents, but we don't see a typewriter, much less a computer or a printer. The availability of colored pens is also shown to us. In "Seeds", when Aunt Lydia was checking on OfFred/June's progress, Serena is surprised that Lydia has a pencil, and Lydia explains it away as a necessity of her work.
If those in Gilead, like the cloistered Mennonites, have put aside most technology for a simpler life, how do they produce printed documents? Have you noticed why they need Martha's? The kitchen is all manual. Have you noticed the style of furniture? Every home seems decorated pretty much the same way, with wardrobes (armoirs) that are of gorgeous wood and construction.
If they gave up their worldly life for simpler things, what is Commander McKenzie doing with a pristine collector's Camaro in the garage? (If you aren't a gear head, the car is from the 1980s and Boston Red Sox won the World Series in October 2013, making the car about 25 years old. "Present day" is something after October 2013. In another scene, OfFred is in her attic room, and muses about her room in Gilead being part of AirBnB, which began in August 2008, and was quite popular by late 2013.)
Oh, the Lies Behind Their Laws.
PS: In "The Last Ceremony," where OfFred has false labor, does bigotry live in this idealistic society? As Fred is passing out cigars, a new Commander is introduced, but not offered a cigar. He was promoted to Commander because he and his wife conceived a child. Interesting way to earn a promotion! Why did he not receive a cigar? Was it the dark color of his skin?
NOTE: I've not read the book, and I've not seen the last episode of Season 2 when I wrote this.
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Well, what did you guys think? Where do you think Season 3 will pick up? Share your thoughts!
I'm not going to post it, because some people go nuts over trailers and call them spoilers. You can see a extended version on You Tube.
Search: The Handmaid's Tale 2x13 Extended Promo Season 2 Episode 13
Taking "Go In Peace" to a whole new level.
Three quick points I'd like to raise here:
1. Right now, there are no protected pages on this wiki (aside from the main page). Odds are, this will be changing soon as there are several larger pages that need significant work done to them as a result of speculation being added as content. If there is any page that comes to mind that should be protected right away, reach out to one of the admins (myself, HandOfWarren, or Freakenstine) and we'll look into it.
2. There's been a suggestion to expand what the interaction bar at the top of the main page links to (i.e., add more characters, locations, etc.). If anyone has any suggestions, list them here and, again, one of the admins will look into it.
3. There has also been a suggestion to create separate articles for characters as they appear in each form of media (e.g., an article for book Offred, an article for TV series Offred). Again, please leave your thoughts and suggestions here.