"Blessed be the froot loops."
          - Erin finally breaks her silence (eating cereals)[1]

Erin is a supporting character in the television adaption of The Handmaid's Tale. She is a former Handmaid saved by rebels and currently living in Little America. Erin is portrayed by Erin Way.

In the TV series Edit

Erin is an exclusive character for the TV series.

After the takeover Edit

Erin is among a large number of young women being held captive by the Guardians in a South Carolina high school gym in preparation for being made a part of the newly-established Handmaid program. She is freed by Zoe and a unit of US Army soldiers who discovered the high school gym and fought the Guardians. A red tag is attached to her ear - a device used to identify Handmaids. She seems traumatized by the events prior to her rescue and refuses to speak, even to her saviors, who do not know her name. Zoe and Erin later head to Canada in a schoolbus via Maine, picking up several other escapees along the way, among them Luke[2].

During an attempt to escape to Canada on a boat, the rebels are attacked by Guardians. Erin is distraught when Zoe is murdered while the rest of the rebels escape on a boat to New Brunswick[2].

Present time Edit

Erin is seen three years later in Little America, Canada. She lives with Luke and Moira in a small apartment and is in much better shape mentally, but is initially still speechless[2][1].

Moira returns home from a party early in the morning, she mobs Erin who is having breakfast with cereals. To her surprise, Erin replies "Blessed be the 'Fruit-Loops'", spoofing a Gileadean salutation and breaking her silence. They laugh[1].

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Episode 2.3, "Baggage"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Episode 1.7, "The Other Side"