Late is the third episode of the first season of The Handmaid's Tale.



In flashbacks, the rise of Gilead is detailed. June (now Offred), along with all the women at her office, are fired because of a new law. June and Moira also learn that the government has frozen all women's bank accounts and they cannot use any of their credit cards.

In the present, Serena Joy takes Offred to see Ofwarren and the baby. Ofwarren tells Offred that her Commander is in love with her and that they're going to run away. She's also given her daughter a different name, "Charlotte". Offred fears Ofwarren is delusional and comments on her behavior to Serena Joy.

Nick drives Offred home and there is a black van waiting. Offred is interrogated by an Eye and Aunt Lydia about her knowledge of Ofglen. Offred eventually reveals she knew Ofglen was gay and is beat by Lydia with a cattle prod. Serena intervenes yelling at them to stop because Offred is pregnant. Nick goes to see Offred in her room to check up on her and they share an intimate moment. Offred later reveals to Serena that she's not pregnant, causing Serena to drag her to her room and order her not to come out.

In a flashback, June and Moira attend a protest against Gilead, and to their horror, several protesters are shot by police and they run and hide. In the present, Ofglen and the woman she's in a relationship with are charged with "gender treachery", with Ofglen receiving a lesser sentence because she can still bear children. The other woman is executed by hanging as Ofglen watches. Later, Ofglen wakes up in a clinic and has received female genital mutilation surgery as explained by Aunt Lydia.








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