The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 8
The story picks up after the shocking death of Fred Waterford. Still with the Commander’s blood on her hands, June is absolutely blood lusting and desperate to extend that revenge over to Serena. Unfortunately, June’s rage also alienates her family, with Luke and Moira struggling to contain June’s wrath.
While this is going on, Serena engages in some serious psychological warfare, taunting June from afar with notes and a desire to expand Gilead’s reach into Canada at the same time. As we saw from last year, there are followers for Gilead and this season they’re far more vocal.
Canadians have started to turn on the refugees, with big signs and marches to get the Americans out. Serena is still very pregnant but elevated to a position of diplomatic power in an effort to bridge the gap between Gilead and the rest of the world. And what better way to show solidarity than a public funeral for Fred.
The effect of what happens here essentially ripples out across the rest of the season, as June and Serena end up on a warpath with one another.
If you’ve been keeping up with The Handmaid’s Tale, you’ll likely want to know the release date for the next episode.
Here is everything you need to know about The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 8, including its release date, time and where you can watch it.
Where Can I Watch The Handmaid’s Tale?
New episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale will be released exclusively on Hulu for viewers in the U.S. All episodes of seasons 1-4 are already available on the streaming service.
In the UK, they’re available to watch on Amazon Prime, where all 4 seasons are included with a Prime subscription. And no adverts!
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 8 Release Date
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 5 will release on Hulu on Wednesday 26th October at approximately 12am (ET).
Season 5 episode 8 is titled “Motherland”, with the chapter clocking in at around 52 minutes long.
How Many Episodes Will The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Have?
The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 will have 10 episodes. With us now reverting back to a familiar 1 episode a week structure, we have 2 more episodes left after this instalment.
Is There a Trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 ?
Yes, there is! You can find a trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 below:
What Happened In Episode 7?
We’ve got the whole episode covered with our handy (and lengthy) recap, detailing all the big plot points and discussing the chapter with an accompanying review. You can find that link below!
What do you hope to see as the series progresses? What’s been your favorite moment of The Handmaid’s Tale so far? Let us know in the comments below!