The Handmaids Tale season 3: ‘I cried the whole episode’ fans react to redemptive finale

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE aired it’s final episode last night following June as she carried out her long-awaited plan to rescue 52 children from Gilead and the ending has left fans rather emotional as June finally redeemed herself after allowing Eleanor die.

The Handmaid’s Tale season three episode 13 dropped on Hulu last night and fans were on the edge of their seats as June’s (played by Elisabeth Moss) plan to rescue the children finally played out.

At the beginning of the episode, all hopes seemed to be lost with one Martha caught trying to escape and Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford) nearly pulling the plug on the whole plan.

However, the ending saw group successfully made it to the airport, but it came at a cost as June had to sacrifice herself to aid the escape as the Police began to search the vehicle.

The ending saw June shot by a guard as she turned the gun on him and killed him, all before June was seen carried away by a group of Handmaids in the final scene.

The sacrifice certainly seems to have June back in fans good books as fans took to social media to congratulate June on saving the children.

One fan said: “All those kids!!! June did that!!!”

A second added: “I never cry with movies or tv shows. Just saw the season finale of the #HandmaidsTale and cried the whole episode.”

Moreover, June seemed to have redeemed herself to the fandom after many fans blamed June for Eleanor’s death. 

Fans will remember the penultimate episode that saw Eleanor Lawrence (Julie Dretzin) commit suicide after she became a liability to June’s mission.

After nearly giving away June’s plan to save the children, the episode saw Eleanor begin to unravel even more before viewers watched June enter her room to find she had taken an overdose.

Instead of turning around and running for help, June made the decision to sit by her bedside and wait for her to die.

Fans were outraged by the death of the beloved character, and were quick to blame June for not getting help with posts all over social media condemning June’s cold actions.

However, June’s big sacrifice in the season finale seemed to redeem June, who was becoming increasingly unpopular.

Taking to Twitter, a third user posted: “I personally feel June made up for all her s****y decisions after what she pulled on the finale. and HOW. HOW she did it. #handmaidstale”

A second added: “June saved all those little girls from a life of rape & slavery. But, she has to get her daughter out of Gilead. She has to. Possibly in season 4… #HandmaidsTale”

Instead of turning around and running for help, June made the decision to sit by her bedside and wait for her to die.

Fans were outraged by the death of the beloved character, and were quick to blame June for not getting help with posts all over social media condemning June’s cold actions.

However, June’s big sacrifice in the season finale seemed to redeem June, who was becoming increasingly unpopular.

Taking to Twitter, a third user posted: “I personally feel June made up for all her s****y decisions after what she pulled on the finale. and HOW. HOW she did it. #handmaidstale”

A second added: “June saved all those little girls from a life of rape & slavery. But, she has to get her daughter out of Gilead. She has to. Possibly in season 4… #HandmaidsTale”

Fans are now eagerly anticipating a season four to find out what happens to June after she was taken from the forest, but one fan theory suspects there won’t be a happy ending as June could lose her daughter.

Reddit user AuthorTomFrost noted: “too many things have gone right for June” recently hinting a big shock is in store.

They explained: “Following a theme that’s been building for three years, Gilead proves once and for all that it’s about maintaining power, not about fertility.

“Their fighters chase the plane full of kids into Canadian airspace and shoot it down, prompting a war that takes up all of seasons four and five.”

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