Oh man, I know it's going against the grain here, but I really loved this episode.
I just keep thinking, if it wasn't for all the crap issues this show has, how would we really feel about this one?
Because honestly, I loved all of it.
June's relief at Natalie's baby being a boy.
The young girls just getting their periods, and about to be matched off to various strangers to do nothing for the rest of their lives but have babies, IF they are lucky, if not, maybe they are married off to someone who becomes powerful, and they will be assigned Marthas and Handmaids.
June apologizing to Natalie, and staying with her as she was dying, so she wouldn't be alone.
The doctor telling June about what isolation can do to someone, and asking her about suicide (because obviously she was ready for that in the previous episode, when she didn't run from the gun as everyone else ran.)
The wives praying and June's reactions to that.
June's voice overs were perfect as well, completely in tune with that book.
This one? Worked for me on every level. IF, that is, I let the rest of the season and last season's continuity issues go, which I was able to do, because this one? Worked. It had the tone of the book, and it compelled me from start to finish.
June has a new goal, to get all the children out, not just Hannah. Obviously, she won't be able to do that, but the goal itself is something I can wholeheartedly get behind.
With goals like that, simple, based on humanity? governments have been overturned before.
June would just be a small cog in that wheel, but without the cogs, without the sacrifices of all the cogs, injustices are never stopped.
I'm shocked at how much I loved this one, I haven't been able to say that in a LONG, long time about this show.
Janine calling out June!
Damn, I didn't think this show could impress me anymore, but it just...did.