I thought this episode was a big improvement on the season opener.
Alexis Bledel continues to do the best work of her career as Emily. Aside from her expression, the deadened tone to her voice really sold how lost and disconnected she was feeling. Also I loved Samira Wiley's work in this episode as well. I'm curious to see where they go with Emily because given how extreme her experiences were in Gilead, you can imagine her snapping in Canada and reacting violently to something.
I also liked that the show interrogated June's recklessness a bit more in this episode. She's clearly lost any sense of caution and here, it contributes to someone else's death. I find this totally believable, she's basically gone from being willing to do anything to get through and survive to the other extreme and her lucky escapes seem to have made her think she is untouchable. There were also other reminders the regime is onto her to a certain extent such as the walking partner and Aunt Lydia's anger. June shouldn't really trust or take liberties with Aunt Lydia, yet she seems to have a compulsion to do so. June is smart enough to realise that Aunt Lydia, having been stabbed by Emily, might be volatile and also thinking she was too lenient with the handmaids in general.
I love what they are doing with Lawrence's character. For all his good deeds, he also seems like someone who would throw June to the wolves, if necessary.