Good dear god almighty, that first scene with June’s face flashing in between strobe light lit closeups was the worst yet.
I felt like it was the start of a horror flick with a bunch of jump scares, yikes.
That scene really served to remind me of what this show used to tell us Gilead was like. Terrifying, hateful, cruel, dark, unforgiving, unsurvivable.
Then they flash to June walking side by side with a guard who doesn’t notice every other fucking handmaid thrusting their hands into her bag like it’s Santa's Christmas sack, especially Janine who giggles like her usual looney self while doing so.
Whatever, if the guards were even half as competent anymore this entire season wouldn’t exist.
And of course Lydia has a hint something is afoot, but does nothing like take June back to the center to be reassigned because “finale!.”
So a Martha moved during the daytime and brought her kid early, yet that didn’t totally blow the whole plan because “finale!”.
And they traveled from a far distance, through the woods totally undetected? And yet no alarm had been sent up yet? Oh right, because “finale!”.
Oh look at June Wick, wielding her big bad gun like a pro. Who the fuck is this character anymore?
They’ve ruined her, straight up removed everything and anything redeeming about her. Just so she can be some so called “badass”? What utter bullshit.
Clearly they have no fucking clue who Lawrence is or what he’s all about.
This idea that June, handmaid extraordinaire, could just take over his home and strip him of his power because Lizzie lowers her voice a little? GTFOOH.
Also, are they seriously implying these mf-ers hadn’t even gotten a MAP to chart a safe path to the fucking airport until the evening of????
They had a week!
There was no plan!
Just pulling shit out of their asses at the last goddamn second and making sure it worked out because “finale!”.
Oh fuck you, show.
Aw, Lawrence had story time with the 52 kids, who all obviously would not be able to WALK all the way to that airport in time unless they grew wings and battle armor to survive the oncoming onslaught of guards headed straight for them.
But sure, because “finale!”.
Also also, somehow 52 kids are all missing come nightfall, plus a handful of Marthas and handmaids, and Gilead would not immediately have their airport swarming with guards because that shit should be suspicious as HELL.
But gosh golly, of course not because “finale!”.
Too bad all those brave women didn’t know June really didn’t need their help because she can’t die, ever, so she truly could have faced off with those guards all alone and been just peachy.
I guess none of them brought a pen...
Hey, she can avoid any and all bullets that would surely kill her, huzzah, another superpower activated! Praise be!
And of course she got the best of an ARMED GUARD, got him to call off any further search of the area, AND then killed him because fine, sure, yep, why not...
...she got carted out of the woods with the help of the other handmaids with nary a guard or patrol in sight despite the very deceased guard laying just mere feet away who you’d think they’d be trying to contact or find or something...
So Gilead just stopped caring about everything, great, because so have I.
I’m done. Officially done.
This entire finale was a pile of fuck you footage to all semblance of logic.
A “happy ending” submerged in total bullshit and fuckery to get us there. My brain deserves better.