There is a large group that wouldn't mind seeing Serena earn "redemption" and the show keeps trying to have it both ways with her, especially during last season, and knowing the guy behind the shows, and some of his older shows and how they turned out, I am not convinced he wouldn't go there.
I will never think Serena cares about anyone else more than herself at the end of the day, it's who she is. If she is going to join the H team with June to help topple the Gilead leadership, it definitely is because she's ready to get her way again and regain her own freedom.
But to do so she still would be joining the fight, it's the only fight that gives her what she wants. If she doesn't become apart of the resistance and underground, assisting June, then she stays stuck in her personal hell.
That's what I was getting at. Serena is going to trade sides it appears, but frankly I don't care if she does or doesn't, she could have been drowned at the end of last season and I would have been perfectly happy having a totally Serena free show from now on.
I see the show implying an alliance of sorts between June and Serena and, yeah...I am not in favor, at all.
As for Canada, I just think it's been underused. There is tons of material they could utilize to expand on the outside world, but instead they'd rather keep showing rape scenes and murders. And the same goes for the group in Canada. They don't get any real attention or care from the show. Just small snippets that don't really give us anything.
Of course the main focus of the show is, and should always be, Gilead, but Atwood did build the foundation for a lot more to be discovered outside of it. And now that this is season 3, I, personally, am ready to see what lies beyond on a far grander scale.
As far as June goes...I really had a hard time feeling for her the same way in season 2 the way I did during season 1. And I mostly blamed the writers and director.
I just thought they kept her on such a short leash, making dumb shit decisions left and right just so they could keep her tethered to Gilead and unable to escape. I hated the obviousness of the plan and the lack of imagination and cleverness that could have been involved if that was to be the season long goal.
I just want less obvious dumb shit this season. But that promo didn't give me a lot of hope.
I would definitely love to see more of the amazing Rita though. She should really be given a lot to do this season, they just don't use her enough.