Warning: This post contains spoilers for Wednesday’s episode of The Handmaid’s Tale.
Being together doesn’t always feel good.
This week Handmaid’s Tale should have been a cause for celebration – read our full recap here – with June finally leaving Gilead and crossing the Canadian border to find her husband Luke. But the happy moment quickly got complicated, with June sobbing in her arms and apologizing for leaving their daughter Hannah behind.
June and Luke’s reunion “couldn’t have been perfect,” star Elisabeth Moss (June) tells TVLine’s Kimberly Roots in the video interview above. “It couldn’t be like everything was suddenly okay.” Yes, June was able to score a few small victories along the way in scenes that Moss calls “the puppies and the rainbows”, but “it was very important to me that her assimilation into society was not easy, because I don’t think that would have been an honest story.
Moss co-star OT Fagbenle notes that Luke will also struggle with June’s assimilation: “It’s just hard when you don’t understand what’s going on with another person, and it is so often. the case with trauma. “
Plus, just because June arrived in Canada doesn’t mean that all of her problems are resolved. ” Now what? What happens after you get what you want? Executive producer Bruce Miller asks, hinting at what’s on for the rest of Season 4. “Are you getting back to normal?” Or are you moving on? As his EP colleague Warren Littlefield puts it, “we have had some important victories”, but “the war is not over”.
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