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Carey Mulligan

'Handmaid’s Tale' recap: 'The Other Side'

'Handmaid’s Tale' recap: 'The Other Side'

This week felt lighter on plot and heavier on mood, as we journeyed back to the car chase that began the series and viewed the action from Luke’s perspective. Throughout episodes 1-6, we as viewers have presumed him dead — gunshots and a total disappearance are not great indicators someone has survived an authoritarian crackdown — however, to quote Miracle Max, he was only “mostly dead.”

Having survived a gunshot to the stomach, then a quadruple flip crash in the ambulance that was trying to revive him, AND THEN the discovery that his wife and child were captured, Luke has to push himself onward through a harsh and (nearly) friendless landscape. O-T Fagbenle must carry the episode...