The Handmaid's Tale - Episode Guide

Season 1

Offred

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Apr 26, 2017

Offred, one the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife.

Birth Day

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Apr 26, 2017

Offred and her fellow Handmaids assist with the delivery of Janine's baby, prompting Offred to recall her own daughter's birth. Offred draws closer to Ofglen while dreading a secret meeting with the Commander.

Late

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Apr 26, 2017

Offred visits Janine's baby with Serena Joy and remembers the early days of the revolution before Gilead. Ofglen faces a difficult challenge.

Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: May 3, 2017

Punished by Serena Joy, Offred begins to unravel and reflects on her time with Moira at the Red Center. A complication during the Ceremony threatens Offred's survival with the Commander and Serena...

Faithful

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: May 10, 2017

Serena Joy makes Offred a surprising proposition. Offred remembers the unconventional beginnings of her relationship with her husband.

A Woman's Place

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: May 17, 2017

A Mexican Ambassador visiting Gilead questions Offred about her life as a Handmaid. Serena Joy reflects on her marriage and the role she once played in Gilead's inception.

The Other Side

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: May 24, 2017

Remembering her family's treacherous escape attempt, a shocking revelation from life before Gilead provides a new perspective on Offred's life.

Jezebels

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: May 31, 2017

The Commander surprises Offred with a secret adventure in Gilead. Nick's troubled past leads to his recruitment by the Sons of Jacob.

The Bridge

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Jun 7, 2017

Offred embarks on a dangerous mission for the resistance. Janine moves to a new posting. Serena Joy suspects the Commander's infidelity.

Night

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Jun 14, 2017

Serena Joy confronts Offred and the Commander. Offred struggles with a complicated, life-changing revelation. The Handmaids face a brutal decision.