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Warning: Big spoilers for the season two finale of The Handmaid's Tale below!
For a second there we'd deluded ourselves into believing that The Handmaid's Tale had used up all its truly shocking moments, which made the Hulu series's epic curveball in the season two finale all the more effective. In the final episode of the season, "The Word," a number of anxiety-inducing storylines play out: Serena faces serious repercussions for her decision to read the Bible in front of a panel of Commanders, June successfully gets her newborn daughter out of Gilead (but chooses to stay herself), and Emily makes a decision that just might come back to haunt her — or her fellow handmaids — in season three. Since we're still too frustrated over June's actions, let's discuss what Emily does for a hot second: does she kill Aunt Lydia or nah?
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As you might recall, Emily (played wonderfully by Alexis Bledel) finds herself alone with Ann Dowd's Aunt Lydia in the home of Commander Joseph Lawrence (Bradley Whitford). Seeing an opportunity, Emily plunges a knife into Aunt Lydia's back as she turns around and then proceeds to kick her down a staircase. It's pretty brutal. (That being said, for anyone who's been watching the show from the beginning, it's hard to muster sympathy for the vile character.) Commander Lawrence then takes Emily away from the scene of the crime, so we never actually get to see what happens...
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