The Handmaid's Tale EPs Answer Our Burning Episode 6 Questions (Rings! Winslow! Marthas! Nick?!?)

TVLine | 7/1/2019 | Kimberly Roots
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The Handmaid’s Tale‘s June really got her bell rung — or should we say “ringed?” — in last week’s episode when she realized how Washington, D.C.’s commanders make sure their handmaids are seen, not heard.

But the realization that her counterparts in the nation’s capital have it even worse than she does was just one of the big revelations dropped during the hour. By the end of “Household,” we had a bunch of Gilead-related queries. Where do Rita’s real allegiances lie these days? Nick can’t really be a bad guy, can he? And, um, what was up with that billiards scene between Fred and Christopher Meloni’s Commander Winslow?

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HOW DO D.C.’S HANDMAIDS EAT? | “It can be taken off,” Littlefield tells TVLine about the metal rings appliance that Washington’s handmaids are forced to wear through their mouths. “We wanted it to be different from the world that we had presented for the first two seasons,” he adds, “and I think that worked very well.”

IS COMMANDER WINSLOW GAY? | “He might be. There’s this fraternity and connection that he has with Fred,” Littlefield says. “We later see his sexuality toward a woman… We talked a lot about how much we lean into that. It’s absolutely within him, which is also the fascination of what’s going on. This is a choice he made, but what’s sitll inside him, what are those urges, and what comes out? We thought that was another layer to play, particularly in Chris [Meloni], who’s so masculine that it’s pretty fascinating.”


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