The Handmaid's Tale (2017–…): Season 2, Episode 11 - Holly - full transcript

Offred faces a grueling challenge alone as she recalls her life as a mother; Serena and the Commander deal with the fallout of their actions towards Offred.

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I think Offred was happy
that the baby didn't come.

The doctor refuses to induce.

There's nothing
we can do but wait.

I think the best way
is the most natural way.

Stop! Serena, no! Please, stop!

Please, stop! No, stop!
Don't do this!

I will not let you grow up
in this place. I promise you.

I've planned a surprise for you.
I think you'll like it.

Be back in three hours before
Serena notices you're gone.

- Hannah!
- Mommy!

Hannah, come here, baby.
Come here, baby.

I need you to go now, okay?

What are you doing here?

I was just checking
the Commander's house.

- Making sure it's clear.
- You're lying.


I'm sorry there is
so much pain in this story.

I'm sorry it's in fragments,

like a body caught in crossfire
or pulled apart by force.

But there's nothing I can do
to change it.

I've tried to put some of
the good things in as well.

There we go. Good girl.

- Mommy.
- Okay, sweetheart.

I love you, okay?
Give me a hug. Give me a hug.

Okay, you have a great day,
okay, sweetie?

I love you and Mommy's
gotta go now, okay?

No, no, no.

Yes, sweetheart. Remember you
had so much fun yesterday?

- No.
- Yeah, you did.

And you did those big drawings
for Daddy and I,

and you made friends...

- No.
- No? Okay.

- Hi.
- Oh, look, there's Mrs. Tanaka.


- Hi.
- Hi.

Hi. Sorry, we're having
a little trouble today.

Aw, I know it's hard,

but the minute you go,
she'll be fine. Believe me.

And it's important
to stick to the routine.

- And you're doing Last Hug?
- I think so.

Okay. So, you know it's time
for Mom to leave.

Yeah. Come on, sweetheart.
Mommy has to go, 'kay?

- Yeah.
- No.

- You can do it.
- Aw.

You're gonna have so much fun.

I'm sure you went through
this with your own mother.

Yeah, not really.

Okay. All right.
Have a great day.

I'm gonna miss you,
and I love you.

You'll be fine, okay? I know.

Wanna go see your friends?

- Go see your...
- No, no!

- Go ahead, sweetheart.
- Come here, Hannah.

Take her hand.

We're gonna have so much fun.


You'll have so much fun.

- It's okay, Hannah.
- It's all right.

It's okay. Go ahead.

- It's okay. I love you.
- Let's say bye to Mom!

- Have a great day!
- Mommy!

Bye, Banana.

- Ready?
- Mommy!

Flying! You're gonna fly today!

- Mommy!
- Oh! Fly up the stairs!

Radio Free America,

broadcasting from somewhere
in the Great White North.

And now, this news.

The American government
in Anchorage today

received promises of economic
aid from India and China.

In the United Kingdom, additional
sanctions on Gilead were announced

as well as plans
to raise the cap

on American refugees
relocating from Canada.

Now, a tune to remind everyone
who's listening,

American patriot or Gilead
traitor: We are still here.

Stars and stripes forever, baby.

Got a wife
and kids in Baltimore, Jack

I went out for a ride
And I never went back.

Like a river that don't know
Where it's flowing.

What do you think, baby?

I took a wrong turn
And I just kept going.

Everybody, s got a hungry heart.

Everybody's got a hungry heart.

Fuck it.

Oh, Roger's wife name
is Patricia.

I think she does something
at John Hancock.

Patricia. Hancock.

What do you think?
Stripes or flowers?

- Huh?
- Stripes or flowers?

Uh, no tie.

- No?
- No.

It's a book release.
It's not a deposition.

- Controversial.
- Yeah. I think, go for it.

- I like it.
- Go for it.

Oh, Lenore'll be there.
She's awesome.

Do you remember her
from the Christmas party?

Mmm... Mmm-hmm.

She apparently just started
dating some guy from New York,

so whatever you do,
don't bring up baseball.

I think you'll be fine.

Okay. Oh, my God.


Just you.

- Yeah? It's okay?
- No.

- You like that?
- Like it.

- Yeah?
- I like it, Momma.

Oh, yeah.

- This giant, giant belly?
- Mmm-hmm.

It's gonna get bigger, you know?

Right-size belly.
I'm ready for you. I'm ready for you.

We're ready for you.

Momma, let's go.
We're gonna be late.

Okay, let's go.


Commander Mackenzie?

Mrs. Mackenzie?



Maybe they weren't here.

Oh, they were. You saw
the tire tracks outside.

Panicking is not gonna
do us any good.

We'll go home, make a plan.

I'm not leaving here
without my baby.

We shouldn't be here.
Someone might've seen our car.

I'll make some calls.
I'm sure Nick'll check in soon.

I told you they were here.
And they might still be here!

Fine. We'll look. But quickly.

If they've gone,
we're only wasting time.






"Maybe they weren't here"?
They were.

And now they've run off
together, thanks to you!

There must be
some other explanation.

Like what, Fred?

Nick wouldn't be disloyal.
I let Offred see her daughter.


She would've been grateful.

How could you be so stupid?

They hate you!

She's always hated you!
She keeps running away from you!


If you'd shown that girl
one ounce of kindness,

she would never have left!

You raped her yesterday!

That was your idea!

I did this to fix your mess!

You sent her out here with the father
of her baby to see her daughter?

What did you think was
going to happen?

That she was going to
go home and thank you?

You are such a fucking idiot!

Fuck! When did you
become such a bitch?

What are we going to do?

We can't explain this away.
We can't even report it.

To have a pregnant Handmaid run away
once is bad enough! But twice!

They'll say we're part
of the Resistance!

I'll handle it.

You'll handle it.
Just like you handled this?

They'll put us on the Wall!

Yeah? Maybe they'll hang us side by side.
Just my fucking luck.

That's just great.
Make jokes, Fred.

I gave up everything for you.

And for the cause.

And I only ever wanted
one thing in return.

I wanted a baby.

You wanted
a lot more than that. Fucking demanded it.

I only ever wanted a baby.

And because of your sick
infatuation with that girl

and your stupid obsession
with her...

Don't you dare!

Don't, don't...

Can you give it
a rest for a second!

I'm trying to think!

I have nothing.

You've left me with nothing.

You've left me with nothing.
I have nothing.

I have... I have nothing.

I will never hold my baby.

Serena. Serena.

Get away from... Get away!

You listen to me.

Listen to me! Listen.
It'll be all right.

I'll call the local Security.

They can't have gotten far.
But we need to go.

We need to go.

I went into labor in the middle of
performing a uterine myomectomy.

I finished the procedure,
I closed,

- and had 20 more hours of labor.
- Mmm-hmm.

Whoa. I bet doctors
get the best drugs.

You had, like,
three epidurals, didn't you?

No, I was unmedicated.
I wanted to know what it feels like.

- Seriously?
- Oh!

Oh, my God.

I don't know.

I think I'll just feel safer
in a hospital.

Safer? Should I name all the superbugs
that you can catch in those places?

But you work in a hospital.

Yeah, so I know.

The staff here are licensed
and fully qualified.

I went to school
with the medical director.

It's just, it's not me.

I want doctors and nurses
and lots of drugs and...

You are stronger than you think.

Mom, you're not even going to
be there, so what do you care?

What are you talking about?
Of course, I'll be there.

Look, I know you and I know your work
is important to you and...

And, what, I think
it's more important than you?

Just don't make promises
you can't keep.


Not about this.

June. Really...

You know,
my friend Bridget gave birth in the woods.

In a stream.

She YouTubed it and everything.



Fuck! Fuck!

Oh, fuck!

No! No, no, no, no, no.

Not now. Not now. Shit.

No, no, no.

Four centimeters.
Eighty percent effaced.

You're looking good.

How about that epidural now?

Well, I'd like to wait. We don't
want to slow down your contractions.

Oh, no, why would
we want to do that?

- Uh, whose phone is this?
- It's mine.

Oh, yeah.
I got a playlist. It's...

No, no, no. I made a playlist!

We're not gonna listen
to that garbage you listen to.

Well, I like it.
I like his garbage.

Can I get some water?

Yeah, uh, could...
Thank you so...

Oh, my God. Thank you.


- You all right?
- Yeah.

- Yeah?
- Yeah.

She call?

I'm gonna text her again.

Oh, fuck!

You got it.

Fuck! What is this song?
I hate this song!

I know I promised you.

It's gonna be okay.

Here I am. Come and get me.

Here we go.

You ready?

Oh, go fuck yourself.

You okay? I love you.

No, I love you. But I mean it.

- Go fuck yourself.
- Mmm-hmm.

- Okay?
- Okay.

You can do this.

Moira, I don't know if I can.

Yes, you can.

- I don't know.
- Sure, you can.

- I don't know.
- All right, June.

- It's time to push.
- Okay.

There you go, baby.

All together, girls.

Breathe, breathe, breathe!

And push, push, push!

Breathe, breathe, breathe!

And push, push, push!

Push, dear!

Breathe, breathe...

Push, push, push!
Breathe, breathe, breathe!

Push, push, push!
Breathe, breathe, breathe.

Push, push, push!

Breathe, breathe, breathe!

Push, push, push!

Breathe, breathe, breathe!

Push, push, push!

Breathe, breathe, breathe!

Push, push, push!


Hello there. Hello.


Hi, baby. Hi.

Oh, sweet girl. Baby girl.

Oh, Mom.

It was shitty weather in Atlanta
and the flight was delayed. Hey, Dad.

Oh, sweetheart, you did it.

I did it.

This is Hannah.

Oh, hello sweet Hannah.

Hannah, this is your
grandmother. Holly.

- You did it, baby.
- We did it.


Your name is Holly.

You have a big sister.
Her name is Hannah.

And, one day,
you're gonna meet her.

I keep going with this
limping and mutilated story

because I want you to hear it.

As I will hear yours, too
if I ever get the chance,

if I meet you or if you escape,

in the future or in heaven.

By telling you anything at all,
I'm believing in you.

I believe you into being.

Because I'm telling you this story,
I will your existence.

I tell. Therefore, you are.

We did it, Holly.

I got a wife
and kids in Baltimore, Jack

I went out for a ride
and I never went back.

Like a river that don't know
where it's flowing

I took a wrong turn
and I just kept going.

Everybody's got a hungry heart