The Handmaid's Tale (2017–…): Season 2, Episode 3 - Baggage - full transcript

June reflects on her relationship with her mother as she navigates her way through Gilead; Moira tries to cope with the trauma she endured.

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Place has been empty
since before the war.

Maybe see you in a few days,
if you're still around?

- What is wrong with you? Moira.
- No. Hey. It's Ruby now.


You're okay.

You know what this is?
Do you know what happened here?

It's a slaughterhouse.
Let's get out of here.

June, you can't leave.
They're looking for you everywhere.

I don't care. I don't care.

You're not a Martha
making a run for the border.

You're a pregnant Handmaid.

We're gonna get Hannah.
We're gonna go north!


No, we're not.

Welcome to Ontario.
Do you have any family in Canada?

- Hey.
- How are you here?

You're on my list, of course.

- Luke!
- Hey.

God, by whose mercy
the faithful departed,

please send Your Holy Angel
to watch over this place. Amen.

People want my power.

And they want my station.

Stormed my winter palace.

But they couldn't take it.

All the way to Paris.

Run my reputation.

Try to pull my status.

But they couldn't fake it.

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey.

Trying to pull a full-on
Your gas won't go.

Runnin', checkin' out your ass
Oh, no.

Man, looking for your ticket
Now let's all go.

Party's in a minute
But your gas won't go.

When you look on,
You look on, you raise it.

But I'm too gone, I'm too gone
That ass, oh, no.

When you get on, you get on
You shake it.

Man, you took on, you took on too much
Don't blow.

People want my power.

And they want my station.

Stormed my winter palace.

But they couldn't take it.

All the way to Paris.

Run my reputation.

Try to pull my status.

But they couldn't fake it.

How hard we found.

Another instrument to crash you.

Crash you, crash you

I need...

Women are so adaptable,
my mother would say.

It's truly amazing
what we can get used to.

I've been here for two months.
What have I gotten used to?

Ha, ha, crash.

Ha, ha, crash.


People want my power.

And they want my station.

Stormed my winter palace.

But they couldn't take it.

All the way to Paris.

Run my reputation.

Try to pull my status.

But they couldn't fake it.

Hey, hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey, hey.

They're doing more
military exercises along the border.

Canadian and British army.

It's 7:30.

Yeah, I... I got a late shift.

Oh, good. Time for eggs.
You are too skinny.


There is coffee.

There's eggs too,
if you want em.

How's it going?

Don't stay in bed all day.

Yeah. Yeah.

They have to be
getting ready for an invasion.

Down through upstate New York.

It's 1775 all over again.

Get yourself a plate.
It's almost done.

Thanks, Mom.

Fuck you.

Whoa. My mom used to say
the same thing.

- Smart lady.
- That's crazy.

So, tell me,
what made you start this chapter

of The Sons of Jacob?

Well, I read about it online, you know,

there was a Facebook group.

And I guess I really got into it
because of the kids.

The kids in this community,
they didn't all have good homes,

so I wanted to help them,
get them out of gangs

and away from their sinful families
and into a better way of...

I'm grasping at straws, I know.

But straws can be useful.

One of the little pigs
built a whole house of them.

You were there. All the time.

But no one noticed you.

All right.

Not no one.

She said we were
going to feed the ducks.

Take back the night!
Claim our bodies, claim our rights!

Take a stand,
take back the night!

Claim our bodies,
claim our rights!

Take a stand,
take back the night!

I knew, I guess,
or I should have known.

Who feeds ducks at night?

It didn't matter.

I loved seeing
my mother like that.

Later, my Mom told me they were
writing down the name of their rapist.

And I remember thinking,
there were so many pieces of paper.

So many,

it was like snow.


Don't make yourself crazy
with all this stuff.

It is way too late.

Mmm, thank you.

You gotta stop stealing
Rita's real coffee though.

She's gonna kill you. No joke.

You didn't wake me up.

Well, 'cause if I wake you,
then you leave.

So how is that a win for me?

I should probably get going.

Listen, they've made contact.

I don't know for sure,
but you should probably get ready to go.

Go where?

I don't know.

I'll see what I can find out,
and try and come back on Tuesday

for a couple of hours.


I'm trying.


I can't leave.

Getting you out safe
is the best thing for everyone.

It's best for me.

For Hannah.

For everyone.

Better never means
better for everyone.


It's a lot, I know.

I was a zombie when I got here,
and it was just like,

"Welcome to Canada.
Here's your maple syrup."

They don't really give you
maple syrup.

You okay?

I was in the army.

Logistics and rapid deployment.

After everything, they just
turned us all into Guardians.

A week later,
my unit is hanging bodies on the wall.

Gender traitors.

One of them was a guy
I dated in college.

There are trauma counselors
here now.

Third floor.
Right out of the elevator.

It gets easier,

I promise.

Where are the bags?

No deliveries this week.

Or, I guess,
no deliveries to you.

Only deliveries of.


That's what they told me.

Is Nick coming?

Who's Nick?

I left some stuff upstairs,

I'll get rid of it. Come on.
Get in the back.

Baby June!

What happened?

We were escorting
at the clinic in Springfield.

Your mom
was working there today.

- Jeez.
- Fucking Nazi prick assholes.

- Yeah.
- Hey, kiddo.

Hi. Shit! Mom!

Ah, it's fine.
Somebody threw a bottle.

- Doctors are targets.
- It happens all the time.

Pricks usually
don't have such good aim.

You need your thing, right?

Yeah. My immersion blender.

Right. It's...
It's in there somewhere.

- Okay.
- So, uh, what's cooking?

Oh, Luke and I are gonna
make dinner for Moira.

He got this new Mark Bittman book,
so he's feeling ambitious.

What's with the duds?

Oh, these?
I just came from work, so...

- They're nice.
- Hmm.

- I work at a book publisher.
- Cool.

Just small, academic.

I actually just got promoted to, um,
assistant editor, so...

Moira's designing the website
for a queer women's collective.

Well, that's great.

We need more of those.

You wait in here.

Someone will be along soon.

You go in grace, kid.

You a good witch or a bad witch?

Depends on who you ask, I guess.

What's your name?

June Osborn.

Your mother's maiden name?


Come on.

Where are we going?

Airstrip west of Worcester.

A guy has a puddle-jumper,
takes black market stuff back and forth.

Back and forth where?


The plane comes tomorrow
as soon as it's dark.

I'll drop you at a...
at a friendly house.

They'll walk you
to the airstrip.

Quarter-mile maybe.

Who's they?

No idea.

Someone brave or stupid.
Or both.

There's a lot of both.

Come on.


- Shit.
- What?

- Shit.
- What?

I'm sorry. We, uh...

I'm so sorry.


- The safehouse... No, no, no, no!
- Hey!

You gotta get back inside.

- No!
- Yeah. Uh...

The safe house isn't safe.
Just wait.

You can't...

- I'm sorry. I can't.
- No! You can't... Hey!

Get back!

- No! Hey! You can't leave me here!
- Hey! No! No!

- No!
- No, no, no, no!


No! No!



Hey! No!






Come on.

Hurry up.



Thank you.

Thank you.

Get down.


Let's go.

Come on.

Oh, pardon me.

Uh-huh. No troubles. Thank you.

The Lord is good.


Don't say anything.

So this is where
the Econopeople live.

It's where I'd live
if I weren't an adulteress.

If I'd gone to the right
kind of church.

If I'd played my cards right.

If I'd known I was supposed
to be playing cards.

- Oh, hey, big guy.
- Hi.

What are you doing still up?

Is Mommy home?

- Yeah.
- Huh?

- Yeah.
- Yes, she is.

Under His eye.


Why don't you wait
in the kitchen?

Don't touch anything!

Yes, ma'am.

How could you?

What were you thinking?

Blessed day.

Blessed day.

Do you know
how to play firetrucks?

Yeah. Of course.

All right.

Here. Goes through
these two holes.

Okay. Oh, you got it.

Ding ding.

What does the bell do?

It, um...

It warns people,
so they can come and help.

Adam. Come get dressed.


Sorry. He wanted me to...

I'll take that.

Thank you.

Thank you for taking me in.

This wasn't my decision.

You're a Handmaid.

I was.

That's how they threaten us,
if we're fruitful.

With the red dress
and the wings.

I don't know how you could
give your baby up to somebody else.

I'm trying not to.

I would die first.

Yeah, I used to think that, too.

Well, where are my shoes?

Did you look under the bed?

Here it is.


Adam, found it. Okay.

We want you to look
your best for church.

You go to church.

We make a public profession
of faith.

All right,

let's go.

Nothing bad about being early,

nothing good about being late.

We'll be back by 2:00.

Try to be quiet.

Everyone here
listens to everything.


They really do.

Thank you for taking me in.

For everything.

So, are you brave or...


I'm not brave.

So, there you go.

I never see you anymore.

Don't look at me.
You're the one who's always traveling.

It's important.

I know.

I had you when I was 37,
you know.

I do know.

It was not fucking easy.

But you were wanted. You were...

You were very wanted.

Do you really like that job at
that publishing place? Honestly.

Yeah. If I didn't,
I'd find another job.

When you were little,
you wanted to be on the Supreme Court.

Well, I also wanted
to marry Jordan Catalano, so...

You really want to spend all day

reading other people's words
looking for typos?


I sacrificed for you and it pisses me off
that you're just settling.

Well, sorry.

I guess I'm not your
justification for existence.

How's Luke?

He's good.

He's been working overtime to try to get
some more time off around the wedding.

I don't think
you should marry him.


I've been thinking about it.

Mm. Great. I'm glad.

June, you are so young.

You really want to take all that energy
and passion and give it to a man?

No, to Luke.

Luke is fine, but come on.

This country is going down
the fucking tubes.

It's time to get out in the street
and fight, not just play house.

I'm not playing.

I think it's a mistake.


Hey. Come on.

Blessed day!
Have you folks left already?





Hi. My name is Hannah.
Say hi, Mr. Rabbit. Hi.

It's almost 5:00.

Maybe they ran into friends.

Maybe Adam twisted his ankle,

and they had
to go to the doctor.

Maybe a lot of things.

The Earth is a gift,

given to us by a loving
and benevolent God.

But for so long, we took his
blessings for granted.

We polluted our water supply,

our air,

even our bodies.

We poisoned everything
precious to us,

and then we were shocked
when our world started dying.

But through our labors,

through the work
of the Penitent,

we can heal.

Stone by stone,

we will earn back
the favor of Our Lord.

We will build an Earth

where seeds plant
not among thorns,

not in a barren
and poisonous place,

but onto sweet-smelling soil.

And He will surely
bless us with abundances.

How do you think they got her?

The clinics destroyed
all the abortion records.

I don't know.

I'm so sorry.

I told her it wasn't safe,

what she was doing.

You were right.

So was she.

She knew.

Moira, she always knew.

Well, at least it'll go fast
in the Colonies.

Not for her.

You know she'll fight like hell.

I waited before.

I thought things might be okay.

I swore I'd never do that again.

Blessed day.

Blessed day.

At least it's not raining.

All glory to God.

Attention all passengers.

This will be
the final stop on this line.

This train will be going out of service.
Last stop. Blessed day.

She's too young.

It's too late.

No! No!

We come apart.

My arms are held,

and the edges go dark

and nothing is left
but a little window.

A very little window.

Like the wrong end
of a telescope.

She left me once.

Now I have to leave her.

Raise your daughter
to be a feminist.

She spends all her time
waiting to be rescued by men.

Oh, shit.

Hey, hey.

I'm good. I'm good.

You sure?


If you change your mind,
you let me know.

I'm Caitlyn, by the way.

I'm Ruby.

You go fuck yourself.

Blessed be the Froot Loops.

How long you been
holding onto that one?

A while.

You should hold on right there.

I'm the Handmaid.

Where's the outfit?

How do I know
you're the real deal?

Good enough.

Who are you?

I drive Commander Wells.

I did. I'm a driver.

Welcome to Platinum
Executive Diamond Plus.

Everyone comfy cozy?

It's gonna be freezing
when we get upstairs.

This my shit, this my shit.

This my shit This my shit.

Uh-huh. Uh-uh-uh.

I heard that you were
talking shit.

And you didn't think
that I would hear it.

People hear you talking
like that.

Getting everybody fired up.

So I'm ready to attack
Gonna lead the pack.

Gonna get a touchdown.


I ain't no hollaback girl
I ain't no hollaback girl.

This my shit This my shit.

This my shit This my shit.

This my shit This my shit.

No mother is ever, completely,

a child's idea of what
a mother should be,

and I suppose it works
the other way around as well.


despite everything,

we didn't do badly
by one another.

We did as well as most.

I wish my mother were here,

so I could tell her
I finally know this.

So I could tell her
I forgive her.

And then ask Hannah
to forgive me.

Fuck! Fuck!

Walk out slowly! Hands up!

Get your hands up!

Get on your knees! Now!

Get around there!

No! No! No, please, no!



No! No! No!