The Handmaid's Tale (2017–…): Season 3, Episode 11 - Liars - full transcript

A return to Jezebels puts everything in jeopardy; Serena Joy and Commander Waterford take a clandestine trip.

Previously on The Handmaid's Tale...

It's been months. We're
no closer to Nichole.

I met someone in Canada who can help us.

An American.

We have five new Marthas

- for the Resistance.
- How do you know?

- I chose them.
- Scones mean "no".

A message from the network.

No more medication for Eleanor.

Have you ever thought
about leaving Gilead?

Joseph would help you.
You could leave together.

Joseph is a war criminal.

He can't cross the border.

He would be jailed for
the rest of his life.

And he would deserve it.

Lawrence's contributions
to Gilead have been...

- substantial.
- At first.

He's had four Handmaids.

Not one has produced.

If he's unfit to lead his household,

he's unfit to lead Gilead.

In bearing witness, we... pray with you

for a fruitful outcome.

- You swore...
- Eleanor, shh! Quiet!

... we would never have to do this!

You need to be quiet! We
don't have to do anything!

You swore it!

The doctor is going to check me.

You are the love of my life.

I'll get you a truck.

You get my wife out safely.

You can get out, too.

You just have to bring
them something valuable.


Do you know anyone who could
help me move children out?

I'm gonna get them out.

You're gonna get yourself killed.

I did what you asked.

The Marthas?

Muffins mean "yes".

We're gonna need a bigger boat.

♪ The Handmaid's Tale 3x11 ♪


Marthas and Handmaids
are offering to help me

get fifty-two kids out.

Fifty-two kids.

And ten seats.

How does that math work?

Moira would tell me

I need to keep my fucking shit together.

Eleanor. No...



You should go. Go.

- Shut up!
- Eleanor?

Eleanor, listen to me, I love you.



Look at me.

You don't want to be a murderer.

You don't want to live like that.

You were raped because of him.

You were brutalized, poor girl,

because of him!

I know you want to kill him.

I would like to kill him, too.

But we can't always
just do what we want.

We have to control ourselves.

It's all his fault.

No, it's not.

It's your fault, too.

You could have done something.

We all could have done something.

Well, I'm doing something now.

I need him now.

To fix it.

Nothing can fix it.

I have a plan, Eleanor.

But I need him alive.

I need his help.

And I need yours.

So, put down the gun.


Will it make it better?


How do you know it will work?

'Cause it has to.

Because all of this has
to add up to something.

It has to mean something.

I need your help, Eleanor.

Help me make it mean something.

Oh, God.

Thank you.

Thank you.

She's settled.



I'll do it.

Yeah, yeah.

Yeah, you do...

everything, don't you?

Ice queen.

Thank you.

You're welcome.

Funny thing.

I found those kids
that can help you leave.

I also found the Marthas
who were willing to help.

- Yeah?
- Yeah.

More than I expected,


How many?

- Fifty-two.
- I'm sorry?

Fifty-two kids...

that you are gonna help save from this

shitty place you created.

You know how insane

you sound right now?
Part of the equation

we overlooked, mental health, obviously.

You owe me.

I assume you are staying.



Maternal love, we
overlooked that one, too.

So many regrets.

I need to get my wife out.

So, you'll do it?


Can you get more trucks?

I'll try.

Thank you.


Wouldn't it be funny if
you actually turned out

to be a hero?

Wouldn't it?

I tried not to overpack,

ma'am, but we still need
the same number of toiletries

even for one night.

I'm sure you did a fine job.

You always do.

How close are you to bringing her back?

We're closer than ever.

It's hard to get governments
to agree, so we're...

taking a more personal approach.

This negotiation ought to do it.

And you're sure

that this is the best thing for Nichole?

Blessed day.

Thank you for loving Nichole so much.


May the Lord bless you and keep you.

Time to go.

May the Lord bless our endeavor.


Nice car.

Befits you.

Feels good to drive again.

They're here.


Just answer their questions.

Don't ask any,

don't say anything extra.

Are you working on a
plan to get kids out?


- Who asked you to do that?
- No one.

- So it's your idea?
- Yes.

Dumb idea.

We're shutting you down.

We have our own plans,
you're interfering with them.

You didn't even ask.

I don't need permission.

We could poison you.

Dump your body in the river,
make it look like a suicide.

And no one would know.

No one would ask.

Fine, I'll ask.

Will you grant me permission

to rescue 52 kids

from a lifetime of Salvagings,

torture, and rape?

No one's going to help you.

They already agreed.

They answer to us.

So you took a poll about whether people

would be better off outside Gilead

and you got some Marthas to say yes.

What a victory.

My Commander will provide the vehicles

to get them out.

- Lawrence?
- He's done it before.

We did it before. You didn't do a thing.

You jumped onto a train
that was already moving

and now you're Che fucking Guevara.

There will be an escape vehicle

with room for 52 kids.

If you would like that
vehicle to be empty,

I have no doubt that you can do that.

But why?

Why would you ever prevent these kids

from having a better life?

I vouch for her.

She saved this house.

She got the bomb-maker out.

She saved the five from Chicago.

I trust June,

she keeps her cool.


There's a shipment scheduled
to fly in next week.

- Billy's helping us unload.
- Then we'll wait,

until after the shipment.

We will not interfere with your plans.

We've worked on this a long time.

We can't risk a security crackdown.

There won't be one.

This has a small chance of working.

And a high probability of
you dying in the process.

The Marthas who have agreed to help you

are doing it on their own.

If this goes sideways,
their blood is on you.

We will not help you
or offer protection.

We will not stand in your way.

Thank you.

- Godspeed.
- Godspeed.

Freedom of the open road.

You were right to suggest
we drive ourselves.

Seems smarter, given what we're doing.


A little.

I'm proud of you.

For keeping your head.

Mr. Tuello didn't know

who he was dealing with.

The Americans have always underestimated

our devotion to the cause.

I'm just sorry he...

pulled you into this.

They think we're as weak as they are.

Do you remember what this

used to look like out here?

Rusted-out factories.

Dirty air,

dirty water.

We returned

the world to its natural state.

Something to be proud of.

This is Radio Free America broadcasting

from somewhere in the Great White...

You should have a turn.


No, no.

Why not?

We won't see another soul for miles.

You got this.

- ♪ Is it a bird? ♪
- No!

- ♪ Is it a plane? ♪
- No!

- ♪ Is it the twister? ♪
- Yeah!

♪ Twist again ♪

♪ Like we did last summer ♪

♪ Come on ♪

♪ Let's twist again ♪

Like riding a bike.

♪ Like we did last year ♪

♪ Do you remember when ♪

♪ Things were really hummin' ♪

♪ Come on, let's twist again ♪

Commander and Mrs. Waterford.



We're so honored by your visit.

It's lovely to meet you.

You have beautiful children and helpful,

too, I see.

We've been blessed to
have my parents here

to help us raise them.

It takes a village.


I love that color.

Thank you.

So what's in the shipment?

No idea.

It's best not to know.

They mentioned someone named Billy.

He's a bartender at Jezebel's.

When I left, I picked him

to coordinate the black market stuff.

So you trust him.

I trust his love of money.

She didn't eat her breakfast?

I guess.

She didn't bring the tray in.

Have you seen Lawrence?

Sleeping in?

Car's gone.



Blessed day, Commander Lawrence.

To whom shall I place the call?

What are you doing?

Help me.

We're fucked.

Nobody knows they're
gone. We've still got time.

A day? Two?

We have time to make a plan.

It's over.

I'll end up at Jezebel's again,

if I'm lucky.

The Martha shipment.

Can you help me talk to Billy?

Are you insane?

Why can't we just get
the kids on the plane?

Have you forgotten where you are?

A plane that flies in
has to fly out, right?

I never should have vouched for you.

This house was a hell of a lot safer

before you got here.

What do you want?

I'm scared.

Get out.

Go! Both of you.


♪ Lifted leaf ♪


Oh, no thank you.

You're worried.

About bringing Nichole back here.

I'm fine.

Do you remember us

in our little apartment...

above the bakery?

I kept you in a steady supply

of chocolate croissants.

You were trying to fatten me up.

I didn't want other men looking at you.

I wrote my first book there.

You were a good writer.

How could you take that away from me?

I'm sorry.

I didn't realize how
much this would cost you.

What if it had never happened?

Do you ever imagine what our lives

would have been like?

I suppose I'd still be
in marketing, you'd...

be a television pundit.

I'd quit my job to manage your career,

I'd be the man behind the woman.

You would get resentful,

and then we would get a divorce.

And then you'd find a
fertile woman and marry her.

- I don't think so.
- Really?

More likely you'd leave me,

for a man more capable
of giving you a child.

You're just saying that in this place.

But this isn't where we live.

It could be.

Why couldn't we retire
to a town like this?

Or this very one, I don't know.

We could give up our place in line.

You would do that?

I don't need all

the pomp and circumstance.

You love D.C.

We worked so hard

with the Winslows.

I don't give a damn about the Winslows.

I don't want to miss

watching our daughter grow up.

Her first steps.

She is gonna grow up
to be just like you.


Sienna, take Mrs. Lawrence to her room

and get her settled, please.

Yes, sir.


What are you doing back?

I had an attack of conscience.


You promised

you would help me.

I made certain promises based on that.

You should have known.

I should have known
you were a fucking liar?

You should have known that my wife

is more important to me than you are.

You can't get out, can you?

That's why you came back.

You need new authorizations

for the checkpoints
in the new territories.

I don't have them.

I do not think that

that is a clerical oversight.

So, you can't get trucks out?

I can't get a mouse out.

They've... they've got me.

It's just a matter of time.

Keep your fucking shit together.

I will do what I can to keep...

you from the worst of it.

What's the worst of it?

The Colonies.


I'll try to find you a kind Commander.

You're taking me to the city.

I'll wait here for you.

You'd better.

♪ We suffer everyday ♪

♪ What is it for? ♪

♪ These crimes of illusion ♪

♪ Are fooling us all ♪

♪ And now I am weary ♪

♪ And I feel like I do ♪

♪ It's only you ♪

There you are.

♪ Who can tear me apart ♪

Give us a smile, sweetheart.

♪ And it's only you... ♪

♪ My wooden heart ♪

Let me look at you.

Thank you.

Are you Billy?

You're new.

I'm a friend of Beth's.

Is she okay?

She will be...

if you help us.

Everyone needs help.

♪ How we've failed ♪

♪ And I feel like I do ♪

Upstairs now.

♪ It's only you ♪

♪ Who can tear me apart ♪

I hear you have access

to a cargo plane.

- You want a ride.
- Not for me.

For Beth,

and a Commander, and his wife.

And 52 children.


I have money.

You don't have enough.

I have a house full of Picassos.

Cezannes, Rembrandts,


That's how you know Beth,
you're in the Lawrence house.

It's like living in the attic of MoMA.

That fucker raided all the museums

first chance he could get.

You get him and his wife on that plane,

he'll give you the art.

He just needs you to
keep it on the ground.

No fucking way.

Twenty-four hours is all we need.

Twenty minutes, if you're lucky.

So you'll do it?


You'll think about it.


All of the art, Billy.

You get all of it.

Let me know.


♪ It's only you ♪

♪ Who can tear me apart ♪

♪ And it's only you ♪

♪ Who can turn my wooden heart ♪


♪ It's only you ♪

♪ Who can tear me apart ♪

♪ And it's only you ♪

It is you.

♪ Who can turn my wooden heart ♪

♪ It's only you ♪

Let's talk.

♪ Who can tear me apart ♪

Did Lawrence bring you here?


What for?

For fun.

Then why isn't he up here

in one of the rooms with you right now?

Well, he...

He likes me to come here and then...

tell him what happens.


You all seem to have your kinks.

All right.

Why don't we give you
something to tell him?

Get on the bed.

I've done this before.

I can do it again.

Just like all the other times.

Sit down.

You treat it like a job.

You steel yourself.

Take off your panties.

You pretend not to be present.

No, no, no.

With the shoes on.

One detaches oneself.

One describes.

Sit down.


Lie down. Lie down.

Face down.

Not me. Not my flesh.

Face down.

I'm not here.

No more to you than a bee is to...

You bitch!

My children.



Hey. Hi.

There's a service elevator
at the end of the hall,

on the left.

They grabbed me in Chicago.

I saw you, at the cages.

You saved me.



Commander. Mrs. Waterford.

Mr. Tuello.

I have a safe place
we can talk up ahead.

Follow me.

How well do you know him?

Do you trust him?


Where are we?

This is not just "up ahead".

You call this just "up ahead"?

Where the hell are we?

Commander Waterford,

you have now crossed into Canada.

What the hell's going on?

- You are now In Canada.
- Get in the car.

- Get in the car, we're leaving.
- We are arresting you

for war crimes and crimes of aggression

in violation of international
human rights treaties

and international law.

You can't hold us.

Get your hands off her!

Fred, just do what they say.

While you will be
held in custody in Canada,

you may ultimately be transferred...

This is a joke. You can't hold us.

- You may be transferred...
- You don't have the authority.

She's done nothing
wrong. Do you hear me?

You may be transferred
to the jurisdiction

of the International Criminal Court.

Wait, wait!

You have been charged with war crimes

and human rights violations
based on documented evidence

and testimony regarding
your essential role...


... acting on behalf
of the Republic of Gilead.

She's done nothing wrong!

The charges identify
the use of your authority

and access to the apparatus
of the state to coordinate...


Targets secure.

... the persecution
and torture of civilians,

cruel and inhuman treatment,

kidnapping, slavery, and rape.


♪ I still dream of orgonon ♪

♪ I wake up crying ♪

♪ You're making rain ♪

♪ And you're just in reach ♪

♪ When you and sleep escape me ♪

♪ You're like my yo-yo ♪

♪ That glowed in the dark ♪

♪ What made it special ♪

♪ Made it dangerous ♪

♪ So I bury it ♪

♪ And forget ♪

♪ But every time it rains ♪

♪ You're here in my head ♪

♪ Like the sun coming out ♪

♪ Ooh, I just know that something good ♪

♪ Is going to happen ♪

♪ And I don't know when ♪

♪ But just saying it could
even make it happen ♪

♪ On top of the world ♪

♪ Looking over the edge ♪

♪ You could see them coming ♪

♪ You looked too small ♪

♪ In their big, black car ♪

♪ To be a threat to the men in power ♪

♪ I hid my yo-yo ♪

♪ In the garden ♪

♪ I can't hide you ♪

♪ From the government ♪

♪ Oh, god, daddy ♪

♪ I won't forget ♪

♪ 'Cause every time it rains ♪

♪ You're here in my head ♪

♪ Like the sun coming out ♪

♪ Ooh, I just know that something good ♪

♪ Is going to happen ♪

♪ And I don't know when ♪

♪ But just saying it could
even make it happen ♪

♪ But every time it rains ♪

♪ You're here in my head ♪

♪ The sun coming out ♪

♪ Looks the sun's coming out ♪

♪ Ooh, I just know that something good ♪

♪ Is going to happen ♪

♪ And I don't know when ♪

♪ But just saying it could
even make it happen ♪

♪ Ooh, but just saying it
could even make it happen ♪

They'll be coming for us.

♪ Yeah, yeah, yay-yo ♪

We've cloudbusting, daddy.

♪ Yeah, yeah, yay-yo ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah, yay-yo ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah, yay-yo ♪