The Handmaid's Tale (2017–…): Season 5, Episode 1 - Morning - full transcript

June confronts the consequences of killing Fred. A scared Serena makes an unexpected decision.

Previously on
The Handmaid's Tale...

Find her.

And bring her to me.

You have to tell me
where the handmaids are.

Or they will hurt Hannah.

It's okay, baby.

They're at the Murrow farmhouse.

Everything that has happened
to you, to Hannah,

to Janine, and the others.

You're responsible. Your fault.

We're gonna go West.

Chicago is still Chicago.
They're not giving up.

Commander Blaine, you will
coordinate an aerial bombardment

on all insurgent fronts.


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I fucking found you.

If I don't go back,
Hannah is gone forever.

I'm her mother
and it's my job to protect her.

I'm sorry I don't have her.

I'm sorry it's just me.

- I knew it would... I'm sorry.
- No, no, no.

I'm sorry.

I'm so sorry.

I am a citizen
of the United States,

and I seek asylum
in the country of Canada.

Luke, I need to tell you about
the last time I saw Hannah.

We have to find her
and bring her to Canada.

I never thought
I'd give it to you in person.

Oh, my God.

At least you know
where she is now.

I should've run away with you
when I had the chance.

I need to separate
my interests from Fred.

I am done with him.

We can talk about that later.

No, we can talk
about it right now.

You're pregnant, Serena.


With Off red now in Canada,
we can't be naive about that.

We need to drop our fight.

My name is June Osborn

Fred Waterford and Serena Joy
imprisoned me,

beat me, and raped me.

I ask for justice.

Gilead could come for our son.

They could make me a Handmaid.

I'll do everything in my power

to make sure you and our son
are protected.

So, what happens next?
How do we get Hannah?

We have a new asset.

He knows
how the system operates.

He could advise us.

- Who is it?
- Fred Waterford.


The prosecution
has dropped its charges.

- June!
- He's a fucking rapist!

You know what he did
to all of us! I will kill you!

They're sending Waterford
to fucking Geneva!

They're gonna
fly the prick there

and have his immunity hearing.

And then he's free
to just set up

wherever the fuck he wants,
with his Viking-ass wife.

Twenty-two of these women
worked with the Resistance.

And you can save them.

And we can
bring our brother home.

A prisoner exchange? You can't.

It won't be enough, you know.

Whatever happens to him,

won't be enough for you.

Where are we?
Are we even in Gilead anymore?

You're in No Man's Land,


♪ Dream ♪

♪ Dream, dream, dream, dream ♪

♪ Dream, dream, dream ♪

♪ That I want you ♪

♪ In my arms when I want you ♪

♪ And all your charms
whenever I want you ♪

♪ All I have to do is dream ♪

♪ Dream, dream, dream ♪

♪ When I feel blue ♪

♪ In the night
And I need you ♪

♪ To hold me tight
Whenever I want you ♪

♪ All I have to do is dream ♪

♪ I can make you mine ♪

♪ Taste your lips of wine ♪

♪ Anytime night or day ♪

♪ Only trouble is ♪

♪ Gee whiz ♪

♪ I'm dreaming my life away ♪

♪ I need you so ♪

♪ That I could die
I love you so ♪

♪ And that is why
Whenever I want you ♪

♪ All I have to do is dream ♪

♪ Dream, dream, dream ♪


June, what happened?


Hi, sweetie.



Who's my girl?

Hmm? Who's my girl?

Come here. There we go.
I love you.

Wait, June!
What's happening?

You, you're covered in blood.




Where are you going?

What the fuck?

June, slow down.

Can... can you talk to me?

- Hey, hey. Wait, wait,

Wait. June!

Hey, where are you going?

June! Whose blood is that?

Hey! Hey, hey.
Whose blood is that?

Hey, what's going on?

- What happened?
- I did it.

You did what?

I killed him.

You ki... you what? What?

I killed Fred.

June. You salvaged him.

By her hand.

- Okay. Come inside.
- By her fucking hand.

- Hey. We gotta get inside.
- No, we don't. No, no!

No, no, no, no, no!

- Hey, June!
- Whoa.




- June, open the door.
- Where are you going?

Where are you going?
No, wait, wait, wait, wait!


June! Hey! Fuck! Fuck!

- Blessed morning.
- Under his eye.

You look tired.
I'll get you some coffee.

No, it's okay, I can...

But Wives, serve your own
husbands as you would the Lord.

Blessed be His word.

But I didn't want to wake
the Martha so I made it myself.

So it's very bad.


It's good.

Did you see her?


And what she needed to do
was done?


Praise be His mercy.

Maybe June can find
some peace now.

I'll pray for her.

Oh, you take milk.

I forgot.

Let's go.

Up. Come with me.

Mrs. Waterford,
you're to come with us, please.

I'm sorry.

Blessed day.

Mrs. Waterford,
you're to come with us, please.


what is this? Who are you?

For your own protection,

you're being moved
to a more secure facility.

- And where is Mr. Tuello?
- They're trying to reach him.

Now, please,
let's move to the door.

I won't be going anywhere
until I speak with Mr. Tuello.

You are still in I.C.C. custody.

Move to the door, or I'll have
my men move you.

Remaining here is a danger
to your unborn child,

do you understand me?

Move the prisoner.

I... I'm sure that we can have
a rational discussion.

Copy. Subject is secure.

This way, ma'am.

Is this about my husband?

Because I haven't
heard from him.

I don't know
your husband, ma'am.

Mrs. Waterford, my name
is Marcia McPhadden.

Senior director, I.C.C.'s
Prisoner's Liaison Office.

What is going on?

Mrs. Waterford, I'm afraid
I have some terrible news.

This morning, Canadian Border
Enforcement Agents

recovered a body.

We were able to make
a positive identification.

It's your husband.
He's dead. I'm very sorry.

Mrs. Waterford,
if someone hurt your husband,

they may want to hurt you too.

Until we find out exactly what
happened to Commander Waterford,

we're gonna need to
move you someplace safe.

Confirmed mobile unit
awaiting transport.

ETA, 15 minutes.

Copy that. Over.

Elevator 3. Copy. Moving down.


Looks like you're with this lot.

What can I get you?
Juice and coffee to start?

Yeah, thanks.

No worries.
I'll give you a minute.


♪ I'ma gettin' happy
All my lonely days are gone ♪

♪ I'ma gettin' happy
No more lonely nights alone ♪

♪ I got someone to call my own
And now my life is like a song ♪

♪ And he helps me sing along
I'ma gettin' happy ♪

♪ Oh, I'ma gettin' happy ♪

♪ Whoo! ♪

♪ Yeah, I'ma gettin' happy
All my lonely days are gone ♪

♪ I'ma gettin' happy
No more lonely nights alone ♪

♪ I got someone to call my own
Now my life is like a song ♪

♪ Got someone to sing along
I'ma gettin' happy ♪

♪ Oh, I'ma gettin' happy
Hey, hey ♪

♪ I'ma gettin' happy
All my lonely days are gone ♪

♪ I'ma gettin' happy
No more lonely nights alone ♪

♪ 'Cause I'ma gettin' happy ♪

Everything tastes better
when Fred's dead.

You know what
I can't stop thinking about?

My mistress.

Like her face
when she hears the whistle.

Knowin' what's coming for her.

You think
she'd beg for her life?

Not if we cut out her tongue.

I got something for you.

I can get a lot more.

Can I see one?

Do you think Nick
can get her to the border?

- What, your mistress?
- Yeah.

Mrs. Fucking Radcliffe, yeah.

Could he?

I don't know.

I wouldn't think so.

Why not? He's an Eye.

He can't just arrest a Wife
and drag her to the border.

Why not?

We can get across, though.

There are hundreds of ways in.
Getting in isn't hard.

You want to go back into Gilead
and kill a Wife?

Maybe not kill.

I think I just want to
take some time with her.

You know?

Do unto others
as they have done unto you.

That's not what the Bible says.

Well, that's what my Bible says.


Where's Emily?

She's not here.

But we're here.

What are we gonna do?

We all went
to the woods for you, June.

That was to kill Fred.

He had to pay for what he did.

He was your monster.

And we tore him apart for you.

Now it is my turn!

So, you're going
to leave your family?

You're going
to leave your husband?

- Jesus.
- Shut up.

So you're gonna go all that way,

what, to just get caught

somewhere between here
and Philadelphia?

Shut up.

You won't get anywhere
near your old posting.

You know
what they do to spies, Danielle.

They crucify them.

They hang them
on fucking telephone poles.

Shut up, June.

- Oh, Jesus.
- Vicky.

She was here for you,
are you here for her?

Are you here for any of us?

I don't know, Vicky.

Go. Go.

You made your choice
in the woods.

Now you're just
a fucking coward!


Mrs. Waterford.

May we have a moment, please?

I'd like to see
my husband's remains.

I'll have to see
if that's possible.

I just lost him!

Do you people
have any decency at all,

any scintilla of grace?

Where were you?

Did something happen
to Fred's plane?


There was a change in
Commander Waterford's itinerary.

He wasn't on his way to Geneva.

Where was he?

The United States government

made a deal
with the Gilead government.

Last night,

he was involved in a
prisoner exchange at the border.

So you sent him back
to be killed.

They agreed to try him under
the Gilead system of justice.

I delivered him safely.

I don't know what happened
to him after that.

You know ex... you knew exactly
what would happen to him.

No. No...

And I'm sure that you got your
30 pieces of silver, no doubt!

I traded Fred
for 22 political prisoners,

women your government sent
to die in the Colonies!

My job right now
is to protect you and your baby.

From whom?

You are responsible
for Fred's death!

Fuck's s... Serena, do...

Two things arrived
at the I.C.C. Detention Center

in an envelope
addressed to you this morning.

It's his wedding ring.

Serena, they also sent a finger.

A severed...


We've seen this kind of threat
from Gilead before.

Do you have any idea
what it could mean?

Which finger was it?

His ring finger.
Left ring finger.

This wasn't Gilead.

How do you know that?

Because it was June Osborn.

It's not possible.

You don't know what she is.

June. June.


Uh, sorry, uh, is Emily up?

Uh, no, she's not here.

Okay. Do you know where she is?

She went back to Gilead.

She went back

to fight, I think.

To find Aunt Lydia if she can.

It's what she needed to do.

What did you say?
Did you talk to her?

Yes, she called.

She said goodbye.

I wanted to wake Oliver up,
but she said no.

I don't know...
I don't know why she'd say no.

- I can find her.
- June...

No, I can fix this.

June, shut the fuck up!

She's gone.

I'm never gonna see her again.

Oliver is
never gonna see her again.

It's my fault.

I don't care.

I don't care.

She's gone.

I don't need it
to be someone's fault.

I mean, why does it matter
whose fault it is?

So I can hate the right person?

So I can hate you?

What good is that?

Oliver and I are gonna be happy
with the time we had with her.

She w... she was gone,

and then she was here.

It's more time than
I ever thought I'd get.

We're lucky in a lot of ways.

If you hear from her,
will you tell me?


Goodbye, June.



Are you okay?

Are you all right, ma'am?


You're all right.

You all right?


- I'm sorry.
- June, you don't...

No, I mean, you were fine.

You're fine.

You had Nichole, you had Moira,

I just blew it all up.

I'm ruining your fucking life.


you are my fucking life.


Emily went back.

To Gilead.
To find Lydia, I think,

or anyone
she can get her hands on.

And she just left Sylvia
and left Oliver.

I know.

She went all in.

Which is insane.


I get it though.

I do. I feel it.

Gilead, pulling?

Don't you?

You know, I, um...

yeah, y'know, I, uh,

I feel Hannah.

You know, and I felt you.
I felt you so much

that sometimes
I couldn't breathe.

But I got you back now.

Come on, June. Let's go.

No. You, you, you don't want me
around Nichole.

You what...
You did nothing wrong.

Did nothing wrong. All right?

He got what he deserved.

Yeah, but, you,
you, you didn't see.

You didn't see
what we did to him.

If you did...

You can't understand.

No, Ju... don't tell me
I don't understand.

- 'Kay.
- Don't, I, I, I get it.

You know, I loved it.

I loved it.

You don't think
I'd understand that?

You don't think I wanna...

All right, come on, June,
let's just get outta here.

Okay, then.

You can follow me.

I need to do something.

- What, what's going on?
- Listen to me.

I can't wait.

I can't wait for the boots
on the stairs. Okay?

What did you do?

I cannot live like that.
I'm sorry.

You sure you don't
just wanna go home?

I killed Commander Waterford,
and I'll swear to it.

No, you said...

She doesn't know
what she's talking about.

Come on, let's go.
I'm taking you home.

Sir! Listen to me.

I need to do this.

No, you don't have
to live like this.

We'll take off.
We'll go to Hawaii, okay?

Miss, you're gonna have...

- We'll go with Nichole.
- Step back.

I just need to talk
to my wife for a second.

- Sir!
- It's gonna be okay.

It's okay.

Do you have counsel,
by any chance?

- Do you have any weapons?
- No.

Come on back.

- Get a lawyer.
- June, don't do this.

Call Moira. She'll have someone.

Fuck you! Don't do this!

Fuck you.

I followed Commander Waterford

into the forest by myself.

I was alone when I chased him.

You can put your arms down.

He ran and tried to escape...

Turn to me.

Open your mouth.
Put your tongue up to the top.

But I caught him.

I hit him and kicked him
and bit him.

When he was dead,
I left him in the forest.

I take it you meant
to inflict harm on this man?

Yes, ma'am. As much as possible.

Could you tell me why?

He raped me
and kept me prisoner.

He was a monster
and he deserved to die.

I see.

Society leaves
decisions like those

to people like me, Ms. Osborn.

Not our citizens,

and certainly not refugee guests
in our country.

I understand that.

That's why I came here.

I came myself.

You did.


as they say,
this is not my department.

Maybe fortunately.

These events
did not occur in Canada.

It is not a concern
of the Crown.

I killed him.

Be that as it may.

We appreciate you coming in.

Have a good night.

There can't just be
no punishment.

That is between you and your
deity of choice, Ms. Osborn.

But the Crown
has no quarrel with you.

You're free to go.

There's also the finger.

I'll be citing you for

transporting an unsecured
biological sample.

It's $88,
you can pay downstairs.


Okay. I, I don't think
I have $88 on me.

You can also pay online.

So, have a good day.

Be safe.

Come here.

Come here, baby.

I have to pay a fine.


I am sorry for your loss.

I would like to
formally petition

to the Canadian government

to reconsider their
capital punishment statutes,

that woman's heinous acts.

Mrs. Waterford,

there won't be a Canadian
investigation into the matter.


What more evidence do they need?

It seems the incident itself

was committed
in a still-disputed territory

between Gilead and Canada,

a sort of, uh, No Man's Land.

As such, June Osborn
hasn't broken any law.

Mrs. Waterford, I encourage you
to focus on what happens next

for you and your child.

Once your charges
have been resolved

you and your child can begin
a new life in Toronto.

And how do I possibly feel safe?

You can apply for asylum
as a refugee.

There will be resources
to help you.

You won't be alone, Serena.

Are you going to protect me?

Are you?

Are you gonna
protect me like this?


Do you even know
what she is capable of?

Well, then, you take
a good hard look

at exactly
what she is capable of!

Because don't you dare tell me

that you can
protect me from her!

We're praying for
your husband, Mrs. Waterford.

We're praying for you.

God has him now. Rest his soul.

Thank you.

Under His eye.

Under His eye.

We're with you, Serena.

Thank you.

God goes with you.

God rest his soul.

Praise be.

Praise be.

Bless you, Serena.

Thank you.

God is here with you.

Fred's in heaven.

She's going back to detention.

I'm sure
you're tired after today.

I'm taking my husband home
to bury him.

Home... to Gilead?

I will see that the Commander
has a proper burial

in the nation that he founded.

The Waterford name has power,

and that will be respected.

And remembered.

I can't imagine
that will be possible.

Mr. Tuello,

my husband was murdered,

and I am asking to bury him.

Any civilized country would
have the decency to allow it.


I will make some calls,
Mrs. Waterford.

Do whatever is necessary.

I need a drink.

Do you want a drink?

Yeah, sure.

All right.
I'm gonna get you a drink.

Moira, have we got any of that,
uh, good red wine left?

Uh, see that? Daddy's here.

Hey. We got
any of that red wine...

Yeah, it's uh...

- It's, uh...
- come on.

Come with me. Here you go.


how is she doing?

Uh, yeah, she's fine.

No, she's not... she's not fine!

Gilead would've killed Fred.

She just wanted to do it
herself with her own hands.

No, no, no. No, listen.

She's here, right?
She's with us.

I'm taking a fucking win.
All right?

I'm taking a fucking win.

So, take that to her.
We're celebrating.

Go, go, go. Go, go, go, go, go.

- Thanks.
- Yeah.

Hey. Did you, uh,
hear about Emily?

Um, yes.

Um, uh, refugee services
and the Red Cross,

they both have her name.
They're all along the border,

so they'll be looking for her,
at least.

They're not gonna be looking for
somebody going back into Gilead.

No, they're not.

Who would do that?

It happens.

More than you think.

People are breakable.

I gotta go give Nichole a bath.

I can do it.

Please. I'd, I'd like to do it.

June, I don't feel comfortable

with you taking care
of Nichole right now.

It scares me.


Me, too.

You scare me.

Me, too.

I thought I'd be in jail.

But you're not.


I'm not.


I love you.

I love you, too.




Ms. Osborn, good evening.

Good evening.

Are you here to...

arrest me or, or something?

No, I'm not.

I did hear that

no charges will be brought.

I imagine that's good news.

I imagine.

Sorry I kind of, uh, played you.

All right.


so what did she say?

When, uh, when she found out?

About Fred.

She was scared.

Scared of me?


Scared can be very dangerous,
Ms. Osborn.

She will always be dangerous.

I think
you've scared Gilead as well.

A Handmaid
killing her Commander. I'm...

I don't think they'll be
able to let that stand.

I'm sure you want to
get back to your family.


I just came to say, uh...

well done.

You did something terrible

that needed to be done.

I understand what that costs.

May he rot in hell.

Praise be.

Don't let the bastards
grind you down.


Oh! Oh!


Aw, honey, I'm sorry.

This hand!

Hey, look who it is...

Mommy. Yeah, Mommy


Do you want to say hi to Mommy?

Come on.

Is it Mommy?

Is it Mommy?

- Yeah?
- Oh, dear.

Come on.

This hand.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

You're doing real good.

Hey, no bath time?

You don't have to have a bath,
if you don't want to.

Okay? Okay.

We're gonna bathe you
in kisses. How's that?

How's that?

We're gonna bathe you in kisses.


It's okay, sweetheart.
It's okay.

I got her, you guys.

Hi. Hi. Hi. Hi.

It's okay, sweetheart.