The Handmaid's Tale (2017–…): Season 5, Episode 5 - Episode #5.5 - full transcript

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She's not gonna be a wife.
That is not fucking happening.

How am I supposed to keep
my baby girl safe from here?

We want you in Toronto.

To best represent
our sacred republic.

Mrs. Waterford,
you are officially released

from the custody
of the American government.

You'll be restricted
to Gilead-affiliated properties

in accordance with
your lack of diplomatic status.

Building codes.

I've found 15 violations that
could get this place condemned.

Or just help us get Hannah back.

Agnes is happy. I do wonder
why you never returned to Gilead

to save your daughter.

I mean,
there were risks of course.

Which your wife took.

You stay away from my family.

Or the next time I see you,

I'm gonna fucking
kill you myself.

She's not gonna pull
a fuckin' Gilead bullshit here!

Come on. We gotta go.

Where are we supposed to go?

We're working on that,
but it's not safe here.

Stay back!

I didn't do it this time.

But I am not going to promise
that I won't do it next time.

I can't promise I won't either.

I guess we'll just have
to trust each other.

For those
who are truly righteous,

He sometimes sends a refuge.

Mrs. Waterford.

I'm Mrs. Ryan Wheeler.

Welcome to our home.






And Lily didn't give you
any more details?


Just that a Guardian
was coming across

with information
about Wife Schools.

Maybe Hannah.
We need to get there.

He might know where she is.

These assholes are back?


Go home, Yankees!
We don't need your shit here!

Canada is for Canadians,
you motherfuckers!

Those fucking assholes.

Get the fuck out of our country!

Go home, Yankees!

Blessed day.

Good morning, Mrs. Waterford.
Lovely day today.

Yes, it is. It truly is.

Good morning, Mrs. Waterford.

Blessed day, Ezra.

Um, these were left for you
by a well-wisher.

Oh, thank you.

Uh, is, um,
is Mr. Wheeler around?

I'd like the chance to meet him.

To thank him for his support
and generosity.

Yes. Um...

He's usually pretty busy.

But, uh, I'll check.

Great. I appreciate it.
Thank you.

Blessed day, Mrs. Waterford.
How did you sleep?

Blessed day.
Oh, it was lovely, thank you.

You don't have to keep making
these wonderful feasts for me.

I-I, you know,
something simple is fine.

For the both of us.

Well. I am not about to let
Serena Joy Waterford

go wanting in my home.

Please. Our home is your home.

Thank you. You're...
You're too kind.

You've already done so much.

I'm afraid that we haven't done
enough, Mr. Wheeler and I.

Gilead feels so far away,
even in our prayers.

When I see
your strength and faith,

I see why God put
His divine light in you.

Giving you a refuge
is the very least we could do.

Getting you away
from those awful people.

Well, we always knew
there would be some

who would resist our message.

Selfish, small-minded people.
That's what they are.

Well, um, we will have that
Center on track in no time.

I thought that they were
shutting it down indefinitely.

We can't let a few simple rules
get in the way of God's will.

Can we?

Him, too.

You all should hear.

Why, what's going on?

Our friendly's right there
in No Man's Land,

but he can't get across.

Canadian Border Patrol's
really stepped up,

he doesn't wanna
risk getting caught.

Canada wants us out of here.

They're making it
really fucking clear

that we've worn out our welcome.

So that's just it? You're done?

We're never
fucking done fighting.

There are other places
for us to go setup.

But I'm sorry you made
this trip for nothing.

He just put up the flag.

If he'd done it earlier,
I'd have called it off.

I'm going across.


Look, everything we want
to know about Hannah

is just there.

Where she is, how to find her.

I'm... I'm not gonna go home
and watch Hannah

turn up on TV again with Serena.

I'm not... I'm not doing it.
I'm going.

I'm going.


I can let someone know
you're coming.

All right.

We've got a meeting spot
in No Man's Land we use.

Getting there from here
shouldn't be too hard.

If you're lucky.

I'm going with you.

- June...
- You're not going alone, so...

I'm going.

Couldn't stuff
any more in these bags.

Might be our last
exchange of supplies

with Gilead for a while.


- Rita's okay, right?
- Yeah, she's okay.

Nichole's sleeping.
I told her we'd be back soon.

Okay. You go
across the scrub land.

No Man's Land is right there.

You should get to
the meeting spot by morning.

I've marked
the best trail on the map.

You should be able
to avoid any patrols.

It'll lead you right to
the rendezvous spot and back.

And who are we meeting?

No names. Names are dangerous.

Look for the other flag.
That's the meeting spot.

You got the code word?


You guys got this.

Come here.

You should get going.
It'll be dark soon.

Just make sure you come back.

- Go with Mommy.
- What about you?

No, no, it's all right. You go.
Go! Run, run, run!

Run, run!

Hey. You need to take a break?

Please! Just don't take her!

No, no.

Really... Just think about...
I need to take a break.

I could do with a break.

I'm okay. Really.
Come on, we have to go.


They'll follow the map.

They'll be fine.


What's the deal with those two?


They don't quit.

Through all the shit they've
been through, they just...

keep fighting for each other.

That's really nice.

Having someone like that.


So, where are you guys
going next?



- Maybe.
- Detroit?

- Detroit?
- Yeah.

I wouldn't even go there before!

Why not?

What's in Detroit?

Oh! Nah, fuck Detroit.

- There's so many better...
- Fuck Detroit!

There's so many better cities!

I'm from Detroit.

Oh! Are you serious?


Oh, shit. Oh, shit.

Oh, my God.

Is... Is that, uh...
Is that Gilead?

Gilead doesn't use words.

Come on.

Luke, come on.

Oh, my God.

They're waiting for you.

- Thank you.
- Mm-hm.


Mrs. Serena Joy Waterford.

- Blessed day.
- Praise be.

- Praise be.
- Praise be.

I've been trying
for so long. So long.

I know, Abbie. I know.
We all have.

But seeing Mrs. Waterford
gives me hope.

It strengthens my faith.

Oh! He just kicked.

May I?

Please, yes.

- May I?
- Please.

It's such a miracle.

Such a blessing.

You give me hope,
Mrs. Waterford.

Praise be.

A little boy.
I always wanted a little boy.

Warren said that things
are going well in D.C.

There's a lot
to discuss and rebuild

but he should be home soon.

Fred says much of the same.

Is he worried
about the rebels in Chicago?

No, they'll be put down soon.

I can't believe
anyone would be fighting

for what this country
used to be.

How it used to be.
I mean, who would want that?

Some people just have
a hard time moving on.

I don't know, Serena.

Can you see any
of these in your home?

No. I can't.

I mean, I'm glad
they rescued these children

from those unfit mothers.

They needed to be saved.

They need good homes.

Good families to raise them
in God's light.

Of course.

Of course they do, poor dears.

You just... You never really
know where they came from.

Or who they came from. Do you?

Have they spoken to you
about having a Handmaid?

Sounds even more dreadful.

Are you considering it?

No. Fred and I
are going to keep trying.

God will bless us. I know it.

- Should be here.
- Hmm.

Hey, June.


Raspberry! Raspberry!

- Uh...
- Beret.

Not here.

- What do you mean?
- Follow me.

Wait, wait, wait,
wait, wait, wait.

Hold on, hold on, hold on,
hold on, hold on, hold on.

No one... No one said to us
anything about going anywhere.

You have to give us information
about the Wife Schools first.

It's not safe during the day.
There's a place nearby.

No, no, no.
We're not going anywhere.

- Hey, hey. No, hold on!
- We're doing this here.

We're doing this now.

- We're not following you.
- You don't have to come with me.

I have to go. I have to go. Now!

You can take the call
from Gilead in here.

Thank you.
I'm glad we don't have to

go through the Americans
or the government.

Mr. Wheeler has his ways.

You can be on the call
if you want.

I'm sure that they would love
to hear from you.

Oh, no. No, no. I don't have
a head for all of that. No.

No, wives shouldn't burden
themselves with business things.

Hello, Joseph.

Afternoon, Serena.

Blessed day, Serena.


I didn't expect you
to be on the call.

Yeah. No one did.

After, uh, all of that mess
at the Center,

you've... you've recovered?
You sound peachy.

Yes, Joseph. I am "peachy."

I think we can
move past all of that now.

We sent you
there to be our representative,

put Gilead in a good light.

Do you think you did that?

I can't be expected to control
the refugees who hate us

because of things
that the government did.

See, this is already
an expensive,

costly endeavor for us.

What do we have to show for it?

An empty building.
More bad press.

Well, you can thank June Osborn
and her husband for that.

Perhaps someone
should deal with them.

Yes. Someone should.

June Osborn aside, we're still
focused on reopening the Center.

Yes, I, uh, had
some ideas on that.

I think focusing on Gilead
is a mistake.

You think

the Gilead Information Center
focusing on Gilead is a mistake?

I think we should
focus on fertility.

Fertility and conception.
It's about the babies.

That's what people
want to hear about.

A Gilead Information Center will
always be a magnet for attack.

But a fertility center,
open to all,

that focuses on the thing

that people most
wanna hear about, children.

People will be clamoring
to keep the doors open.

It's an interesting idea.

Yes, I think the first step...

We'll take your proposal
under consideration.

Well, I've already thought about
how best to redefine...

I said we'll take your proposal
under consideration, Serena.

Praise be.


You've always had a way
with the ladies, Putnam.

Can't let her just run amok.

We have to yank her leash
from time to time.

Yeah. We all know
how you like to yank things.

This new grand plan of yours.
What are you calling it?

Uh... New Bethlehem.

I don't like it.

It'll be the death of us all.

Of Gilead.

A bunch of traitors,
criminals, terrorists,

and you want to
welcome them back.

Coddle them.

Forgive them.


The other Commanders
will never support that.

What are you proposing we do?

We don't need to court
the love and support

of the whole world.

We don't want them
poking around in our affairs.

If we keep the walls up
and the borders closed,

this country will die, Putnam.

It will die.

All of this...

will have been for nothing.

Wow. That was
a lovely speech, Lawrence.


You really think
another speech from you

is gonna sway
the other Commanders?


I doubt it.

You know, you're welcome to try.

In here.

Hang on.

What the fuck?

When it's cold out,
I spend most of my shift here.

Beats freezing in the woods.

And, uh,
there's a real bathroom.

All right.

Oh, don't. I got 'em.

There's a whole system.

Um... these go with you.

So, you want to know
about the Plums?


The Wives-in-Training.

They get sent to these special
schools, kept under guard?

What, like prisons?

No, no. They're like princesses.

Completely taken care of,
the best of the best.

What's this training?

To run their households.

To act like Wives.

They're not there for very long.

They move them through,

try and get them
matched up quickly.

She's 12 years old, all right?

Our daugh... she's...
She's 12 years old.

That's just how it works.

But if she's there,

if she's still a Plum,

then she hasn't been
married yet.

Uh, I don't know
where the schools are.

It's a new system, they keep
the details under wraps.

But everything
we do know is on here.

A lot of trouble getting it,
I'll tell you that.

Thank you.

All right. Come on. Let's go.

- Hang on. You can't go yet.
- Why not?

You can't go back across during
the day. It's really not safe.

For anyone.

I mean, you can
do whatever you want,

but you should stay here
until sunset

and then I'll get you
back to the border.

I mean, we're both kinda beat.

What do you think?



All right.

You wanna bowl?

C'mon, c'mon,
c'mon, c'mon. Here it comes.

Boom, boom, boom!



Eight! Aw!

All right!

No one ever hears you?

No one ever says anything.

I think a lot of the guys have
little places they go.

Just to get away.

I'm glad you two are here.

I usually have to run
down there and do it myself.

It's a lot better
with someone else.

All right. Watch it.
Guaranteed strike.

Ah, you know, I just...
I love bowling, so...

I think I did too.

I think my dad
took me a few times.


You don't remember?

Uh, everything from before
is, like, foggy.

You know?

Like a dream.



that's all you know?


But it's not so bad.

But you're working
to bring it down.

People should just be able
to talk to each other.

See their families.

Do whatever they want.

Like this.



All right.

Can you believe this kid?

I've never seen anyone in Gilead
who's pure like him.

All right.

Come on.


Again? This... He's...
You're a pretty good bowler!

Hey, dude.

Hey, wait. Wait, wait.
What's your name?

- Uh... Oh, I'm Jaeden.
- I'm Luke. Jaeden.

- Nice to meet you.
- Me too.

Nice to meet you both.

It's nice to meet you, Jaeden.

Oh, hang on. I, I almost forgot.
I have some beer in a cooler.

Where'd he get beer?

He's got beer in a cooler
because bowling and beer.

- But where'd he get it?
- Now we need music.

I don't think we need music.

Yeah... Uh-oh!

- Here you go.
- Thanks.

Sorry about that.

All right, all right.
I got another one.

I got another one.

Like, yeah!

Wait. Hold on. Hold on.

Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.

I got one. I got...

That's you.

And also,
I don't have much choice.

Come on. Come on.

- No.
- Hm?

- Come on.
- I...

Did you write that song?

Yeah. Yeah, I did.

- Long time ago now.
- Mm-hm.

- Wow.
- Mm-hm.

- You're really good.
- Great song.

You should bring
one of those bouquets

back home to your mother.

How many of these do we have?

They keep coming.
More and more all day.


Ma'am, please don't
come any closer.

For Mrs. Waterford.

Hi, Mrs. Waterford.
Can I help you?

- No.
- Oh, I'd like to go commune

- with her for a few moments.
- No, you can't be here.

Oh, I'm sorry, Mrs. Waterford.

We don't know who she is,
what she really wants.

Oh, I think she's harmless.
Look at her.

And I'll be right here
the whole time.

Mr. Wheeler gave
strict instructions

not to open the gate.

Such a beautiful day.

I'd just enjoy the grounds.

All right.

I'm here if you need me.

Thank you.

Ah! Mrs. Waterford.
Glorious day.


Your first step towards
God's greatest bounty,

a child of your own.

Oh, I am thrilled
that we will be posting

a Handmaid with you
and Commander Waterford.

Yes. Uh...

Mrs. Putnam said that
the process would be simple.

Oh! Easy as pie.


These are our very finest,

most respectful,
most fertile candidates.

I've hand-picked
this group myself

for such an important
Commander and his Wife.

Thank you.


Oh, an excellent choice,
Mrs. Waterford.

Good bones. Good genes.

She also caught the eye
of Commander Waterford.

Oh, wonderful, Mrs. Waterford.

I know you will be very happy
with this Handmaid.

And before you know it,

you'll be welcoming
a beautiful baby,

God's blessing, into your home.



Thank you.

Oh, uh, come in.

Blessed evening, Mrs. Waterford.

Uh, I pray
I'm not disturbing you.

Oh, of course not.
It's a pleasure.

I'm sorry that I wasn't able to
come to see you sooner.

My schedule is hectic.
Especially lately.

I understand, Mr. Wheeler.


Well, I don't want to
take up a lot of your time.

I just wanted to follow up

on your call from
this afternoon.

The, um...

The Commanders and I
have spoken about your proposal,

and we're going to
move forward with it.

A fertility center.

I mean, that's a...

It's a real stroke of genius.

Thank you.

I understand there will be some
alterations to our current plan.

No, you needn't, uh,
to worry about that right now.

Well, I was hoping that I could
get back to the Center and...

- Right. Well...
- settle in and start work.

We... We have

many good people
already in place and engaged.

So, please, you can
put your mind at ease.

With respect, it...
It was my initiative.

And... And you'll have
input, of course.


most pregnancies
do end in bedrest.

And while you're not
exactly there yet,

can't be too careful.

Can't have you
runnin' around the city.

Um, your baby's needs come
ahead of any plans or ambitions.

Oh, yes, speaking of your baby,

I understand you need
to keep your levels up.

- Ah, yes, thank you.
- Yeah.

Now, make sure
to take one every day.

I will. Thank you.

Perhaps, um, you could arrange
for me to have a cell phone

while I'm here, so I could at
least conduct some business.


Yeah, that would...
that would be a problem.

You know, so many
security concerns?

You understand.

Of course.

Well. I will leave you to your
evening, Mrs. Waterford.

- Good night.
- Good night.

Just a little further.

Then I have to leave you.

This way's a lot quicker
back to the border.

I told you.




Is, uh, is, is that a...

Yeah, yeah. A mine.

The rebels have a few
scattered here and there.

- What do we do?
- St-Stay back. It's okay.

It's okay.

They're... They're...
They're usually...

Okay. Okay. Are you okay?
Are you okay?

- Are you all right?
- Oh, my God. Oh, my God.

You're okay.

Ah. Run.

- Okay.
- Run.

- No, no, no, no, no.
- We're gonna stop the bleeding.

We'll stop the bleeding.

Okay, we're just gonna
stop the bleeding, okay?

You need to run.
You guys need to run.

We have to stop... We're not
going anywhere. All right?

- You're okay.
- Here you go...

Get him up, get him up.

Get him up. Get him up.
It's okay.

- Okay, just... Okay.
- Oh, no, no.

- 'Kay.
- Hey.

- Oh, no, no, no!
- Stop the bleeding, okay?

Oh, my God! Where's his...

Oh, my God, Oh, my God.

No, no, no, no, no!
I know, I know, I know.

It's okay. It's okay.

Call out! Are you hurt?

- Go.
- No.

- Hey, call out!
- Go. You need to go.

- We have to go.
- You go.

- Luke! We have to go. Now!
- No.

- Go!
- You can't look at it.

- Go, go! Go, go.
- You're okay, right?

- You're okay? Right?
- Go, go!

- I'm sorry.
- Come on. Luke! Come on.

I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

Jaeden, talk to me!

- I'm over here!
- Jaeden!

Come on, come on.
It's right there.

Keep going!

- Oh!
- We can make it.



- We got her!
- No!

- Mommy!
- No! No! No!

Catch him!


- June! June!
- Wait! Wait!

No! Luke!