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The Handmaid’s Tale recap: The 5 biggest moments from ‘Unfit’

The Aunt Lydia origin story we never knew we needed? A shocking gunshot to finish things off? “Unfit” was jam-packed with huge moments. Let’s break down the biggest. Karma Gets Ofmathew Last week’s ugly finish left viewers with mixed feelings about June — is she bold? Reckless? Sociopathic? — but Ofmathew’s decision to essentially guarantee…

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The Handmaid’s Tale recap: The 5 biggest moments from ‘Unfit’

David Canfield

The Aunt Lydia origin story we never knew we needed? A shocking gunshot to finish things off? “Unfit” was jam-packed with huge moments. Let’s break down the biggest.

Karma Gets Ofmathew

Last week’s ugly finish left viewers with mixed feelings about June — is she bold? Reckless? Sociopathic? — but Ofmathew’s decision to essentially guarantee Martha’s execution for helping to bring June and Hannah together seemed pretty unforgivable. And, as “Unfit” begins, most of her fellow handmaids evidently agree. They snub her at the birth ceremony of Ofandy, who’s struggling through contractions, and then do far worse: shove her and spit in her water. Sensing the tension, Aunt Lydia calls for a meeting of the handmaids.

She forces the group to point at June, as they’re seated around her, and tell her that Martha’s death was her fault. June admits to it, but cynically, without real feeling. Then she throws Ofmathew under the bus, revealing what she’d told her in confidence: That she wasn’t sure she wanted her baby. “I only felt that way for a second,” Ofmathew protests, but Lydia’s attention has been sufficiently captured. She makes her switch seats with June and forces the blame to be put upon

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