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Sacrifice 

Gilead leadership is rocked by losses of their own; Luke and Moira adjust to new arrivals in Canada; A tragedy strikes the Lawrence household.

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Lynn Renee Maxcy (executive story editor), Bruce Miller (created for television by) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Moss ... June Osborne
Joseph Fiennes ... Fred Waterford
Yvonne Strahovski ... Serena Joy Waterford
Amanda Brugel ... Rita
Ann Dowd ... Aunt Lydia Clements
O-T Fagbenle ... Luke Bankole
Samira Wiley ... Moira Strand
Bradley Whitford ... Joseph Lawrence
Ever Carradine ... Naomi Putnam
Stephen Kunken ... Warren Putnam
Sam Jaeger ... Mark Tuello
Elizabeth Reaser ... Olivia Winslow
Julie Dretzin ... Eleanor Lawrence
Kristen Gutoskie ... Beth
Nina Kiri ... Alma
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Gilead leadership is rocked by losses of their own; Luke and Moira adjust to new arrivals in Canada; A tragedy strikes the Lawrence household.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.00 : 1
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When June walks into the kitchen to help the Martha, there is a painting on the wall (Vermeer) that looks like a Martha. See more »

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Subverting expectations (?)
8 August 2019 | by petrow-31308See all my reviews

That episode took really bold steps, turning June into a semi-Walter White by basically sacrificing an innocent for the greater good.

We've seen already from Moira's and Emily's story what Gilead makes with people . And as Fred told Luke, June is indeed changed an surely isn't the June Osbourne anymore who had been caught while crossing the border.

I really hope the producers and writers have the gut to flesh out the same good-to-bad story arc as we had seen in Breaking Bad, making the once-protagonist June into a morally ambiguous person who thinks the end justifies all means, and may even turn out to be just as bad as those she fights against.


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