The Handmaid’s Tale review, season 3 episode 7: In Gilead, the horrors are eye-catching as well as stomach-churning | The Independent

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This is a huge opportunity. June can’t get near Hannah so long as her child’s new “parents”, the Mackenzies, are keeping watch. But they won’t be at the school, and a friendly guardian will let her slip through. To get there June recruits Mrs Lawrence (Julie Dretzin), whose nervy disposition, we discover, goes hand-in-hand with a gentle heart.

Alas, the plan comes unstuck when it turns out that the sympathetic guard is away. Having already come clean to Mrs Lawrence about her motives for their walk in the fresh air, June slips around the back to the high wall. She can hear her daughter but not see her, and breaks into sobs.

Not that she has much time to grieve the separation from her child. Mrs Lawrence has become emotional and incoherent and June must take her away.

Shadows also lie heavily in Canada. Those pesky Swiss diplomats mediating the Waterfords’ campaign to have baby Nichole sent back are now grilling Emily ( Alexis Bledel ). Confronted with her “criminal” behaviour in Gilead, she doesn’t even have the strength to be incredulous as her interrogator lays out the charges (how strange The Handmaid’s Tale should randomly insert Switzerland as a villain this year). Watch more