This season has managed to expand the world and show the viewer things that illustrate how Giliad did not happen over night. It was gradual with punctuated instances that have effected our characters in ways no one could have foreseen. Now we know that there is still a remnant of the United States in existence. We know what the colonies are like because we have seen them and we see Giliad brutalizes everyone sooner or later.
Yet there is hope and that is what the finale drives home along with the balance between seemingly bad things and good things being an undercurrent theme this entire season. The finale left me wanting more in a way I never considered and completely subverted my expectations again.
I do wonder how Giliad is able to stay stable as a government? What natural resources they have outside of Handmaids, which are too precious to trade in any practical quantity because without them, Gilead is finished. So how does a religious dictatorship to oppressive to all of it's citizens survive on it's own? Hopefully we will learn in season three.
I wish I could go into greater detail, but I truly think the less one knows, the better. The second season finale of The Handmaid's Tale will premiere exclusively on Hulu ready to stream on July, 11, 2018.
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