01x10 - Night

OFFRED: Previously on The Handmaid's Tale...

- We need you. The baby needs you.
- You lying f*ck!

You promised me we would run off and we would be a family!

Janine, change is coming. There's hope.

AUNT LYDIA: May the Lord keep you in His mercy.

You stupid girl.

SERENA JOY: Hopefully, he'll only receive an admonishment.

It's not going to be easy without your husband.

Why don't you worry about your own husband?

OFFRED: They need you to go back to Jezebel's.

They've been trying to get a package out of there.

Hide it until someone contacts you.

This is f*cking ridiculous. Risking your life because Alma said so?

- f*ckin' Alma?
- It's just a package.

It could be anything! A bomb. Anthrax. What do you know?

What is wrong with you?

Do not let them grind you down.

You keep your f*cking sh1t together. You fight!

MAN: Saved it for you. Special.

(ENGINE STARTS)

(CHOIR SINGING HYMN IN DISTANCE)

All right. Single line, please.

Boy, look at these outfits.
It's a parade of sluts.

Take your hands out of your pocket.

- (DOOR OPENS)
- Did I say run, you in the vest?

Semicircle!

Equidistant.

Hands clasped.

Eyes down, girls.

(DOOR CLANKS OPEN)

OFFRED: There was a way we looked at each other at the Red Center.

For a long time I couldn't figure out what it was exactly.

That expression in their eyes.

In my eyes.

Because before, in real life,

you didn't ever see it.

Not more than a glimpse.

It was never something that could last for days.

It could never last for years.

(SHRIEKS IN PAIN)

Step forward.

(WHIMPERS)

Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord and He shall lift you up.

How do we humble ourselves?

Wonderful.

I believe an apology would be respectful as well.

(SOFTLY) Sorry.

Aunt Lydia.

I'm sorry, Aunt Lydia.

- I'm sorry, Aunt Ly...
- Lydia.

- (NERVOUSLY) I'm sorry, Aunt Lydia.
- Ah, very good.

(DOOR CLANKS OPEN)

(SOFTLY) Come along.

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

Please.

(CLICKING)

(ELECTRONIC WHIRRING)

This will be painful, I am sorry to say.

But you are so very precious, we wouldn't want to lose you.

AUNT LYDIA: Keep still now.

OFFRED: That look was terror.

Utter and unutterable.

It tastes like gunmetal.

Like the point of a carpenter's nail.

Would you like a one-two-three, dear?

- One...
- (SCREAMS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)
(HIGH-PITCHED RINGING)

(GASPING)

(CRIES SOFTLY)

(DOOR OPENS)

OFFRED: We don't look at each other that way anymore.

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

(INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER)

It's their own fault.

They should have never given us uniforms if they didn't want us to be an army.

Praised be.

(METAL CLANKS)

(THUD)

I trusted you. I tried to help you.

You don't have anything to say for yourself?

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(GROANS)

- I don't know.
- You don't know?

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

You could have left me with something.

I'm sorry, Mrs. Waterford.

Get up! Get up!

Sit down!

Sit on it.

(CLATTERING)

- I don't think I can.
- Don't be a child!

(URINATING)

Now get on your knees and pray that God makes you worthy in some way.

(DOOR CLOSES)

(SNIFFLES)

(EXHALES DEEPLY)

(SOBS)

(DOOR OPENS)

Praised be His mercy.

He's answered our prayers.

You think I prayed for this?

You think I prayed to bring a baby into this house?

God knows what's in your heart.

Get some rest.

(DOOR CLOSES)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(SOBBING)

("SWAN LAKE" BY TCHAIKOVSKY)

- (JUNE LAUGHING)
- (LUKE SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY)

LUKE: Ooh, she's a fighter.

- She's a fighter like Mommy.
- Right? She's strong.

- Oh, my gosh.
- You think that's a fist or a foot?

It's like a Serena Williams.

- We're gonna have a tennis player.
- Yeah?

(CHUCKLES)

- She'll make us millions.
- I was just thinking that.

- We'll be able to retire.
- So much money.

(BOTH LAUGH)

(CLOCK CHIMING)

(CLOCK TICKING)

WATERFORD: Is everything all right?

Then can you please, Serena?

I have a conference call in five minutes.

They arrested three more Marthas in the West End.

They were planning some kind of attack.

(SCOFFS) Don't these people ever give up?

I forget, how many tiles do you pick to start?

Seven.

- Do you want to play?
- Love to. But I have work to do.

- And, in any case, you know the law.
- Yes, I do.

I helped write it.

I remember.

She's a smart girl.

I imagine that she's pretty good at this.

We'll talk about this another time.

She left makeup on the collar of my cloak.

Is that how you got her past the checkpoints?

You need to keep your hands off of her.

I will not have her hanging from a ceiling or stepping in front of a truck.

Do you understand me, Fred?

You're going to control yourself.

Control myself.

You brought lust and temptation back into this house.

On your back, and on your knees.

If I've sinned, then you led me to it.

You can blame me all you want, but He knows the truth.

Everybody answers to God.

And you answer to me.

- Go to your room.
- She's pregnant.

Praised be.

Praised be.

It isn't yours.

You're weak, and God would never let you pass on that weakness.

You can't father a child because you're not worthy.

(CRASHES)

Blessed day.

Your breakfast is ready.
It's eggs and oatmeal.

- Or I can make you something else.
- No, it's fine. Thank you.

God bless you.

Are you feeling okay?

Yeah, I'm okay. Thank you.

Good. Praised be.

- SERENA JOY: Rita!
- Yes, ma'am.

Sit down.

What happened?

She found out.

About the Commander.

You okay?

I'm pregnant.

What?

She had a test.

It must have been from the black market or something.

Don't.

Please.

It's terrible.

No, it's not.

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

Offred, get your cloak, please.

You need the car?

No. Thank you, Nick.

I've made other arrangements.

We have a long drive ahead, so get comfortable.

And don't touch the curtains.

(DOG BARKING)

MAN: Hey, check this out.

(DISTANT LAUGHTER)

(LAUGHING)

(COUGHS)

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

We're here, ma'am.

Where are we, Mrs. Waterford?

Thank you.

Mrs. Waterford. Where are we?

- She stays in the car.
- MATTHEW: Yes, ma'am.

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(KNOCKS) Please! Please, let me out.

Please, let me out! That's my daughter!

No! Let me out!

Hannah!

Hannah! (KNOCKING CONTINUOUSLY)

Hannah!

Let me out!

Let me out! Hannah!

(CONTINUES KNOCKING)

Let me out! Let me out!

Hannah!

Hannah!

No!

No! Let me out! Please, let me out!

No! Hannah!

Hannah!

(SOBBING)

(KNOCKS) Let me out.

Let me out! Let me out!

Let me out!

Please! Please!

Please, Mrs. Waterford, please!

Please, let me out.

Please! Please, Mrs. Waterford, please.

You can drive now.

Please let me see her! Let me out.

I'm begging you. I'm begging you.

Please, please. No! No!

No!

Offred, you need to listen to me.

Please, please, take me back.
Please! I have to see her, please!

That's not going to be good for anybody.

She is a beautiful girl, Offred.

And she's happy and she's well taken care of.

And you don't have to worry about anything.

Listen to me.

As long as my baby is safe, so is yours.

No, please.

No, please. (SOBS)

Please, please.

Please, I'm begging you.

Please, please!

Please, Mrs. Waterford. Please. Please!

What is wrong with you?

What is wrong with you?

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

How can you do this?

You're deranged.

You're... You're... You're f*cking evil.

You know that?

You are a goddamn motherfucking monster!

f*cking heartless, sadistic, motherfucking evil c**t!

f*ck you, Serena!

You are gonna burn in goddamn motherfucking hell, you crazy, evil bitch!

Don't get upset.

That's not good for the baby.

No!

Furthermore, I, Warren Putnam, did knowingly engage in the sin of lust and covetousness.

And by doing so, I rent the sacred covenant that exists between myself and my country, my brothers, and God Almighty.

I offer myself humbly to His judgment, as spoken through this council.

Body and soul shall I give to thee.

Thank you, Commander Putnam.

Go in grace.

Under His eye.

PRYCE: Thoughts, gentlemen?

He seems genuinely remorseful.

And he's a strong defender of the faith.

Shall we have a voice vote?

Commander, this is a serious offense.

Of course.

But who amongst us hasn't made mistakes?

And who amongst us doesn't have an afternoon of work piling up as we sit here?

Commander Waterford, we're all very busy men.

But are we too busy to stand against sin?

Of course not.

Good.

Then we should discuss next steps.

And we should remember Commander Putnam has a family, a wife and a new child.

Yes. She came to me herself to testify for her husband.

Yes, what we decide here will affect innocent people.

She came to ask for the harshest possible punishment.

She fears for his immortal soul.

She knows that he must make an offering to God to find redemption.

She loves her husband...

Very much.

(SAW BUZZES)

(BUZZING LOUDLY)

(CLATTERING)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(KNOCKS)

(SIGHS)

(SIGHS HEAVILY)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

WATERFORD: Well, this is a nice surprise.

I've had quite a day.

How about you?

I need your help.

Of course.

I need you to...

Protect my daughter.

Please.

Protect her from what?

From her.

From Mrs. Waterford.

I'm sure you don't have anything to worry about.

Mrs. Waterford would never hurt a child.

You don't know her.

I hear congratulations are in order.

Hmm.

Hmm, yes.

Praised be.

Such wonderful news. A miracle, really.

Hmm.

Praised be.

Is it mine?

Of course.

You do that so well.

("SWAN LAKE" BY TCHAIKOVSKY)

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

"My name is Maria Navarro.

I was captured on December nd at a checkpoint outside of Hartford.

They took my son Spencer.

He was five.

He has a red birthmark on his right arm, just below the elbow.

I don't know where he is.

My name is Greer Ladestro.

I was a Handmaid at three different houses.

I was a third-year medical student at the University of Michigan.

I'm in Boston, I think.

Help me, for God's sake. Help me.

My name is Alison.

I have two daughters. I don't know where they are.

I have a sister, Julia, in London.

(ECHOING) Whoever is getting this, please don't forget me.

Please don't forget us all.

We are prisoners.

They rape us. They treat us like animals.

You have to tell people what's happening here.

Please, God.

My eight-year-old got taken away.

My son. My name is Riley.

Her name is Caroline.

My name is Aubrey.

My name is Gabriela."

(LAUGHS)

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

- Sorry.
- (GRUNTS) Sorry.

You don't get anyone for days, and then wham,

people all at once.

(SIGHS) You got coffee. Great.

You get something to eat?

- Yes, thank you.
- You're very welcome.


You came on mac-and-cheese night. Lucky.

Thursday is turkey tetrazzini.

Hold on a second.

(SIGHS)

So, welcome to Ontario.

Wish it was under different circumstances, but we're happy to have you here.

Thank you.

Do you have any family in Canada?

We've got an alert system.

It'll text you if anyone on your list comes in.

No.

Well, great, then I get to be your best friend.

So, there's a lot to go over, but I will walk you through it.

Come, follow me.

Right this way.

Here is your refugee ID card.

I am your temp.

You will be assigned a permanent case worker in the next couple of days.

At some point... Thank you. You may be moved to another refugee program elsewhere in Canada or even another country.

Could you? Thanks.

Cell phone. All paid up for the next months.

And you have $ for cabs on there, just to get you started.

$ in cash.

Medical insurance card.

Prescription drug card.

Okay?

Here, some clothes.

Uh, what's next?

Um, uh, uh, uh...

Do you want more to eat?

I'm okay, I think.

Then a shower?

Or do you just want to grab a book, find somewhere quiet.

Whatever you want.

It's completely up to you.

WATERFORD: Morning.

Good morning.

Need some help?

No, thank you.

This room gets such nice light in the morning.

What do you want, Fred?

I want to apologize.

I said some cruel things to you and I'm very sorry.

If we confess our sins...

He is faithful and just to forgive us for our sins.

Don't do that.

Listen, I know we've been through a lot...

But look where we are.

Where are we, Fred?

We're going to have a baby.

We're bringing a new life into this world.

Yes.

(VOICE BREAKS) Yes, she is.

(CRIES)

No. We are.

And after that, she'll be gone...

And we'll be a family.

(CHURCH BELL TOLLING)

OFFRED: Three bells.

A death knell.

There's a Salvaging today.

Blessed be the fruit.

OFFRED: May the Lord open.

(INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER)

What took you so long?

Sorry.

(CHURCH BELL TOLLING)

OFGLEN : Come on. That's the fourth toll. We're gonna be late.

OFFRED: I said I was sorry.

God, you're gonna get me in trouble again.

You're the worst shopping partner ever.

Shut up.

You shut up.

(CROW CAWING)

Kneel.

Oh, man. I hate stonings.

Good morning, girls.

Good morning, Aunt Lydia.

Well.

Look at you.

My special girls. (CHUCKLES)

So beautiful.

What's going on?

(INDISTINCT MURMURING)

Look at this day, the sky.

God's world is full of miracles, isn't it, girls?

Yes, Aunt Lydia.

Yes.

There is no greater miracle than the miracle of life.

The miracle of a child.

And there is no greater sin than harming a child.

Putting a child in danger.

Am I correct, girls?

Yes, Aunt Lydia.

Now, up.

Wings.

Come forward, please.

Quick, quick. You know what to do.

Don't be picky, just take one.

Watch the space between you.

There's enough for everyone.

(INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER)

Hi.

(WHISPERING)

Ofdaniel has been convicted of

endangering a child.

The punishment for that crime is

death by stoning.

I know how difficult this is, girls.

I do.

But God gives us blessings

and He gives us challenges.

The price of his love is sometimes high.

But it must be paid.

Now, you all know what to do.

When I blow the whistle, you are free to begin.

Not too hard, okay?

Aunt Lydia, come on. We can't do this.

Ofglen. Back to your place.

OFGLEN : Seriously?

Guys, this is insane.

Get back in line.

HANDMAID: Ofglen.

OFGLEN : No. I'm not gonna do it.

I'm not gonna kill Janine. Okay?

(YELPS)

No!

Are you okay?

AUNT LYDIA: Girls! That is enough!

You are to do your duty!

(WHIMPERING)

(BLOWS WHISTLE)

AUNT LYDIA: Girls!

Girls!

Girls!

Offred.

(GUN COCKS)

Back in line.

AUNT LYDIA: No!

GUARDIAN: Back in line.

These girls are my responsibility.

I'm sorry, Aunt Lydia.

I'm sorry, Aunt Lydia.

- I'm sorry, Aunt Lydia.
- I'm sorry, Aunt Lydia.

ALL: I'm sorry, Aunt Lydia.

(HANDMAIDS CONTINUE APOLOGIZING)

(WHIMPERING)

Go home.

Go home, all of you!

And think about what you have done!

There will be consequences. Believe me.

(BACKGROUND MUSIC PLAYING)

(♪ "FEELING GOOD" BY NINA SIMONE)

Hey.

Hi.

(SHAKILY) How are you here?

They called me when your name came up, and you're on my list.

List? List of family?

Yeah.

Yeah, of course.

- Luke! (CRIES)
- Hey.

(CRYING)

It's all right.

- (CONTINUES CRYING)
- It's all right. Come on.

OFFRED: This could be the last time I have to wait.

But I don't know what I'm waiting for.

My punishment, I suppose.

We said no.

We refused to do our duty.

To kill Janine.

And for that sin we will be punished.

I have no doubt.

I am in disgrace.

Which is the opposite of grace.

I ought to be terrified.

But I feel serene.

And there's a kind of hope, it seems,

even in futility.

(DISTANT SIREN WAILING)

I tried to make things better for Hannah.

Change the world, even just a little bit.

(SIREN WAILING)

(CAR DOORS OPENING)

(CAR DOORS CLOSING)

(BREATH TREMBLING)

(FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING)

(WHISPERS) Just go with them.

Trust me.

(INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER)

Oh, God.

(WHISPERS) Behind the tub.

What is going on?

Where are you taking her?

I have a right to know where you're taking her.

Let me pass! Fred!

Fred, where are you?

I have a right to know where you're taking her, please!

Fred!

What's going on? Authorization! I need to see your authorization!

MAN: Everything is in order, Commander.

What did you do?

WATERFORD: Do you have a warrant?

MAN: Everything is in order.

After everything we've done for you.

OFFRED: Whether this is my end or a new beginning,

I have no way of knowing.

I have given myself over into the hands of strangers.

I have no choice.

It can't be helped.

And so I step up,

into the darkness within...

Or else the light.

(♪ "AMERICAN GIRL" BY TOM PETTY)

(DOOR CLOSES)