The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5

With Roe v. Wade overturned, Margaret Atwood's dystopian vision appears to be returning at an opportune time. As it stands, however, the arc of this fifth season is ill-suited for the present moment, with the focus more narrowly on June's hatred for Serena than almost anything else

At the close of the fourth season, June (Elisabeth Moss) orchestrated a brutal, cathartic end for Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) that left its mark on his widow, Serena (Yvonne Strahovski).

Even in a patriarchal society, Serena has the skills of a survivor when it comes to political skills. Despite escaping Gilead, June cannot shake the simmering anger inside her (no one does intense stares of rage like Moss), bringing her back again and again.