Second episode of this dark drama tonight based on a book by Margaret Atwood. Set in a dystopian world where declining birth rates have led to a new social order, the few remaining fertile women are kept as slaves to carry children for the regime's leaders. Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss stars as one of these women who naturally enough, struggles to cope with her new repressive existence, while Joseph Fiennes and Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel also star.
In tonight's episode, Offred and her fellow handmaids are called on to assist as Janine prepares to give birth. The experience brings back upsetting memories, as she looks back on having a baby of her own in the years before the despotic Gilead regime came to power. Offred develops a closer relationship with Ofglen, but fears for her future when she is summoned to a secret meeting with the Commander.