Last night's incredible episode of 'The Handmaid's Tale' saw June face even more adversity after she found herself abandoned in the middle of nowhere. However it wasn't just a lone wolf keeping her company, she also managed to hear a very inspirational message on the car radio, voiced by Ms. Oprah Winfrey herself.
Series creator and showrunner Bruce Miller told Deadline: "We’d heard Oprah was a fan of the show, and had a story idea, and thought, wouldn’t it be wonderful if… So we asked and she said yes, and it was a lovely, easy process. The radio segment she recorded was inspired by the free radio of the Allies from World War II."
In the segment, Oprah says: "Radio Free America, broadcasting from somewhere in the Great White North. And now this news: The American government in Anchorage today received promises of economic aid from India and China. In the United Kingdom, economic sanctions on Gilead were announced, as well as plans to raise the cap on American refugees relocating from Canada. Now a tune to remind everyone who’s listening, American patriot or Gilead traitor: We are still here."
And then it kicked into Bruce Springsteen's 'Hungry Heart'.
Elizabeth Moss said of the cameo: "It was an absolute honor to have Oprah featured on the show, and especially thrilling as she was the one who presented us with the Emmy last year."
Season two of 'The Handmaid's Tale' continues on RTÉ2 on Thusday nights.