That’s to not say ‘Border’ didn’t have highlights. One was the “I used to be fortunate/Girls at all times say that after they’ve executed one thing extraordinary” trade between June and Mayday agent Lily. Good remark from author Aly Monroe. One other was Lawrence’s line about Gilead not having the right infrastructure for “uncommon girls” to stay inside its borders. After all the Excessive Commanders couldn’t afford to have literate, educated Serena hanging round and having concepts. She’d make a mockery of their complete set-up.
Yvonne Strahovski actually offered the second that Serena realised she was but once more being bitten by the canine she’d fed. Her flirtatious goodbye to Mark Tuello the night time earlier than the council assembly confirmed confidence that Gilead would welcome her again, this time maybe on the arm of a brand new and extra highly effective Commander. As an alternative, Gilead spat her out, as a result of Serena at all times fails to understand that the society she helped to create hates her, because it hates all girls.
Did Serena actually suppose Lawrence would marry one of many gang who pressured him, his spouse and June to carry out “the ceremony” that prompted his beloved Eleanor’s last breakdown? She’s been getting excessive on her personal provide. These candle-bearing acolytes clearly aren’t wholesome for her imperious streak.
If not Lawrence, then may Mark Tuello be Serena’s subsequent goal? Fred accused him of ‘coveting’ Mrs Waterford final season. The query for viewers is whether or not these pet canine eyes he’s been making at Serena are for actual or one other manipulative spy ruse?
In contrast to this time final season, we all know the place Nick stands romantically, and after their telephone name so does June. He loves her, however is obligated to his new spouse Rose, the daughter of a strong Excessive Commander. (“How fortunatethat you just two have been in a position to come upon such a beautiful match,” got here Serena’s subtext-laden blessing. From the girl who tried to seduce Commander Lawrence with a kicking child bump and the promise of a social-capital son.
June and Nick’s telephone name completely didn’t must occur on the Strolling Useless-style Mayday woodland camp, however the brand new location gave us a change of surroundings and fleshed out the present’s lore. Mayday wasn’t simply the chums we made alongside the way in which, it seems, however an actual Underground Railway-style organisation that assisted Gilead escapees. Introducing that set-up did one helpful factor: provided June a possible future. If she’s not in a position to reintegrate and stay as a household with Moira, Luke and Nichole, then Mayday may very well be a spot for her – June Osborne, the surprisingly diminutive insurgent fighter who does extraordinary issues.