“Together”, Episode 6 of The story of the maid Season 5 is one of the most shocking yet. Esther Keyes (Mckenna Grace) finally comes to herself after her stunt in “Ballet” and uncovers some damning information about a commander, leading to a shocking twist of fate. But that’s not the only twist in Episode 6 — find out what other shocking moment the Hulu series delivered this week.
[SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers ahead for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 6 “Together.”]
Inside earlier The story of the maid In Season 5, Esther poisons herself and Janine (Madeline Brewer) after Commander Waterford’s (Joseph Fiennes) funeral. Both maids survive, and in “Together” Esther reveals that Commander Warren Putnam (Stephen Kunken) raped her that day. As a result, she is pregnant with his child.
Armed with this knowledge, Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) takes matters into her own hands. She reports the rape to Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford).
While he is out for breakfast with his wife Naomi (Ever Carradine), many of Gilead’s elite stare at Putnam’s table. “What have you done?” asks Naomi after noticing the glares around her.
“Something you’ll thank me for,” Warren replies. The couple already have a daughter, Angela, who gave birth to Janine when she was posted to the family. However, Naomi is unlikely to be happy about the way Warren went about getting them a second child.
During their meal, the eyes pop up, abruptly removing Warren from the table. Outside, he is brought to his knees in front of Commander Lawrence and Commander Blaine (Max Minghella). “The Gilead Supreme Court found you, Commander Putnam, in a special overnight session, guilty of apostasy – sins of the flesh,” Nick says.
“This is insane!” Putnam replies. “For what?”
“The rape of unassigned property,” Lawrence clarifies. “She is my maid,” replies Putnam. “She belongs to Me.”
Pointing a gun at Commander Putnam’s head, Nick pleads, “But I have a baby on the way.” Nonetheless, Nick pulls the trigger, leaving Putnum dead on the tiled Gilead flag.
Putnam’s death wasn’t the only surprising moment in Together. At the end of the episode, Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) arranges a meeting with June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss), presumably to kill her. Instead of letting Ezra Shaw (Rossif Sutherland) take the shot, Serena insists she’s the one pulling the trigger.
But instead of shooting June, Serena shoots Ezra in the chest. He’s wearing a bulletproof vest, so he’s not dead – yet. However, he gets knocked out, giving Serena enough time to order June to drive the car away.
It’s unclear where Serena is headed, but she escaped the Wheelers, who quickly began choking the former wife of a Gilead commander. Tune in next week to see what happens to Serena and June in Episode 7 ‘No Man’s Land’.
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