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The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5: Fred Waterford would have lost a sensitive limb if Elisabeth Moss hadn’t intervened

Fred Waterford met a brutal end The story of the maid Season 4 finale. After being beaten to death, June cut off his finger and sent it to Serena. And if it weren’t for series star/director Elisabeth Moss, Fred would have lost his penis too.

[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 4, Episode 10, and Season 5, Episode 1.]

In Season 4 of The story of the maid, Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) and his wife Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) are indicted in Canada for their crimes against June Osbourne (Elisabeth Moss) and human rights abuses. But when Fred agrees to reveal inside information about Gilead, the charges are dropped.

Determined to make him pay, June arranges a meeting between Mark Tuello (Sam Jaeger) and Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford), where they agree to trade Fred for 22 women from Gilead.

When the prisoner exchange takes place, Nick Blaine (Max Minghella) leads Fred into a wooded area between the Gilead-Canada border – a so-called “no man’s land”. There, June, Emily (Alexis Bledel) and a dozen other Gilead survivors wait to attack. They pursue Fred and beat him to death.

June cuts off his finger and sends it to Serena along with his wedding ring. When he received the news of how Fred died The story of the maid With the season 5 premiere and the rumor of the dismembered finger, Serena immediately knows June is to blame.

moss directed The story of the maid Season 4 finale. And in a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel LiveShe revealed that in Fred’s beating scene, the actors worked with a silicone replica of actor Joseph Fiennes’ body.

Moss said that when she first saw Fred Waterford’s mutilated body, she noticed that the penis was slightly torn off. The director then spoke to the crew about whether the idea of ​​the women ripping off Fred’s penis was realistic. “I was like, ‘Come on guys, I don’t know if we really have to go there,'” Moss told Jimmy Kimmel.

After killing Fred, June is back on her mission to rescue her older daughter, Hannah, from Gilead. And according to Moss The story of the maid Season 5 will highlight June’s struggle between the mother and wife of Nicole and Luke (OT Fagbenle) and the search for Hannah as she brings down Gilead.

“Hannah was always, always the end goal,” Moss told Parade. “I think there’s a side of her that just wants to lead the charge and lead the resistance and get back into Gilead’s blazing guns.”

“But she has a family,” she continued. “And so she’s trying to figure out how to be the mother and the wife and the friend while also being this heroine, this person who is this symbol of resistance.”

Moss also hinted that this season will be one of the most exciting. “Every single episode is just another wild ride,” Moss teased. “There isn’t a dull moment this season – I’ll be specific, it’s actually our biggest season in many ways, but it’s pretty wild.”

New episodes of The story of the maid Air Wednesdays on Hulu.

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