In flashbacks, the rise of Gilead is detailed. June, along with all the women at her office are fired because "it's the law now". June and Moira also learn that the government has frozen all women's bank accounts and they also cannot own property now. In the present, Serena takes Offred to see Ofwarren and the baby. Ofwarren tells Offred that her Commander is in love with her and that she has a "real" name for the child, "Charlotte". Offred fears Ofwarren is delusional and comments on her behavior to Serena. Nick drives Offred home and there is a black van waiting. Offred is interrogated by an Eye and Aunt Lydia about her knowledge of Ofglen. Offred eventually reveals she knew Ofglen was gay and is beat by Lydia with a cattle prod. Serena intervenes yelling at them to stop because Offred is pregnant. Nick goes to see Offred in her room to check up on her and they share an intimate moment. Offred later reveals to Serena that she's not pregnant, causing Serena to drag her to her room and order her not to come out. In a flashback, June and Moira attend a protest which turns ugly, leaving several protestors shot by police and explosions set off. In the present, Ofglen and the woman she's in a relationship with are charged with "gender treachery", with Ofglen receiving a lesser sentence because she can still bear children. The woman is executed by hanging as Ofglen watches, horrified. Later, Ofglen (now referred to as "Emily") wakes up in a clinic having undergone female genital mutilation surgery as explained by Aunt Lydia.

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