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The Handmaid's Tale: Birth Day / Season: 1 / Episode: 2 (00010002) (2017)

The Handmaid's Tale: Birth Day / Season: 1 / Episode: 2 (00010002) (2017) (Television Episode)
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The Handmaid's Tale

Birth Day (Television Episode)

Season: 1
Episode: 2
Production Code: 00010002

April 26, 2017
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Offred and Ofglen go shopping and they reveal more personal information about themselves to each other. Ofglen tells Offred she's part of a resistance against the government and asks her to join, but Offred declines. Nick, Commander Waterford's driver, tells Offred that the Commander wants to see her alone later that night, which is forbidden. Nick also warns her not to trust Ofglen. Offred and other handmaids go to a home to witness the birth of Ofwarren's (formerly Janine's) child. In flashbacks, June remembers her own daughter's birth. During this time, healthy births were rare and a woman tries to steal June's daughter but is arrested. Offred goes to the Commander's office unsure of what's going to happen, but he just wants to play Scrabble with her. She later goes back to her room and laughs with relief. The next day, Offred prepares to tell Ofglen what happened that night, but when she meets her outside, it's a different woman, who introduces herself as Ofglen.