Season 5 of The Handmaid’s Tale: Is Janine’s escape ‘sealed’ after a showrunner hint?
Janine was returned to Gilead in a heartbreaking sequence in season four of THE HANDMAID’S TALE, but the showrunner revealed a big clue that she could potentially escape.
Every episode of Hulu’s dystopian series Season 4 kept viewers on the edge of their seats, with viewers all over the world hoping Janine Lindo (played by Madeline Brewer) would make it to Canada. She was dragged back to Gilead in an upsetting sequence from The Handmaid’s Tale, but she was able to finally escape once and for all.
Janine was initially introduced to viewers in season one, when she was sent to the Red Center with other women to become Gilead’s Handmaids.
Misogynistic regulations have been enacted by the state, forcing fertile women to become surrogates against their will.
The women were imprisoned in the Red Center and taught to be Handmaids before being placed with a household.
Janine’s attitude on arriving irritated the nasty enforcer Aunt Lydia, and after she swore at her, she had her eye removed as a punishment for disobedience.
She had a nervous breakdown late at night as she thought on her previous life as a waitress.
Moira Strand (Samira Wiley) and June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) were compelled to verbally shock her awake and snap her out of her stupor because they knew Aunt Lydia would not be merciful.
Janine underwent tremendous trauma throughout the series; in season one, she was sentenced to death by stoning by her other Handmaids, but they resisted and the stones were dropped.
She was transported to the colonies as a result, where condemned women are forced to work in contaminated and radioactive garbage until they die.
After numerous women were slain in an attack, Janine was allowed to resume her responsibilities as a Handmaid, and she was called to replace them.
June, Janine, and a large number of other Handmaids were able to flee in season four, owing to The Martha’s Network, and found refuge at Esther Keyes’ (McKenna Grace) residence, where she lived with her old husband Commander Keyes (Bill MacDonald).
They discovered that in order to get pregnant, the minor bride was being raped by her husband and other commanders.
The house had been stormed by Guardians and “Brinkwire Summary News” in a horrific sight.