The Handmaid’s Tale: Is Waterford Nichole’s biological father? The boss is adamant about not commenting.
After the shocking finale, fans of THE HANDMAID’S TALE are eagerly anticipating the release of season five, and it appears that Fred may be Nichole’s biological father.
June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) was a character in Hulu’s dystopian series Gilead, which followed her as she struggled to flee the totalitarian state of Gilead. June was sexually abused numerous times while she was there, finally becoming pregnant, and while fans believe they know who the father of her daughter Nichole is, a new paternal identity may have just been verified.
June has been forcibly relocated from her ordinary life as a book editor to the patriarchal state of Gilead in the first season of The Handmaid’s Tale.
She was finally kidnapped by Guardians despite her attempts to flee with her husband Luke Bankole (O.T. Fagbenle) and daughter Hannah Bankole (Jordana Blake).
Hannah was snatched from June’s arms and placed in a new family in Gilead after Luke was shot.
June was sent to the Red Center, where a group of Unwomen were compelled to undergo training to become Handmaids by Aunt Lydia, who was an awful disciplinarian (Ann Dowd)
June was placed with the Waterfords and given the duty of becoming a surrogate for Serena Joy Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski) and her husband Commander Fred Waterford, who were both infertile (Joseph Fiennes).
June was subjected to a ritualized rape in which the commander inseminated her while Serena held her down.
Gilead rationalized all of its Handmaids’ actions by claiming that it was a method of increasing the country’s birth rate.
Serena became frantic when she saw their tactics were failing and suspected Fred was equally barren, so she solicited the services of his driver Nick Blaine (Max Minghella).
She developed a scheme in which Nick would inseminate her in front of her, and the child’s father would be claimed to be Fred’s.
Nick and June had been enjoying a covert and illegal fling without the Waterfords’ knowledge, albeit it was still non-consensual, and her experience with Nick was very different from her experiences with Fred.
This strategy worked, and she fell pregnant with Waterford’s child as a result.
Despite the fact that Nick is assumed to be Nichole’s father, many fans feel Fred is the real father.
Nichole’s biological father was brought up in a recent conversation between June and Luke stars and showrunners Bruce Miller and Warren Littlefield. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”