The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 episode 9: Is a June and Fred scene coming?


Fred Waterford

The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 episode 9 will begin streaming on Hulu this Wednesday, and there is quite a bit of ground to cover! This episode will have the challenge of trying to encapsulate so much of where June is mentally, and what her next moves are to try and locate Hannah. It could also showcase the aftermath of that trial hearing. We’ve seen June speak her mind to Serena in private, and also tell her truth about Gilead in public.

Yet, one thing we have not seen as of late is a powerful, personal scene between June and Fred … but rest assured, this watershed moment is coming. We just have to wait to determine if it is in Wednesday’s episode or the upcoming season finale.

Have you watched our full discussion on season 4 episode 8 at the Matt & Jess YouTube Channel? We get into the trial moment and so much more in the video below! We’ll be back tomorrow to discuss episode 9, so remember to hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss it!

Speaking in a new interview with TVLine, actor Joseph Fiennes makes it clear that you will see a Fred/June scene like no other very soon:

In terms of Fred and June, we will [see an important moment soon]. One of my favorite scenes will encapsulate exactly that dynamic. This has been the season of [two-person scenes]. Because of [virus] restrictions, we’re rendered to just two people in a room — but I have to say, it’s gotten richer because of it. We get to see wonderful moments with actors, and I love O-T [Fagbenle]’s opening up of Luke that we haven’t seen. The fallout you know of that relationship has been wonderful to examine. But we do get to see, in terms of Fred and June, one of my favorite scenes, if not the most favorite scene of the season for me, later on.

We would hope that this moment is tethered to the further fall of either the Waterfords or Gilead as a whole, but odds are, the production staff will make us wait for some of the bigger reveals. It’s been confirmed for some time that a Handmaid’s Tale season 5 is coming, so it’s hard to imagine the producers metaphorically blowing up the Gilead society this season. Nonetheless, it will be nice to see June speak her mind at Fred … or at the very least, do something that leads to him suffering. Let’s just cross our fingers and hope that this actually happens.

Related See some additional scoop on tomorrow’s episode 9!

What do you think will happen to Fred and Serena through the rest of The Handmaid’s Tale season 4?

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