The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 7 Release Date, Cast, Recap (No Man’s Land) (Hulu)

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 7: The sixth episode of The Handmaid’s Tale aired last week, which left people wanting more.

We can’t wait for the next episode to air and, perhaps, have some of our burning questions answered.

Season 5, episode 7 of The Handmaid’s Tale, can be seen online at times indicated in the schedule below.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 7 Release Date

New episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale season 5, episode 7, will be available on Hulu every Wednesday beginning October 19, 2022. The timing of the release is midnight Eastern Time. The duration of the seventh episode, titled “No Man’s Land,” is 45 minutes.

  • Eastern time – 12 a.m. Wednesday, October 19
  • Central time – 11 p.m. Tuesday, October 18
  • Mountain time – 10 p.m. October 18
  • Pacific time – 9 p.m. October 18
  • Alaska – 8 p.m. October 18

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 7 Recap

June is convinced that she will have to give birth to Serena’s kid as soon as she learns she is in actual labor. This poor girl just can’t seem to get a break.

Realistically, a woman’s job description never ends. She yells at Serena, who is still shakily aiming a gun at her: “Are you in fucking labour?”

When June tries to check Serena’s cervical development, Serena panics, so she carries the moaning, resistant woman to an abandoned barn that seems hopeful (“Maybe there’ll be a manger”).

Her suspicion that June plans to kill her son is fair. At one point, June stomps off as though she’s going to kill Serena and the baby, while at another, she briefly considers just driving away and leaving them.

No, of course not, and it’s unclear whether Serena would have done the same for her.

Despite this, Serena is convinced that June doesn’t have murder on the brain this time because June returned when she could have quickly fled.

Serena and June are seen reminiscing about happier times together in between breaths.

Apparently, things between them weren’t always so tense. At the very least, Serena hadn’t built enough resentment to give June the evil eye during one of those eerie Gilead birthing rituals.

Her mistress straddles the laboring Handmaid from behind, crying out in mock anguish as the Handmaid takes deep breaths through her contractions.

Aware of June’s skepticism, Serena gives June a knowing glance and rolls her eyes.

When there are issues during labor and delivery, the jokes stop. While the Wives are quickly removed, the Handmaids are left to witness the life-saving emergency C-section that results in the death of Ofclarence.

After telling the kids that Ofclarence had served her mission and been sacrificed to appease God, Aunt Lydia experiences a human moment, and Serena has one of her own.

While the other Wives gush over the newborn, Serena stands alone and looks out the window at the passing Handmaids with a sad expression on her face. June takes note, and she shakes her head mournfully after a brief pause. Ofclarence did not make it.

June is not lightweight regarding midwifery because of the harrowing experiences she had to face at the hands of Serena and company.

She heroically guides Serena as she pushes her baby out of her body, catches the newborn in her arms, and makes sure he makes it safely into the horrible world his mother has made for him. Noah is “the saviour of humanity,” so Serena gives him that name.

It was all worth it, June wonders. In all candour, Serena says that right now, it is. But it seems that June understands this.

She opens up to Serena about life as a mother to Hannah, including the challenges she’s faced with breastfeeding, Hannah’s bouts with the flu, and her frustration at feeling obligated to take time off work to care for her.

To be really forthright, June should have killed Serena when she had the chance. Why Fred and not me? June insists that she had no desire to. This is virtually a statement of love between them, but June won’t let Serena off the hook.

She cautions that anything Serena teaches Noah will be “his to take,” which will determine his future.

There’s no time like the present to get going after a good night’s sleep and some breastfeeding. Where, though? There is no doubt that Serena is a woman without a country. For obvious reasons, she can’t return to Gilead.

When June warns that Serena and Noah will perish if she does nothing, Serena begins to consider the possibility that she is nothing more than a vessel. She is afraid that the Wheelers will locate her in Canada. Therefore she is reluctant to leave the country.

Perhaps June was always destined to be the mom, and Serena’s sole purpose in life was to deliver the baby. She tries to give June her baby, as all good Handmaids do. The points she raises are reasonable, too.

One reason is that she is confident that June will keep Noah safe. Also, she has faith that June’s husband is a wonderful man who can mould Noah into a nice person who will never again engage in the same destructive behaviors that she and Fred engaged in.

But her argument loses a little steam when she starts equating June with an angel of vengeance.

There are two faults with this. Number one: June is a human being, not a guardian angel with a blade. Number two: June won’t sit by and watch Serena perish.

So many doors have opened up for her. If Serena were to die, June would be unable to accept it.

To obtain Serena’s medical attention, they return to Canada. She’s unhappy about being given antibiotics and wary of the NICU, but things look like they could work out.

June has even contacted Luke, and he has rushed to the hospital to pick her up. Before June can tell him how she and Serena bonded after she delivered the baby by yanking her out of her mother’s birth canal, Luke boasts that he has again used the power of local government.

He has planned for Serena to be detained by immigration authorities while child protective services remove her baby.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 7 Review

It was successful in this episode and intended to change the audience’s perspective. Compared to what Serena Joy Waterford had already been through, the final sight of that stateless, desperate woman wailing for her kid — a tragic reality for many border inmates — seemed like anything but justice.

The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 Episode 7 Cast

  • Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne
  • Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy Waterford
  • Madeline Brewer as Janine Lindo
  • Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia Clements
  • O-T Fagbenle as Luke Bankole
  • Samira Wiley as Moira Strand
  • Ever Carradine as Naomi Putnam
  • Nina Kiri as Alma
  • Bahia Watson as Brianna
  • Okiki Kendall
  • Catherine Saindon as OfClarence
  • Marianne Sawchuk
  • Jennifer Villaverde as Nurse
  • Kendra Leigh Timmins as Handmaid #2
  • Luna Szeto as Handmaid #3
  • Morgan St. Onge as Handmaid #4
  • Izad Etemadi as ER Receptionist
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