Handmaid’s Story Season Three Finale: ‘Mayday’ Critiques & IMDb Scores

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“The Handmaid’s Story” season Three finale, titled “Mayday,” is rated 9.5 on IMDb for the time being, however critiques are nonetheless pouring in. Here is what viewers are saying.

The Handmaid’s Story season Three finale, titled “Mayday,” aired early Wednesday morning at 12 a.m. ET. Though the episode has solely been accessible to look at for a number of brief hours, followers of the sequence have already begun to flood IMDb with critiques and ranking on episode 13.

This text will discover a number of the finale episode of The Handmaid’s Story intimately, so that is your official MAJOR SPOILER WARNING. Do NOT proceed studying in the event you aren’t caught up on the sequence or season, and in the event you don’t need something ruined earlier than you get to look at “Mayday.”

The season Three finale lastly noticed June put her plan into movement to assist smuggle kids out of Gilead. Operation Mayday was successful, though it ought to come as no shock that she didn’t make it out with the kids (since she has no intention of leaving with out her daughter Hannah). The episode was intense, suspenseful, uncooked and emotional, and principally the whole lot followers had been hoping for after sitting by way of a persistently slow-paced, sluggish season. Not solely did June assist rescue dozens of youngsters (and Rita!) from Gilead, Serena Pleasure was lastly given a dose of actuality and arrested for her function in Gilead, Fred continues to be (form of?) locked up in Canada, and no person of any important significance died, in order that’s all the time a plus.

However what do followers and critics need to say concerning the season Three finale? As of Wednesday morning, “Mayday” was given a stable 9.5 ranking on IMDb to this point. With simply over 11 hours of time because it’s launch, the episode has seen principally constructive critiques, though we anticipate the ranking to alter barely all through the day as extra individuals have an opportunity to look at and evaluation the episode. Many of the different episodes of season Three had been rated between a 7.5 and eight.5, with one episode (the extremely lengthy hospital episode, titled “Heroic”), given a pitiful 5.8.

165 customers have reviewed the episode as of 11:08 a.m. Wednesday, August 14. Solely two individuals have rated it with 1 or 2 stars; the vast majority of voters have given the episode a 9 or 10 star ranking and have left overwhelmingly constructive critiques of the episode to this point. Heavy will replace this story all through the day as extra critiques and scores pour in, so hold checking again for updates.

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Most of the reviewers talked about how emotional the episode was, and the way the finale left them “sobbing,” “glad,” and “excited for season 4.” One person talked about how “bleak and irritating” the present often is, so she was pleasantly shocked to lastly see some hope on the finish of season 3.

“The present is so bleak and irritating at occasions that I genuinely had no concept if the children had been going to really get out or not. It’s been so lengthy watching plans fail and get foiled and FINALLY a plan has come by way of; the suspense by way of the final 20m of the episode, and never realizing if the children had been on the airplane… The scene within the hangar left each me and my associate in tears.”

Others had been glad with the ending regardless of being disenchanted for many of the season’s story strains (particularly Nick’s minimal look and Serena’s seemingly pointless back-and-forth with June). Person Raqmoor wrote, “For me, motion pictures and reveals are all the time about the way in which they make me really feel. This episode made me overlook the annoying unsatisfying Nick storyline. I can forgive, for now, being denied the aftermath of Serena, Fred and Winslow’s arrest/absence. This episode was magnificence and darkness and hopeful. A lot of this season was meandering with a pointless June/Serena constructed up storyline and will have simply been 9 or so episodes however the finale made up for it.”

Regardless of the general constructive critiques of the episode, there have been nonetheless a number of disenchanted followers who felt like issues didn’t add up all through the finale. One person, who gave the episode Four stars, observed that there have been much less guards on the airport than Gilead would usually have despatched, backup took to lengthy to get there, and the entire kids had been too prepared to go away their properties and households behind.

“1. Just one guard on the airport. 2. It takes ages for backup to return. 3. ALL of the kids are so prepared to go away their properties. And so forth and so forth…” the reviewer wrote, whereas this person agreed, stating “Sure, participating as all the time … however… is unnecessary that the little women would willingly depart moms they’ve bonded with albeit sinister ones, however….”

Test again once more later for updates on the ranking, and be sure you take a look at this creator’s web page occasionally all through the week for extra Handmaid’s Story protection.

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