Under the Eye: “The Word”

“Unfortunately, everyone anticipating June’s escape should know this is a television show, and we can’t have our lead character ride off into the wild blue yonder.”

Misadventures in Blissville

Blog artSay the word and you’ll be free
Say the word and be like me
Say the word I’m thinking of
Have you heard the word is love?

It’s so fine, it’s sunshine
It’s the word, love

In the beginning I misunderstood
But now I’ve got it, the word is good

Martha Rita didn’t have a kind word for Eden. She treated her like shit. June slept with Eden’s husband. Eden won’t be remembered. Her remains will be fed to animals. Her clothes will be burned. She’ll only be permitted to vanish. In June’s Gilead, women are classified only by their respective functions (wife, Martha, handmaid, slave, prisoner). June brings Serena Eden’s Bible, shows her that Eden had been reading, studying, and annotating her Bible. Serena tells June that Eden was wrong and sinned. June shouts at Serena that Nichole will grow up in a world where she will be…

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