“Her lines of what is and isn’t a healthy sexual relationship has been blurred for a long time.”
However, most viewers were repelled by June’s coercion of her husband, and perceptions of the show’s already complex protagonist have certainly shifted.
Now she’s returned from Gilead a completely different woman, Luke may realise that June needs time to work on herself before they can start rebuilding their marriage.
The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 continues Wednesday, June 2 on Hulu.
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