The Handmaid’s Tale season 4: June will ‘never be free’ as Elisabeth Moss issues warning

The Handmaid's Tale: June Osborne prepares for trial in teaser

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In the recent episode of The Handmaid’s Tale, June Osbourne (played by Elisabeth Moss) is a free woman living with her family. However, despite how it may look, the Elisabeth Moss star of the Hulu dystopian show warns that June will ‘never be free’.

In the episode, titled Vows, June took her first steps on Canadian soil as a free woman.

For seven long years, June had been under the wrath of the Gileadean law and was forced to become a Handmaid.

There she endured sexual, physical, and emotional abuse while placed at the Waterford household.

Under strict state law, June made multiple attempts to escape, with all but her final one leading to major punishment.

Despite not being free until season four episode six, June played an instrumental part in freeing multiple people from Gilead.

After being forced to conceive for owners Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) and desperate wife Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski), June kidnapped the baby and led fellow handmaid Emily Malek (Alexis Bledel) to freedom.

With baby Nichole in hand, Emily successfully made it to Canada.

In another monumental episode, June orchestrated the escape of over eighty children and a handful of Marthas, whom all managed to get on a plane to Canada.

With plenty of her own attempts unsuccessful, fans were relieved to see June finally make it freedom and reunite with her family.

Despite this star of the hit show, Elizabeth Moss revealed chilling details about June’s freedom.

In a recent interview with Hollywood Reporter, the actress was asked about June’s evolution as a leader, to which she responded: “I view it as someone who truly will never really be free.

“I think that she goes through something that is supposed to bring her closure, freedom, satisfaction, assimilation back into society and, it doesn’t work because she’s changed too much and she can’t forget what she’s seen, she can’t forget what she’s done.”

Fans watched as June struggled to re-adjust back to normal life. She had flashbacks of friends who tried to escape with her but were killed, struggled to reconnect with husband Luke Bankole (O.T Fagbenle) and a desire for revenge seemed to challenge her friendship with Moira Strand (Samira Wiley).

Elisabeth added: “We say it quite often: Gilead is within you, Gilead isn’t just a place; it’s an idea and that’s why it’s so universal to the audience.

“It’s not just something that could happen in America, it’s something that has happened all over the world that currently exists, so that’s not something you can just get away from because you moved cities.”

Fans began to see this as June grappled with her trauma, which in episode seven caused her to have a panic attack in the grocery store.

June also battled with the idea of living in Canada without her daughter, Hannah Bankole (Jordana Blake), who had been rehoused in Gilead and is being raised under their strict regime.

In the most recent episode of The Handmaid’s Tale, fans watched as June continued with her goal of taking down Gilead.

She finally faced oppressors Fred and Serena in court and was able to testify against them. The pair had been placed in custody for their roles in establishing Gilead.

Although her physical body is in Canada, June’s mindset is still focused on Gilead.

Will seeing Serena and Fred in jail and having Hannah home free June, or will the trauma be too hard to forget?

All seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale is available to watch on Hulu

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