The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu’s hit drama series based on Margaret Atwood’s best-selling novel, returns tonight for the season 3 finale. The official Hulu description for episode 13, titled “Mayday,” reads “June must think about how far she’s willing to go. Serena Joy and Commander Waterford think about a new way forward.”
For viewers watching the show from the West Coast, The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 episode 13 will air at 9 p.m. PT. Those in the Central time zone will be able to catch the episode at 11 p.m. CT, while East Coasters will get to watch at 12 a.m. ET. If you are watching on the streaming service and don’t see “Mayday” appear right away at your specific air time, just hit refresh and it should pop up.
If you don’t already have a Hulu account, now would be the perfect time to sign up. Hulu offers one month free when you sign up for a trial, which you can do here. Since tonight’s episode is the season 3 finale, you don’t have to wait for a new episode each week and can just binge-watch the entire season or series after you sign up (although we’re not sure you can fit the entire season 3 in before the finale airs, but it’s still worth a shot). After your free trial ends, you can cancel the service with no cancellation fees or penalties. Otherwise, if you want to keep the service, Hulu offers plans starting at $5.99 per month, which has commercials, or an ad-free service, which is just $11.99. You can also upgrade to Hulu with Live TV, which is $44.99 per month.
So what do fans have to look forward to during tonight’s season 3 finale? A lot, by the looks of the promo. Read on for a short outline of finale spoilers. WARNING! This is your MAJOR SPOILER ALERT! Turn back now or proceed at your own risk.
June is officially setting her child-smuggling operation into motion, so fans will finally get to see Mayday play out, something we’ve been waiting for since season 1. The promo above shows June taking charge of the mission; when Commander Lawrence tries to tell her that he’s “pulling the plug” because there are search parties scouring the area, June tells him “you are not in charge. I am,” and starts directing the Marthas to bring the children to her after dark, so she can transport them to the airport.
We can expect plenty of action, as shown by the (first) trailer. It looks like June runs into some issues either on her way to to the airport with the children, or on her way back after she gets them safely out of Gilead. It’s unclear at this time if she succeeds in smuggling the kids out, but she can be seen running through the woods from some armed Gilead officials, so we expect that she might run the risk of being caught before the end of the episode.
Be sure to check back on this author’s page from time to time throughout Tuesday and Wednesday, as I’ll be posting many more Handmaid’s Tale articles, including fan theories, unanswered questions, a live recap of the episode as it airs, any significant death recaps, and much more.
For a full, more detailed outline of episode 13 spoilers and predictions, click on the article below. You can also catch up on a recap of last week’s episode here. Otherwise tune in Wednesday, August 13 at 9 p.m. PT/11:00 p.m. CT to catch the season 3 finale of the The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu.