‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Fans Reveal What They Would Do If They Were June

A new trailer has been released for season 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale and fans couldn’t be more excited. Now that fans see a light at the end of the tunnel for the new season, they’ve been discussing different situations in regards to the show, including what they would do if they were June (Elisabeth Moss). Read on to learn what some fans have to say.

A fan asks if other viewers would have left Gilead

Elisabeth Moss in 'The Handmaid's Tale'
Elisabeth Moss in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ | Jasper Savage/Hulu

A fan recently asked on Reddit what fans would have done if they were June. Specifically, they asked if they would have left Gilead or not. “If you were June would you have left Gilead?” a Reddit poll is titled. 623 users voted with their input on the subject.

“I see many questioning June for not taking her many chances to escape. Would you, knowing one daughter was still in Gilead escape when you could or stay to try a rescue mission?” a Reddit user included in the post.

Fans reveal what they would do if they were June

Fans didn’t hold back with their responses. The overwhelming winning answer was the option of June escaping in season 2 with 350 votes. The next runner up has 172 votes and is titled, “I wouldn’t leave until I saved my child.” 72 people voted for escaping in season 3 in the most recent escape attempt with the children of Gilead. 29 people voted that if they were June, they would attempt another escape.

Fans also took the time to comment with their thoughts

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Fan opinions are all over the place with what they would do if they were in June’s shoes. Some believe they would leave if the opportunity arose. One fan thinks Hannah, June’s daughter, is still safe for a few more years until she is married, so they believe there would be time to get her out.

“I would leave ASAP. I’d like to think it’ll be better to take Gilead down from the outside,” a Reddit user wrote. “The daughter is safe in Gilead. If a lack of children is truly an issue, she should be safe for the next few years at least.”

Another fan agrees that escaping would be hard to resist in such terrible circumstances. “Of course it is easy to say you wouldn’t leave without your child, realistically if a chance to escape came up it’d be extremely hard to resist. That’s why I admire June’s strength really,” a fan said.

Some fans believe June should have gone to Canada and attempted to get Hannah back from there

One fan says they would have escaped in season 3 and tried to get a trade negotiation going to get Hannah out of Gilead. “I personally would have escaped in s3 and tried to get Canada to agree to a trade, Fred for Hannah,” a fan wrote.

Another fan agrees that June would have an easier time getting Hannah back if she went to Canada. However, she didn’t leave and instead was shot getting the children onto the plane to Canada. June is still stuck in Gilead and it’s unclear if she will ever get out of there now.

“I will always believe that June would have had more leverage in getting Hannah back in diplomatic negotiations if she had defected to Canada,” another fan said. “Not leaving was stupid. Necessary to keep the series going, but in any real-world scenario, a terrible decision.”

Fans have a lot of opinions when it comes to what they would do if they were June in The Handmaid’s Tale.