‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 4: How [SPOILER] Could Actually Escape Gilead After the Season 3 Finale

Fans can’t wait to see The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 after that explosive finale at the end of season 3. Read on for further details and a possible theory as to how a certain character could escape Gilead for good. There are spoilers ahead.

What happened in the season 3 finale?

The cast and crew of 'The Handmaid's Tale'
Jon Lovett, Bruce Miller, Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Max Minghella and Alexis Bledel, Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Williams, Colin Watkinson, Madeline Brewer, Bradley Whitford, Mike Barker, Sharon Bialy, and Sherry Thomas | Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Hulu

Things are never going to be the same in Gilead after what June (Elisabeth Moss) accomplished. A bleak season turned into a monumental triumph, but with a major catch. June successfully planned and executed the plan to get the children of Gilead out and onto a plane to the safety of Canada. June gets it done, but things get really bad first.

Armed guards are patrolling the area and June chooses to sacrifice herself for the sake of the children. She leads a diversion by throwing rocks. Although she is prepared to go down alone, a few other handmaids and Marthas come to her aid. The children fly away to safety just in time.

June sacrifices herself and lets a guard chase after her. He shoots her, but June shoots him dead in the end. As she drifts in and out of consciousness, Janine (Madeline Brewer) and a few other handmaids carry her away. June is able to see the children fly away to safety and a future because of what she did.

How could June escape Gilead now?

Although June is still stuck in Gilead, fans can all agree that they’re ready to see her finally escape for good. It’s getting a little ridiculous and it’s time for something positive to happy for June herself, but just how could she even escape after that finale moment?

Fans have some ideas when it comes to how she will manage to get away. “It seems like most of us are so ready for June to escape Gilead,” a Reddit user observed. “I’ve been thinking about it and the only way I can see her getting out of this situation with a gunshot wound is if Luke, Rita, and the others convince someone in Canada to go get her (maybe a powerful parent reunited with their child). With the mess going on right now they might be able to pull off an extraction.”

Now that the children have vanished, there will be a lot of chaos in Gilead. Panic may take over and it would be a perfect time to get June out of there. If the people that love her most in the safety of Canada can get moving quickly, they might be able to get her out somehow.

Viewers are ready for June to escape Gilead in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Elisabeth Moss
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June has faced unimaginable suffering over the years in Gilead. She has somehow managed to overcome it all and fight back, but almost at the cost of her own sanity at times. Viewers are ready to see her move on and escape to freedom. Now seems to be the perfect time to make some moves.

Hopefully, when season 4 of The Handmaid’s Tale premieres, fans will get to see June escape Gilead finally. It’s been a long time coming and there are so many ways the show could go if June is finally able to leave Gilead and move on with her life.