‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: What Fans Really Think Will Happen to Rita After That Shocking Season 3 Finale

The Handmaid’s Tale left fans biting their nails and jumping out of their seats for joy during the finale of season 3. It was a lot to work through and now that the shock has settled, fans can’t stop talking about Rita (Amanda Brugel). Read on to learn why. There are spoilers ahead.

Rita is no longer a Martha and has a future ahead of her

Amanda Brugel
Amanda Brugel | Harmony Gerber/FilmMagic

Rita was one of the lucky few who escaped to Canada with the help of June (Elisabeth Moss). She boarded a plane with children from Gilead and reunited with Emily (Alexis Bledel). She has now found freedom in the arms of Canada and her whole life is ahead of her. So, what does the future hold for Rita? Fans can’t stop speculating at what the former Martha will do next in season 4.

Rita has a bright future ahead of her that she probably never thought she’d get to experience ever again. She has the freedom to choose what she does next. “Now that she’s out of Gilead, Rita can actually establish healthy relationships with other people. So her mind is free to feel nothing but rage towards Serena,” a Reddit user wrote.

Rita and Serena could meet again

Many fans speculate that she will definitely come into contact with Serena Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski) eventually. That scene can’t come fast enough for fans. “I can imagine a fraught visit–Serena behind bars, Rita coming to see her out of a Stockholm-syndrome type loyalty,” another user said. “Rita would be in regular clothing, Serena in an orange jumpsuit (one can hope, anyway…). Would Rita have a few moments of wanting to help Serena? Would she be tempted to lie? I feel like there would be some tension there.”

“I’m really excited to see how Rita is portrayed next season and what she does next,” a Reddit user wrote. “I hope that she gives Tuello all the dirt on Serena and Fred. Even though she grew to care for Serena, she was still essentially enslaved by them and saw their treatment of June and knew everything going on in the house. I’ll also be very interested to see if she has any interaction with them at any point next season.”

Rita could reveal a lot of dirt about the Waterfords

Rita will have so much dirt on the Waterfords it’s kind of mind-boggling to imagine. She will most likely take the opportunity to tell all about what she experienced and also witnessed while under their roof. She knows a lot about what June suffered and she will hopefully be quick to share the details. “Spill the tea Rita! You are free!!!” another Reddit user chimed in.

“I can’t wait to see her testify against the Waterford’s. And she knows about the previous handmaid who killed herself,” someone else said. “She’ll be able to tell Holly all about June :)”

“Yaaasss!!! I hope rita really sticks it to them! Who even cares if it’s all true? Just invent more evil s*** to get them in jail longer! They’re already evil,” another user wrote.

The Handmaid’s Tale will be back with a fourth season and hopefully fans will get some answers when it comes to Rita’s future.