The 10 Best Moments from ?The Handmaid?s Tale? Season 1

Week after week, we've tuned in to watch Offred (Elisabeth Moss), Ofglen Ofsteven (Alexis Bledel) and their bonnet-clad comrades persevere under Gilead rule. In honor of Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale season one finale Wednesday, June 14, here are ten “blessed be the fruit” moments from the show's successful freshman run.  

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When Offred And Ofglen Get Real With Each Other

Fact: Ice cream brings people together.  

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And When Moira And Offred Escape The Red Center

Teamwork at its finest. 

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When Offred & Nick Surrender (willingly) To The Sexual Tension

Not the time Serena Joy Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski) forces Offred and Nick (Max Minghella) to breed, but when they get it on privately, Marvin Gaye-style. 

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And Ofglen Sticks It To The Man (with A Car No Less)

Take away a woman's rights and she'll run you over with a car. 

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When We Find Out Mrs. Waterford Was A Champion For Women’s Rights In Her Former Life

How could you, Serena Joy? 

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And Offred Bravely Reveals The Handmaids' True Role In Gilead Society To The Mexican Ambassador

One would think a confession of forced sexual servitude would strike a chord of compassion with Mexico's ambassador, Mrs. Castillo (Zabryna Guevara). She's on our list right after Serena Joy. 

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When Offred Learns Luke Is Alive

Relationship status equals it's complicated. Heart you, Mrs. Castillo's male companion. 

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And Moira Is Too (albeit Not Under The Best Circumstances)

Offred sheds tears of joy when she learns her best friend is alive and she's not alone in this horrible new world order yet simultaneously weeps over the harsh reality that freedom is merely a fantasy. 

When Offred Decides To Join Mayday

Freedom may be a fantasy, but the alternative is just so much worse. Strength in numbers. 

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And Finally, When Moira Comes To Her Senses And Delivers The Secret Package

Love overcomes even the bleakest of circumstances. Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. 

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