We open on Ofred just after she’s handed Emily (Alexis Bledel) her newborn daughter, Nicole, to smuggle her into Canada. With nothing left to do, she begins to walk back to Gilead proper to find her other daughter, Hannah. Soon, she comes upon Commander Lawrence (Bradley Whitford). He tells her she made a mistake by not getting in the car with Emily but agrees to take her to Commander McKenzie’s house to try and snatch Hannah away because he likes her spunk.
Meanwhile, back at the Waterfords’ house, Nick (Max Minghella) is still holding Commander Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) captive in Ofred’s room. Serena arrives and pushes past Nick, but instead of commanding him to let her husband go, she simply says that she allowed Ofred to run away because it was best for her child. He’s stunned. Eventually, Nick lets Commander Waterford go and surprisingly suffers no consequences.
Ofred arrives at the McKenzie household with a mission. She ignores the family Martha’s surprised cry and walks into Hannah’s bedroom. The Guardians arrive shortly thereafter, but Ofred takes advantage of this rare opportunity to see her daughter. Hannah is asleep, so Ofred just tells her how much she loves her and ties a red string around her wrist to remember her by.
She walks out of the room and the Guardians seize her. But before they carry her out, Mrs. McKenzie speaks to her. She says Ofred needs to stop doing this for Hannah’s sake. The little girl had nightmares after they met at the summer house. Recognizing she’s doing more harm than good, Ofred simply asks Mrs. McKenzie what Hannah, now named Agnes, is like. She responds, saying, “She’s a happy, blessed child. She’s thriving.” She continues on to say that Hannah loves to sew but isn’t very good at it. She enjoys cooking (like her father Luke!) and really wants a dog (even though she’s allergic). She finishes by telling Ofred she must stop traumatizing Hannah.