Critic Consensus: Refreshing and maddening all at once, The Handmaid's Tale gains momentum with "Witness," but because it has taken most of the season to get here, the episode is not as impactful as it could have been.
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Critic reviews for Witness
Thankfully, The Handmaid's Tale avoids the sadism of episodes past and opts out of showing the actual Ceremony.
nless it can turn things around in these final three episodes, The Handmaid's Tale seems set to join that list.
This changes things for June, in a few ways, and this episode does so with a harsh, unrelenting hand that makes for a compelling episode.
All in all, there's a sense of rising action - that something big is about to happen, and Season 3 is building up to something huge.
June has a moment of triumph telling Waterford that it could have been worse. It could have been him again. She is defiant and undefeated. So, too, is The Handmaid's Tale.
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