The commander and offred continue their nightly game of Scrabble. the Commander gives Offred a present. A fashion magazine called beautique that was from before the fall of the United States. The ladies in the magazine look strange, like zoo animals.
Mexican delegates are visiting the Commanders home. It is to create partnerships in trade and the Gilead cultural movement. The boss of the Mexican delegation, Mrs. Castillo, is a woman. She questions Offred about her experience in Gilead. at first offred thought the boss was the man next to Castillo until the commander corrected her.
this is a quote from the key point of view lead to how the tv show starts;
“My name is Offred. I had another name, but it’s forbidden now. So many things are forbidden now.”
It starts off with Offred getting raped, again, by the Commander while staring at the blue ceiling. “Our car was that color,” she muses, almost absent-mindedly, “We bought it off Craigslist.”
this episode opens up to ofglen, chained, muffled, in a red jumpsuit with guards dragging her down a corridor looking prison type place.
a flashback starts with June, Luke, and Hannah at a carnival, happy and not a care in the world.
Offred is banished in her room, not allowed to leave. 13 days she has been in there. She lies on the floor closet and notices Latin writing on the bottom where only she can see. A previous handmaid must have written it.