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Janine (Madeline Brewer) returns to Aunt Lydia’s care in the latest episode of The Handmaid’s Tale (Ann Dowd). Fans were suspicious of her intentions after seeing her assist the cruel aunt. But, according to one of the show’s producers, Janine has no hidden agenda – at least not yet.
[Warning: This article includes spoilers for The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 episode 9.]
In ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 4 Episode 9, Janine is back under Aunt Lydia’s watchful eye.
Janine is back in a crimson handmaid’s dress and hat in the penultimate episode of The Handmaid’s Tale season 4, washing the floors for Aunt Lydia. She had earlier pleaded with her aunt not to return her to service, and her cries appear to have been heard.
Janine becomes disturbed when she learns that her erstwhile ally, Ester Keyes (McKenna Grace), is being trained as a handmaid. Janine confronts Aunt Lydia after overhearing another Aunt propose cutting Ester’s tongue off to end her hunger strike.
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She begs Aunt Lydia to refrain from any brutal punishment just yet. And seeing her perspective, Lydia allows Janine to talk sense into Ester herself.
Ester is defiant. But when Janine breaks down how dire the situation is, the teen begins to comply. In one of the episode’s final scenes, the two handmaids are seen walking the halls together while Lydia gloats at her success.
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ producer says Janine’s actions were genuine
After watching Janine talk Ester into complying, some fans of The Handmaid’s Tale wondered if she was planning something bigger. But according to writer and producer Eric Tuchman, Janine’s actions were as simple as they seemed.
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