Warning: Spoilers ahead!
It's been nearly a year since the season two finale of The Handmaid's Tale, and many fans are still processing that unexpected ending.
If you'll recall, June (Elisabeth Moss) chose to leave her daughter and husband behind in order to stay and be a part of the resistance against the oppressive Gilead regime. It was a big decision that some people didn't see coming, and viewers couldn't help but wonder what the future has in store for the show's protagonist.
Well, we kind of got some answers when Hulu dropped the new trailer for season three. Judging by the moody shots, heart-pumping music, and general sense of dystopian despair, it's safe to say that the upcoming episodes are about to take the intensity to a whole new level.
A mystery building gets blown up.
We see a handmaid run into the building, down a long aisle flanked by men in suits. She has something in her hand, and she most certainly does not look happy. She prepares to throw whatever she's holding (let's just go ahead and assume it's a grenade), and the next thing you know, boom! Cut to a flurry of handmaids running away from the explosion.
Intense, isn't it?
Oh, and Commander Joseph Lawrence is back.
Remember, this character first appeared near the end of season two as Emily’s (Alexis Bledel) new commander. Because he's still so fresh to the show, fans aren't really sure what to make of him. He's definitely a little strange and creepy, but he's also unlike any of the other commanders we've seen so far. For example, he caught Emily reading and doesn’t punish her, although he did scare her into into never reading ever again.
Season three will likely bring along some other new allies.
In the trailer, we see that June approaches Serena Waterford, a.k.a. the wife of Commander Fred, to potentially help her out in some way. "As Mrs. Waterford, you have influence," June says. "Up to a point," Serena responds rather coldly.
Serena and June haven't exactly been BFFs in the past, so watching these two possibly team up will be really interesting to explore.
But what about June's daughter and husband?
Judging by the trailer, they seem to be doing just fine. We see June watching footage of the two looking pretty happy and healthy, although June herself appears to be understandably torn up about being separated from them. Will season three bring along a happy reunion for the family? Let's keep our fingers crossed!