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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Fans Aren’t Here for Offred’s Season 2 Finale Choice: ‘Once Again June Worked My Last Damn Nerve’

“JUNE!!!!! R U KIDDING????” was a pretty popular opinion with viewers on Wednesday

Last Updated: July 11, 2018 @ 9:26 AM

(Spoiler alert: Please do not read ahead if you haven’t seen “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2 finale, “The Word.”)

June (Elisabeth Moss) made a huge decision on Wednesday’s Season 2 finale of “The Handmaid’s Tale” when she chose to hand her newborn baby, Holly/Nicole, over to Emily (Alexis Bledel) and stay behind in Gilead to try and get her older daughter, Hannah, back.

Oh, and that was after a whole mess of Marthas helped her get away from the Waterford house in an epic Underground Railroad-fashion and she convinced Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski) to let her and the infant go.

And while it’s pretty impossible to tell what you would do when faced with a conundrum like that (escape a dystopian regime with one child or remain in danger to have a chance to possibly save another), plenty of viewers who saw the Hulu series’ sophomore season closer were not here for Offred’s choice.

“And once again June worked my last damn nerve,” one fan tweeted. “The end of #HandmaidsTale had me screaming at my tv in anger at June, crying for Serena, and cheering for Emily,” another wrote. “June annoys me so bad!!!!! Every time it’s time for her to escape she is always flipping fiddling around,” one said.

“Since she wants to stay and be captain save a hoe, June better burn gilead to the ground because I’m not gonna wait another season for her to be toying with Waterford,” another viewer added. “Can you imagine June’s Martha when she see Offred show up at the house in season 3,” one fan tweeted, along with a GIF of comedian Kevin Hart looking ticked off.

“June, girl, you gonna be running out of options of people willing to get your ass outta Gilead. Literally sacrificing their life for yours,” another said, pointing out this is not the first time June has walked away from escaping.

But not everyone was irritated with Moss’ character to giving up yet another chance at freedom, with one writing: I’m pissed that I have to wait a year to find out what happens next, I’m pissed b/c June surprised me, I’m pissed at the writers for doing such a damn good job w/ the finale & I’m pissed at myself b/c I understand June’s decision!”

“June stayed for Hanna [sic], to keep fighting. #Solidarity,” another supporter tweeted.

OK, fine, maybe it was heroic or whatever.

See some of the best reactions to June’s choice below and read our interview with creator/showrunner Bruce Miller about the Season 2 finale here.