‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: Samira Wiley Says Moira and Luke Will Have Different Reactions to June as Season 4 Continues


Season 4 has only one episode left story of maid, and the season finale premieres June 16 on Hulu. So far, the fourth season of the Hulu series has demonstrated how much June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) has changed since her time at Gilead. This has made it incredibly difficult for her husband Luc Bankole (Oti Fagbenle) and her best friend Moira Strand (Samira Wiley) as she attempts to immigrate to Canada.

As fans have seen in the latter half of the fourth season, June often finds herself at odds with Luke and Moira. In an interview with The Wrap, Willie indicated that June would have different levels of acceptance for Luke and Moira.

[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for season 4 episode 9 of The Handmaid’s Tale.]

Samira Wiley and Elizabeth Moss in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ | Sophie Giroud / Hulu

Having trouble adjusting to June on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

After June arrives in Canada, she is too traumatized to have to process. Because Moira lived at Gilead, she initially understands June’s trauma, and she encourages Luke to be patient with June.

By episode 8 of Season 4, “Testimony”, it becomes clear that there is a difference between Moira and June. While Moira actively tries to heal Gilead and move on, June still feels very angry about what happened to her. Luke also struggles to reconnect with his wife after years of separation.

“I think they have to lean on each other and I imagine June having a late night conversation about it,” Wiley explained. wrap About Moira and Luke. “Just imagining, ‘He’s different, he’s not the same.’ And the tears that come out of it.”

She continued, “There’s a line in which Luke says, I believe this is episode 6, where she says, ‘What if I’m not who you think I am?’ And he says, ‘I will love whoever you become.'”

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While Luke told June that he would inevitably love her no matter what, Willie admitted to The Wrap that both Luke and Moira would have their different ways of trying to keep that promise.

“It’s going to be really challenging now because June is becoming a person we don’t really recognize. I think Luke and Moira will have two separate journeys to love whoever she turns out to be.

Moira, Luke and June have all turned up in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Before Gilead, June and Moira were best friends. While June and Luke’s marriage was a happy one, Moira was not entirely on board with their relationship. Luke fled to Canada before season 1 story of the maid began, and Moira ran away at the end of the first season.

Since the escape, Moira and Luke have spent years living together, and in the third season they begin raising June’s daughter, Nicole. When June escapes to Canada with Moira’s help, she finds herself an outsider with Luke and Moira as she misses out on their years of bond.

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“I think of the similarities in this season versus what was happening in the first season,” Willie told The Wrap. “I felt like Moira and June were on the same page and Luke was out, just because he was a man … they had this brotherhood and Luke was kind of out there. This weird sibling relationship between Moira and Luke Rishta is where the fight was going on between them. And now it has completely flipped.”

Moira’s devotion towards June will be tested

In episode 6 of Season 4, “The Pledge,” to go to Canada on June, Moira risks an entire humanitarian mission. While Moira was originally excited to reunite with her friend, Willie tells The Wrap that Moira struggles to connect with June after being in Canada.

“I feel like living in Canada day after day, week after week, in feeling like, ‘This is a completely different person and, Moira, you’ve created a completely different life than him,'” Willie said. said. “That’s the question: What are you willing to give up on both sides? I won’t say much, but you’ll see where it goes in episodes 9 and 10 before the end of the season.”

. new episodes of story of maid Premieres every Wednesday on Hulu.

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