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The Handmaid’s Tale season 5 has now begun – and it did not take lengthy to seek out out what occurred to Emily following Alexis Bledel’s exit from the Hulu drama. The season premiere picks up within the wake of Commander Waterford’s homicide by the hands of June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss), Emily, and a bunch of different disgruntled former handmaids.
June is consuming breakfast together with her co-conspirators following the deed when she realizes Emily is lacking. She wastes no time heading to the home that Emily shares together with her spouse Sylvia (Clea DuVall) and their son to query her about what occurred.
Sylvia explains that Emily has gone again to Gilead – regardless of her brutal escape again in season 2 – to seek out Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) and proceed the battle in opposition to the oppressive cult. June is understandably shocked by the information, as viewers doubtless have been too, whereas she wonders if it was her fault this occurred. Sylvia is having none of it although, telling her to depart, not communicate to her once more, and never come again.
Whereas it is an abrupt finish for the unique character who’s had some dramatic storylines over the seasons, Bledel introduced she wouldn’t be returning to the present again in Might. She did not give a particular cause for the exit however thanked the creators of the present in a press release.
“After a lot thought, I felt I needed to step away from The Handmaid’s Story presently,” Bledel stated. “I’m without end grateful to [creator] Bruce Miller for writing such truthful and resonant scenes for Emily, and to Hulu, MGM, the solid, and crew for his or her assist.”
Addressing her exit from the sequence, Moss advised Entertainment Tonight (opens in new tab) that they have been “very unhappy” that Bledel could not return. “It wasn’t the best factor on the planet to deal with, I will be trustworthy with you as a result of she’s such an awesome, implausible a part of the present,” she stated. “However I do suppose it was dealt with in a extremely great way. Any individual has to return [to Gilead]. Emily has at all times been the one that’s on the forefront of the resistance.”