Commander Lawrence: You said you weren't gonna be any trouble.
June: Yeah, I lied.
Commander Lawrence: Women.
June: Come with us. You can get out. Eleanor would have wanted that.
Commander Lawrence: I'm not a big fan of flying or children. Eleanor would have wanted me to stay and clean up my own mess.
June: Well, may God grant you peace, Joseph.
Commander Lawrence: And you, June Osborne.

Commander Lawrence: I have made my decision.
June: It's not your decision. Men, fucking pathological. You are not in charge. I am. So go to your fucking office and find me a fucking map. Thank you.
Commander Lawrence: Still in my house! My house, young lady.
June: You really think this is still your house?

Rebecca: Do you know what it's like? Out?
June: Well, its like things were before Gilead.
Rebecca: I don't remember before.
June: You'll be free. You can wear whatever you want. No one's gonna hurt you for reading, or tell you what to think, or who to love, or what to believe in. And you know you don't have to be a wife or a mother if you don't want to.
Rebecca: Then, what would I be?
June: You.
Rebecca: Will God still love me, then?
June: Yes.

Ruthless. I remember thinking they are fucking ruthless. Where does it come from? This talent for ruthlessness. Seems so easy for them. For these men, for men like these. That show they won I suppose. It isn't about being right or having the people or God on your side. It isn't anything that grandiose. In the end, victory goes to the hardest heart. To the ruthless go the spoils. Fifty-two kids will be brought to the Lawrence house after sunset. We will move in darkness. We can hide in the dark at least. We have a chance at least. If there is actually a Martha network. If this all isn't a trap set by the eyes, I will get the children to the airport. The plane leaves at midnight. Because I am ruthless.


Commander Lawrence: Sweetheart. Sweetheart, all you need to do is think about our life when we are out of this place.
Eleanor: Our life?
Commander Lawrence: Yes my love. We'll leave all of this behind. All of it.
Eleanor: Can we really do that?

Commander Lawrence: Sweetheart, where are you going?
Eleanor: The Salinger's house. There is that sweet little boy David. We can get him out.
June: Mrs. Lawrence, it's okay. You don't have to do that, okay. Because we're taking care of all that.
Eleanor: There is that blonde girl that lives down the street. I can tell her parents.
June: You're not gonna tell her parents. Come with me.
Eleanor: Hannah! What about Hannah?
June: The Mckenzies' have moved and I don't know where she is.
Eleanor: But the children! What about the other children? Let's go back to that school!
June: Stop it! Stop it! Stop!
Commander Lawrence: Watch who you're talking to.
June: No, you should've kept your mouth shut! You cannot say anything! Do you understand? You cannot! Do you understand?
Commander Lawrence: Enough! Enough.
Eleanor: No Joseph she's right. I wasn't thinking.
June: Okay, I know. I'm sorry.

Fred: Did they hurt you?
Serena: No. No of course not.
Fred: Tell them you've done nothing wrong. You played no part in any of it.
Serena: Fred, don't say anything to them. Listen, we don't have much time. Listen to me, don't give them anything they can use against you in the trial.
Fred: I won't. Gilead will demand our release.
Serena: No, but you have to be smart. This could mean life in prison or it could mean extradition somewhere that...
Fred: Look at me. I won't let anything happen to you.
Serena: You have to stop worrying about me now. You have to save yourself. I'll be fine.
Fred: What have you done? What have you done?
Serena: I wanna be my daughter.
Fred: How could you?
Serena: Please try to understand.
Fred: It's always been about you. What you want, what you need.
Serena: She needs me. My daughter needs me.
Fred: I pity the child that has you as her mother.
Serena: I will pray for you, Fred.

Commander Lawrence: Well, you're off the hook, or off the wall, I should say for now.
June: What happened?
Commander Lawrence: Lucky for you they think Winslow is just missing. That he got taken in a plot by those tricky Americans.
June: Taken?
Commander Lawrence: Captured, snatched, like the Waterfords. Who are now in custody in Toronto. They went rogue expecting to get your baby back, but they were ambushed.
June: They're in prison?
Commander Lawrence: Facing trial as war criminals. I guess they didn't bring 52 kids with them. What is the deal with the plane?
June: A week.
Commander Lawrence: Can't come soon enough.
June: Yes sir.
Commander Lawrence: Cheer up. Fred and Serena are toast and you just got away with murder. All in all, not a bad morning.

They'll be coming for us.

Commander Lawrence

June: I have a house full of Picassos, Cezannes, Rembrandts, Pissarros.
Billy: So you know Beth, you're in the Lawrence house.
June: It's like living in the attic of MoMA.
Billy: That fucker raided all the museums the first chance he could get.

Commander Lawrence: You should have known.
June: I should have known you were a fucking liar?
Commander Lawrence: You should have known that my wife is more important to me than you are.

Fine, I'll ask. Will you grant me permission to rescue fifty-two kids from a lifetime of salvagings, torture, and rape?


The Handmaid's Tale Quotes

A priest, a doctor, a gay man. I think I heard that joke once. This wasn't the punchline.


Aunt Lydia: Remember your scripture; blessed are the meek.
Offred: And blessed are those who suffer for the cause of righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. I remember.