The story of the maid Season 6 is not looking good for Nick Blaine. In the season five finale, he made an explosive decision that threatened his high-ranking status in Gilead. Nick ends up in a jail cell where his wife tells him she’s done with their relationship. Although his situation may seem hopeless, showrunner Bruce Miller doesn’t see Gilead executing Nick.
[SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers ahead for The Handmaid’s Tale Season 5 finale.]
through The story of the maid, Nick has walked a fine line. He works his way up the ranks of Gilead until he becomes a powerful commander, but Nick has one weakness – June. No matter how hard he tries, Nick can’t forget her.
In Season 5, June almost dies twice. The second instance ends with her in the hospital and Nick risks everything to enter Canada and visit her. Nick believes that Commander Lawrence had something to do with the assassination attempts on June. He pays Commander a visit only to slap him in the face on his wedding day, no less.
“I love all the romantic things Nick does,” showrunner Bruce Miller told Entertainment Weekly. “He’s coming to see her [June]He gives up his entire future and essentially his ties to his country just to be able to see her when she’s not even awake. So it feels so romantic. He doesn’t play chess at all.”
Nick is promptly taken to a prison cell where his pregnant wife arrives. Rose has never been blind to her husband’s feelings for June, but this time he’s gone too far for her. “I don’t want to be with you anymore,” Rose tells Nick.
That’s where The story of the maid will leave Nick by season 6 and his situation is not looking good. Rose is the daughter of a high-ranking commander, and the only way for her to separate from her husband in Gilead would be for his death.
However, Miller does not see Gilead executing Nick for his transgressions. “I don’t think he squandered his goodwill,” the showrunner told EW. “And as Nick says, his only strategy – I don’t think he plays chess – he says at the start of this season, ‘I’m trying to stay out of trouble.’ The important part of this is “try,” and here he wasn’t able to. He will not be executed. The men don’t have to follow any of those damn rules.”
Gilead is certainly changing as The Handmaid’s Tale Season 6 approaches. Commander Lawrence and Nick oversee the execution of Warren Putnam at the beginning of season five. To be fair, Putnam has already broken the laws of Gilead, and Lawrence is much more likely to forgive Nick.
Meanwhile, June is on a train to Hawaii. She uses her last request to ask Mark Tuello to tell Nick that she and Nichole are safe.
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