season 4 episode 9 story of the maid“Progress,” premiered on Hulu on June 9. In the episode, June Osborne (Elizabeth Moss) is briefly reunited with her Gilead boyfriend Nick Blaine (Max Minghella). For a few minutes, the two spend time with their younger daughter, Nicole. Nick is seen wearing a wedding ring on his way back home after June. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, story of the maid Writer Eric Tuchman reveals why Nick didn’t reveal his marriage in June.
[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for season 4 episode 9 of The Handmaid’s Tale.]
Nick and June have limited time on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
during story of the maidNick and June have been star-crossed lovers. Each season, the couple faces new obstacles and challenges. When The two meet in “progress” June is living in Canada with her husband, Luc Bankol (ot fagbenle), but their relationship is strained.
June does not mention Luke when meeting Nick and Nick does not tell June that he has recently married. At their short meeting, Nick provides information about the two kissing before playing with June’s daughter Hannah (Jordana Blake), and Nicole.
talking to Entertainment WeeklyOf , Tuchman shared that Nick intentionally didn’t tell June about his new wife because he knew their meeting would be brief, saying:
“He keeps it a secret from June because he’s not going to dump this revelation on him and spoil their very brief encounter. And to me, the sequence with June and Nick felt like a brief respite. It should, for them, feel like a family with their daughter, a little shelter away from the pressure and stress of everything that happens in their lives. And I think Elizabeth Moss as a director , working with our DP Stuart Biddlecombe, and with Max as an actress, created such a beautiful and heartwarming sequence.”
How many years have Nick been married?
By the time June and Nick met, June had been in Canada for several weeks. While Tuchman did not reveal how long Nick has been married, he did admit that Nick was married a few times between when he last saw June in Season 4 Episode 3, “The Crossing” and “Progress”. “I saw it.
“I can’t tell you specifically how long she’s been married. It’s been a while, it’s been a few months that have passed from the end of episode 3 to now episode 9. I hope That when Nick slides on that wedding ring, people will gasp a little.
Tuchman continued, “The thing is, of course he was married at Gilead. Nick is probably at the top of the list of most eligible commanders. He’s a power player moving forward. He’s a handsome man of mystery. And Gilead demands its own version of traditional family values. So naturally Nick couldn’t stay single for very long.”
Nick and June’s love is real in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
Despite the circumstances surrounding Nick and June’s relationship, their scene in “Progress” showed just how in love they are. Tuchman confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that June and Nick’s love should be interpreted as something beautiful.
“I just loved it. I thought this sequence really humanizes their characters and their relationships. It’s just, for a moment, forgetting all the epic conflicts that are swirling around them. This two There’s just a quiet hiatus for people who’ve endured so much, who love each other,” Tuchman said. “Only Nick really understands what June has gone through, but they have to live apart, And for them to be together as a family before they have to say goodbye again.”
season 4 finale story of the maid Premieres June 16 on Hulu.