Nick could have saved June in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ episode 3
The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 picks up with June and the other fugitive handmaids on the run. After helping dozens of kids escape to Canada, the women find refuge on the Keyes’ farm, where Esther Keyes (McKenna Grace) eventually kills a Gilead soldier who previously raped her.
Knowing the missing soldier would lead to a potential raid, the handmaids decide to flee to their next safe house that night. But after helping a fellow Mayday member poison a group of high-ranking Commanders, June returns to the farm to find everyone gone.
She is then captured by a Gilead team, including Nick, who tells her he loves her and promises to try and keep her alive. But he brings June into custody, where a Gilead lieutenant (Reed Birney) and Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) torture and interrogate for information on the safe house.
June is treated brutally and is forced to witness her friends’ murder and see her daughter Hannah’s life threatened. And all this time, Nick is a Gilead officer who could have helped her escape.
Season 4 of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ shows Nick has authority in Gilead now
At the end of episode 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale, June is sent off to a breeding colony after giving up the handmaids’ location. But before she boards the bus with Aunt Lydia, she is met by Nick on a bridge. The bridge stands in clear sight of the Gilead transport that brought June there and the bus Aunt Lydia is waiting in.
Nick meets June and tells her he loves her. And just before June gets on the bus, the two hug and kiss.