The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 Episode 4: "God Bless the Child" Quotes
We come together in peace to celebrate the babies born in our district. We dedicate ourselves and our children to God. It takes a village -- and machine guns. Who among them can be persuaded? Who can be turned, ignited to burn this shit place to the ground?June [in her head]
Girls! Our most blessed handmaids have given us God's children. They have earned the best view.Aunt Lydia
Today, we are grateful for God for these beautiful children, but we must never forget the innocent child that was stolen from us. A daughter of Gilead taken by evil, by an unrepentant sinner. Let us hold that blessed child in our prayers, and may the Lord protect her and keep her safe. Amen.Preacher
Mrs. Putnam: I'll never forget what you did for Angela. She wouldn't be here if you hadn't been on that bridge that day.
June: Blessings on you and your family, Mrs. Putnam.
Serena: Have I missed anything?
June: Oh, just the usual. Jello shot. Charades. A little karaoke.
Oliver: Hi. I'm not supposed to hug you until you're ready.
Emily: Well, how about we wait until we're both ready? Will that be OK?
Aunt Lydia: I know what the girls think of me. And they [gestures to the other guests] blame me for Emily. I should have never saved her from the colonies.
Janine: I'm glad you saved me.
Aunt Lydia: Me too.
Fred: I don't think she's satisfied planting flowers and knitting sweaters.
June: I'm not sure she ever was, sir. So, do you think you could be open to ... change? Could you maybe give her a real voice? Behind the scenes, of course.
Fred: Well, if that would ... fix things.
Serena: What is it?
June: The Commander wants to reconcile. He wants to make things right, but he doesn't know how to do it, so I made a suggestion. More freedom ... in your marriage.
Serena: To do what?
June: As Mrs. Waterford, you have influence, access, power.
Serena: Up to a point.
June: So move the point. Like we did before. He is lost without you, Serena. Wear the dress. Pull the strings.
Janine: Can I hold her?
Commander Putnam: I think that's enough.
Mrs. Putnam: Wait. The Lord is gracious and righteous. Our God is full of compassion.
Janine: Commander and Mrs. Putnam, Angela is so lucky to have you as her parents.
Mr. Putnam: By God's grace.
Janine: Yes, by God's grace, she could have a little brother.
Mrs. Putnam: What?
Janine: I could be your handmaid again.
Serena: That's not the way the party should have ended. Poor Naomi.
June: Poor Naomi?
Serena: It is terrible, of course, for the both of them, and that is exactly why the system is designed to prevent this kind of thing from happening.
June: I'm sorry, Mrs. Waterford; they're probably waiting for me.
Serena: A young girl of Hannah's age, a daughter of a Commander, would most likely attend a school for domestic arts. The one in her district is in Brookline by the reservoir. The girls play outside after lunch. Perhaps you'll find a way to see her.