The Handmaid's Tale Season 4 Episode 2: "Nightshade" Quotes
When I first met June, I didn’t think she could do something like this, save all of these children, save me. Angels Flight is because of her. She got us out, and she stayed behind to keep fighting even knowing what that could mean. Gilead has a way of bringing out the worst in people, but in June it brought out the best.Rita
Moira: Thank you for speaking.
Rita: Well, Luke asked me, so I couldn’t say no.
Moira: Sure you could. Free means you’re free to say no.
Rita: Well, being here is a gift, and I thank god for it every day and for June.
Moira: Well, June’s still there, raising hell.
Rita: I keep her in my prayers.
Moira: Pray for Gilead.
Places like this have always been about fantasy. They were built so men can act like country lords. Pretend you’re rich for a weekend. Now they’re for fantasies of a different kind.June
June: They’re just fucking sitting ducks. Mayday should do something.
Jezebel: You really think Mayday would liberate this place? I fucking gave up on that a long time ago.
June: Hey, it isn't an army. We are Mayday. They’re people just like us.
Serena: Look, I understand what you’re saying, and I’m trying, but I just don’t feel comfortable with this approach.
Lawyer: Except it is your best chance to get this charge dismissed. Then we can restore your immunity deal and get Nicole back in your life.
Serena: By playing the victim?
Lawyer: By establishing a pattern of abuse. That would help a judge see you acted out of fear for your own safety.
Serena: But it wasn’t abuse, not exactly.
Serena: He acted out of anger. He probably regrets it.
Mark: I don’t understand why you’re giving him the benefit of the doubt after all he’s done.
Serena: Because I knew him before Gilead. Because I see him alone.
Alma: June, this is a terrible idea.
June: I can handle it. No one’s asking you to do anything.
Alma: No one’s asking you. You could just leave. We could all just leave.
June: I won’t have a chance after tomorrow.
Alma: I’m still waiting to hear why.
June: Because I think these women deserve to be free?
Alma: Is that it, or do you just want to kill a bunch of commanders?
June: So we’re gonna leave tomorrow night.
Esther: Take me with you.
June: It’s not where we’re going.
Esther: It’s not safe anywhere. I know that you think you can’t trust me, but you can. Don’t leave me here alone. Please. Please.
June: All right.
Fred: My attorney told me what to expect at the motion to dismiss hearing.
Serena: It’s just a legal strategy.
Fred: You’re willing to expose every detail of our lives, our faith to complete strangers.
Serena: No, I don’t want to. It doesn’t have to be like this.
Fred: You’ve gotten rusty. You used to be so good at getting me to do what you want, but my eyes are open now.
Serena: Fred, please, I just want my daughter back.
Fred: Nicole is not your daughter any more than she is mine, and if you think I’m coming to let you have her, walk free, go start some new life, you are delusional.
Serena: You know I thought once you were out of Gilead, once you were out of that uniform, you would come back to yourself.
Fred: I am as you made me, as you have made us.
Serena: As I have made us? Fred, you never once stood up for me, never once. Not once you got a taste of power. I thought it was my fault. I thought I deserved everything you did to me.
Fred: I think I gave you too much freedom. So you’re right, it doesn’t have to be like this.
Moira: The kid’s fucked up. He missed Gilead.
Emily: Like you said, “Better here than there.”
Moira: Eventually. I mean right now it sucks for a lot of them, the ones that got ripped from the only families they remember.
Emily: I guess June didn’t think that part through.
Moira: ‘Cause that’s what she does. Takes the big swing and fuck the consequences. God knows I can be a messy bitch, but that one… I love her, and I miss her, and I am worried about her. And I love Nicole, but I never wanted to be a mom.
Emily: Why do you feel you have to clean up June’s messes?
Moira: Fuck if I know. Making up for when I got out, and she didn’t, I guess. I’m tired of feeling guilty.
Emily: I get it. She gave me her baby and stayed behind. Who does that?
Moira: Ugh, are we terrible people?
Emily: Maybe, but I don’t think so.
Serena: I need to separate my interests from Fred. I am done with him.
Mark: We can talk about that later.
Serena: No, we can talk about that right now.
Mark: You’re pregnant, Serena. The results from your blood test came back. Congratulations.