Terrifying new Handmaid's Tale trailer promises finale full of twists

This article contains spoilers for those not up-to-date with the series.

The final episode of The Handmaid's Tale season two promises some shocking twists.

The trailer for 'The Word', the 13th and final instalment of the dystopian show's second season, was released on Wednesday, and the stakes in Gilead seem to be at an all-time high.

It opens with the tyrannical Fred Waterford telling his handmaid June she is "the misery of all men". Given his misogynistic views, he's presumably referring to all women rather than her in particular.

Later in the trailer the Waterfords can be seen together in a church, with Serena telling Fred she has "set an example" for their daughter. Shockingly, she is then seen screaming his name while being dragged away, with Fred turning his back on his wife.

This moment of violence indicates the cracks in the Waterfords' marriage have begun to take hold, and maybe that Serena has disobeyed her husband one too many times.

June can be seen saying "You turned her in?" to a character offscreen. We don't yet know which woman has been turned in, but the juxtaposition with Serena being arrested or detained suggests it's her.

However she could also be referring to Ofglen, who in episode 12 was sent to a new posting after being retrieved from the Colonies.

The trailer shows the former biology professor hiding a knife in her dress, potentially with the intention of using it on her creepy new Commander.

"What are we going to do with you?" he asks her, and Ofglen can be seen screaming as she is dragged down some stairs.

The last few seconds of the trailer are absolute chaos, with June seen running through what is presumably the Waterfords' house. Could this mean she has a shot at finally escaping Gilead?

Nick, whose teenage wife was executed for adultery last episode, can be seen confronting Fred, and seems to reach for a concealed weapon in one of the shots.

A brief aerial shot shows a house on fire surrounded by police - the Waterfords' property?

The trailer ends with June slapping Fred across the face, which is really the least he deserves.

"All will be well from here on," a voice can he heard saying. Here's hoping that means June is about to finally leave Gilead - with baby Holly in tow.  

The Handmaid's Tale has been renewed for a third season, and it looks like the famously grim show is about to get even more intense. As the trailer promises, "the end is only the beginning".

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