The Handmaid’s Tale Season 1 & 2 Recap

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SEASON 1 RECAP

Season 1
S1, Ep1
26 Apr. 2017

Offred
Offred, one of the few fertile women known as Handmaids in the oppressive Republic of Gilead, struggles to survive as a reproductive surrogate for a powerful Commander and his resentful wife.

 

S1, Ep2
26 Apr. 2017

Birth Day
Offred and her fellow Handmaids assist with the delivery of Janine’s baby, prompting Offred to recall her own daughter’s birth. Offred draws closer to Ofglen while dreading a secret meeting with the Commander.

S1, Ep3
26 Apr. 2017
Late

Offred visits Janine’s baby with Serena Joy and remembers the early days of the revolution, before Gilead. Ofglen faces a difficult challenge.

S1, Ep4
3 May 2017
Nolite Te Bastardes Carborundorum

Punished by Serena Joy, Offred begins to unravel and reflects on her time with Moira at the Red Center. A complication during the Ceremony threatens Offred’s survival with the Commander and Serena Joy.

S1, Ep5
10 May 2017
Faithful

Serena Joy makes Offred a surprising proposition; Offred remembers the unconventional beginning of her relationship with Luke; Ofglen, now Ofsteven, tries reintegrating into Gilead.

S1, Ep6
17 May 2017
A Woman’s Place

When a trade delegation from Mexico comes to Gilead, Offred discovers several shocking secrets.

S1, Ep7
24 May 2017
The Other Side

What happened to Luke after he was separated from June and his daughter Hannah. He tries surviving the harsh, new world alone so he can find them again.

S1, Ep8
31 May 2017
Jezebels

While his wife is away, Commander Waterford takes Offred on an excursion outside the walls of Gilead to a den of iniquity where she finds a familiar face.

S1, Ep9
7 Jun. 2017
The Bridge

June is tasked with going back to Jezebels to find a package. Meanwhile in Gilead, Janine has trouble relinquishing her newborn baby.

S1, Ep10
14 Jun. 2017
Night

Serena Joy confronts Offred and the Commander. Offred struggles with a complicated, life-changing revelation. The Handmaids face a brutal decision.

SEASON 2

 

S2, Ep1
25 Apr. 2018
June

Offred reckons with the consequences of a dangerous decision while haunted by memories from her past and the violent beginnings of Gilead.

S2, Ep2
25 Apr. 2018
Unwomen

Offred adjusts to a new way of life. The arrival of an unexpected person disrupts the Colonies. A family is torn apart by the rise of Gilead.

S2, Ep3
2 May 2018
Baggage

June reflects on her relationship with her mother as she navigates her way through Gilead. In Little America, Moira tries to cope with the trauma she endured.

S2, Ep4
9 May 2018
Other Women

A baby shower provokes a troubling shift in Offred’s relationship with Serena Joy. Offred reckons with the choice she made that led her to become a Handmaid.

S2, Ep5
16 May 2018
Seeds

Offred spirals as a Gilead ceremony disrupts her relationship with Nick. Janine tries to adjust to life in the Colonies, jeopardizing her friendship with Emily.

S2, Ep6
23 May 2018
First Blood

Offred finds unexpected allies and obstacles in her search for a way to protect Hannah. The Commander prepares for the dedication of a new Red Center. Nick struggles with his new assignment.

S2, Ep7
30 May 2018
After

An attack sends shockwaves through both Gilead and Little America; Serena makes a dangerous choice; Moira searches for someone from her past.

S2, Ep8
6 Jun. 2018
Women’s Work

A sick baby tests Offred and Serena; Janine finally faces Naomi.

S2, Ep9
13 Jun. 2018
Smart Power

On a diplomatic trip abroad, Serena faces the temptation of life outside Gilead; Luke and Moira grapple with survivor’s guilt; Offred seeks support from allies.

S2, Ep10
20 Jun. 2018
The Last Ceremony

A frustrated Serena becomes desperate; The Commander tries to make amends with Offred; Nick pushes Eden farther away; Offred is faced with an unexpected reunion.

S2, Ep11
27 Jun. 2018
Holly

Offred faces a grueling challenge alone as she recalls her life as a mother; Serena and the Commander deal with the fallout of their actions towards Offred.

S2, Ep12
4 Jul. 2018
Postpartum

Offred is sent to a familiar place; Nick is rocked by Gilead’s brutal response to a crime; Emily is assigned to a mysterious new house.

S2, Ep13
11 Jul. 2018
The Word

Serena and the other Wives strive to make change; Emily learns more about her new Commander; Offred faces a difficult decision.

 

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Westworld Season 2 Recap

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S2, Ep1

22 Apr. 2018

Journey into Night

The hosts revolt against the guests while searching for a new purpose; Maeve sets out to find her daughter with some unexpected help.
 

 

S2, Ep2
29 Apr. 2018

Reunion

Dolores remembers she’s been to the outside world; William makes a bold business venture.

 

S2, Ep3
6 May 2018

Virtù e Fortuna

Dolores makes her next move; Charlotte scrambles to protect Delos’ most prized asset; Bernard gets closer to the truth.
 

 

S2, Ep4
13 May 2018

The Riddle of the Sphinx

An enigmatic figure becomes the center of Delos’ secret project; The Man in Black and Lawrence follow the path to Las Mudas, but run into trouble.

 

S2, Ep5
20 May 2018

Akane no Mai

Maeve and her allies have revelations in a new world; Dolores makes a decision about Teddy; Karl discovers something sinister about the hosts.

 

S2, Ep6
27 May 2018

Phase Space

Maeve continues her search for her daughter; Dolores calculates her next move; Elsie gets closer to the truth about Delos.

 

S2, Ep7
3 Jun. 2018

Les Écorchés

Bernard meets with an unexpected old friend; The Cradle is under threat; Maeve encounters a scene from her past.

 

S2, Ep8
10 Jun. 2018

Kiksuya

The telling of Akecheta and the Ghost Nation’s journey to consciousness; Maeve’s life hangs in the balance.
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S2, Ep9
17 Jun. 2018

Vanishing Point

The Man in Black confronts his troubled past; Charlotte forms a plan to kill all the hosts.
 

 

S2, Ep10
24 Jun. 2018

The Passenger

Everyone converges at the Valley Beyond for a revelation of what’s to come in a thrilling climax.

The Latest Cancelled Shows

la-tv-diva-logo SIX (History Channel)

Season 1 of SIX averaged 1.6 million viewers and a 0.4 demo rating, whereas its sophomore run has been mustering exactly half of that through its first six of 10 episodes. The final four episodes will air as scheduled, with the series finale slated for Aug. 1.

Olivia Munn was added to the cast in Season 2, joining returning stars Barry Sloane, Kyle Schmid, Juan Pablo Raba, Edwin Hodge, Jaylen Moore, Brianne Davis and Nadine Velazquez.

GHOSTED (Fox)

The comedy starred Adam Scott and Craig Robinson as a former astrophysics professor and a mall cop, respectively, who partnered up to investigate paranormal activity. The cast also included Ally Walker, Amber Stevens West and Adeel Akhtar as members of the secret government agency The Bureau Underground. It’s not yet decided whether the final three unaired episodes will ever be shown.

TIMELESS (NBC)

Saved from the chopping block last year, only to be cancelled a second time. We never got beyond the third episode before ditching this show, so comiserations to all who have continued watching thus far. There are rumours of a two-hour movie to wrap up the story.

CHAMPIONS (NBC)

The Mindy Kaling produced sitcom just got cut from the schedule but the first Season will continue to be available on Netflix.

NOBODIES (FOX)

The Melissa McCarthy-produced sitcom has been cancelled after just two Seasons.Nobodies starred Hugh Davidson, Larry Dorf and Rachel Ramras as comedy writers in pursuit of their big break. McCarthy and her husband, actor/fellow EP Ben Falcone, were frequent guest stars.

 

The Latest Renewed or Cancelled Cable TV Shows

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AMAZON PRIME INSTANT VIDEO
Bosch: Renewed for Season 5
Catastrophe: Renewed for Season 4
The Expanse (previously on Syfy): Renewed for Season 4
Fleabag: Renewed for Season 2
Goliath: Season 2 releases June 15
I Love Dick: Officially cancelled
Jack Ryan: Series premieres Aug. 31; Renewed for Season 2
Jean-Claude Van Johnson: Officially cancelled
The Last Tycoon: Officially cancelled
The Man in the High Castle: Renewed for Season 3
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Renewed for Seasons 2 and 3
Mozart in the Jungle: Officially cancelled
One Mississippi: Officially cancelled
Patriot: Renewed for Season 2
Red Oaks: Series finale released Oct. 20, 2017
Sneaky Pete: Season 2 released March 9
The Tick: Renewed for Season 2
Transparent: Renewed for (final) Season 5
Z: The Beginning of Everything: Officially cancelled

AMC
Better Call Saul: Season 4 premieres Aug. 6
Dietland: Series premieres June 4
Fear the Walking Dead: Season 4B premieres Aug. 12
Halt and Catch Fire: Series finale aired Oct. 14, 2017
Humans: Season 3 premieres June 5
Into the Badlands: Season 3 premiered April 22
Preacher: Season 3 premieres June 24
The Son: Renewed for Season 2
TURN: Washington’s Spies: Series finale aired Aug. 12, 2017
The Walking Dead: Renewed for Season 9

AT&T AUDIENCE NETWORK
Condor: Series premieres June 6
ICE: Season 2 finale aired May 30
Kingdom: Series finale aired Aug. 2
Loudermilk: Renewed for Season 2
Mr. Mercedes: Season 2 premieres Aug. 22
You Me Her: Season 3 finale aired May 22

BBC AMERICA
Class: Officially cancelled
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: Officially cancelled
Doctor Who: Renewed for Season 11 (premiering in fall 2018)
Killing Eve: Renewed for Season 2
Luther: Renewed for Season 5

BET
Being Mary Jane: Officially cancelled; two-hour wrap-up movie to air in 2018

BRAVO
Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce: Final season premiered June 14
Imposters: Officially cancelled
Odd Mom Out: Officially cancelled

CARTOON NETWORK
Adventure Time: Renewed through (final) Season 10
Rick and Morty (Adult Swim): Renewed for 70 additional episodes

CBS ALL ACCESS
The Good Fight: Renewed for Season 3
Star Trek: Discovery: Renewed for Season 2
Strange Angel: Series premiered June 14

CINEMAX
Outcast: Season 2 premieres July 20
Strike Back: Renewed for Season 6

CMT
Nashville: Series finale airs July 26

COMEDY CENTRAL
Another Period: Season 3 finale aired March 20
Broad City: Renewed for (final) Season 5
Corporate: Renewed for Season 2
Detroiters: Season 2 premieres June 21
Drunk History: Renewed for Season 6
Idiotsitter: Season 2 finale aired June 17, 2017
Inside Amy Schumer: Renewed for Season 5
Nathan for You: Season 4 finale aired Nov. 9, 2017
South Park: Renewed for Seasons 22 and 23

DISNEY CHANNEL
Andi Mack: Renewed for Season 3
Raven’s Home: Season 2 premieres June 25

E!
The Arrangement: Officially cancelled
The Royals: Season 4 finale aired May 13

EPIX
Berlin Station: Renewed for Season 3
Get Shorty: Season 2 premieres Aug. 12
Graves: Officially cancelled

FREEFORM
Alone Together: Renewed for Season 2
Beyond: Officially cancelled
The Bold Type: Renewed for Season 3
Famous in Love: Season 2 finale aired May 30
The Fosters: Series finale aired June 6; spinoff in the works
grown-ish: Renewed for Season 2
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger: Series premiered June 7
Shadowhunters: Officially cancelled; ending after Season 3
Siren: Renewed for Season 2
Stitchers: Officially cancelled
Young & Hungry: Final season resumes June 20

FX
American Crime Story: Renewed for Season 3 (Katrina)
American Horror Story: Renewed for Seasons 8 and 9
The Americans: Series finale aired May 30
Atlanta: Renewed for Season 3
Baskets: Renewed for Season 4
Better Things: Renewed for Season 3
Fargo: Unofficially renewed for Season 4
FEUD: Renewed for Season 2 (Charles and Diana)
Legion: Renewed for Season 3
Louie: Effectively cancelled
Pose: Series premieres June 3
Snowfall: Season 2 premieres July 19
The Strain: Series finale aired Sept. 17, 2017
Taboo: Renewed for Season 2
Trust: Season 1 finale aired May 27

FXX
Archer: Renewed for Season 10
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Renewed for Seasons 13 and 14
You’re the Worst: Renewed for (final) Season 5

HALLMARK CHANNEL
Chesapeake Shores: Renewed for Season 3
Good Witch: Season 4 premiered April 29
When Calls the Heart: Renewed for Season 6

HBO
Animals: Season 3 premieres Aug. 3
Ballers: Season 4 premieres Aug. 12
Barry: Renewed for Season 2
Big Little Lies: Renewed for Season 2
Crashing: Renewed for Season 3
The Comeback: Season 3 is a safe bet
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Renewed for Season 10
The Deuce: Renewed for Season 2
Divorce: Season 2 finale aired March 4
Game of Thrones: Renewed for (final) Season 8 (premiering in 2019)
Here and Now: Officially cancelled
High Maintenance: Renewed for Season 3
Insecure: Season 3 premieres Aug. 12
The New Pope (fka The Young Pope): Renewed for Season 2
Room 104: Renewed for Season 2
Silicon Valley: Renewed for Season 6
Succession: Renewed for Season 2
True Detective: Renewed for Season 3
Veep: Renewed for (final) Season 7 (which is postponed)
Vice Principals: Series finale aired Nov. 12, 2017
Westworld: Renewed for Season 3

HISTORY
SIX: Season 2 premiered May 28
Vikings: Renewed for Season 6

HULU
Castle Rock: Series premiere releases July 25
Casual: Final season releases July 31 (all eight episodes)
Chance: Officially cancelled
Difficult People: Officially cancelled
Dimension 404: Season 1 finale released April 25, 2017
East Los High: Series finale released Dec. 1, 2017
Freakish: Season 2 released Oct. 18, 2017
Future Man: Renewed for Season 2
The Handmaid’s Tale: Renewed for Season 3
Harlots: Season 2 premiere releases July 11
Marvel’s Runaways: Renewed for Season 2
The Mindy Project: Series finale released Nov. 14, 2017
The Path: Officially cancelled
Shut Eye: Officially cancelled

IFC
Brockmire: Renewed for Seasons 3 and 4
Documentary Now!: Renewed for Season 3
Portlandia: Series finale aired March 22
Stan Against Evil: Renewed for Season 3

LIFETIME
Mary Kills People: Season 2 finale aired April 9
UnREAL: Renewed for Season 4
You: Series premieres Sept. 9

MTV
Scream: Renewed for Season 3

NETFLIX

13 Reasons Why: Renewed for Season 3
Altered Carbon: Season 1 released Feb. 2
American Vandal: Renewed for Season 2
Anne With an E: Renewed for Season 2
Arrested Development: Season 5B premiere date TBA
Atypical: Renewed for Season 2
Big Mouth: Renewed for Season 2
Black Mirror: Renewed for Season 5
Bojack Horseman: Renewed for Season 5
The Crown: renewed -Season 3 due in 2019
Disjointed: Officially cancelled
Everything Sucks!: Officially cancelled
F Is for Family: Renewed for Season 3
Friends From College: Renewed for Season 2
Fuller House: Renewed for Season 4
GLOW: Season 2 premieres June 29
Grace and Frankie: Renewed for Season 5
Gypsy: Officially cancelled
Haters Back Off!: Officially cancelled
House of Cards: Renewed for (final) Season 6 (without Kevin Spacey)
Lady Dynamite: Officially cancelled
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events: Renewed for (final) Season 3
Lost in Space: Renewed for Season 2
Love: Series finale released March 9
Lucifer (formerly on Fox): Renewed for Season 4
Marvel’s Daredevil: Renewed for Season 3
Marvel’s The Defenders: Season 1 released Aug. 18, 2017
Marvel’s Iron Fist: Renewed for Season 2
Marvel’s Jessica Jones: Renewed for Season 3
Marvel’s Luke Cage: Season 2 releases June 22
Marvel’s The Punisher: Renewed for Season 2
Master of None: Season 2 released May 12, 2017
Mindhunter: Renewed for Season 2
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Renewed for Season 2
Narcos: Renewed for Season 4
The OA: Renewed for Season 2
One Day at a Time: Renewed for Season 3
Orange Is the New Black: Renewed for Seasons 6 and 7
Ozark: Renewed for Season 2
The Ranch: Season 3A (aka Part 5) released June 15
Santa Clarita Diet: Renewed for Season 3
Sense8: Series finale releases June 8
Seven Seconds: Officially cancelled
She’s Gotta Have It: Renewed for Season 2
Stranger Things: Renewed for Season 3
Travelers: Renewed for Season 3
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 4B releases Jan. 25, 2019

NICKELODEON

SpongeBob Squarepants Renewed
School of Rock: Series finale aired April 8
SpongeBob SquarePants: Renewed for Season 12

OWN
Greenleaf: Renewed for Season 3
The Haves and the Have Nots: Season 5 resumed May 1
If Loving You Is Wrong: Season 5 finale aired March 7
The Paynes: Season 1 premiered Jan. 16
Queen Sugar: Season 3 premiered May 29

PARAMOUNT NETWORK (fka SPIKE TV)
American Woman: Series premiered June 7
Yellowstone: Series premieres June 20

PBS
Call the Midwife: Renewed for Seasons 8 and 9
Grantchester: Renewed for Season 4
Poldark: Renewed for Seasons 4 and 5
Victoria: Renewed for Season 3

POP
Hollywood Darlings: Season 2 finale aired June 6
Nightcap: Officially cancelled
Schitt’s Creek: Renewed for Season 5

SHOWTIME
The Affair: Season 4 premieres June 17
Billions: Renewed for Season 4
The Chi: Renewed for Season 2
Dice: Officially cancelled
Episodes: Series finale aired Oct. 8, 2017
Homeland: Renewed for Season 8
I’m Dying Up Here: Season 2 premiered May 6
Our Cartoon President: Season 1 resumes July 15
Ray Donovan: Renewed for Season 6
Shameless: Renewed for Season 9
SMILF: Renewed for Season 2
Twin Peaks: Limited series finale aired Sept. 3, 2017
White Famous: Officially cancelled

STARZ
American Gods: Renewed for Season 2
Ash vs. Evil Dead: Officially cancelled
The Missing: Season 2 finale aired April 2, 2017
Outlander: Season 4 premieres in November; Renewed for Seasons 5 and 6
Power: Season 5 premieres July 1; Renewed for Season 6
Survivor’s Remorse: Officially cancelled
Sweetbitter: Season 1 finale aired June 10
Vida: Renewed for Season 2

SUNDANCE TV
Hap and Leonard: Officially cancelled
Liar: Renewed for Season 2

SYFY

12 Monkeys: Final season premieres June 15
Blood Drive: Officially cancelled
Channel Zero: Renewed for Season 4
Dark Matter: Officially cancelled
The Expanse: Officially cancelled. Renewed for Season 4, moving to Amazon
Ghost Wars: Officially cancelled
Happy: Renewed for Season 2
Killjoys: Season 4 premieres July 20; Renewed for (final) Season 5
Krypton: Renewed for Season 2
The Magicians: Renewed for Season 4
Superstition: Officially cancelled
Van Helsing: Renewed for Season 3
Wynonna Earp: Season 3 premieres July 20
Z Nation: Renewed for Season 5

TBS

Detour Renewed Season 3
American Dad!: Renewed for Seasons 14 and 15
Angie Tribeca: Renewed for Season 4
The Detour: Renewed for Season 4
Final Space: Renewed for Season 2
The Guest Book: Renewed for Season 2
The Last O.G.: Renewed for Season 2
People of Earth: Renewed for Season 3 Officially cancelled
Search Party: Renewed for Season 3
Wrecked: Renewed for Season 3

TNT
Animal Kingdom: Season 3 premiered May 29
Claws: Season 2 premieres June 10
Good Behavior: Season 2 finale aired Dec. 17, 2017
The Last Ship: Renewed for (final) Season 5
The Librarians: Officially cancelled
Major Crimes: Series finale aired Jan. 9
Will: Officially cancelled

TRUTV
I’m Sorry: Renewed for Season 2
Those Who Can’t: Renewed for Season 3

TV LAND
Lopez: Officially cancelled
Nobodies: Season 2 finale aired May 31
Teachers: Season 3 premiered June 5
Younger: Renewed for Season 6

USA NETWORK
Colony: Season 3 premiered May 2
Damnation: Officially cancelled
Falling Water: Officially cancelled
Mr. Robot: Renewed for Season 4
Playing House: Officially cancelled
Queen of the South: Season 3 premieres June 21
Shooter: Season 3 premieres June 21
The Sinner: Season 2 premieres Aug. 1
Suits: Season 8 premieres July 18

VH1
Daytime Divas: Officially cancelled

YOUTUBE RED
Cobra Kai: Renewed for Season 2
Step Up: High Water: Renewed for Season 2

 

The Latest Renewed or Cancelled Network TV Shows

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The $100,000 Pyramid: Returns Summer 2018
Alex Inc.: A long-shot. Officially cancelled
America’s Funniest: Officially renewed
American Housewife: Officially renewed
American Idol: Officially renewed
The Bachelor: Officially renewed
Bachelor in Paradise: Returns Summer 2018
black-ish: Officially renewed
Boy Band: Unofficially cancelled
Celebrity Family Feud: Returns Summer 2018
Child Support: Officially renewed
The Crossing: Officially cancelled
Dancing With the Stars: Officially renewed
Deception: Officially cancelled
Designated Survivor: Officially cancelled
For the People:Officially renewed
Fresh Off the Boat:Officially renewed
The Goldbergs: Officially renewed
The Gong Show: Renewed for Season 2
The Good Doctor: Officially renewed
Grey’s Anatomy: Officially renewed
How to Get Away With Murder: Officially renewed
Kevin (Probably) Saves the World: Officially cancelled
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Officially renewed
Marvel’s Inhumans: Officially cancelled
The Mayor: Officially cancelled
The Middle: Officially cancelled;
Modern Family: Officially renewed
Once Upon a Time: Officially cancelled
Quantico: Could go either way. Officially cancelled
Roseanne revival: Cancelled
Scandal: Officially cancelled;
Shark Tank: Officially renewed
Speechless: Officially renewed
Splitting Up Together: Officially renewed
Station 19: A safe bet. Officially renewed
Ten Days in the Valley: Officially cancelled
The Toy Box: Officially cancelled

CBS
9JKL: Officially cancelled
The Amazing Race: Officially renewed
The Big Bang Theory: Officially renewed d
Blue Bloods: Officially renewed
Bull: Officially renewed
Code Black: Officially cancelled
Criminal Minds: Officially renewed
Elementary: Officially renewed
Hawaii Five-0: Officially renewed
Instinct: Officially renewed
Kevin Can Wait: Officially cancelled
Life in Pieces: Officially renewed
Living Biblically: Officially cancelled
MacGyver: A safe bet Officially renewed
Madam Secretary: Officially renewed
Man With a Plan:  Officially renewed
Me, Myself & I: Officially cancelled
Mom: Officially renewed for Season 6
NCIS: Officially renewed for Season 16
NCIS: Los Angeles: Officially renewed
NCIS: New Orleans: Officially renewed
Ransom: Officially renewed for Season 2
Salvation: Officially renewed for Season 2
Scorpion: Officially cancelled
SEAL Team: renewed for Season 2
Superior Donuts: Officially cancelled
Survivor: Officially renewed
S.W.A.T.: Officially renewed for Season 2
Wisdom of the Crowd: Officially cancelled
Young Sheldon: Officially renewed for Season 2
Zoo: Officially cancelled