Hulu’s dystopian series The Handmaid’s Tale may meet a surprising twist with the death of Nick Blaine (played by Max Minghella). After a major hint from showrunner Bruce Miller, Nick may meet his death at the hands of his wife Rose Blaine (Carey Cox).
Season four revealed that Nick got married in a long-awaited reunion with June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) when fans spotted his wedding ring.
Nick and June were lovers when she was captured and held hostage in Gilead as a servant while he was employed as a driver for Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes).
The two even shared a daughter, born out of Serena Joy’s (Yvonne Strahovski) desire to become a mother.
She forced Nick to attack June while she was making sure the Handmaiden got pregnant.
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However, Fred and Serena were unaware of June and Nick’s secret relationship, which they made sure to keep secret because they could be punished. dead if caught.
Nick was also secretly working to help June escape Gilead and used his male privilege to connect her to an underground resistance group network.
Although viewers were thrilled to see June gain freedom in Canada, many were saddened to see her romance with Nick come to an end as she was reunited with her husband, Luke Bankole (OT Fagbenle).
Luckily for fans, season five introduced Nick’s wife as she further explored their relationship.
“It’s also changing. But I think what you’ll see is that we tried to establish [Nick and Rose’s] dynamic from the start, i.e. it is a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
“And it’s a lot when she asks, ‘Where were you all night? she gets an honest answer, not exhaustive, but honest.
Bruce added: “And what does it do to a person like Rose, who you’re getting to know, who is maybe a little tougher than you thought, and why does she let that happen ?
“She seems very nice. Why does she let him walk on it?
“I think it’s all weighed in on the fact that you’re about to realize that there is another human being in the mix. And that person is Rose,” he told Entertainment Weekly.
Rose also seemed to know all about June and her story, and this was highlighted during the premiere.
After Nick helped June get revenge and kill Fred, Rose waited for him to come home and hoped his death would help bring peace to June.
Fans will have to stay tuned to see if Rose will grow tired of Nick’s admiration for June and end up pulling the trigger on her husband in a jealous rage.
The Handmaid’s Tale is available in the US on Hulu and will premiere on Prime Videos in the UK later this month.