The Villainous Forces
There wouldn't be conflict without a villain to fight against the protagonist. First, let's check in with Aunt Lydia, who is definitely not dead after getting stabbed in the back (and pushed down the stairs!) by Emily. "She's transformed by this event," Miller revealed in another interview. "In her case, it makes her double down that she feels like she just wasn't strong enough in her discipline. So she, I think, has decided it's time to get tough." As if she wasn't tough in the first place! We're shaking already.
Then there's Commander Waterford, who is losing his grip on his tenuous situation. Now, with his handmaid having attempted a third escape, I imagine he will also be enraged. "I hope that in Season three we [won't be] worrying about making him a villain, because he will always be a very nasty piece of work," actor Joseph Fiennes told Deadline. "Now we understand that as an audience, I hope that we can trust and enjoy maybe seeing a different facet of the man that belies the truth of what we know."
But it won't just be Waterford we need to watch out for. We have new faces entering the fold, and they made be even more sinister than those we've already seen.