The Handmaid’s Tale Just Dove Into Aunt Lydia’s Backstory, and It’s Pretty Twisted

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Did you ever think you'd see the day Aunt Lydia would sing "Islands in the Stream" and get it on with an elementary school principal on The Handmaid's Tale? In season three, the dystopian Hulu series finally gives us a glimpse into Aunt Lydia's past as a fourth-grade teacher named Ms. Clements. Earning her an Emmy, Ann Dowd's performance as Gilead's draconian rule enforcer can only be described with a chef's kiss. Now, Lydia, definitely not dead after her heated encounter with Emily, finally has a backstory, and it's just as twisted as you'd expect. Here's your fair warning that there are . . .
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