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      • Lucas "Luke" Bankole is the husband of June Osborne and the father of their daughter before Gilead 's formation. He is separated from his wife and child when they are captured trying to flee the country. In the book, it remains unknown whether he is alive or dead. In the series he successfully escapes to Canada.
  1. Luke Bankole | The Handmaid's Tale Wiki | Fandom › wiki › Luke_Bankole
    • Before Gilead
    • After The Takeover
    • Present, Season One
    • Present, Season Two
    • Present, Season Three
    • Season 4

    The first time Luke meets June, he is still married to another woman named Annie. They continue meeting up for innocent lunches, where she learns that Luke hasn't told his wife about them. After an affair with June he leaves his first wife for her. After Annie confronts June at her workplace, Luke calls her and angrily tells her their relationship is over and that she has to move on. In expectation of their daughter’s birth, Luke drives June to the hospital amidst crowds of people protesting the recent sharp decline in birth-rates. She is greatly relieved to learn that Hannah is a healthy baby. Shortly after her birth, June wakes up to find Hannah is gone. She initially assumes she’s been taken for a blood test, until sirens begin blaring throughout the hospital. Luke urges June to stay where she is whilst he goes to investigate. June follows Luke regardless and is horrified at the sight of one of the nurses lying on the ground in a puddle of blood, either dead or unconscious. June...

    June, Luke and Hannah try to escape to Canada and hide in the trunk of their car while a man called Mr. Whitford drives them to a secluded cabin near the border. Mr. Whitford tells them he still needs to grab them Canadian passports, because U.S. passports "don't mean shit no more". Before he leaves, Mr. Whitford teaches Luke how to shoot a gun, which he is clearly uneasy about. After learning that Whitford has been killed, they try to reach the Canadian border on their own, but their car is spotted by a patrol. They crash at the side of the road, and Luke tells June to take Hannah and run from the Guardians pursuing them. Shortly after, Luke is taken captive by Guardians. They place him in an ambulance after he is shot in the stomach, and intend to question him. The ambulance veers off the road, and both his captors die in the accident. He takes a first aid kit and a gun from a dead Guardian and goes off to find his wife and daughter. After stumbling in the woods for a bit, Luke se...

    June is informed by Mr. Flores, the Mexican ambassador's assistant, that Luke is alive, whereas she had assumed he was killed when they were captured at the border (though she did not witness his death, she heard shots being fired and never saw him again). Mr Flores knows Luke's full name, birthdate and birthplace, and also knows "Offred's" real name prior to meeting her, implying that what he says may be true. He asks her to write a short message for Luke . In "Little America", Toronto, Canada, Luke is shown with Erin. He gets a phone call and goes into a government office filled with flyers of missing persons. A woman brings Luke into a room where she hands him the note June wrote him via the Mexican ambassador's assistant. The note, read in June's voice, says: "I love you so much. Save Hannah." Realizing they are both still alive, Luke cries while he smiles. Moira manages to escape to Ontario, Canada. She ends up in a refugee camp where she is given clothes, a phone, money, and f...

    Luke is seen living with Erin and Moira in a small appartment. The Waterfords land in Canada. Moira recognizes Fred and she points him out to Luke and Erin as they watch television. Moira and Luke go to the U.S. embassy and ask Rachel to arrest Fred but she tells them that it isn't possible. She encourages Moira and Luke to attend a planned protest. At the protest, Luke confronts Commander Fred. He's taken away by the police but not before Serena and Nick realize that he's Offred's husband. Serena and Fred head up to their room where Fred says that they've made progress with the Canadian government. Nick goes looking for Luke and finds him in a bar. He tells Luke that June is alright but Luke says that she isn't fine. Nick tells her that June is pregnant. This upsets Luke and he tells Nick to get out but then changes his mind and goes after him. He asks about Hannah but Nick doesn't know if she's okay. Nick gives Luke the stack of letters June gave him and tells him to get them out...


    Luke rushes to the post office with Moira hot on her heels. He receives an envelope, inside is a picture of Hannah. Luke is relieved that she is safe. Emily appears behind him with Nichole, telling him his wife (June) saved her life.

    Mary and Martha

    In Canada, we see Luke digging through some annoying paperwork. Baby Nichole is now living with Luke, Moira and Erin. Emily comes over for dinner and a visibly primed Luke asks her why she hasn’t yet contacted her wife Sylvia or their son Oliver. As it gets awkward, Luke storms out, to which Moira explains “He looks at you, he sees June”, adding he’d want Hannah and Nichole’s mom to call if she made it to safety. Emily says June would call, because “she’s a lot stronger than me.” Moira says s...

    God Bless the Child

    While June is waiting to leave the Putnams’ house, Serena creeps close to tell her how she can see Hannah playing outside after lunch at her school. A few minutes later, an officer of the Eyes comes in and wants to see Commander Waterford immediately: He’s got a video of a Canadian protest showing solidarity with Chicago. Luke is at the protest, and he’s wearing Nichole in a carrier. The Waterfords have June confirm Luke’s identity, which she does reluctantly. She walks out of the room and si...


    Luke hosts a charity event, and invites Ritato speak. He takes over from her once she appears to grow distressed, and begins to ask the audience for donations.

    "The Crossing"

    Rachel Tappingtells Luke that sources have confirmed that June has been captured. Moira asks if he wants to come for a vigil, but he says that he finds it pointless. He cares for Nichole, and they bury a green persimmon in the garden for luck, just like Rachel suggested.


    Luke meets June aboard a boat the morning she arrives in Canada. June apologizes for not having Hannah, and starts to break down in tears. Luke tells her that it is okay, and hugs June, kissing her forehead. June and Luke exit the boat, and June exhales as she sets foot on Canadian soil.

  2. June Osborne | The Handmaid's Tale Wiki | Fandom › wiki › June

    She is a woman in her 30s who was forced to serve as a Handmaid in the early years of Gilead, due to the fact she is still capable of bearing children. She is the wife of Luke Bankole and the mother of a young daughter, Hannah. She is portrayed by Elisabeth Moss.

  3. The Handmaid’s Tale season 4 theories: June and Luke split ... › the-handmaids-tale-season-4

    Apr 19, 2021 · Season four of The Handmaid’s Tale could feature yet another heartbreaking moment for June Osborne and Luke Bankole (O-T Fagbenle). Since the start of the series, June has been desperate to reunite with her husband after being captured as a Handmaid by the oppressive patriarchal state of Gilead.

  4. The 10 Offred Facts Every Handmaid's Tale Fan Should Know › offred
    • June is still alive… but she might be in trouble. The show’s hero is still alive, which is good news for us as fans. However, things are looking complicated.
    • June’s new goal is to get as many children as possible out of Gilead. June, now Ofjoseph, struggles with the prolonged death of her walking partner, Ofmatthew.
    • She helps Janine see Charlotte again. Angela, the Putnam baby that Janine calls Charlotte, falls ill, which makes Janine incredibly upset. June, feeling bad for Janine, convinces Serena that Janine deserves to see her daughter again, especially since Charlotte might be dying.
    • Offred convinces Serena that Nichole’s life would be better in Canada. June and Serena are both horrified by Fred’s decision to have one of Serena’s fingers amputated as punishment for reading the Bible.
  5. Why is Offred now Ofjoseph in The Handmaid's Tale? › entertainment › tv

    Jun 21, 2021 · In the early years of Gilead, June was sent to Serena and husband Fred Waterford due to her ability to bear children. The couple is desperate to have their own child despite Commander Waterford's infertility. By being their handmaid, thus a surrogate mother (against her will), June belongs to the Commander and received the name Offred.

  6. 'Handmaid's Tale' Season 4 Ending Explained - Where Will June Go? › culture › film-tv

    Jun 16, 2021 · In the Season 4 finale of The Handmaid's Tale, June tastes sweet vengeance when she and a number of women corner Fred in the woods and beat him to death. The next morning, her husband, Luke, finds...

  7. 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 4 Episode 9: Who is Nick's wife ... › the-handmaids-tale-season-4-episode-9

    Jun 09, 2021 · The reveal has put some avid viewers of the show in pain as they cannot bear the idea of June going back to her husband Luke, knowing she has feelings for the other man who has helped her cope the last wretched few years.

  8. 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 4 reveals why June Osborne will ... › entertainment › handmaids-tale

    May 05, 2021 · June Osborne makes her move.Hulu. Outside Gilead, people are starting to get more and more familiar with June’s name. She is being praised as the heroine behind what is now being dubbed ...

  9. ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Season 4 Finale: June Kills [Spoiler ... › 2021/06/16 › the-handmaids-tale-finale

    Jun 16, 2021 · Thought June Osborne’s escape from Gilead was satisfying? Try watching The Handmaid’s Tale heroine and her fellow former handmaids kill Fred Waterford with their bare hands in the Season 4 finale.

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