Commander Lawrence (played by Bradley Whitford) was distraught when he discovered Eleanor (Julie Dretzin) had died from an overdose. He has a feeling that handmaid June (Elisabeth Moss) played a role in her death but isn’t aware that she left Eleanor to die instead of getting some help. When The Handmaid’s Tale returns for its fourth outing, Commander Lawrence could finally learn the truth and vow revenge on June.
Fans know Commander Lawrence was involved in helping Gilead come to fruition and was one of the founding fathers.
But as Gilead has grown, he has appeared to have regretted his role in setting up the totalitarian state.
While it seems as though Commander Lawrence is firmly on June’s side and will help to take down Gilead, actor Bradley has warned all is not as it appears.
He explained someone cannot just have an epiphany and change the way they think, suggesting June should be careful.
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“It really is a function of what is some of the most phenomenal writing I’ve ever got.”
Bradley also added that Commander Lawrence is “unpredictable” and June should be wary.
“What’s happening with Lawrence is his humanity is fighting back,” the actor shared.
“I don’t find him simply sympathetic, I wouldn’t call him sympathetic.