Warning: This article contains spoilers for Handmaid's Tale season three. Since the new season of The Handmaid's Tale kicked off, we haven't seen much of Nick Blaine. The last time we got a glimpse of the driver when the Commander had ordered him to the front lines of war. Now, a new fan theory suggests Nick will join the rebels once he's out of Gilead.
From the previous season, we know that Nick was sent to Chicago where June believes he will be killed. But now we know Nick has even more reason to rally against Gilead considering what he's battled through with June and his child bride Eden. This is what the new Reddit theory gaining traction says.
When Nick tells June he's going to Chicago, one of the areas frequently referenced as one of the biggest battles against Gilead, she thinks that he's never going to come back. While we don't know how many rebels are out there, we do know that Chicago poses a significant threat to Chicago. The theory is that Nick will join rebel forces after his deployment to Chicago.
"From the maps we know that American forces are standing their ground against the Guardians all along the West Coast, plus Texas and Florida," Redditer Kspence92 writes. "Could Nick be captured and perhaps defect to the US army and/or Mayday/Anti Gilead militia?” Other commenters agree that they’ve considered this storyline, with one adding that Nick may seek the rebels out of his own volition. “Or not being captured but seeking them out,” Reddit user oceaniadx writes. “I’m excited to see what the rebel areas are like. Hopefully, we will.”
Another Reddit user, TiredHungryAndMad, references the extended trailer for next week’s episode, which includes the line “I don’t think you know who Mr Blaine is.”
Reddit user kanjilal_s suggests that Nick might be an “Undercover agent like CIA,” possibly an American agent there to “bring down Gilead.” Reddit user NothappyJane adds: “I think he’s a spy for other countries/resistance.”
Either way, something big is happening - and Nick Blaine is involved.
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