The Handmaid’s Tale Unlocked: Episode 5 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter We analyze Episode 5 of the Handmaid's Tale, focusing on Offred's conversation with the Commander while playing Scrabble, and larger themes about normalcy and playacting in romantic relationships and dictatorships. Some stuff on OTI, like the digital library and the back catalog of podcasts, is only available to Overthinking It Members at the “Well Actually” and “Full Harvey” levels. Want to see it? Become a member or upgrade your membership now! You may also need to login.