Undoubtedly, June has been through a lot in The Handmaid’s Tale. June has had her daughter ripped from her arms and endured sexual, physical, and emotional abuse at the hands of those in charge of the new regime in the years since the United States became Gilead.
Since Nick is now married, she has virtually lost him. And now that Nick’s wife has finally been introduced in the Season 5 premiere, viewers are eager to learn more about her.
In Season 2, Nick is married to child bride Eden. She is executed when she admits to having an affair, leaving Nick unmarried. The conclusion of Season 4 reveals that Nick is married, as is typical for a commander of his rank.
He could only remain single for so long before suspicion arose. And now we know a little bit more about Nick’s spouse.
Who is Nick’s spouse in “The Handmaid’s Tale”?
Nick slips on a wedding band at the conclusion of June and Nick’s reunion in Season 4, Episode 9 as June walks back to her waiting car. Fans are extremely shocked.
June learns that Nick is married in Season 5. However, she is attempting to move on with her husband Luke, so she takes it in stride.
Rose, Nick’s wife, appears to be privy to some of his clandestine activities, which is the most significant takeaway from her introduction. In reference to Fred’s murder, she asks Nick whether June did what was necessary. And it is evident that Nick shares with her information that most commanders would keep from their wives.
This could indicate that Nick’s wife has her own secrets. Alternatively, she is a small part of the resistance. In either case, this is the best possible outcome.
Eric Tuchman, writer and producer of The Handmaid’s Tale, told Entertainment Weekly in June 2021 that when Nick sees June at the end of Season 4, he may have been married for a long time or just a few months.
Eric stated, “The thing is, of course he got married in Gilead.” Nick is likely one of the most eligible commanders. He’s a rising power broker and a handsome man of mystery. Furthermore, Gilead requires its version of traditional family values, so Nick couldn’t remain single for long.
On ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ Who Portrays Nick’s Wife?
Although it is difficult to predict how long Nick will remain married to Rose, it is clear that she plays a significant role in his character arc. Carey Cox, who portrays her, is not as well-known as some of her co-stars, but she is a comedian and writer in her spare time.
And, according to her Instagram bio, she identifies as a “disabled” artist, which suggests that Nick’s wife’s cane in The Handmaid’s Tale is not merely a prop.
Carey is also extremely ecstatic to be a part of The Handmaid’s Tale family, as expected. She wrote on Instagram that she believes fans will enjoy the story of Rose. And based on her introduction in Season 5, we tend to concur.
Nick and June Become a Couple?
June and Nick have a unique relationship in The Handmaid’s Tale. Nick, unlike Luke, who does love and care deeply for June, comprehends some of the trauma June has endured. They are also united by their daughter Nichole.
In Season 4, it is evident that there is a strong connection between June and Nick, and that June feels she can relax her guard with Nick in a way she cannot with Luke.
Now that we know Nick is married, there is little chance that he will ever flee Gilead to be with her. Nick would turn against his country and flee to Canada with June and Nichole in a perfect world. As a married man in a position of authority in Gilead, Nick is essentially trapped.
There is a small possibility that he will continue to monitor Hannah and assist June in small ways, but June and Nick are unlikely to end up together.
New episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale are available on Hulu every Wednesday.