"Gilead only has one thing to trade that anyone wants. They want to trade us. They want to trade for Handmaids."
          - Alma to June (on the gala dinner)[1]

Ofrobert is a recurring character in The Handmaid's Tale (TV series) and the Novel. She is a Handmaid who trained at the Red Center with June, Moira and Janine. She is frank and chatty, often trading gossip and news with June. She is also involved with Mayday and becomes June's contact with the resistance group. Ofrobert's real name is Alma.

In the TV Series Edit

She mocks her Commander saying he can't even perform the Ceremony[2], and also has a "big mouth"[1].

As Ofrobert learns from her Commander, Mexican delegates visit the Waterfords' home in an effort to create partnerships in trade and see the effects of the Gilead cultural movement. The handmaids are then taken to a party to honour Gilead and show the foreign delegates their success, including presenting the children of Gilead. Ofrobert remarks to June that the delegates are interested in fertile women as a commodity to be traded between the two nations [1].

Offred (June) reaches out to Ofrobert to become a part of "Mayday" and contribute to the resistance movement. Ofrobert resists at first but ultimately accepts Offred's offer and gives her her first assignment - get a mystery package from a "Rachel at the bar" in the Jezebel's club and hold on to it until further notice [3].

Ofrobert is the third handmaid (after Ofglen #2 and Offred) who refuses to stone Janine, repeating Offred's excuse ("I'm sorry, Aunt Lydia")[4].

Notes Edit

Nina Kiri confirmed in an interview that her character will reappear in Season 2[5]..

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Episode 6, "A Woman's Place"
  2. Episode 1, "Offred"
  3. Episode 9, "The Bridge"
  4. Episode 10, "Night"
  5. Interview" with Nina Kiri, at 26:01