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     "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]

Alma is a recurring character in the first and second seasons of the TV Series. She trained at the Red Center with June, Moira and Janine. She is also involved with Mayday and acts as one of June's contact with the resistance group. She is assigned to Commander Ellis[2]; her patronymic is "Ofrobert"[3].

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 [4].

Ofrobert is the third Handmaid (after Ofglen #2 and Offred) who refuses to stone Janine, repeating Offred's excuse ("I'm sorry, Aunt Lydia")[5].

After refusing to stone Janine, she is taken to an abandoned baseball field, quickly revealed to be a deserted, run-down, but very much still recognizable Fenway Park. There there are scaffolds erected with nooses. Each handmaid is given a noose and the lever is pulled. Instead of dropping down completely and breaking their necks, the platform only drops a few inches. It is all just a scare tactic set up by Aunt Lydia in order to give them a lesson that they'd remember[3].

The handmaids are then all forced to sit in the rain with their hands extended while holding a rock. Aunt Lydia walks around electrocuting them but stops when she is informed of Offred's pregnancy. Offred is removed from the exercise and taken inside to get dry. Later the other handmaids a brought in soaking wet and forced to form two straight lines. Aunt Lydia takes them one by one and chains them to the stove. She burns their hands as punishment for their defiance[3].

When some fellow handmaids arrive to the baby shower party at the Waterfords, Alma briefly informs June that Mayday has gone silent and is "done helping Handmaids". She adds that Ofglen #2 had her tongue cut out, which is the part that was not June's fault, pointing on her scarred wrist[6].

Serena invites four handmaids (Alma, Ofglen (#2), Oferic, and Ofsamuel) for a surprise lunch with Offred [7].


References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Episode 1.6, "A Woman's Place"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Episode 1.1, "Offred"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Episode 2.1, June (TV Episode)
  4. Episode 1.9, "The Bridge"
  5. Episode 1.10, "Night"
  6. Episode 2.4, "Other Women"
  7. Episode 2.6, First Blood