"I'm clean now. I've got a safe place to sleep every night and I have people who are nice to me. And I want to keep it that way."
          - Ofglen #2 interrupting a clandestine conversation between her predecessor and Offred.[1]

Ofglen #2 is a recurring character in The Handmaid's Tale (TV series). She is a Handmaid who replaces the arrested Ofglen #1 (Emily). Her real name is never revealed.

In the TV Series Edit

Offred prepares to meet Ofglen #1 outside, but it is a different woman, who introduces herself as Ofglen[2].

While grocery shopping, Offred and a few other Handmaids run into Ofsteven (formerly Ofglen) where she learns about Mayday. Ofglen #2 grabs Offred before she can learn anything else. She tells Offred that she used to be a junkie, and that she likes being a Handmaid because she has a safe place to sleep and her people are nice.[1]

All of the handmaidens are called to come together to stone someone who endangered a child. To their surprise, that someone is Janine. The handmaids hesitate and Ofglen #2 is brutally beaten by a guard when she breaks rank and voices her angry refusal. The other women, beginning with Offred, drop their stones, each saying "I'm sorry, Aunt Lydia" (a phrase they were taught early in their indoctrination). The guards are ready to kill them all, but Aunt Lydia frantically tells them that the handmaids are her responsibility. Aunt Lydia promises that they will all be punished and sends them home.[3]

It is later revealed that Ofglen (#2) has her tongue cut out ("Other Women").

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Episode 5, "Faithful"
  2. Episode 2, "Birth Day"
  3. Episode 10, "Night"