By Proma Khosla
Television giveth and television taketh away; where there may be hardy laughs one week, there may be utter devastation the next. But it’s okay – sometimes we need a good cathartic cry over fictional characters to keep us sane out in the real world (which hasn’t exactly had a banner year).
Here are the 10 primetime TV moments (unranked) that made us cry in 2017.
1. The Handmaid’s Tale, Ofglen’s wordless goodbye with her lover
We refrained from putting “the whole damn thing” as the ugly cry moment in The Handmaid’s Tale – but to be clear, we ugly cried throughout the whole damn thing. One scene in particular stands out, however, as the most gut-wrenching of them all. Ofglen and an unnamed Martha are found guilty of loving one another. In the van that brings them to their death, they sit across from each other – bound, gagged, unable to speak. In their final, silent moments together, they can only stare into the agony reflected in the other’s gazes, wrestling against their restraints to touch each other. Ofglen craddles her, but there is no comfort for what she will endure. …