Whenever it feels like things are going to be going for June Osborne The story of the maid, there is always something coming that ruins our hope. The season four finale, titled "The Wilderness," is no different, and it is June's actions in the final moments of the episode that could set it up for a rough season five. But what does all of this mean for the future of June? It becomes clear that June will mark Commander Fred Waterford's demise after it was revealed that he might be released as the Canadian government drops charges against him.
June visits Fred in jail and makes him think he won, but she later tells Luke that she's going to "put Fred on the damn wall". In a last-ditch effort not to get away with Fred, June brokers a deal between Mark Tuello and Commander Lawrence to release 22 resistance women in exchange for Fred's return to Gilead. Upon his arrival, Fred is taken to the forest and given the option to die by gun or pipe. Since he doesn't think June will kill him, he chooses a pipe and is persecuted and brutally murdered by June and other Gilead refugees.
Her joy is short-lived when Luke, her husband, realizes what she's done. "I'm sorry. Just give me five minutes with her and I'll go," she says in response. June's comments on Luke made many fans wonder if they meant she was going to leave Luke altogether, or that she knew Luke was going to turn her over to authorities, which would result in a jail sentence or worse. While there is no mention of prison at the moment, time will tell if it will end up there at the beginning of the next season.