The Umbrella Academy on Netflix has proved a huge hit with fans since its release in February 2019 with many of the cast members impressing on-screen. One character to leave The Umbrella Academy fans intrigued is The Handler (played by Kate Walsh) after her introduction in episode five, titled Number Five. Here’s all you need to know about The Handler and the actor who plays her.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from The Umbrella Academy.
The Umbrella Academy fans are no stranger to The Handler following the character’s introduction in Gerard Way's comic book series.
The Handler works for The Commission, an organisation which sets out the forthcoming world events.
Walsh’s character, in this instance, is set on stopping Number Five (Aidan Gallagher) from preventing the end of the world.
Netflix viewers witness The Handler and Five become embroiled in an intriguing back-and-forth throughout the series, which resulted in the former's death and the superhero unable to stop the apocalypse.
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The Handler deployed time-travelling assassins Hazel (Cameron Britton) and Cha Cha (Mary J Blige) to terminate Five.
Over the course of The Umbrella Academy, Five manages to evade the pair, even managing to turn them on each other.
Cha Cha and Hazel end up going their separate ways by the end of the season.
Hazel falls in love with doughnut store waitress Agnes (Sheila McCarthy) and even goes to the drastic step of killing The Handler in order to be with her.
The pair then managed to time travel