Well, we’ve scarcely had time to digest last week’s intense conclusion to the Verger saga, and now we’re off to the next (and final?) serving of Hannibal—the show’s take on what started it all: Red Dragon. We meet some new faces, and also see the returns of some old ones we haven’t seen in quite some time, namely Agents Price and Zeller of Team Science (sans one B. Katz *moment of silence*). Body horror and spoilers after the jump as always, kids.
A “Secondo” is a formal Italian meal’s second true course, and usually has a meat or fish dish. Think something like turkey, salmon, steak, or lamb. And fittingly, it’s in this episode that we get our first real mentions of lambs, a nice homage to Silence of the Lambs.
While last week gave us a pretty meditative and surreal episode, this week is much more plot-heavy. Hannibal and Bedelia get up to their usual shenanigans in Italy (murder and psychoanalyzing murderers), Will Graham travels to Hannibal’s childhood home in Lithuania, and Jack comes to Italy searching for Will.
Spoilers and the usual Hannibal trigger warnings below (gore, cannibalism, lots of snails, artsy crime scenes, you know the drill).
Welcome back for your second helping of Season 3, Fannibals! I wish I could subtitle this episode “The gang’s all back!” but really it was more “Will Graham’s all back!” They are really introducing the cast piecemeal this season, but hopefully by next week we’ll round out with Jack and Alana (whom trailers tell us are still alive) and newcomer Lady Murasaki. Until then, it was nice to piece together at least a little of what happened since the finale, since last episode’s focus on Hannibal and Bedelia gave us no clue as to what befell our erstwhile companions who lay dying at Chez Hannibal in the Season 2 finale. So get ready for some answers… just not very many.
Spoilers and your typical Hannibal trigger warnings, i.e. body horror (including a particularly grotesque scene this week), mutilation, blood/gore, etc.
If you’ve ever been to a marginally fancy restaurant (or, like, an Olive Garden), you know that “antipasto” essentially refers to an appetizer. While last season’s cuisine-terminology titles sometimes didn’t seem to be relevant to their episodes, an appetizer is exactly what we got last night.
Spoilers for last night’s episode, and all the prerequisite trigger warnings for Hannibal (cannibalism, gaslighting/emotional abuse, general gore and violence, you know the deal).
Lordy, lordy. It seems like forever since the dramatic and murderiffic finale of Hannibal‘s second season aired, and in the time that’s passed I almost forgot how hyped I can get about this freaky-ass show. Continue reading