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.
Our plot train has left the station and continues to chug along in this week’s episode of Hannibal. “Dolce” is both a meal course and a musical term: for food it means sweet, in music it means sweetly and softly. While many elements of this episode gave the illusion of sweetness and delicacy, its ending was far from it.
Spoilers, trigger warnings for gore and the usual Hannibal fare below!
Spoilers and the requisite Hannibal-content trigger warning after the jump!
After several introspective episodes and a relatively limited use of our supporting cast of characters, the gang was finally all here again in this week’s Hannibal—including Will’s dogs! But seriously, there were more supporting characters in this episode than in the last three combined.
Spoilers, and the typical Hannibal trigger warnings for body horror, gore, cannibalism, etc., below the jump.
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
The game is up. The wild ride of Season 2 of Hannibal came to a thrilling, chilling close last night. If I got to name this episode, I might have called it something like “Folies à deux” or maybe “It Takes Two to Tango!”, because it was largely constructed of a series of scenes that were duets between just two actors. I might also have named it “All My Hopes Were Irrevocably Washed Away in an Endless Sea of Blood”. But I didn’t get to name it, so it’s called “Mizumono” instead.
Standard Hannibal triggers apply; the first twenty minutes or so are pretty tame for Hannibal, but be ready for the second half. There will be blood. So much blood. Major spoilers after the jump.
In the second to last episode of the season, we focus heavily on the relationship between Will and Hannibal. We’re also treated to the return of Dr. Du Maurier, and what might be the final act in the story of Mason Verger. This episode was intense and dark, but I couldn’t help but be delighted by how funny it was. Maybe Hannibal’s done a number on my sense of humor.
Some fairly intense drug-fueled self-harm, plus the usual Hannibal trigger warnings, after the cut. Also, spoilers!
This season of Hannibal has at times felt like a really close-up view of a really spectacular dominoes setup. We know that the pattern is intricate and convoluted, we know the dominoes are falling faster and faster, we even know what it’ll look like when the last one tips over. Yet we can’t yet back up and take in the season—I mean, the domino picture—as a whole. To that end, it feels a little bit strange to be covering, well, the third-to-last domino, knowing that the entire pattern is soon to be revealed.
Having said that, let’s dive back into Will and Hannibal’s Excellent Adventure. Trigger warnings for verbal manipulation of a child, explicit violence towards women, and the other more usual (hah!) Hannibal trigger warnings after the jump.
Actually, this episode is questionable decision central, so buckle up for that (along with the usual Hannibal trigger warnings of gore, psychological manipulation, gaslighting, etc.). Continue reading
This week, Will Graham traded his straightjacket for a pair of sassy pants, Hannibal threw a dinner party, Jack and Dr. Chilton became a little more friendly, and Alana and Hannibal became a lot more friendly… spoilers after the jump. Trigger warnings for: people-killing, people-cooking, people-eating, gaslighting, psychological manipulation, people sewn into trees, and unfortunately, an incidence of self-cannibalism.