Not content to simply cancel our precious show, this week NBC did us dirty by quietly moving Hannibal’s U.S. airdate to Saturdays and not, like, announcing anywhere—even on their usually on-point Tumblr—that they were doing that. However, it stayed on Thursdays in Canada, so spoilers and gifsets were floating around Tumblr willy-nilly in the meantime. So now that I’ve finally actually watched “Digestivo”, what did I think? Hit the jump to find out. Trigger warning for Hannibal-standard content, as well as some pretty gruesome medical malpractice, gore, and dead babies (yes, I’m serious) ahead.
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.
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.
In other words, you’re watching Hannibal. Standard trigger warnings apply.