About halfway through last season of Hannibal, I had to stop watching because wow, I could not handle Will Graham losing his mind. Then this month I realized that I was on the Hannibal review team at LGG&F—and then I watched all the episodes I’d been behind on in about two days. Word to the wise: don’t do that. I cannot emphasize how much you should not do that.
Nightmares about finding Hannibal Lecter in my house aside, though, the marathon definitely gave me a renewed appreciation for the astounding structure with which this show is written. Everyone complements Hannibal’s cinematography, and rightly so, but Fuller and his team deserve some serious kudos for how tightly this show is constructed. Seriously, lesser TV writers (you know who you are) should watch this series and take notes. However, my respect for the writing team aside, this episode introduced a new character and some new concepts, and I’m unsure how or even if they fit into the Hannibal we know.
Spoilery thoughts below the jump. Usual Hannibal trigger warnings apply, so read carefully!