Hannibal

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 13

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    Aired 5/23/14

  • S 2 : Ep 12

    Tome-wan

    Aired 5/16/14

  • S 2 : Ep 11

    Kō no mono

    Aired 5/9/14

  • S 2 : Ep 10

    Naka-Choko

    Aired 5/2/14

  • S 2 : Ep 9

    Shiizakana

    Aired 4/25/14

  • Cast & Crew
  • Laurence Fishburne

    Dr. Jack Crawford

  • Hugh Dancy

    Will Graham

  • Mads Mikkelsen

    Dr. Hannibal Lecter

  • Caroline Dhavernas

    Dr. Alana Bloom

  • Hettienne Park

    Beverly Katz

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  • In this new drama from Bryan Fuller, Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) comes to life. The characters are based on those from Thomas Harris' novels. Gifted criminal profile Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) has a unique way of thinking and can empathize with anyone, making it easy for him to figure out how a killer thinks. Needing the help of an expert when a twisted killer becomes too complicated for Will, he joins up with Dr. Lecter, one of the top psychiatrists in the country. Will and Hannibal (only the audience knows he's a serial killer) develop a talented partnership and seem unstoppable when it comes to catching criminals. Other characters include Dr. Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), head of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit. His job is to catch the most heinous serial killers and Will is his most valuable tool. Dr. Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas), a former psychology professor, is an FBI consultant and Will's co-worker. Dr. Lecter was her mentor and she disagrees with him when it comes to his unconventional treatments. Members of the Behavioral Science Unit include Beverly Katz (Hettienne Park) who specializes in fibers. She always treats Will like everyone else and not someone special, something he appreciates. Jimmy Price (Scott Thompson) is a master of forensics and technology. Brian Zeller (Aaron Abrams) works with Katz and uses his medical degree to determine cause of death. He is arrogant and competitive which makes him at odd with Will. Outside the group is tabloid blogger Freddie Lounds (Lara Jean Chorostecki) who is out to use Will and the FBI for her next sensational expose. Bryan Fuller is a writer and executive producer along with Martha De Laurentiis, Sara Colleton, Jesse Alexander and Katie O'Connell. David Slade is the director and executive producer for the series pilot. For the first season of Hannibal , the episodes were titled after French meal courses. In season two, the episode titles refer to Japanese cuisine. According to Bryan Fuller, these have a particular significance to Hannibal's own history. In season one, NBC pulled Oeuf (at the request of Bryan Fuller) and renumbered its episodes, airing only 12 of the 13 episodes produced. The episode became available for viewing on Amazon and iTunes.moreless

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    • Lecter: (to his dinner guests) Before we begin you must all be warned - nothing here is vegetarian. Bon appetit.

    • Will: When did you stop being a surgeon?
      Lecter: I killed someone. Or, more accurately, I couldn’t save someone. But it felt like killing him.

    • (discussing Jack's breaking the rules for Miriam Lass and now Will)
      Jack: But you have me curious. Why are you still here when the both of know this is bad for you.
      Will: Do you want me to quit?
      Jack: No. No. You had an opportunity to quit. You didn't take it. Why not? Let me tell you what I think. I think the work you do here has created a sense of stability for you. Stability is good for you Will.
      Will: Stability requires strong foundations Jack. My moorings are built on sand.
      Jack: I'm not sand. I am bedrock. When you doubt yourself, you don't have to doubt me too.

    • Will: (talking about Beth LeBeau's murder) I can't remember seeing the crime scene before I saw myself killing her.
      Hannibal: Those memories sank out of sight.
      Will: There's a grandiosity to the violence that I imagined that feels more real than I know is true.
      Hannibal: What do you know to be true?
      Will: I know I didn't kill her. I couldn't have. But I remember cutting into her. I remember watching her die.
      Hannibal: You must overcome these delusions that are disguising your reality.

    • Will: A thicket of antlers. All I heard was my heart. Dim ... but fast. Like, um ... footsteps fleeing into silence. I don't know how to gauge who I am anymore. I don't feel like myself. I feel like I have been gradually becoming different for awhile. I just feel like somebody else.
      Hannibal: What do you feel like?
      Will: I feel crazy. (breathes shakily)
      Hannibal: And that is what you fear most.
      Will: I fear not knowing who I am. ... That's what Abel Gideon's afraid of, isn't it? He's like a blind man. Somebody got inside his head and moved all the furniture around.

    • Will: What you did to me is in my head and I will find it. I'm going to remember, Dr. Lecter. And when I do, there will be a reckoning. 

    • Lecter: What exactly am I guilty of?
      Du Maurier: Exactly, I cannot say. I’ve had to draw a conclusion based on what I glimpse through the person-suit that you wear. And the conclusion that I’ve drawn, is that you are dangerous.

    • Will: I tried to murder Dr. Lecter.
      Margot: Did he have it coming?
      Will: What do you think?
      Margot: I can’t say that I know.
      Will: Neither can I.

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    Notes (97)

    • Maps were furnished by Map Resources.

    • Medical photographs were furnished by The Burns Archive (source for historic visual documentation).

    • The etching "Landscape: Woods Reflected in a Pond" (1907) by Oscar Grosch was furnished by Staten Island Museum.

    • Crew Clarifications and Additions: Tina Gerussi (Casting by), Jose Andres (Culinary Consultant), Erik Greensmith (Digital Imaging Technician), Monica Lonson (First Assistant Accountant Payroll), Michael Perfitt (Music Engineer/Mixer), Robert Crowther (VFX On-Set Supervisor), Paul Williamson (Re-recording Engineer), Brad Thornton (Re-recording Engineer), Paolo Amati (Mix Assistant), Adam Raley (Mix Assistant)

    • Special billing was given to Laurence Fishburne (and) for this episode.

    • Original International Airdates:
      Canada: April 4, 2013 on Citytv
      Czech Republic: April 10, 2013 on AXN
      Norway: April 18, 2013 on TVNorge
      Turkey: September 8, 2013 on CNBC-e
      Finland: September 24, 2013 on Nelonen Prime

    • Crew Clarifications and Additions: Tina Gerussi (Casting by), Jose Andres (Culinary Consultant), Erik Greensmith (Digital Imaging Technician), Monica Lonson (First Assistant Accountant Payroll), Michael Perfitt (Music Engineer/Mixer), Robert Crowther (VFX On-Set Supervisor), Paul Williamson (Re-recording Engineer), Brad Thornton (Re-recording Engineer), Paolo Amati (Mix Assistant), Adam Raley (Mix Assistant)

    • Special billing was given to Laurence Fishburne (and) for this episode.

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    Trivia (31)

    • Title: An apéritif is a cocktail served before a meal or small appetizer. An apéritif is meant to spark the appetite without overwhelming the senses.

    • Title: An amuse-bouche is a complementary bite-size pre-dinner treat. It is not ordered from a menu but offered up for free by the chef.

    • The book Dr. Bloom reads from to Abigail Hobbs is A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor (copyrighted in 1943, 1953 and 1955 and renewed in 1976, 1981 and 1983). The author was know for her use of religious symbolism and violent depictions of life which was included in this book along with subtle foreshadowing with colors, names and phrases.

    • Title: Potage is a thick soup and generally consists of meats, vegetables and other ingredients boiled in water until they form a thick mixture.

    • Title: Coquillles comes from the French word meaning shells. In cuisine, coquilles are seafood or chicken dishes baked with a sauce and usually served in a scallop shell or a shell-shaped serving dish.

    • Title: An entrée is the main dish of a meal. In formal dining, the entrée is served immediately before the main course or between two principal courses.

    • While serving dinner to Dr. Bloom and Dr. Chilton, Dr. Lector makes a comment about Auguste Escoffier. Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935) developed and modernized French cuisine and raised the stature of cooking as a respected path in the culinary arts.

    • Darrin Brown, the second assistant director for Hannibal, played the part of inmate #1.

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  • Fan Reviews (109)
  • Good watch, but don't forget to turn off your brain first.

    By garystu, Jul 19, 2014

  • The last episode.

    By jennymanners3, Jul 18, 2014

  • Artistically Dark

    By EnigmaXIII, Jul 02, 2014

  • Best show on TV period

    By sharkay, Jul 02, 2014

  • perfect in every detail

    By FrancescaMiraiSalvagno, Jul 02, 2014

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