Season 3 picks up after the shocking events of last season with Hannibal on the run in Europe, accompanied by his psychiatrist Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier. Hannibal has assumed a new identity and life in Florence, Italy working at the Palazzo Capponi Museum. He hasn't rid himself of his insatiable appetite and opulent tastes which are still on display. Glimpses into the past help enlighten his relationship with Bedelia, a pairing not clearly defined as friend or foe.moreless
Missing organs and the artistry of the body of a city councilman found intertwined with a tree suggest the Ripper is continuing his killing spree. Will puts forward the idea that the Ripper is using the victims' organs to load his pantry. Hannibal gives a dinner party and Jack crashes it to collect evidence that the meat is human. Alana is drawn closer to Hannibal even as Jack grows more suspicious. Alana thinks Hannibal is the victim of a witch hunt. The BAU team uses evidence from the man in the tree to pin point a location they think the Ripper used. Upon arrival at the location they discover Miriam Lass - alive.moreless
Will offers his help as a profiler when one of the team is found in a grotesque montage. Will tells Jack that it's the work of one person, who is both the Chesapeake Ripper and the Copycat. Dr. Gideon returns to the asylum to verify Will's suspicions, but instead proposes that an end be put to the Ripper once and for all. Will recruits Freddie Lounds to contact his homicidal admirer via her website. Will decides to ask the killer for help dealing with Hannibal. Alana is suspicious about Will's intentions after she reads Freddie's blog and has those suspicions confirmed by Gideon. Alana and Jack hurry to find Hannibal before anything can happen.moreless
When a body is found in a meadow with the cranial cavity changed into a beehive, the BAU team is called in to investigate. Beverly continues to secretly consult with Will to decipher the mural killer's human tapestry. Will is adamant that Dr. Lecter put the killer in the mural and begs Beverly to prove Lecter is the actual Chesapeake Ripper and Copycat Killer.moreless
Dr. Gideon is loose and he wants to kill the psychiatrists who profiled him, including Dr. Bloom. The BAU team tries using Freddie's blog to track him down but misdirection from Hannibal aims to get Will in the same room as Gideon. Jack narrows in on Dr. Chilton with questions about Gideon's escape.moreless
When Jack's former colleague, Dr. Chilton, contacts him about the identity of The Chesapeake Ripper, matters get complicated when a copy cat murder is committed. When Jack's former protégé Miriam becomes the next victim, he's finds himself dealing with loss on two fronts and consults Hannibal with his grief.moreless
Gunter is recruited by the mob as a double agent, and he learns that Martine is involved with Racken.
Gunter learns that someone is manipulating the mobs and start up a war that could tear the city apart.
Gunter tries to reunite with Martine while a mob war rips apart the city.
Hitman Gunter Vogler is shot in the face and receives a face transplant from the last cop that he killed. Now posing as the dead officer, Gunter works for the Brüteville police in return for the chance to get revenge on his boss, who set him up.moreless
Gunter looks after a homicidal boy who reminds him of himself, but soon discovers the kid is in over his head.
Gunter and Karl investigate a priest's suicide and a mobster involved in a major conspiracy.
Alicia must quickly learn English Law when a libel case she won in the United States is retried in a British court.