Hannibal

Season 1 Episode 8

Fromage

41
Aired Saturday 10:00 PM May 16, 2013 on NBC
9.0
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As the BAU investigates a killer who exposes the victim's vocal chords, Hannibal figures out the killer is simply trying to get his attention. As things progress, the killer makes an attempt to kill Hannibal. Will turns to Alana, in a romantic way, seeking peace from the noises in his head.

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  • Ah the smell of milk fed flesh

    9.0
    I'm new to this series and utterly addicted, dining on at least a starter, a main and maybe a desert of this series a day. So sue me. I'm a glutton and never has TV tasted so good.

    Hugh Dancy is excellent as Will, a mind teetering on the edge of greatness and darkness.

    Laurence Fishburne one of the most underrated actors of the last decade again, presents a mountain shielding an abyss of vulnerability. The Fish, it Burns but yes I wish to dine.

    Hettienne Park - who? what? When? more please - feisty and a voice that hasn't moved me so since Jorja Fox intonated Sarah SIdle.

    Finally Mads Mikkelsen who presents a new coin of phrase - Mad as a Mikkelsen. Only as Hannibal he is not mad, just a silent dark mirror reflecting with the most subtle of nuances - that we all desire to be devoured.



    This episode was like the desert that you always glimpse from the corner of your napkin, but in the end you merely acquiesce. Have you ever seen a fight scene between two intellects awkwardly manifest itself physically?



    And here's the rub. The most disturbing thing about this show is that it reignites the desire to cook. I find myself standing in my kitchen wondering how it is that I ended up with organic kale, pig's cheeks and 24-day fillet of beef. Is it wrong that the phrase in my head singing so softly is

    "How I love the smell of milk fed flesh.

    If only the womb could birth bread so fresh"

    This show makes me greedy for more and I have no plans to diet anytime soon

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  • Revealing stuff.

    9.5
    Cracking stuff! Hannibal gets to show that even in a bloody battle he remains cool and unflappable. He matches mental wits and carefully guides the players in his game around him in such subtle ways to achieve what he wants and even when things turn bad he will always come out best.



    Anderson has rapidly become my favorite supporting character on the show. She's had less screen time than the neglected Dr Katz and yet her interactions with Lecter are the most revealing and exciting. Neither character lets their guard down as the talk and you can see them probe and reveal little things without ever stating anything. I do fear that there will be a reveal of just what happened to the doctor and that it will be physical and disfiguring and yet somehow it's comforting that Lecter took revenge for her.



    The weird off-kilter compassion of Lecter is strange to behold. Virtually nothing is stated yet through the performance you know Lecter kills the disgusting. Sometimes they are only disgusting to his mind and sometimes to what offends his ideals of right and wrong.moreless
  • Catgut

    7.5
    Good riddance to Franklin. He was a little too over-the-top for this series. This is the first episode that stalled a bit toward the front half. Really felt like the dialogue quality had fallen off and that the focus on the character development was pushed aside in favor of the case of the week. It did pick up toward the end, however, despite the Franklin monologue and the fight between Lecter and Tobias. This is not an action series (at least not yet) and that much on-screen exchange (as opposed to Will's reconstructions or flashbacks, was too much, too quickly. The friendship development is something to keep an eye on but also something that's been in production for several episodes now, likely since the series' start.moreless
  • one of the best episodes so far

    9.5
    Everything about this episode was amazing! Quite interesting case, another murderer trying to be Hannibal's friend, Hannibal trying to be Will's friend, poor Will hears things, and Gillian Anderson's character turns out to be more and more intriguing.

    Everything was great except - please stop. Just stop. First, you pretend that she is a famous and respectable psychiatrist, now this cheesy story with Will. Enough is enough.
  • Music with Natural Strings

    10
    It was one of the darkest and nest episodes of Hannibal Lecter. In this episode Hannibal finds a trust in Will Graham. He also finds a one of his kind person Tobias whom he refuses to have as a friend. They have confrontation and everything well represented. A 10 for it
Demore Barnes

Demore Barnes

Tobias Budge

Guest Star

Dan Fogler

Dan Fogler

Franklyn

Guest Star

Darren Josephs

Darren Josephs

Officer Stewart

Guest Star

Vladimir Jon Cubrt

Vladimir Jon Cubrt

Garret Jacob Hobbs

Recurring Role

Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson

Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier

Recurring Role

Aaron Abrams

Aaron Abrams

Brian Zeller

Recurring Role

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