Joyeful

I think that this episode was about as grisly as some other episodes we have had (Is your social worker in that horse?). The difference is that the grisly nature of the scenes wasn't surrealized by the artistic cinematography, so it looked and felt much more real. This episode was allowed to be as gritty and as disgusting as we would see it at face value.

Joyeful

Thank you very much, Stephie :-) This was my favourite episode of the season. Yes, Hannibal surrendering would be so touching if not for the he-kills-and-eats-people part LOL

Joyeful

Thank you very much, San! I agree - they scaled back on the artistic scenes this episode, because it really didn't needed it. The scenes were visceral and gross enough without being surreal. I laughed at that scene too. One of my friends sent me this message when it happened: "Will: I never want to see you again. I don't even want to know where you are."
Hannibal: Hmph. Oh yeah? Boom!! I surrender MFs!!!
Will:........sh*t...."

Joyeful

Thank you Terrie! I'm guessing it's a given that Will and Hannibal are going to speak again. They're moving on to the Red Dragon storyline, so Will and Hannibal's meeting is inevitable. (By the way, excellent book if you have time to read it. It's my favourite from the Hannibal series.) Fuller said that Netflix was off the table, and the actors have been let out of their contracts...so...another season looks less and less likely. Time to start hoping for a movie LOL

Joyeful

Nicely put, and I completely agree. I touched on the theme of everyone's metaphorical death during last week's review as well, so we've both noticed that! It remains to be seen how they're going to work in the Red Dragon story with the current state of all the characters. Part of what I loved about the novel was the emotional weight added by Will being torn between his simple, grounded life and the work he was being called to do. But it doesn't seem like this version of Will Graham will ever get to a place where he has that.

Joyeful

Like he said - Will's not dead. Hannibal's lobotomy is seemingly interrupted by Mason Verger's folks, and at the end he's hanging with Hannibal.

Joyeful

I pretty much just came here to say that Gretchen is my new favourite person on Suits. Gretchen for the win. I love her so much that I don't even want Donna back at that desk. I had completely forgotten that Mike had eidetic memory. His scene in the courthouse was great.

Joyeful

That's a really interesting take on it. I saw Chiyo as Will's prototype, a person broken by Hannibal who despises him but is drawn to him nonetheless. But I like your interpretation.

Joyeful

Hey there! During the episode, Jack said that he needs Will to kill Hannibal. I believe that he's leaving Hannibal for Will to kill because he thinks that's the way to save Will. He needs Will to do the deed because he needs Will back to normal, back completely on his side. Will killing Hannibal will mean that he's overcome that part of him that wants to follow Hannibal.

Joyeful

"An orgy of fireflies" LOL!! Hilarious.