I wonder how it's going to end - other than how the book ends, that is. When Pushing Daisies (one of Bryan Fuller's other shows) got cancelled, it got a very hurried finale. I'm wondering whether we'll get a proper finale...part of me thinks there might be a cliffhanger...
Thank you, Andrea! I'm glad you enjoyed reading them - I had fun writing about it. I hope there will be more too...maybe we can hope for a movie? :)
I think Chilton was the logical choice given the show. We've seen much more of him, and there were higher emotional stakes for us (as viewers) to see what happened to him. We all kinda love to hate Chilton, and having Will set him up to be captured adds a different dynamic. I don't think we would have experienced the same with Freddie. Also, Bryan Fuller (not NBC) has a very clear stance on how violence against women should be treated on TV, so I'm guessing that the decision *might* have something to do with that.
While I understand your perspective, there is no adaptation in existence that is exactly like the source material.
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.
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
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...."
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
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.
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.
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