Joyeful

I can totally understand why you were bored. I enjoyed it because I liked the density of it, but it is a much slower pace than the last two seasons have been.

Joyeful

I have no sweet clue what's going on with Bedelia. It's like part of her hates what she's gotten herself into, but the other part of her is so intrigued that she sticks around, and yet another part of her is somehow completely self-serving but I don't understand how.

Joyeful

Thanks for your comment! You have a good point. I was just mentioning to another commenter that I think guilt is the only reason Will even considers being on Hannibal's side. He probably sees the events of the season 2 finale as his fault, knowing that the massacre was Hannibal's retaliation for Will's pretenses and betrayal. Abigail could have been the manifestation of that guilt.

Joyeful

I agree. I'm still in disbelief at how this show's art and cinematography continuously got ignored by the Emmys. I think the only reason that Will is torn between joining and catching Hannibal is guilt. Will feels that if he had just gone with Hannibal, nobody would have gotten hurt.

Joyeful

Thanks for pointing that out to me!

Joyeful

Thank you! I avoid the previews as well, though it's difficult to do. I do agree that Will's status isn't a surprise, and I know the other characters are more up-in-the-air. So I totally see your point about being more worried about Jack Crawford. That said, what I'm most poised to see is who Will has become after this, after the massacre. If Jack, Abigail or Alana died, how is that going to affect him? Especially given his empathy? Does he become more hardened, more ruthless? He was so broken in the first season, then he became more determined in the second season. Who is Will Graham going to be now? :-)

Joyeful

Hey! That's a really cool observation about Anthony Dimmond and his appearance. He really was there to show that Hannibal accepts no substitutes. Okay, please tell me where you saw Zachary Quinto. I knew he was supposed to be in the episode, but I watched it twice and missed him both times!

Joyeful

Great review! I agree - there is just so much going on in that show, and it's hard to keep track of who is who doing what and when. I appreciate that they're making a period show, but it almost seems like they're trying to cover too much ground regarding that period. Music, Manson, sexism, racial tension, hippies, drugs, Vietnam - I feel like they're trying to explore all of those things equally, and it's swamping the show. I thought that they'd wait longer before Sam and Grace hooked up, to be honest. And I really don't understand why they would introduce such a negative character trait in Sam so flippantly. It just seemed like such a weird thing to do. It doesn't really fit with anything else we've learned about him, and we were already aware that he was a flawed character anyway.

Joyeful

So would I! I hope we'll start getting our fill of them next week.

Joyeful

I agree! The title of this episode means "appetizer", so I'm willing
to bet that this was just to whet our appetites and makes us want more. I'm not sure what Hannibal knows. As much as they showed us about the two, we still don't know what exactly the deal is. I think Bedelia thought that he was on to her, that's why she panicked and tried to run when he started talking about betrayal during his lecture. I don't think Hannibal will kill Bedelia any time soon - he wants the company. She's no Will Graham, but she'll do for now.