List of Hannibal episodes
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The series is based upon characters and elements appearing in the novels Red Dragon and Hannibal by Thomas Harris. The series focuses on the budding relationship between FBI Special Agent Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), a crime scene investigator who holds the ability to empathize with psychopaths and murderers, and Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), a forensic psychiatrist and secret cannibal destined to become Graham's most cunning enemy. The FBI staff that supports Graham is headed by Special Agent in Charge Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), who takes Graham from his teaching job to help investigate only the most gruesome and bizarre of murders, and includes a forensic team consisting of Beverly Katz (Hettienne Park), Brian Zeller (Aaron Abrams) and Jimmy Price (Scott Thompson). While Dr. Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas) inadvertently slips deeper into Hannibal's world, clinical psychiatrist Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) does so purposefully, as does crime blogger Fredricka "Freddie" Lounds (Lara Jean Chorostecki), who frequently attempts to use Graham, Lecter, and their cases to make a name for herself.
Each episode of the first season is named after an element of French cuisine. The season two titles are named after the different elements of Japanese haute cuisine. The first seven of season three's episodes are named after different courses of Italian cuisine, the subsequent five are named for William Blake's series of The Great Red Dragon Paintings, and the finale's title is a phrase from Revelation 6:16.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||13||April 4, 2013||June 20, 2013|
|2||13||February 28, 2014||May 23, 2014|
|3||13||June 4, 2015||August 27, 2015
August 29, 2015 (U.S.)
Season 1 (2013)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.
|1||1||"Apéritif"||David Slade||Bryan Fuller||April 4, 2013||101||4.36|
|FBI Special Investigator Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers and mentally re-create their crimes with vivid detail, is drawn into the investigation of a series of missing college girls by Special Agent Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), who has special interest in Graham's ability. Crawford and Graham interview the parents of the latest girl to go missing, only to discover that her body has been returned to her bedroom. Graham suspects it is an apologetic gesture from the killer. Crawford, by recommendation of Dr. Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas), enlists the help of noted psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen), who takes a keen interest in the case and particularly in Graham, in whom he senses a like mind. Another girl, Cassie Boyle, is found, this one mounted on top of a deer's head in an open field with her lungs removed. Graham is convinced it is the work of someone else, a negative designed to show him the positives of the other crimes. Dr. Lecter is shown preparing himself a meal with meat which is human lungs. FBI crime scene investigator Beverly Katz (Hettienne Park) finds a shred of metal from a pipe threader on the clothes of the returned girl, which leads Graham and Dr. Lecter to a construction site that employs Garrett Jacob Hobbs, who fits Graham's profile. Dr. Lecter secretly makes a phone call to Hobbs, warning him that "they know". Lecter and Graham arrive at Hobbs's house just as Hobbs kills his wife. Graham shoots Hobbs dead, but not before Hobbs partially cuts his daughter's throat. Later, Graham and Lecter sit with the unconscious girl in her hospital room.|
|2||2||"Amuse-Bouche"||Michael Rymer||Jim Danger Gray||April 11, 2013||102||4.38|
|Now a special investigator for the FBI, Will Graham helps to find a murderer who uses his victims as fertilizer to grow mushrooms. Tabloid blogger Fredricka "Freddie" Lounds (Lara Jean Chorostecki) snoops around the crime scene and Dr. Lecter's office to write a story about Graham, which the killer uses to stay a step ahead of the investigation. Meanwhile, Graham and Dr. Lecter discuss their mutual feeling of responsibility for Abigail Hobbs (Kacey Rohl), which leads Graham to begin opening up to the doctor. The killer is revealed to be a pharmacist who preys on diabetics and is obsessed with the similarities between the structures of fungi and the human mind: Graham intercepts and shoots him in the arm as he attempts to kidnap the unconscious Abigail Hobbs. During another session with Lecter, Graham reluctantly admits that he found killing Garrett Jacob Hobbs "just"; Lecter likens it to a feeling of being God.|
|3||3||"Potage"||David Slade||Story by : David Fury
Teleplay by : David Fury and Chris Brancato and Bryan Fuller
|April 18, 2013||105||3.51|
|Abigail Hobbs awakens from her coma. Graham suspects that Garrett Jacob Hobbs, dubbed the Minnesota Shrike, killed eight girls, but not the one impaled on the deer's head; that, he maintains, was a victim of a copycat, who called Hobbs to warn him. Crawford harbors suspicions that Abigail was somehow complicit in her father's killing spree, despite objections from Dr. Bloom, Lecter and Graham. Lounds meets the brother of the impaled girl and reveals to him that Abigail Hobbs is out of the hospital. Lecter and Graham take Abigail to her home, where she and her neighbor Marissa are confronted by the brother of the impaled girl, Nicholas Boyle. The following day, Abigail is taken to the cabin where Marissa is found impaled on a deer's head. In her house, Abigail finds the hair of one of the murdered girls inside a pillow and inadvertently kills Boyle in a way that, according to Lecter, cannot be seen as self-defense. Lecter helps her cover-up the murder, after which Abigail realizes it was Lecter who made the call to her father. Lecter suggests that Abigail keep his secret in exchange for his hiding her murder.|
|4||4||"Oeuf"||Peter Medak||Jennifer Schuur||April 26, 2013
|Two families are found murdered, with both mothers killed last. The only link between the families is that they both have sons who have been on the missing persons list for approximately a year. Graham concludes these "lost boys" are killing their old families to bond more closely to their new family. Graham continues his sessions with Dr. Lecter and confides that even if he finds the boys, he will never be able to give them back what they gave away: their families. He also admits to having paternal feelings toward Abigail Hobbs, which make him uncomfortable. Lecter's own interest in Abigail leads him to check her out of the hospital, against Dr. Bloom's wishes, and take her into his care. He gives her some tea made from psilocybin mushrooms to help with her traumatic dreams. Bloom helps Graham realize that the boys are under the influence of a powerful but unnamed mother figure (Molly Shannon) and uses footage from a convenience store security camera to track them to North Carolina in time to stop another young boy from murdering his family.|
|5||5||"Coquilles"||Guillermo Navarro||Story by : Scott Nimerfro
Teleplay by : Scott Nimerfro and Bryan Fuller
|April 25, 2013||106||2.40|
|A murdered couple is found in a motel room, posed in praying positions with the flesh of their backs opened and strung to the ceiling to give them the appearance of wings. Using a sample of the killer's vomit found on the nightstand, the BAU team discover several medications often used together to treat cancer, specifically brain tumors. Graham surmises the killer is transforming his victims into guardian angels to watch over him because he is afraid of dying in his sleep. Meanwhile, Crawford's wife Phyllis "Bella" (Gina Torres) becomes Dr. Lecter's new patient. She is reluctant to tell her husband that she has terminal lung cancer because he already has too much to worry about. Graham starts to suffer from episodes of sleepwalking and continues to dream about the feathered stag that has been haunting him since the Hobbs case. He confides to Dr. Lecter that the pressure of looking into killer's minds is starting to break his psyche and Lecter attempts to use this to create a wedge between Graham and Crawford. The angel maker is tracked to an old farm, but is discovered to have committed suicide and transformed himself into an angel. During the investigation, Crawford realizes the reason for his wife's distant behavior and promises to help her through her illness any way he can.|
|6||6||"Entrée"||Michael Rymer||Story by : Kai Yu Wu
Teleplay by : Kai Yu Wu and Bryan Fuller
|May 2, 2013||107||2.61|
|A nurse at the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane is brutally murdered by a patient, Dr. Abel Gideon (Eddie Izzard), in a manner reminiscent of the Chesapeake Ripper, who hasn't committed a murder in two years, the same number of years Gideon has been incarcerated. While Graham tries to discover whether Gideon truly is the Ripper, Crawford receives a phone call, apparently from the real Ripper, who plays the recorded voice of Miriam Lass (Anna Chlumsky), a trainee Crawford had consulting on the Chesapeake Ripper case two years previously when she suddenly disappeared. Bloom and Crawford make a deal with Lounds to write a story about Gideon, hoping to provoke the real Ripper to make himself visible. During a dinner with Bloom and Lecter, Dr. Frederick Chilton (Raúl Esparza), the administrator of the hospital, tells them he had suspected Gideon of being the Ripper; Lecter surmises that Chilton unintentionally planted the thought in Gideon's mind during a session, implying that, while Gideon is not the Ripper, he believes himself to be. Later, Crawford receives another phone call, which they trace to an old observatory, where they find Miriam's cell phone clutched in the hand of a severed arm. A final flashback reveals Miriam's fate: she visits Dr. Lecter to ask about an old patient, Jeremy Olmstead, whom he had come into contact with when working as an ER attendant, who has turned up as the latest Ripper victim. While Lecter excuses himself, Miriam finds one of his sketches of the Wound Man, which precisely matches the manner in which Olmstead was murdered. Lecter sneaks up on her from behind and chokes her unconscious, revealing himself as the real Chesapeake Ripper.|
|7||7||"Sorbet"||James Foley||Jesse Alexander & Bryan Fuller||May 9, 2013||103||2.62|
|The BAU is called in when a man is found in a hotel room bathtub with his kidney removed and Graham must determine whether this is the act of an organ harvester or if the Chesapeake Ripper has claimed his first victim in two years. Meanwhile, Crawford continues to be haunted by the discovery of Miriam Lass's arm. Dr. Bloom suspects that Crawford has become obsessed with catching the Ripper, and is putting Graham in danger by making him chase the Ripper. Lecter murders a medical examiner who once treated him rudely and removes his heart. When his body is found displayed on a bus, Graham becomes convinced that the latest victim was the work of the real Ripper, while the first was not. Lecter takes another four victims and harvests their organs for use in a dinner party. Through hotel security footage, the BAU team discovers that the organ harvester is a part-time paramedic, Devon Silvestri, who aspires to be a doctor. They track his ambulance in time to save the life of his latest victim, but his arrest solidifies Graham's opinion that there is only one Chesapeake Ripper, who was responsible for all of the murders except the first.|
|8||8||"Fromage"||Tim Hunter||Jennifer Schuur and Bryan Fuller||May 16, 2013||108||2.46|
|Lecter's patient Franklyn Froideveaux (Dan Fogler) worries that his friend Tobias Budge (Demore Barnes) may be a psychopath, but Franklyn's growing obsession with Lecter is what concerns the latter more. Graham investigates the murder of a Baltimore musician who had his throat opened and a cello neck inserted through his mouth. Graham, with Lecter's guidance, interprets this as one killer serenading another. Graham's mental stability deteriorates further when he begins having auditory hallucinations of animals in pain and when his romantic feelings for Alana Bloom are rejected. At first she responds well to Graham kissing her, but then says it would be a bad idea for them to become involved. When Franklyn confesses to Lecter that Tobias had told him he wanted to cut open someone's throat and "play them like a violin", Lecter confronts Tobias, who reveals that not only is he the murderer, but he knows that Lecter is one as well and feels they could be friends. Lecter passes on some of this information to Graham, once again putting an unknowing Graham in a dangerous situation when he goes to question him. Tobias kills two police officers who had accompanied Graham and escapes to Lecter's office, where Franklyn is having a session. Lecter kills both Franklyn and Tobias and lies to Crawford about what happened. Lecter confides to his own psychoanalyst, Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson), that he believes he might have found a true friend in Graham.|
|9||9||"Trou Normand"||Guillermo Navarro||Steve Lightfoot||May 23, 2013||109||2.69|
|A totem pole of human bodies ranging from freshly killed to decades old are found on a beach and while Graham is investigating the crime scene, he suddenly finds himself in Lecter's office, three and a half hours away, with no recollection of how he got there. Lecter theorizes that Graham's mind is trying to escape from having to investigate such brutal murders. Lounds convinces Abigail Hobbs to let her write a book about her and her father, which is met with grave concern from Graham and Lecter. The body of Nicholas Boyle (whom Abigail had accidentally killed) re-surfaces and with it re-emerges Crawford's suspicion that Abigail knows more than she is letting on. The freshest totem pole victim is identified as Joel Summers, who was the son of Fletcher Marshall, the oldest body on the pole, before he was adopted. The killings are traced to Lawrence Wells (Lance Henriksen), who was having an affair with Marshall's wife and killed him in a crime of passion. The rest of the killings were for his own satisfaction; knowing he'd be caught, he could "retire" to a life in prison, which would be better than any retirement home he could afford. However, Graham reveals that Summers was not Marshall's biological son, he was Wells', who unknowingly murdered his own son. Graham examines Boyle's body and deduces that he was killed by Abigail. He confronts Lecter, who reveals that he helped Abigail hide the body in order to protect her future. Graham reluctantly agrees to keep her secret so that she won't inherit her father's brutal legacy. Abigail herself reveals an even greater secret to Lecter: that she actually did, as Crawford suspected, know who her father really was and helped him to procure his victims by befriending the young girls.|
|10||10||"Buffet Froid"||John Dahl||Andy Black & Chris Brancato and Bryan Fuller||May 30, 2013||110||2.40|
|Beth LeBeau is found murdered, having drowned in her own blood as a result of her face being cut into a glasgow smile. Graham's mental state continues to sharply decline; he loses hours at a time and when a vivid hallucination causes him to contaminate the crime scene, Lecter refers him to a neurologist, an old residency colleague, Dr. Sutcliffe (John Benjamin Hickey). An MRI reveals that Graham is suffering an advanced form of encephalitis, but Lecter pressures Sutcliffe into telling Graham that he found no neurological problems so that Lecter can continue to analyze him. Graham returns to LeBeau's house, where he is attacked by her killer, who manages to escape. She is identified as Georgia Madchen (Ellen Muth), a young woman who suffers from numerous medical conditions, including Cotard's syndrome, a delusional disorder that has her convinced she is actually dead and takes away her ability to identify people's faces. She mutilated LeBeau's (her best friend) face because she was deluded into thinking LeBeau was an untrustworthy stranger. She becomes interested in Graham after their encounter and even follows him to Dr. Sutcliffe's office. Graham reaches out to her and manages to convince her that she is alive and not alone, and Georgia is brought in for medical treatment. Lecter murders Dr. Sutcliffe but frames the kill to appear as though Georgia had murdered him while following Graham.|
|11||11||"Rôti"||Guillermo Navarro||Steve Lightfoot and Bryan Fuller & Scott Nimerfro||June 6, 2013||111||2.36|
|Dr. Abel Gideon escapes from custody and begins targeting the psychiatrists who attempted to treat him, displaying their bodies with a Colombian necktie. While Alana Bloom is put under protective custody, Gideon kidnaps Dr. Frederick Chilton and lures Freddie Lounds into a trap, forcing her to write an article about him. Meanwhile, Graham's undiagnosed encephalitis drives his temperature up, causing severe hallucinations. Another psychiatrist is found similarly mutilated, only with his right arm amputated and Graham speculates that this is actually a message from the real Chesapeake Ripper telling them where to find Gideon. At the abandoned observatory where Miriam Lass' severed arm was found, Gideon begins surgically removing Chilton's organs with the intention of leaving a "gift basket" for the Ripper, whom Gideon is trying to lure out. While Crawford and a SWAT team hit the observatory, Graham's hallucination of the stag returns and he follows it, fortuitously intercepting Gideon, who had anticipated the SWAT team's arrival. In his delusional state, Graham takes Gideon to Lecter, who convinces Graham that he has hallucinated the encounter. When Graham has a seizure, Lecter uses the opportunity to set Gideon on Alana. Lecter manipulates Graham into pursuing him and Graham shoots at Gideon outside Alana's house before collapsing. Graham is hospitalized.|
|12||12||"Relevés"||Michael Rymer||Chris Brancato and Bryan Fuller||June 13, 2013||112||2.10|
|Following an offhand comment by Graham, Hannibal leaves a comb in the chamber of Georgia Madchen, who accidentally sparks a fire inside her hyperbaric chamber and is burned to death. Angered, Graham deduces that several recent murders were all the work of a copycat patterning after recent serial murders, and that Georgia was killed because she may have remembered the face of whoever had killed Dr. Sutcliffe. Crawford, bothered by Graham's behavior and by Lecter's apparent concealment of Graham's hallucinations, discovers the pattern that shows Abigail was present during Garrett's victim selection processes. Crawford confronts Lecter's therapist, Dr. Du Maurier, and she later tells Lecter that she didn't reveal the details about being attacked by a patient. After releasing himself from the hospital, Graham takes Abigail back to Minnesota, to the hunting lodge. During a hallucination he deduces, correctly, that Abigail was an active participant in her father's murders. Fleeing from Graham, Abigail is comforted by Lecter, who admits to having killed more people than her father. When Abigail asks him if he is going to kill her, he simply tells her that he is sorry he couldn't protect her.|
|13||13||"Savoureux"||David Slade||Steve Lightfoot and Bryan Fuller & Scott Nimerfro||June 20, 2013||113||1.98|
|Following his strange trip to Minnesota, Graham is taken into custody by Crawford for the probable murder of Abigail Hobbs. They find her severed ear in his kitchen sink and her blood under his fingernails. Alana is left devastated by the arrest and is determined to find the cause of Graham's dementia, despite Crawford's insistence that there is no underlying cause. She has him draw a clock when he tells her that Dr. Lecter had him perform a similar test, and the results solidify her belief that there is a physical explanation for Graham's instability. Katz, Price and Zeller examine Graham's homemade fishing lures and discover that four of them have included elements of human remains, whose DNA matches all four victims of the copycat killer: Cassie Boyle, Marissa Schur, Dr. Sutcliffe and Georgia Madchen. Graham escapes from custody while being transferred and goes to Lecter for help, only to have Lecter demonstrate that it is feasible for him to have murdered all four people. Graham convinces Lecter to take him back to the Hobbs house in Minnesota, where he finally comes to realize that it was Lecter who called to warn Garrett Jacob Hobbs about his impending arrest and that Lecter has been manipulating him ever since to see how someone with Graham's unique ability would operate. Crawford arrives and stops Graham from killing Lecter by shooting him in the shoulder. Graham is hospitalized, where his encephalitis is finally discovered and he is placed in a protective coma while undergoing treatment. Lecter brings dinner to Du Maurier, where she reveals that she may know much more about him than even he suspected. Next, Lecter pays one last visit to Graham in his new home: the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane.|
Season 2 (2014)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.
|14||1||"Kaiseki"||Tim Hunter||Bryan Fuller & Steve Lightfoot||February 28, 2014||201||3.27|
|Jack Crawford visits Dr. Hannibal Lecter at his home and immediately attacks him. A protracted and brutal fight ensues, ending with Lecter stabbing Crawford's neck with a piece of broken glass. Bleeding profusely, Crawford manages to lock himself in Lecter's pantry. Twelve weeks earlier, Kade Prurnell (Cynthia Nixon), an investigator for the Inspector General's Office, warns Crawford of his misconduct, while pressuring Alana Bloom to recant her complaint, namely about Crawford's mishandling of Graham's instability. Bloom refuses, stressing that the truth must go on record. Lecter gets to walk in Graham's shoes when six partially preserved bodies are found in a river. Lecter theorizes that the killer is preserving the bodies to create a human model collection and that those in the river are imperfect castoffs. In the Baltimore asylum, Graham is determined to uncover how Lecter set him up and enlists Alana to help him recover lost memories through hypnosis. While not immediately successful, he later has a flashback of Lecter forcing Abigail Hobbs' ear down his throat with the use of a plastic tube. The killer strikes again, kidnapping a young man and taking him, alive, to an empty silo where his collection is revealed: an interconnected collage of naked bodies.|
|15||2||"Sakizuke"||Tim Hunter||Jeff Vlaming and Bryan Fuller||March 7, 2014||202||2.50|
|The young man, Roland Umber, escapes from the silo, but is chased by the killer through a cornfield to the edge of a cliff and dies attempting to jump into the water below. The BAU team recovers his body but assume he was discarded and dumped like the others. Lecter picks up the scent of corn on him, which he keeps to himself. Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier terminates her relationship with Lecter, having come to the conclusion that he is a dangerous man. Beverly Katz continues to use Graham to help with the case and, using photos of Roland Umber's body, Graham realizes that he had in fact escaped and was not discarded. In return for his help, Katz promises to look into Graham's possible innocence. Lecter finds the silo without informing the BAU and kills the murderer, adding him to his own mural. Prurnell visits Graham in the asylum and offers him the chance to avoid the death penalty by pleading guilty, which Graham refuses. Du Maurier visits Graham, standing close and whispering "I believe you" before being forcibly removed by orderlies. Lecter goes to Du Maurier's house, seemingly to silence her, only to find the furniture covered and the house empty.|
|16||3||"Hassun"||Peter Medak||Jason Grote and Steve Lightfoot||March 14, 2014||203||2.47|
|Graham's trial begins and the prosecution paints him as an intelligent, creative psychopath. Crawford puts his job at risk by testifying that he may have pushed Graham too far by keeping him on the investigative team, though the admission allows him some relief. Graham's lawyer receives a severed ear in the mail, cut from a corpse within the previous forty-eight hours, causing doubts to stir among those who believe in Graham's guilt. Katz, Price, and Zeller determine that the ear was severed using the same knife that cut off Abigail Hobbs' ear, which was signed out of the courthouse evidence room by the bailiff in Graham's trial, Andrew Sykes. A large fire is triggered when the FBI raid his apartment, but it does not destroy a key piece of evidence: Sykes' body mounted on a stag's head, missing an ear, face cut into a Glasgow smile and set on fire: all of the things Graham supposedly did to his victims. Lecter presents the forensics report to Graham, who deduces that Sykes was killed in too different a manner from the others to be the same killer. Lecter agrees, but urges Will to lie about who he thinks killed Sykes in order to exonerate himself. The prosecution picks up on the dissimilarities as well, and succeeds in having the bailiff's murder deemed inadmissible. The next day, the judge in Graham's trial is found brutally murdered and displayed in the courtroom. This prompts a mistrial and saves Will from conviction – for the moment.|
|17||4||"Takiawase"||David Semel||Scott Nimerfro & Bryan Fuller||March 21, 2014||204||2.69|
|Graham agrees to an intense stimulation with flashes of light by Dr. Chilton, during which time he realizes that Lecter was tactically encouraging his encephalitis. Chilton confronts Lecter about this, but is not hostile, relating to Lecter as another physician accused of manipulating his patient into murder. An acupuncturist (Amanda Plummer) lobotomizes suffering patients, leaving them to die in meadows. Her first victim is found with a beehive occupying his half-empty skull; the second is found still standing, brain dead but physically alive. After the second victim is discovered, he is immediately connected to the first as patients of the acupuncturist. When Crawford visits her, she turns herself in without a fuss. Bella Crawford talks to Lecter about the possibility of suicide in the face of her lung cancer, something which he encourages, citing Socrates and describing death as a "cure". Later, Bella visits Lecter's office after taking an overdose of morphine, and falls unconscious. After flipping a coin, Lecter saves her life with a naloxone shot. Later, he visits her and Crawford in the hospital, and Bella slaps him across the face. Katz, on Graham's advice, examines the body of James Gray, the mural killer. She finds that the stitches connecting him to the mural were also surgical stitches on an opening through which his kidney was removed. Katz, starting to suspect Lecter and against Graham's advice, breaks into Lecter's home and discovers his murder dungeon. She removes a package from a freezer but is caught by Lecter and gunshots are fired.|
|18||5||"Mukōzuke"||Michael Rymer||Ayanna A. Floyd and Steve Lightfoot & Bryan Fuller||March 28, 2014||205||3.49|
|An anonymous tip brings Freddie Lounds back to the observatory she and Dr. Chilton were taken to by Abel Gideon. There she finds the body of Beverly Katz, sectioned vertically and displayed in tableau. Graham is brought to the crime scene and convinces Crawford that it is the work of the Chesapeake Ripper and the mural copycat; that they are one and the same. A post-mortem examination of Katz reveals that her kidneys were removed and replaced with the kidneys of James Gray, the mural killer. Graham convinces Chilton to return Abel Gideon to the asylum, to glean information about the Chesapeake Ripper's identity. Graham uses Lounds to write an article, hoping to inspire contact from the killer of the bailiff and the judge at his trial. A new orderly at the asylum, Matthew Brown (Jonathan Tucker), confesses to Graham that he killed Sykes, hoping it would exonerate Graham, but the death of the judge was someone else's work. Brown asks Graham how he can serve Graham, who tells Brown he could kill Dr. Lecter for him. Gideon overhears this and gives Alana the chance to save Graham from himself. The orderly tranquilizes Lecter while the latter is swimming laps, slits his wrists and strings him up with a noose, and is about to kick away the bucket on which Lecter is standing when Crawford arrives. He shoots the orderly, who even while falling dead manages to kick the bucket out, but Crawford saves Lecter.|
|19||6||"Futamono"||Tim Hunter||Story by : Andy Black
Teleplay by : Andy Black and Bryan Fuller & Scott Nimerfro & Steve Lightfoot
|April 4, 2014||206||2.18|
|Crawford confronts Graham about setting the orderly on Lecter, and Graham denies it but tries to make Crawford see that Lecter is the Chesapeake Ripper by explaining to him why he only kills in lots of three or four; he has to eat the meat he takes before it spoils. Graham assures Crawford that if the Ripper is killing again, Lecter will be throwing a dinner party. Sure enough, Lecter soon invites Crawford to a gathering he is hosting. Meanwhile, local city councilor Sheldon Isley is found surgically grafted onto a tree in a parking lot (for which Isley brokered the development deal and in the process destroyed the habitat of some rare songbirds), his chest cavity emptied of all organs except his lungs and stuffed with poisonous flowers. The autopsy reveals a number of Ripper tell-tale signs and that Isley was drowned. Price and Zeller determine from the water in his lungs that he was killed within a fifty-mile radius. Chilton records Abel Gideon confessing to Graham that he was in Lecter's home, but Gideon denies this when questioned by Crawford. Gideon is beaten by a pair of guards and put in the infirmary. Lecter throws his dinner party and Crawford takes a few samples of the food to Price and Zeller to be tested. Alana and Lecter sleep together and Lecter kidnaps Gideon from the infirmary while she is sleeping (helped by a drugged glass of wine). The infirmary guard is killed and strung up with fishing lines. Lecter uses Alana as an alibi when confronted by Crawford. Lecter cooks and serves Gideon's leg to him as a last meal. Though Price and Zeller do not find any human tissue in the samples of Lecter's food, they do find body materials in the fishing lures from such victims as the judge, James Gray, Miriam Lass, all the way back to Marissa Schur. Crawford and his team finally realize that there was no "Copycat Killer", responsible for the deaths of Boyle, Schur, Sutcliffe, and Madchen: it was the Chesapeake Ripper all along, toying with them. They also find a piece of rare tree bark, which Crawford traces to an abandoned farmhouse in the initial search area, where he finds Miriam Lass still alive.|
|20||7||"Yakimono"||Michael Rymer||Steve Lightfoot and Bryan Fuller||April 11, 2014||207||2.25|
|Miriam Lass is brought in to identify the Ripper, but has no memory of her encounter with Dr. Lecter and only vague recollections of her captivity. When Lecter himself is brought in, Miriam is positive it is not him. The evidence gathered from the most recent Ripper killings serves to prove that Will's alleged victims were actually the Ripper's, exonerating him of all charges. Graham is released from the asylum and urges Dr. Chilton to share what he knows about Lecter's unusual psychiatric treatment on him, by confessing his own psychic driving of Abel Gideon. Graham figures out that Alana and Lecter are together and warns her to stay away from him. He visits with Miriam and tells her about the flashes of light used to induce his blackouts. Miriam recalls similar experiences with her captor. He drops in on Lecter and confronts him with a gun. He says killing Lecter would feel right, but ultimately doesn't. Crawford takes Miriam to Lecter's office and he performs hypnotic regression therapy on her. The last thing she remembers before being captured is the Wound Man illustration. Price and Zeller find one of Lecter's fingerprints on a flower from Sheldon Isley's body, and Crawford repeats what Will said in the farmhouse, i.e. that whatever evidence is found, it would lead away from the Ripper. Drugs are found in Miriam's blood which were used in both Graham and Gideon's treatments, pointing to either Lecter or Chilton as the suspect. Crawford wants them both brought in, but Lecter moves first and frames Chilton by placing Gideon's mutilated body in Chilton's house and murdering the two FBI agents who were to bring Chilton in for questioning, dressing one of them as the Wound Man. Chilton goes to Graham for help, intending to flee the country, but Crawford catches up with him first and brings him into custody. While Alana is questioning Chilton, Miriam, watching, "remembers" him performing the treatment on her, identifying him as the Ripper. In a moment of rage and confusion, she takes Crawford's gun and shoots Chilton in the face. Graham visits Lecter again and asks to resume his therapy.|
|21||8||"Su-zakana"||Vincenzo Natali||Scott Nimerfro and Bryan Fuller & Steve Lightfoot||April 18, 2014||208||2.80|
|Lecter begins therapy with a new patient named Margot Verger (Katharine Isabelle), who suffers abuse at the hands of her sadistic brother Mason. Will Graham, now cleared of being the Chesapeake Ripper, resumes assisting the FBI, and willingly continues his therapy with Lecter. Finding a female victim placed inside a dead horse's uterus, Graham and Crawford interview previous stable employee Peter Bernardone (Jeremy Davies), who denies committing the crime. Performing an autopsy, the horse victim is found to have a live bird trapped in her chest cavity, and soil found inside her throat leads the FBI to a mass burial ground. Graham questions Peter further, who states he placed the soil to lead them to his social worker Clark Ingram (Chris Diamantopoulos), who is responsible for the mass grave and the horse victim. Clark is interviewed by Dr. Bloom, telling her Peter is sick and sometimes violent. Observing, Graham tells Crawford that Peter isn't guilty, and accuses Clark of being the real killer; despite Clark's counter-accusation of Peter, Graham sympathizes with Peter's vulnerable state, and believes he is being manipulated, but Crawford lets Clark go. Peter returns to the stables, only to find Clark has used a hammer to kill a horse that had earlier injured Peter, further implicating him. Graham and Lecter later arrive at the horse stable as Peter is sewing up the dead horse's torso, and they learn he placed Clark inside the horse. They take Peter outside, where he clarifies that he did not murder Clark, but instead trapped him alive so he could experience the fate of his victims. Returning to the stable to find Clark emerging from the horse and picking up his hammer, Graham holds him at gunpoint and threatens to kill him for trying to frame Peter. Lecter warns that killing Clark won't resolve Graham's internal conflicts. After Lecter takes Graham's gun, the pair detain Clark for his crimes. Lecter then confides in Graham that he is fascinated with his unpredictability.|
|22||9||"Shiizakana"||Michael Rymer||Jeff Vlaming and Bryan Fuller||April 25, 2014||209||2.45|
|A truck driver is found horribly mauled, and Crawford believes it is not a simple animal attack, but the work of someone with a large animal trained to kill on command. Later discovering a couple who are similarly mutilated and killed, the BAU team realize that while it appears to be an animal, it is more likely a killer who stalks and kills while wearing a mechanical beast suit. Dr. Lecter informs Crawford that he previously treated Randall Tier (Mark O'Brien), a patient who fits the profile; only a teenager when Lecter treated him, Tier suffers an identity disorder, causing him to believe he is an animal in the body of a human. Meanwhile, Graham is approached by Margot Verger, seeking insight on Lecter's unusual therapy, and the two discover that they share similar personal problems. Visiting Lecter, Graham informs him that Dr. Du Maurier confided her belief in him, and questions if Dr. Lecter has a history of manipulating patients. Lecter approaches Tier and warns him the FBI is investigating him, and asks him to kill Graham. After one of his dogs, Buster, is attacked and injured outside his home, Graham rescues it and locks himself inside, only for Tier to break through a window and attack him. As Lecter returns home, he enters his dining room and finds Graham has killed Tier, and has laid the corpse on his dining table.|
|23||10||"Naka-choko"||Vincenzo Natali||Story by : Steve Lightfoot and Kai Yu Wu
Teleplay by : Steve Lightfoot
|May 2, 2014||210||2.28|
|As Randall Tier smashes into Graham's house, Graham alternates seeing him as the feathered stag, the Wendigo, and as Lecter. A struggle ensues and, overpowering Tier, Graham pummels him before snapping his neck. Taking Tier's body to Lecter, Graham states he and Hannibal are even, having both sent psychopaths to kill each other. Crawford asks Lecter and Graham to analyze Tier's corpse, parts of which have been combined with a saber-tooth display; both Graham and Lecter discuss the former's actions, their conversation disguised as a crime scene analysis. Meeting with Freddie Lounds, Graham learns she still believes Graham's story of Lecter being the real Chesapeake Ripper. Margot visits her brother, Mason Verger (Michael Pitt), who shows her that he is training specially bred pigs to eat people alive. Margot meets with Graham again, and they further confide in each other, which leads to them having sex. Lounds visits Alana Bloom for an interview, and, after noting that Tier is the fourth ex-patient of Lecter's to have been murdered, states she believes Graham and Lecter are killing together. Mason meets with Hannibal and explains he is suspicious about what Margot may disclose; when Lecter then outlines doctor-patient confidentiality and offers to treat Mason, he accepts. Learning of Lounds' suspicions from Alana, Lecter waits in her apartment to kill her. Concurrently, Lounds arrives at Graham's house and investigates his locked barn, where she finds Tier's bloodied animal suit, along with his jawbone. Graham appears and, when Lounds flees and calls Crawford, Graham overpowers her. Crawford shares Lounds' phone call, only unintelligible screams, with Graham, who mentions he invited her to an interview she failed to attend. Joining Lecter for dinner, Graham provides the ingredients and meat, and is vague about the meat's origin. Eating together, Lecter presses Graham on its source, and the latter confirms that it is "long pig".|
|24||11||"Kō No Mono"||David Slade||Jeff Vlaming & Andy Black and Bryan Fuller||May 9, 2014||211||1.95|
|At the TattleCrime offices, a burning body in a wheelchair rolls into the parking garage, and a dental analysis confirms it is Lounds. Margot meets with Graham and Lecter, informing them she is pregnant with Graham's child, but that she is hiding it from Mason. Graham is visited by Alana, who is worried about his relationship with Lecter, and asks if he killed Lounds; Graham responds vaguely, but gives Alana his pistol and tells her to practice using it. Mason attends therapy with Lecter, who implies Mason could have an heir through Margot, hinting at her pregnancy. Graham attends Lounds' funeral with Alana, and further implies he murdered her. Several hours later, Lounds' grave is found disturbed, her body posed like Shiva, which Bloom deduces was done by an admirer of Lounds' killer. Margot, aware Mason knows of her pregnancy, attempts to flee, only for Mason's assistant Carlo to crash into her car. Waking on an operating table, Margot learns from Mason that he is having her made infertile, leaving him as the only source of any family heir. Alana confronts Crawford, demanding to know what he and Will are hiding; Crawford reveals Lounds is alive. Learning what Mason did to Margot, Graham breaks into his farm and, when taunted by Mason, hangs him over his pit of pigs. Graham spares Mason, but notes Lecter is manipulating them all, and suggests Mason feed Lecter to his pigs.|
|25||12||"Tome-wan"||Michael Rymer||Chris Brancato and Bryan Fuller & Scott Nimerfro||May 16, 2014||212||2.32|
|Meeting for therapy, Graham claims that Lecter wants Mason dead, and that he informed Verger of it; despite agreeing with the doctor, Graham still fantasizes about feeding Lecter to Mason's pigs. Learning Mason compares maiming Margot to "playing chicken", Lecter informs Graham and Margot, who suggest she seek revenge by surviving her brother rather than kill him. Speaking with Crawford, Graham is told to tread carefully, as his mutilating Tier's corpse contradicts his self-defense claim. Crawford reveals he has located Dr. Du Maurier. Graham interviews her, and says the FBI will give her complete immunity. She admits she killed the patient who attacked her. She says it was self-defense, but she was also under Hannibal's "influence." She says Hannibal never uses coercion, only persuasion. She warns Graham be cautious lest he be "persuaded." Meeting with Lecter, Graham boasts awareness of his manipulative ways; concurrently, Du Maurier warns Crawford that if they think they will catch Lecter, it's because that's what he wants them to think. Three of Verger's employees capture Lecter and take him to Verger's farm, where he is to be fed to the pigs with Graham brought in to witness. Asked to cut Lecter's throat to encourage the pigs, Graham instead cuts him free before being knocked out. Captured by Lecter, Verger is forced to inhale several psychedelic drugs, after which Lecter is able to convince Verger to mutilate his own face. Regaining consciousness, Graham returns home to find Verger removing and feeding pieces of his face to the dogs. Lecter asks Graham what they should do with Verger and, Graham replies "he's your patient." Lecter breaks Verger's neck, leaving him alive but paralyzed. Mason, now bedridden and in Margot's care, lies to Crawford and tells him that his mutilation was due to an accident involving his pigs. Speaking with Lecter about their friendship, Graham warns they will soon be caught, and suggests Lecter reveal himself to Crawford.|
|26||13||"Mizumono"||David Slade||Steve Lightfoot and Bryan Fuller||May 23, 2014||213||2.35|
|Speaking with both Lecter and Crawford, Graham reflects on his relationship with both and, when both ask if he can be trusted, he confirms. Graham requests Lounds respect Abigail Hobbs' memory and write only on him and Lecter, and when Lounds questions if Graham expects to survive, he does not answer. Helping Lecter destroy his patient records, Graham brushes off Lecter's suggestion they escape without confessing, and, when they pass each other, Lecter (who has an extremely heightened sense of smell) recognizes Lounds' scent on him. Alana, accepting Lecter is the Chesapeake Ripper, warns Graham of trapping Lecter, as he could be caught by Lecter instead. Sharing a final meal, Lecter questions Graham's loyalty and, when asked if he would take Crawford's forgiveness, Graham notes it isn't an option as Crawford wants justice. Crawford is confronted by Prurnell, and forced to take a work absence; as he allowed Graham to mutilate Tier and is plotting to entrap Lecter, she finds him unfit to work. Warned by Alana that the FBI is attempting to arrest him, Graham attempts to further earn Lecter's trust, and phones to warn him. A fight breaks out between Crawford and Lecter; Crawford, wounded, hides from Lecter in the pantry, only for Lecter to be held at gunpoint by Alana. Lecter tells Alana to walk away or he will kill her; she tries to shoot Lecter, who reveals he emptied her gun earlier. Escaping upstairs and reloading, Alana suddenly finds she isn't alone; turning around, she finds Abigail Hobbs alive, who apologizes and pushes her out the window. Graham, arriving to find Alana seriously injured, phones for help and enters to find Jack. Graham finds Abigail, who again apologizes, stating she obeyed Lecter as she didn't know what else she could do. Lecter appears, embracing Graham and stabbing him with a karambit, while explaining that he spared Abigail as a surprise. Lecter forgives Graham for repaying his trust with betrayal, but questions if Graham will ever do the same as he cuts Abigail's throat and leaves the others to bleed. He is next seen aboard a plane to France with Dr. Du Maurier.|
Season 3 (2015)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.
|27||1||"Antipasto"||Vincenzo Natali||Bryan Fuller & Steve Lightfoot||June 4, 2015||301||2.57|
|While stalking Dr. Roman Fell (Jeremy Crutchley) to a party held in Paris, Hannibal Lecter becomes acquainted with Anthony Dimmond (Tom Wisdom). They discuss poetry and Dr. Fell, for whom Dimmond served as a TA. Lecter follows Dr. Fell to his house, killing him and (presumably) his wife. Through flashback, Abel Gideon is seen eating his cooked body with Lecter, where he comments that Lecter is truly a personification of the Devil. Lecter and Du Maurier are shown as having traveled to Florence, Italy, where they are assuming the identities of Fell and his wife. Through flashback, Du Maurier enters her house some hours after being interviewed by Crawford and discovers Lecter in her shower. She pulls a gun on him, and they discuss what Lecter has done, their relationship, and Graham. In present day, Dimmond arrives in Florence and is invited to Lecter's house for dinner. Through flashback, it is shown how Lecter prepared Gideon's severed arm for consumption - he had fed Gideon oysters, sweet wine, and acorns to enhance Gideon's flavor for the snails fattening themselves on it. Gideon comments that it won't be long until Lecter is himself cannibalized. Over dinner, Du Maurier is revealed to being given the same treatment, as Dimmond reveals that the Romans are the originators of that practice. Through flashback, Du Maurier murders Lecter's former patient Neal Frank (Zachary Quinto), who was transferred to her, causing her to owe a debt to Lecter in return for his help. In present day, Lecter gives a lecture as Dr. Fell, which Dimmond attends, eager to strike a bargain with him. Dimmond returns to Lecter's house where he is murdered. Du Maurier and Lecter discuss whether she is observing or participating in the murder, and they conclude on the latter. Later, Lecter boards a cross-country train across Italy with a large trunk, and contemplates Gideon's comment on how he will feel when he, too, is hunted down. Hannibal spends his train journey folding a reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man into an origami heart. Lecter has done the same thing to Dimmond – his dismembered torso is mounted on the tips of three broadswords in the Norman Chapel, Palermo and has been fashioned to resemble a gigantic heart.|
|28||2||"Primavera"||Vincenzo Natali||Jeff Vlaming and Bryan Fuller||June 11, 2015||302||1.66|
|Will Graham awakes in the hospital after being near-fatally stabbed by Hannibal Lecter. Will's attending physician tells him he has a visitor. This turns out to be Abigail Hobbs, whom Will last saw as Dr. Lecter slashed her throat. Abigail explains that they are both alive because their wounds were "surgical" and Lecter knew just how to cut them so they'd both live. Abigail is angry at Will for lying to her and trying to capture Lecter, in whom she still believes. Abigail is shown with Will eight months later, when he has traveled to Palermo in pursuit of Lecter. In a cathedral, Will meets Rinaldo Pazzi (Fortunato Cerlino), who has read up on Will's arrest for the Chesapeake Ripper killings. Pazzi has been following Lecter since seeing him as "a young Lithuanian man" and investigating a murder for which another man was convicted, inspired by the Botticelli painting Primavera. Pazzi shows Will a photograph of the origami heart Lecter made of Dimmond (having folded his body up). While talking to Abigail, Will remembers that she died of her injuries before he recovered from his, and that he has been talking to a hallucination. She disappears. Will and Pazzi pursue Lecter through the catacombs under the cathedral, but he eludes them. Before leaving himself, Graham senses Lecter is nearby, and tells him he forgives him.|
|29||3||"Secondo"||Vincenzo Natali||Angelina Burnett and Bryan Fuller & Steve Lightfoot||June 18, 2015||303||1.69|
|Will travels to Lecter's childhood home in Lithuania in further search of his nemesis. Lecter and Du Maurier continue to discuss Graham and the fact that Lecter is drawing Graham and "all of them" to him. Jack Crawford arrives in Palermo in search of Will. Pazzi shows Crawford the case photographs of Dimmond's heart, and they have a conversation about Lecter. Will discovers a distraught man in an underground cell (Julian Richings), where he meets Chiyoh (Tao Okamoto), the attendant to Lecter's aunt. She reveals that Lecter's sister, Mischa, was murdered and cannibalized by the prisoner. Graham doesn't believe this. Elsewhere, Du Maurier asks Hannibal about his past and he tells her about Mischa. Du Maurier deduces that Hannibal ate Mischa to "forgive her". Chiyoh asks Graham why he is still searching for Lecter. He responds that he has never known himself better than when he is with Lecter. Graham removes the prisoner from the cell and turns him loose; he attacks Chiyoh but she kills him. Distraught at what she has done, she realizes that Graham set the man free on purpose to see if she was capable of killing, confirming Lecter's curiosity. Chiyoh agrees to help Will find Lecter, saying that with the prisoner dead, she has no reason to remain at the house. Before they leave, Graham fashions the corpse of the prisoner into the form of a dragonfly, and displays it in the underground chamber. Lecter and Du Maurier have another discussion about Graham and come to the conclusion that the only way for Lecter to forgive him is to eat him.|
|30||4||"Aperitivo"||Marc Jobst||Nick Antosca and Bryan Fuller & Steve Lightfoot||June 25, 2015||304||1.46|
|Frederick Chilton meets with Mason Verger (Joe Anderson), where they discuss Lecter after revealing their disfigurements, then goes to meet Graham. Crawford recalls his meeting Graham after the events at Lecter's house, with Graham stating that he informed Lecter of his and Bloom's impending arrival because he considered Lecter a friend, and wanted to run away with him. Chilton goes to Bloom, who has agreed to act as Verger's new therapist. In a flashback where both Crawford and Bella are bedridden (Crawford right after the events of last season's finale), Bella comforts Crawford, but says "at least you can cut out what's killing you." Chilton asks for Crawford's help, telling him that Graham will lead him right to Lecter, but Crawford refuses to get involved, stating that he has let everything go, and that he's focusing on caring for his wife. Bella succumbs to her cancer, and at her funeral, Crawford is upset to notice a card from Lecter offering his condolences. Graham enters the church, where Crawford says he knows what's coming for him, and that he does not have to die. Verger asks his physician Dr. Cordell Doemling (Glenn Fleshler) to make arrangements for Lecter to be eaten alive. During a session with Verger, Bloom agrees to help him lure Lecter to what he is planning. Crawford meets Bloom at Will's house; she says that Graham has already left. Graham is seen leaving on a boat.|
|31||5||"Contorno"||Guillermo Navarro||Tom de Ville and Bryan Fuller & Steve Lightfoot||July 2, 2015||305||1.23|
|Graham and Chiyoh travel by train to Florence, discussing her relationship with Lecter. In Florence, Du Maurier and Lecter discuss Graham and the fact that Lecter is lying in wait to kill him once he arrives. Crawford releases his wife's ashes into the river as well as his wedding ring, and has dinner with Pazzi and his wife (Mía Maestro), who are newly married. Pazzi says that he'll tell his subordinates that he's investigating Lecter when he knows for certain it's him; Crawford tells him he already knows. Bloom reveals to Verger that a blonde woman has been shopping for Lecter. Graham and Chiyoh continue to have conversations. Pazzi goes to meet Lecter, probing for information about the two murdered professors. Pazzi ultimately decides to sell Lecter to Mason Verger, a fact of which Lecter is already aware. Graham awakens to find Chiyoh outside, where she tells him that she knows Lecter is in Florence; doubting their alliance, she throws him from the train, and he is forced to continue his journey on foot. Pazzi has a video contact with Verger, who lays out the terms of his bounty, which includes a fingerprint. Pazzi goes back to Lecter with a gift for his exhibition. Lecter in turn presents an heirloom for Pazzi, an illustration of his ancestor's murder. As Pazzi goes for a knife with Lecter's fingerprint, Lecter overpowers him. Lecter has tied Pazzi to a hand truck, and while preparing to hang him with an orange power cord, he ascertains that Pazzi is working with Verger, and asks if any other authorities know. As Pazzi answers, Lecter is interrupted by a call for him from Bloom, which he answers. Before he hangs Pazzi, he cuts his belly, allowing his bowels to spill as in his ancestor's death. Crawford arrives, looking for Pazzi. A fight ensues, during which Lecter taunts Jack about the death of Bella and is brutally beaten as a result. Jack attempts to push Lecter from the same balcony window, but he arrests his fall by grabbing onto Pazzi's corpse, and having survived the fall, stumbles away.|
|32||6||"Dolce"||Vincenzo Natali||Don Mancini and Bryan Fuller & Steve Lightfoot||July 9, 2015||306||1.38|
|Will arrives in Florence where he meets Jack and they discuss how to proceed in the search for Lecter. Their first stop is the house where he was staying as Dr. Fell. Dr. Du Maurier has stayed behind after coming to an agreement with Hannibal to support each other's stories. Altering her own responses by shooting heroin, she clings determinedly to her identity as Mrs. Fell, even though Will and Jack both know her as Du Maurier. Back in Baltimore, the Vergers and Alana go over the bounty for Lecter. After it's confirmed that Pazzi has been killed in pursuit of Lecter, Alana suggests that they may need an entire department. Margot leaves to make arrangements. Mason asks Margot what she wants and she reminds him that he took away her ability to have children. He raises the possibility that she could still have a child with him. Afterwards, Margot has a sexual encounter with Alana and asks if Alana knows how to harvest sperm. An inspector from the police headquarters in Florence comes to interrogate Du Maurier and speaks to Jack about Lecter's history in America. Will goes to a gallery where he meets Lecter. The two men have a civil discussion, but when they leave Will takes out a knife to kill Lecter. Before he can do so, Chiyoh shoots him from a nearby roof with a sniper rifle. Lecter takes Will to another hideout and removes the bullet. Jack tracks Will to where Lecter is keeping him and attempts to free him. Lecter ambushes Jack, slitting his Achilles' tendon and tying him to a chair at the dining table. He begins to cut into Will's head with a cranial saw. Will and Lecter are brought to the Verger home.|
|33||7||"Digestivo"||Adam Kane||Steve Lightfoot and Bryan Fuller||July 16, 2015
July 18, 2015 (U.S.)
|The Florentine police intercept the meeting between Jack Crawford, Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham. The police capture Lecter and a wounded but alive Graham to give to Mason Verger on accounts of the bounties both set on them. The police attempt to kill Crawford but are shot dead by Chiyoh from a nearby roof top. Crawford informs Chiyoh that Graham and Lecter are being taken to Muskrat Farm, property owned by Mason in Maryland. Chiyoh sets Crawford free as he questions how he will escape Florence without being killed by the police. Meanwhile, Mason and Cordell await the arrival of Lecter and Graham with plans of eating Lecter after transplanting Graham's face onto Mason's. Alana Bloom and Margot Verger begin to arrange ways to receive a child from Mason's viable sperm with the possibility of Alana as a surrogate. Margot reveals to Mason and Alana that Crawford is still alive which worries Mason that the FBI could arrive soon. Hannibal, Will, and Mason eat dinner together discussing how the plans will be carried out. Will bites off part of Cordell's face in protest. Cordell stitches his cheek and converses with Lecter over how Mason will devour him. Mason reveals to Margot that he has already prepared a surrogate of his own for their child that is on the farm. Alana explains her alliance with the Vergers with Will. Margot converses with Lecter about her longing for a child and resentment of Mason. Lecter suggests that, for therapeutic reasons, Margot should kill Mason after she receives the child and he will take the blame. Alana shoots Lecter's guard and sets Hannibal free with a promise that he will rescue and keep Will alive. Mason is put under anesthesia for the facial treatment while Cordell does not use any on Will. Lecter kills the rest of Mason's security and rescues Will from the surgery by killing Cordell and putting his face on Mason's. Alana and Margot discover to their horror that Mason's surrogate is actually a large pig with a human fetus inside. Alana removes the child but it is stillborn. Alana and Margot confront a confused and horrified Mason and reveal that Lecter helped them receive his sperm through a cattle prod-stimulated prostate ejaculation. Mason attempts to shoot both but the bullet shoots through his floor aquarium. Margot forces him under and his moray eel swims down his throat, suffocating him. Hannibal carries an unconscious Will to the latter's home in Wolf Trap, Virginia and fends off guards with the help of Chiyoh. The next morning, Lecter reveals to Chiyoh that he ate but did not kill Mischa. Will recovers from his wounds but in one last therapy session with Lecter, reveals that he no longer wishes to have any contact or thoughts about Lecter and the two part ways. Crawford arrives at Will's home and much to the dismay of Will, find Hannibal who willingly surrenders to spite Will. Chiyoh leaves Wolf Trap as Lecter is taken into custody.|
|34||8||"The Great Red Dragon"||Neil Marshall||Nick Antosca & Steve Lightfoot and Bryan Fuller||July 23, 2015
July 25, 2015 (U.S.)
|Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage) sits in a cafeteria and begins reading a copy of Time covering The Great Red Dragon Paintings. He is so enamored with the image that he begins to mold himself into a version of the paintings, having The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun tattooed on his back and purchasing a set of custom-made jagged dentures. Three years after the events of the previous episode, Lecter has been institutionalized and Bloom is now the administrator at the hospital, due to Chilton resigning to become a best-selling author of true crime volumes. Dolarhyde practices speaking with his cleft upper lip and is then seen standing naked outside a home, covered in blood and staring up at the full moon. Chilton has dinner with Lecter in his cell, where he reveals his next book is about Dolarhyde, who has been given the nickname The Tooth Fairy. He has a conversation with Bloom, where she reveals that Lecter has written an article for the American Journal of Psychiatry refuting much of what Chilton has written about him. He suggests that Dolarhyde will inspire Lecter to "keep himself interesting". Dolarhyde is seen watching film when the projector blows out; he has a hallucination. He compiles news clippings in a large book, detailing not just his own crimes but articles on Lecter. Crawford goes to visit Graham, who is now living with his new wife Molly (Nina Arianda) and her eleven year-old son. Crawford has come to get Will's assistance on the Dolarhyde killings, but he is highly resistant after his previous experiences. Molly knows that Crawford will take Graham regardless, and he promises to make it easy on him. Molly and Will have a heartfelt conversation where she encourages him to leave and help. Graham reads a letter he has received from Lecter as well as overlooking a news report on the killings before throwing both into the fire. He travels to Buffalo, New York, and reenacts the killing in his mind. Price, Zeller, and Graham determine that the killer placed pieces of broken mirror in the eyes of the victims so he could look at himself, obtain a partial print off one of the victims' eyes, and create a mold of his distinctive teeth. Dolarhyde works in his house, where he begins to have another hallucination. Graham tells Crawford that he has to go visit Lecter. He and Lecter greet one another in the asylum.|
|35||9||"...And the Woman Clothed with the Sun"||John Dahl||Jeff Vlaming & Helen Shang and Bryan Fuller & Steve Lightfoot||July 30, 2015
August 1, 2015 (U.S.)
|Lecter agrees to discuss the Dolarhyde murders with Graham, saying that he is family. Through flashback, Lecter takes Abigail Hobbs' blood, and says that he needs to collect a flesh sample. They spray her blood throughout the room, creating a staged crime scene. While waiting for Lecter to read through the case file, Graham has a conversation with Bloom, where she reveals that she and Margot are still together; she carried their child, a boy. Graham tells her not to worry about him. Bloom tells him that she is not just worried about him, but that last time it did not end with him. Graham and Lecter have their discussion. Bloom visits Lecter afterward, stating that he does not have Graham's best interest at heart, and warning him that the improvements to his cell are conditional; the conditions are non-negotiable. Through flashback, Lecter has a therapy session with Abigail, where he has placed her father's body in a chair, and states that he showed her love by cutting her throat. He tells her that she is denying his love because of what it might say about her, and asks her to show him the same courtesy; she slits his throat. Graham watches video of a family that was murdered; Dolarhyde watches film and writhes in pain; he has hallucinated growing a tail. Price, Zeller, and Graham discuss the murders further with Crawford. Graham goes to a crime scene, where he meets Lounds, where he berates her for taking photos of him in the hospital, and writing that he and Lecter were co-conspirators. Dolarhyde is seen reading Lounds' report. He goes to the film developing lab where he meets Reba McClane (Rutina Wesley), a blind woman. She agrees to help him get film and develop it for him. He drives her home, and they have a conversation. She asks to touch his face to know if he's smiling or not; he takes her hand and assures her that he is. Graham talks over the phone with Molly, and has a nightmare where he is murdering one of the families. Crawford goes to meet with Lecter, where they discuss Graham and the case. Lecter remembers the night of the last massacre, where he tells Abigail to go upstairs and wait for Bloom, Graham, and Crawford. He also reminds her that hunting with her father was the best time she ever had; now she'll hunt with him. Lecter receives a call from Dolarhyde where he tells him of his delight in being taken interest, and says that the important thing is what he is becoming: the great red dragon.|
|36||10||"...And the Woman Clothed in Sun"||Guillermo Navarro||Don Mancini and Bryan Fuller||August 6, 2015
August 8, 2015 (U.S.)
|Dolarhyde practices speaking before going to an electrical outlet facility and enabling contact from Lecter's former office. He calls Lecter under the guise of his lawyer and they have a quick exchange. He hallucinates a session between himself and Lecter; at the end of the session, he transforms into a dragon. Graham attends an academic tutorial by Du Maurier, and the two have a conversation afterward regarding their experiences with Lecter. Dolarhyde takes McClane to a zoo to experience the sensation of touching and feeling a tiger. They spend the night together at his home. When Dolarhyde awakens, he feels McClane, and is then overtaken by another hallucination. When he awakens again, he notices McClane is not there. In a panic, he runs to the room with the copy of the painting, and senses a communication to make McClane his next victim. He takes her home, refusing the temptation. Lecter takes a call from his cell to his lawyer, but then hacks the phone and asks the operator to call a different number – Chilton's office. Posing as a publishing executive, he asks for an address and number – Graham's. Graham and Du Maurier have a session, where they discuss her relationship with Lecter. Du Maurier recalls her session with Neal Frank, where he stipulates that there was something wrong with Lecter, judging by the way he ended their relationship. Frank states that under Lecter's so-called care, his paranoia worsened, and has refused to take Lecter's prescribed medication. He continues to berate Lecter's methods, saying that he nearly choked on his tongue after a disguised photo-therapy experiment. The scene cuts to Graham's session, where Du Maurier asks him if he thinks he can save Dolarhyde from himself after failing to do so with Lecter. Cutting back to another of Frank's sessions, he berates Du Maurier for not taking action against his accusations of Lecter. He asks if she believes him. Du Maurier states that she believes Frank is suffering from a lack of insight, and that she is trying to help him regain that insight, and would prescribe the same medication that he refused. He accuses her of being Lecter's accomplice and of being as twisted as he is. Du Maurier and Graham compare thoughts on helping a wounded bird. Frank refuses to take further part in his session, and in his anger, begins to choke on his tongue. Du Maurier deliberately shoves her forearm down his throat, suffocating him, after which she lies on the floor, elated. Du Maurier states that one of the things she learned from Lecter is the alchemy of lies and truths. She tells Graham that he is capable of righteous violence, and that the next time he has an instinct to help someone, he instead do the former. Graham visits Lecter and they discuss Dolarhyde further. Dolarhyde goes to a museum exhibition where the original copy of The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun is being held, and proceeds to eat it, believing it will free him from the beast's influence. Graham also visits the museum to view the painting, and manages to catch Dolarhyde in the elevator after realizing his presence. Dolarhyde grabs him and throws him out, leaving Graham scrambling to find him.|
|37||11||"...And the Beast from the Sea"||Michael Rymer||Steve Lightfoot and Bryan Fuller||August 13, 2015
August 15, 2015 (U.S.)
|Graham, Bloom, and Crawford discuss the events at the museum. Dolarhyde has another session with Lecter over the phone where he suggests going after Graham's family to appease the dragon, sparing McClane. Dolarhyde seemingly transforms into the dragon back at home. He spends another night with McClane, where he has gathered film of his victims and selected victims, and watches a selection with an unknowing McClane – Graham's family. Molly and Walter go to the veterinarian after their dogs have been poisoned. They promise not to tell Graham, and as they leave, a notice from the FBI asking to immediately report any pet mutilations is shown on the bulletin. Graham visits Lecter where he deduces that Dolarhyde has contacted him. He asks Lecter to tell him who Dolarhyde is, saying that they can save the next family; Lecter states that he does not know who Dolarhyde is, and asks Graham if when he closes his eyes, is it his family he sees as the next target. Dolarhyde travels to the Graham's residence to murder Molly and Walter; they narrowly escape, but Molly is hospitalized. Graham has a conversation with his stepson in the waiting room before going to see Molly. Bloom arrives with Crawford at Lecter's cell, where they tell him that they know he has been talking to Dolarhyde under the guise of receiving calls from his lawyer. They ask him to cooperate in trying to identify Dolarhyde the next time he calls. Back at home, Dolarhyde has a hallucinogenic fight between himself and the Dragon. He goes to McClane's lab to terminate their relationship, as he is afraid he will hurt her. Dolarhyde does not explain himself well, and McClane, feeling rejected, asks him to leave. He calls Lecter, with Crawford and Bloom listening in. He states that he is worried McClane will come to his house, and that she told him he is a sweet man. Lecter tells him that Crawford and Bloom are listening in before he hangs up. Bloom removes the comforts from Lecter's cell in response. When Molly awakens, Graham and she have a conversation. He angrily goes to Lecter, stating that he has had it with him and all these "crazy sons of bitches". Lecter reveals that he gave Dolarhyde Graham's home address and asks him how Molly is doing. Graham angrily states that she is lucky. They discuss Dolarhyde at the end of the conversation, and Lecter asks Graham if he craves change like Dolarhyde. Graham follows Lecter's hint, concluding that in Dolarhyde's own mind he is not killing his victims but "changing" them.|
|38||12||"The Number of the Beast Is 666"||Guillermo Navarro||Jeff Vlaming & Angela Lamanna and Bryan Fuller & Steve Lightfoot||August 20, 2015
August 22, 2015 (U.S.)
|Graham has another session with Du Maurier where he states that he has been having visions of himself murdering his family in the manner of Dolarhyde. Du Maurier says that Lecter spent three years waiting for Graham to start a family so he could take them from him. Graham asks Du Maurier what Lecter is going to take from her; she says that Lecter is in no position to kill and eat her, and that he has paid dearly and that it excites him. Graham asks if Lecter is in love with him. Du Maurier states that he is and asks Graham if he feels the same way. Crawford speaks with Lecter. Dolarhyde kneels to the painting in his house, and begins to tear his own flesh. Graham, Bloom, and Crawford devise a plan to bring out Dolarhyde using Chilton and Lounds. Chilton visits Lecter and berates him for refuting his work. The setup for Dolarhyde takes place, where Chilton and Graham spew insulting remarks about him, as well as taking a photograph together for an article that Lounds will publish. Graham and Crawford have a conversation outlining the plan to catch Dolarhyde when he goes after Graham, instead, Dolarhyde captures Chilton and takes him to his house. He glues him to a wooden wheelchair and verbally torments him. McClane comes by briefly, believing Dolarhyde to be ill, having brought soup. They have a quick conversation before she leaves. With her gone, Dolarhyde torments Chilton further, showing him slides of The Great Red Dragon Paintings as well as "transformed" victims before showing the photograph taken to lure him. Chilton states that he does not want to die, and Dolarhyde asks him if he will now tell the truth about him. He tapes Chilton refuting his accusations, and says he will let him go, but that there is a better way for him to understand and remember what he is; Dolarhyde bites off Chilton's lips with his dentures and mails to Hannibal. They are delivered to Lecter by Bloom, and Hannibal eats one of the lips. They talk with Crawford in the cell, where Crawford states that Chilton has disappeared. Graham, Bloom, and Crawford watch the footage of Chilton. Graham has another session with Du Maurier where they discuss the incident and aftermath; Chilton is shown as having been burned alive. Graham and Crawford visit Chilton in the hospital, who shows anger toward Graham, before revealing to them that he saw a blind black woman with Dolarhyde. Dolarhyde kidnaps McClane and drives her to his house where he reveals to her what he truly is.|
|39||13||"The Wrath of the Lamb"||Michael Rymer||Bryan Fuller & Steve Lightfoot & Nick Antosca||August 27, 2015
August 29, 2015 (U.S.)
|Dolarhyde, not wanting the Dragon to harm McClane, stages his suicide while allowing her to escape his mansion under the belief that he is dead. He ambushes Graham in his motel room and demands that he leads him to Lecter. Crawford and the rest of the team quickly discern that the body found in Dolarhyde's mansion was not his. While brainstorming ideas for how to catch Dolarhyde, Graham suggests using Lecter as bait by staging his escape from the hospital. Lecter agrees to this plan, but only after Graham personally requests his participation. Crawford and Bloom plot to kill both Lecter and Dolarhyde once the bait is accepted. In a session with Du Maurier, Graham reveals his intentions of Lecter not being recaptured, leaving unstated whether that means his death or freedom. As the plan is implemented, Lecter's convoy is unexpectedly ambushed by Dolarhyde, who kills all the FBI and police personnel while sparing Graham and Lecter and allowing them to flee. They travel to the cliff-side house where Lecter had previously kept Abigail Hobbs and Miriam Lass as his captives. There, Dolarhyde, having pursued them, attacks again, shooting Lecter in the stomach and stabbing Graham in the face, intending to kill both on film. Graham and Lecter, working together, overpower Dolarhyde and kill him. Both soaked in blood, Graham embraces Lecter, and then pulls them both over the cliff to ambiguous fates. In a post-credits scene, Du Maurier sits at a table set for three, her own left leg severed, cooked and prepared as an entrée much like Gideon's.|
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