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Bryan Fuller is a national treasure, y’all.
Here I was having one of those mornings where I needed a little pick-me-up, and the Hannibal creator tweets this picture with Jodie Foster at an Emmy party last night!
I love her smile. It’s positively conspiratorial.Read More
In EW.com’s annual EWwy Awards, readers vote on shows and actors you wish got nominated for an Emmy but didn’t. Here at EW’s Community, we have to confess that we’re rooting for some of the shows and performances we’ve come to know and love through our coverage. If you’re a superfan of these shows like we are, follow the links to see our favorites, and submit your EWwy vote at the end of each respective category. Voting ends at noon ET on August 15—so get clicking!Read More
Another year, another San Diego Comic-Con. But the sore feet and lack of sleep were totally worth it, because some very cool things happened while I was there. While I may have officially been there as press, I’m a fan and geek girl at heart, which is why I’m sharing my list of things that happened at SDCC that made me happy to be a fangirl.
1) The cast, crew and social media team for Hannibal.
The thing I heard over and over from the actors, Bryan Fuller, producer Martha DeLaurentis, director David Slade and the social media team was just how much they appreciate the fans and how blown away they are by the fan interaction. The fan art, the tweets, the blogging—believe me, they see and appreciate it and are loving every minute of it.Read More
Season 2 | Episode 13 | “Mizumono” | Aired May 23, 2014
We started this season with an epic fight between Hannibal and Jack Crawford that ended with Jack bleeding from a vicious stab to the carotid, followed by the subtitle “12 Weeks Earlier.”
Well, it’s been 12 weeks. As I wrote in that first recap, past is prologue, and we have come full circle. I don’t know what’s coming in the next hour but, as I like to say to my passengers from time to time — get in, sit down, strap in and hold on.
Previously, Will suggested to Hannibal that he should give Jack Crawford what he wants, and I’m sure he thought it was his idea that got Hannibal to agree that he should give Jack the Chesapeake Ripper — but now that I watch that again, I’m not so sure. I think Hannibal means to give Jack the Ripper in a very personal way. As we see Hannibal writing a dinner invitation to Jack, I have a very bad feeling about this.Read More
Season 2 | Episode 12 | “Tome-Wan” | Aired May 16, 2014
We’re getting to the end of the season. You know what that means: The crazy is about to hit peak levels. We have one episode left after this. Let’s hope we all survive it with at least some of our mind intact.
If not, it’s been nice knowing you. Let’s get ready to recap.
Will and Hannibal are having a chat. Like ya do. Just to catch up. Hannibal knows Will Graham “put a snare” around his neck by telling Mason Verger that Hannibal wants to kill him. But Hannibal ain’t mad. Because Will’s right. Hannibal wants to kill Mason or have Will kill Mason because, as he tells Will, Mason is discourteous, and he finds discourtesy unspeakably ugly.
See, Mason? That’s what you get for lying down on Hannibal’s couch with your shoes on.Read More
The minds behind Hannibal are insanely good about interacting with their fans and making sure they have content to keep them sated between episodes. Among those delectable treats are the Post Mortem videos hosted by Scott Thompson, who plays Jimmy Price.
We have an exclusive look at this week’s Post Mortem episode, in which Thompson sits down with Mads Mikkelsen to discuss the mind behind the murders — and just what gets someone on the menu at Hannibal’s house.
Special highlights include Hugh Dancy’s actual size and the words, “On a rainy day, I would have eaten you.”
Check out this amazing clip below:Read More
Season 2 | Episode 11 | “Ko No Mono” | Aired May 9, 2014
I have no idea how Bryan Fuller made me like Freddy Lounds to the point that I spent this week discussing scenarios in my head in which she’s alive and well. No offense to Stephen Lang or Phillip Seymour Hoffman, but I never felt bad for a cinematic Lounds before. Book Lounds, sure, but that was more about pity than actual caring. Wow. I’m a terrible person.
Okay, recap time!
We are witness to a great becoming. The episode opens with The Stagman standing proud as a mighty stag falls and, like the horse in “Su-zakana,” begins to give birth. It is a great becoming, and we are ants in the afterbirth as The GrahamStag is born.
Dreaming Will is dreaming.
Season 2 | Episode 10 | “Naka-choko” | Aired May 2, 2014
Before I start, I have to admit that the name of this episode has put the “Ooga chaka” from Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling” in my head. I don’t like being alone in my earworms. You’re welcome.
OK, on to the death and mind games!
I don’t know how to explain the opening sequence. To quote Inigo Montoya, “No, there is too much. Let me sum up.” Remember how Hannibal ended up with a dead protégé on his dining room table last week, and he and the viewers both were wondering how the heck that happened? Well, we got our answer … sort of.
We see Will going back into his house, turning off the light and watching the door with a shotgun in hand. The slo-mo starts. Dogs start barking and something comes crashing through the window. (I have no idea if Bryan Fuller meant to invoke the end of Manhunter when Will comes through the glass, but that’s what it reminded me of.) We’re expecting the intruder to be Randall Tier in his wolf-bear rig, but it’s not. It’s The Stagman, and the fight is on. As Will gets into it, he lands punch after punch, and the antlered man changes to a more recognizable and bloodied Hannibal. More punches, more blood, and Will grabs those antlers and twists until there’s a snap. When he looks down again, the body on the floor is Randall Tier.
Season 2 | Episode 9 | “Shiizakana” | Aired Apr 25, 2014
I want to preface this recap by saying I was smart and actually ate before watching. Someone give me a cookie! Okay, on to business.
We start with Hannibal tied to a tree, and Will Graham wants an admission. We knew Will was dreaming. After all, killing Hannibal would sort of end the show.
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