We return from weeks of illness and vacation and illness again to a really cracking puzzle box of an episode that unfolds and unfolds with more plot points than we can even be prepared for. We bid a farewell to Beverly Katz as she has been deconstructed by Hannibal. Cooper feels that this is the episode where Hannibal becomes magic, but is willing to make the leap. We’re thrilled to see the returning Abel Gideon (“We thought you were dead!”) and Frederick Chilton continues to make Cooper giggle.
All on this episode of Eat The Rudecast, an unauthorized podcast about NBC’s Hannibal, and the works of Thomas Harris.
The primary storyline is building speed as Will is becoming unhinged, Dr Chilton and Dr Gideon are back, and there is no killer of the week. Ahhh. Take it in. Then stick around for a crazy discussion of our HannibalLand Theme Park idea.
The key question, is it better to know more or less about our villains is a key discussion tonight as we revel in our favorite episode of the series thus far. Chock full of guest stars, humor, brilliant dialog, and shocking food preparation, we dig in deep to this wonderful episode.
In a conceptually awesome episode, we meet Anthony Hopkins AS Hannibal Lecter simulacrum Dr Abel Gideon played by the awesome Eddie Izzard. I defend my love of Dr Frederic Chilton to Ophilia. We also get a Clarice Starling proxy. There’s a lot to like about this episode, unfortunately it’s marred by poor writing, poor CGI, and otherwise doesn’t feel of a kin with those that came before and episodes that will come after.