We are joined at the table once again by Kate Kulzick from Sound On Sight, The Televerse Podcast, and our progenitor the This is Our Design Hannibal podcast. The reason for our expanded table is that we have arrived at the finale! Tonight, the throw down happens, and we get resolution that is both beautiful and horrible, painful and exquisite. Cooper unabashedly calls this the greatest episode of television he’s ever experienced. The Jack/Hannibal confrontation we glimpsed 12 episodes ago comes to horrible fruition, the waters surrounding which side Will is on grow murkier, and there’s a fateful date with a linoleum knife.
This is the final episode of Eat The Rudecast for this season, but we will return next summer when the show returns. In the meantime, Damn Good Podcast is coming, as Cooper, Miko, & Ophilia deconstruct Twin Peaks.
We can barely contain our excitement as Hannibal has multiple sessions with Mason Verger, the reveal and deveal of Freddie Lounds fate occurs, the windego morphs into Shiva, and the game changes significantly for Will and Hannibal when it comes to Mason Verger.
We discuss a listener’s thoughts on Will’s hallucination during his time at the cabin with Abigail in S01E12, then dovetail into a greater discussion of the season as a whole before we take our time deconstructing the use of unreliable narrators, the beauty and the horror of the finale for Season 1 of Hannibal. Miko even reluctantly looks forward to what season 2 might bring.
We return stylistically to the first episode, with returning director David Slade, and spend the entire episode with Abigail Hobbes, resolving her feelings (and possible connection to) her father’s murders.