Hannibal S03E13 – The Wrath of the Lamb – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E13 – The Wrath of the Lamb – Eat The Rudecast

For the third season running, Bryan Fuller et al have managed to shock us silent with the revelations and twists that bring the season to the close. With this finale possibly being a bit more final than the other two, we discuss whether it’s possible it could’ve ended better, worse, or even differently. We discuss the omissions from the Red Dragon arc, and whether they were necessary to begin with, and dig deeper into the #Hannigram.

All on this episode of Eat The Rudecast, a podcast about NBC’s Hannibal, and the works of Thomas Harris.

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The breakdown of scenes from Manhunter, Red Dragon, and Hannibal is here: https://vimeo.com/137513763

The Friends/Hannibal Mashup

Love Crime – Siouxsie Sioux & Brian Reitzell

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Hannibal S03E12 – The Number of the Beast is 666 – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E12 – The Number of the Beast is 666 – Eat The Rudecast

We’re joined by an out of town friend, fan of the podcast and the show, Raina, as we discuss the penultimate episode of our season (hopefully not series). Raul Esparza gives his best performance of the series, Richard Armitage creates an otherworldly persona through movement and vocalizations as he truly becomes the dragon. We speculate on the end of this season, discussing what will become of Will Graham. And we talk about Meatloaf. Just ‘cuz.

All on this episode of Eat The Rudecast, a podcast about NBC’s Hannibal, and the works of Thomas Harris.

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Hannibal S03E11 – …And the Beast from the Sea – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E11 – …And the Beast from the Sea – Eat The Rudecast

Formerly NBC’s Hannibal goes far off-book with this episode, taking us to a place where we smug book readers are just as uncertain about what is to come in the final two episodes of the season. The Red Dragon is thrown at Will’s family in a tense scene of stalking, Hannibal spends as much time as possible fucking with everybody around him, and Will is absolutely done with both Jack Crawford and former BFF Hannibal Lecter.

All on this episode of Eat The Rudecast, a podcast about NBC’s Hannibal, and the works of Thomas Harris.

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Hannibal S03E10 – And the Woman Clothed in Sun – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E10 – And the Woman Clothed in Sun – Eat The Rudecast

We’re halfway through the Red Dragon arc on Hannibal, and are being given both stunning beauty in the scenes between Dolarhyde and Reba, and stunning acts of CGI crappery (see the below CGI teeth). We go off on several tangents, Cooper calls some fans hipster douchebags and spends a good four minutes angrily ranting about the aforementioned terrible CGI. Find more information about The Great Red Dragon paintings of William Blake here.

All on this episode of Eat The Rudecast, a podcast about NBC’s Hannibal, and the works of Thomas Harris.

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The worst CGI teeth in the history of the world.
The worst CGI teeth in the history of the world.

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The Silence of the Lambs trailer we spoke about.

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Hannibal S03E09 – And the Woman Clothed with the Sun – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E09 – And the Woman Clothed with the Sun – Eat The Rudecast

The Red Dragon arc reaches the beauty that separates this work of fiction from so many in this genre with the introduction of Reba McClain (Rutina Wesley) and beginning to peel back the story of Francis Dolarhyde. Meanwhile Will and Hannibal begin a dance of working together in their own family, as Hannibal remembers his building of a family with surprise guest Kacey Rohl as Abigail Hobbes, and Will clings to the relaxed comfort of his family. Miko returns to the table with Cooper & Ophilia, and they’re all around the same table again!

All on this episode of Eat The Rudecast, a podcast about NBC’s Hannibal, and the works of Thomas Harris.

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Francis Dolarhyde’s shirt from Manhunter

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Hannibal S03E08 – The Great Red Dragon – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E08 – The Great Red Dragon – Eat The Rudecast

We’re joined by Kate Kulzick from Sound on Sight‘s Hannibal podcast This is Our Design joins us to discuss the rise of The Great Red Dragon, as Miko completes her summer walkabout in a vacation home with poor wifi. Cooper is a bit jarred by the transition from pretentious seventies foreign film first half of the season to (relatively) straight forward procedural adaptation of the first book of the Hannibal Lecter series Red Dragon. We marvel at an almost silent introduction of our new character Francis Dolarhyde played by Richard Armitage.

All on this episode of Eat The Rudecast, a podcast about NBC’s Hannibal, and the works of Thomas Harris.

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Hannibal S03E07 – Digestivo – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E07 – Digestivo – Eat The Rudecast

An episode that could very well be the series finale, as it brings us all the way up to the beginning of the Thomas Harris novels (excluding Hannibal Rising). The Italy portion of this season comes to a close, as does Mason Verger’s story line. This episode brings us some of the most bizarre and upsetting imagery of the series, which says a lot. All in all a superb episode of television that doesn’t pull a single punch in wrapping up its ongoing stories.

All on this episode of Eat The Rudecast, a podcast about NBC’s Hannibal, and the works of Thomas Harris.

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The Francis Bacon painting we spoke about in the episode, entitled Study after Velázquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X

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Hannibal S03E06 – Dolce – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E06 – Dolce – Eat The Rudecast

Everything comes to a head in Florence, as Hannibal’s time there is nearly at an end. Bedilia puts her drug and confusion filled plan into effect, Mason, Margot, & Alana go to plan B, and Will is briefly reunited with Jack, before getting to the reunion we’ve all been waiting for.

All on this episode of Eat The Rudecast, a podcast about NBC’s Hannibal, and the works of Thomas Harris.

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Hannibal S03E05 – Contorno – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E05 – Contorno – Eat The Rudecast

The tragic hubris of Inspector Pazzi comes to a head in an episode that gave us severe déjà vu from the film version of Hannibal. We lament that his story was rather brief, and a single line change from the text leads Cooper down a complaint path to Watchmen. In the mean time Will and Chiyoh take the dream train through Narnia, and Jack says goodbye to Bella in Italy. This all leads to another fantastic fight scene, the ultimate throwdown between Hannibal and Jack, who no longer has any fucks to give.

All on this episode of Eat The Rudecast, a podcast about NBC’s Hannibal, and the works of Thomas Harris.

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Hannibal S03E04 – Aperitivo – Eat The Rudecast

A bang up episode that finds Chilton running his Avengers Initiative, Dead Abigail, and post Red Dinner origins for all of our characters. We meet Joe Anderson’s version of Mason Verger and are quite pleased, as well as find out what happened (in brutally graphic fashion) to Frederick Chilton post Miriam Lass intervention last season. The only thing keeping this from being in the top five episodes of Hannibal is the sheer lack of the man himself, seen in flashbacks, fantasies, and epistolary cutaways.

Warning! Spoiler alert for an 11 year old episode of Scrubs.

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Hannibal S03E03 – Secondo – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E03 – Secondo – Eat The Rudecast

So, now the question: Did Hannibal kill and eat his younger sister Mischa? Was she his first victim? This is the major overarching discussion of this third episode of Hannibal’s third season. Cooper is a bit exhausted by the slowness and didn’t initially like the episode. Miko & Ophilia are a bit more on board thanks to firefly symbolism. Jack Crawford makes his way to Italy, Will heads to “the place Hannibal can never go,” visiting Stately Lector Manor in Lithuania and meeting Chiyoh, the new addition to the cast, and Hannibal does a lot of entertaining, and some stabbing.

All on this episode of Eat The Rudecast, a podcast about NBC’s Hannibal, and the works of Thomas Harris.

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Hannibal S03E02 – Primavera – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E02 – Primavera – Eat The Rudecast

At once an episode full of hallucinations and dream logic, and an episode that follows a very straight forward timeline. Will Graham wakes up after the events of the Red Dinner and heads to Italy himself. There he encounters Inspector Pazzi from the novel Hannibal. Will seeks Hannibal both for closure, and for comfort, to offer forgiveness.

All on this episode of Eat The Rudecast, a podcast about NBC’s Hannibal, and the works of Thomas Harris.

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Hannibal S03E01 – Antipasto – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S03E01 – Antipasto – Eat The Rudecast

And we’re back! Hannibal roars back onto our screens on a motorcycle in Paris, stalking his prey. This tremendous season opener written by Bryan Fuller & Steve Lightfoot, and directed by Cube director Vincenzo Natali wastes no time in proclaiming Season 3 to be an entirely different beast than seasons 1 and 2. The adventures of The Fells, Hannibal & Bedelia DuMaurier, in first Paris, then Florence, are stunning achievements of television, as well as looping back in time so we can spend a significant amount of time with our old friend Dr. Gideon. Can’t wait for episode 2!

All on this episode of Eat The Rudecast, a podcast about NBC’s Hannibal, and the works of Thomas Harris.

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Hannibal S02E12 – Tome-wan – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S02E12 – Tome-wan – Eat The Rudecast

Mason Verger is disturbed to find himself not the star of a show called Verger, but merely the “little-bad” on a show called Hannibal. The final pieces are put in place for the epic season finale, and a guest star returns.

All on this episode of Eat The Rudecast, an unauthorized podcast about NBC’s Hannibal, and the works of Thomas Harris.

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Hannibal S01E12 – Relevés – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S01E12 – Relevés – Eat The Rudecast

We praise the acting in this episode where the wheels come off, Will takes Abigail back to the cabin, and Hannibal begins to throw absolutely everyone and anyone under the bus as possibly being the copycat.

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Hannibal S01E08 – Fromage – Eat The Rudecast

Hannibal S01E08 – Fromage – Eat The Rudecast

Our episode about dueling killers is thrown into a bit of relief after the fabulousness of our Sorbet course last week. There’s a lot to enjoy here as will begins auditory hallucinations. A romance between Alana and Will is shoehorned into the script. And that whole Franklin problem is taken care of. We like the episode, but lament that it isn’t better. Then we talk about the nature of reviewing episodes vs seasons of shows. In the middle of all this, we draw comparisons to Saved By The Bell, and the Goonies II NES game.

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