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.
From the opening fantasy sequence where Will uses his ravenstag to kill Hannibal/Wendigo, through the expansion of the Margot Verger subplot, to the most raw KOW (killer of the week) in Randall Tier, the beast, the mechanical cave bear, we adore this episode. Even if it does have one of the most unusual and abrupt endings of the series.
We revel in a Killer of the Week (2 weeks) that we actually enjoy. After a tremendous bit of gore and intensity in the open, Episode 2 of Season 2 has dramatically upped the game, stripping away every bit of fat and introducing a lean story on all fronts. This episode is also an outstanding showcase for the curious performance of Gillian Anderson as Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier. All on this episode of Eat The Rudecast, an unauthorized podcast about NBC’s Hannibal, and the works of Thomas Harris.