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.
A treat of an episode filled with guest stars Katherine Isabelle, Jeremy Davies, and Chris Diamantopoulos. We spend the first ten minutes discussing the character of Margot Verger and the differences between the books, movies, and this series, and Bryan Fuller’s versions of a character that was a bit of a stereotype in Thomas Harris’ work. Beyond that we get the strangest killer of the week scenario involving a horse and womb.
We marvel at the dichotomy that a very strong episode with a slammin’ finale could have so many clunky scenes. Beverly behaving as a greatly dumbed down version of herself is a red flag. We all fawn over the naivety of Chilton and I put forth that Hannibal doing a Punch and Judy style hand-puppet show in a dream sequence in season 3 would be the best thing ever!
All on this episode of Eat The Rudecast, an unauthorized podcast about NBC’s Hannibal, and the works of Thomas Harris.
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.
The beautiful and haunting Vide Cor Meum on youtube.
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.
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The first killer of the week that intrigues us also leads to the most implausible and hacky ending we’ve yet seen, but an entirely metaphorical killer plot introduces so many new and interesting threads.