I’ve wanted to recap this show for some time and now that I’ve finally had the chance, I’m happy to start my recaps with what turned out to be one of my favorite episodes.
Digestivo began with Will completely blissed out.
While Jack seems a little stressed.
Then the Italian police show up.
Hannibal doesn’t seem fazed of course. He’s always ready for a change of plans but it’s still rude to come uninvited.
Then the cop cheerfully tells his men to cut Jack’s head open before he leaves with Hannibal and Will.
Jack’s been going through too much lately.
But our favorite mysterious lady shoots the guys and asks Jack where Will and Hannibal were.
Seriously, Jack had enough of Will and Hannibal and their murderer friends. But he’s also glad to be alive so he tells Chiyo where they were taken: Mason Verger’s farm.
No such luck. Alana seems haunted by thoughts of Hannibal, even though we haven’t seen her deal with her emotions in a healthy way (other than her collaboration with Mason to capture and torture Hannibal) this moment reminded us just how deeply disturbed and wounded she was. It’s sad.
In the meantime Hannibal and Will aren’t having a great time either.
Well, Will is unconscious mostly.
Mason checks how much fat Hannibal has on him by sticking a knife in his back.
Later Mason takes them to his pig kingdom.
And he tries to get a reaction from Will.
Let the poor guy rest for a minute, will you?
But Will is hilariously like: “Let me sleep.”
So Mason praises Hannibal instead, saying he’s the best pig ever.
Hahah, of course he’s flattered!
(Why did I wait so long to recap this show, honestly?)
Mason learns that Jack isn’t dead and he’s suspicious of Alana.
Love Alana’s poker face.
Then it’s dinner time. Hannibal’s enjoying himself.
He tells Mason how he’s similar to Jezebel.
Mason says Cordell will perform the surgery. And Cordell walks in like:
He’s here for all your face-cutting needs.
Then Mason really goes for it and tells Hannibal how he and Will remind him of that “cannibal who advertised for a friend and ate him and his penis before he died.”
That’s a long way of saying “You’re so gay for each other” really.
Hannibal’s reaction is of course:
Then the camera cuts to some sausages.
And Will finally seems to wake up a little.
Seriously, it’s too much for Will. It’s not just about Mason eating Hannibal, or cutting Will’s face, but doing them both? Cold.
“You’re going to eat him… with my face?”Â
So Will hilariously gives him some ideas.
Hannibal asks which parts of him will be eaten first. Cordell tells him the whole process.
I’m still laughing as I write this just as I did during this whole dinner scene.
Hannibal and Mason keep talking and I love how Will sits absolutely still until the right moment.
This scene is getting more and more fabulous.
Well, he’s frustrated and under stress and reasonably hangry (hungry + angry).
But in the end, it didn’t really do any good.
Well, other than…
*Sigh* Little Will all grown up and eating faces. *Wipes away tear*
Then Cordell brands Hannibal.
Cordell says he’ll come back to cut his body parts later. Hannibal’s like: Okay. As long as you do it right.
We see Mason’s eel again which is very pretty.
And Mason tells Margot he’s got a surprise for her.
he says he didn’t throw away her eggs and the surrogate is resting but he doesn’t think it’s right for Margot see her yet.
It’s obvious how Margot truly had enough of this guy’s torment but he doesn’t really take her all that seriously.
In the meantime Alana comes to see Will, who’s really resentful when he realizes she helped Mason find Hannibal.
Seriously, it looks like they just left him in the dining room so they don’t have to carry him back and forth.
Alana explains herself.
“Or maybe you wouldn’t.”
He says she’ll need to spill blood, herself or through someone else.
Margot visits Hannibal.
She tells him Mason will give her a baby but it looks like she doesn’t really let herself believe it.
Then Alana joins them, asking Hannibal to save Will.
Hannibal promises and tells Alana to pull some of his hair so they can frame Mason’s murder on him.
Alana asks him if she could ever understand him and after a pause he answers, “No.”
The exchange sounds like:
I know, Alana but get yourself together.
Margot is also pretty and she probably won’t have you thrown out of a window.
Then Alana leaves the knife and Hannibal frees himself.
So the scene goes something like this:
No? That’s not what happened for you? Okay, moving on.
Will is being prepared for face removal surgery.
And Mason decides it’s a great time to preach.
You can remove Will Graham’s face but bring up religion when he can’t even escape? Too far.
In the meantime, Margot and Alana find the surrogate.
Mason you horrible nightmare.
Margot tells Alana to take the baby out, while we see Cordell tell Will that he’ll perform the surgery without anesthesia because… sadistic pleasure.
We see some cutting and bloody face removal scenes.
And Margot holds her dead baby.
Mason woke up like dis:
But nope, it’s not Will’s face.
Guess who’s carrying his bff/lover like a bride? This guy!
Hannibal and Will are safe thanks to Chiyo who was perched on a tree shooting errbody that came after them.
How is Chiyo real? She’s basically Batman. And what does she want? Will we ever truly understand?
Anyway, Margot has things to say to Mason.
He’s so… *frustrated sigh*
This is kinda satisfying though:
Sorry, I have a stomach so I won’t be capping the eel moment. Just insert a “NOT NOM” joke for me.
Goodbye Mason, thanks for all the creepy moments we didn’t truly need. I’d also like to thank God especially because you won’t be back. *Highfives the murderess ladies and steps back carefully*
Finally Hannibal asks Chiyo what I want to ask Chiyo. (But in a more subtle way.)
Hannibal seems vulnerable for a moment before he says yes, he did eat her but he didn’t kill her. (Read the book, Chiyo because that’s as good as you’re gonna get now.)
Chiyo looks like she’s about to say, “Fine, okay then, bye” but Hannibal tells her she’s like iron and silver.
Okay now, obviously he means she’s strong and graceful enough to endure anything (or something since Hannibal also says this to Clarice in the book.) And reminding her she doesn’t need to cling to her obsession (him). At least that’s what I think he means.
We see a tea cup breaking.
Then he walks in as Will wakes up.
This scene is so casual and almost peaceful in a way none of their scenes has been. Hannibal even has a genuine smile on his face and Will just slowly sits up, looking like a kid as he often does. Hannibal sits by his bed and they start to talk. But of course, it’s all about metaphors.
He says their teacup can’t be fixed. Too broken.
Hannibal looks sincerely hurt by this.
I mean yeah, just because you start cutting a guy’s head open with the intention of eating him he tells you it’s over.
I just want to be serious for a moment because Hugh and Mads are amazing actors and this scene was truly heartbreaking when it could be a lot more cheesier with the dark romance thing they’ve got going on.
Just look at Will’s poor face here. There’s a kind of peace after finally getting closure and deciding he doesn’t want any more cannibal drama. He also seems to wonder how Hannibal’s still hoping for whatever he has in mind. Because after they tried to kill each other so many times, albeit half-heartedly, Hannibal saves him and talks about the mind palace they’re sharing. It must be exhausting.
Hannibal: Your memory palace is building. It’s… full of new things. It shares some rooms with my own. I’ve discovered you there, victorious.
Will: When it comes to you and me, there can be no decisive victory.
The beautifully messed up connection these two have is almost entirely defined by their isolation and their need to be understood. So when they couldn’t mend their bond they tried to break it violently. And because of that same bond, just like Will says, there can be no decisive victory for them, at least not against one another.
Basically it’s been a rollercoaster of madness, so I don’t blame Will for wanting to end it. And honestly, I was surprised Hannibal felt differently after everything that happened.
Will: Iâ€™m not going to miss you. Iâ€™m not going to find you. Iâ€™m not going to look for you. Iâ€™m not going to think about you anymore. I donâ€™t want to know where you are or what you do.
Hannibal: You delight yourself in wickedness and berate yourself for the delight.
Will: You delight. I tolerate. I don’t have your appetite. Goodbye Hannibal.
This seems to wound Hannibal the most.
You can see Hannibal battle with himself.
But then, just when you think it’s all over Jack comes.
Guess who shows up.
What just happened?
Hannibal decides he doesn’t want to run any longer and he’ll miss Will terribly so he thinks it’ll be cool to chill in prison for a while?
*Sigh* Show, you give me emotions but you don’t always make sense. (But the next episode can’t come soon enough.)
What did you think about the episode? Let me know in the comments!