TV Review - Hannibal Season 2 Episode 1 'Kaiseki'
Imprisoned and awaiting trial for multiple murder, Will Graham is busy trying to convince anyone who will listen that Hannibal Lecter is the real killer. Meanwhile, on the apparently lethal streets of Baltimore, yet another serial killer is on the prowl.
If the opening scene of this episode doesn't leave you dying to watch the rest of this season then there's something clinically wrong with you - get yourself to the Baltimore State Hospital For The Criminally Insane at once!
Seriously, if you thought the serial killer smackdown between Hannibal and Tobias Budge in season one was an impressive fight scene, then you are in for a treat here as a none-too-impressed Jack Crawford turns up at Hannibal's pad and draws a gun on him. Well, he tries to draw a gun on him. Apparently quickdraw abilities are hampered when the suspect has hefted a rather large kitchen knife halfway across the room and straight through your hand. Ouch!
|Wrawwrrrr I was in The Matrix, bitch!|
|Yeah? Well I was a Bond villain. Suck on that Morpheus!|
I may not be Will Graham's biggest fan (I think he's an asshole) but even I had to feel a little sorry for him in this episode. No one believes him about Hannibal, even his closest friends, and the more he protests, the crazier he looks. His incarceration in the hospital is just a little too close to Silence of the Lambs for my liking but as the rest of the episode was so good, I'll allow them that.
|Memories are all I have...|
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