TV Review - Hannibal Season 2, Episode 7 'Yakimono'
Zoe Butcher tucks into Hannibal's seventh course 'Yakimono' with relish (and chips)...
Crawford is thrilled to have Miriam back from the dead, Will is thrilled to be out of the hospital and Hannibal, well he's just sitting back and enjoying the show. As are we all.
Miriam Lass, the only surviving victim of the Chesapeake Ripper is back. So that means job done, epic Crawford/Hannibal smackdown and season over, right? Wrong. The good doctor would never have allowed her to be found if he didn't know she was 'armless (ahahahaha....sorry). Two years is a long time to have Hannibal Lecter poking about inside your brain (figuratively this time, not literally) and Miriam has no memory of the real identity of the Ripper even when in the same room with him. Phew.
|Hannibal Lecter, master at manipulation, useless at selfies|
|Donate blood, they said. Nothing can go wrong, they said...|
|Stop! Or My psychiatrist will shoot.|
Underpinned by another excellent performance by Raul Esparza as the beleagured Dr Chilton, this was probably my favourite episode of the season so far. We had some classic Ripper kills reminiscent of Silence Of The Lambs, Will confronting both Hannibal and Alana plus Jack Crawford (he may be slow but he gets there in the end) beginning to finally catch on that Lecter may well be Hannibal the Cannibal. I cannot wait for the next episode, bring it on!
I sincerely doubt that Chilton is in fact dead. Let's face it, the man survived having virtually the entirety of his vital organs scooped out by Eddie Izzard in season one and came out of that with just a limp and one less kidney, a bullet to the face is just a flesh wound in comparison. I suspect that Chilton is alive and well and in witness protection as the noose closes around Hannibal's neck, but this is pure speculation on my part, it's just what I would do if I was writing the show.
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