TV Review - Hannibal Season 2, Episode 12 'Tome-Wan'
Zoe Butcher Tome-Wanders through the penultimate episode of Hannibal's second season...
Crawford is getting increasingly frustrated with Will's lack of results in the Lecter investigation. Meanwhile at the Verger estate, Mason is plotting pig-centric revenge on the good doctor. I'm sure that's all going to go exactly as planned....
We begin this episode with a Hannibal's thesis on rude people, which should be familiar to fans of the character. Basically if you're going to eat someone, eat a rude person - it's your civic duty. Someone needs to get Lecter to replace Graham on Jeremy Kyle, imagine the fun!
Will meanwhile is going a bit Hamlet on us. Despite his frequent Hannibal-murdering fantasies (we get another one this week in lieu of a pre-credits fucked up dream sequence - nice arterial spray!) when he gets the chance to end his psychiatrist once and for all, he doesn't take it. Maybe Will isn't so in control of Hannibal's influence over him after all.
|Is this Chianti? It's Chianti isn't it?|
|Hannibal turns the other cheek (into a selection of Hors d'Oeuvres probably)|
|Quite honestly I preferred it when we were eating people, Hannibal. Fish in animal bone jelly? What the actual fuck.|
Speaking of mealtime, we had a nice crossover to Will feeding his dogs something which looked remarkably similar to Hannibal's gourmet offering. Hmm, Will's dogs are getting reintroduced, I wonder if that's for any particular reason...
|Hannibal's little known audition for the role of Iron Man.|
|And while you're at it, give yourself a bloody haircut, you scruffy bastard|
|Don't. Do. Drugs.|
A brilliant standout episode from this awesome show. Perfect performances from all involved and enough gore to satisfy the most ardent horror fan. What's not to love?
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