Zoe Butcher straps herself into a straitjacket, fastens her face-mask and prepares for the Hannibal season two finale 'Mizumono'...
The game is up for Crawford as Hannibal invites him for dinner. Literally. Crawford's intention of turning up with an army of snipers/tanks however is thwarted by the FBI revoking his badge and sending out arrest warrants for both him and Will. Meanwhile Alana's freaking out and carrying a gun around. Oh dear, it's all going to end in tears - but whose?
So it's all going down in the Hannibal finale. Upping the ante on last year's relatively corpse-free final episode, this season we get a glut of violence and mayhem as the Ripper finally lets rip (ahem). It's all up in the air as to who exactly survives to appear in season three by the end but later in this recap I'll stick my neck out and make my predictions. Gulp.
|Slice the ginger? You think that's fucking funny?|
|Hannibal suffered a rare moment of panic when he realised Will was now almost as pretentious as he was|
|So what if you were in Sex And The City? I porked a psychopathic cannibal - beat that!|
|Take a good long look at my nice white shirt. It ain't staying white for long...|
|What?! He said I was a crap Bond villain...|
|Even she's shocked she's still alive|
|Er hello? I know Alana's pain is prettier but I'm dying too you know...|
|You can tell I'm upset, my hair is ruffled.|
|Rain rain go away, there's people I need to be soufflé|
The preponderance of Hannibal/Will double talk at the start of this episode is the only thing preventing this from being a perfect ten. Even so it was the most enjoyable end to any season of TV this year and made True Detective's finale look like an episode of Dora The Explorer. There's already talk about where Bryan Fuller is taking the next season but wherever he takes it, I'm sure it's going to be bloody brilliant.
OK, so here we go, this is what I think could (and should) be the case when we return for another course of Hannibal:
Alana - Alive but in a wheelchair. She's in Red Dragon (admittedly as a 'he') but is a small enough character in that to be a potential casualty but I think fans like her too much to do so.
Will - Alive, possibly still in hospital. He has to be alive, he's the main character in Red Dragon so he has plot armour.
Jack - Alive and fighting for his career. He's a big character in Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon so unlikely to be killed off, although it is possible.
Abigail - Dead as a doornail hopefully for real this time. In my opinion characters can have one mysterious death whereupon they return alive but not two. Two is just silly.
See you all next year....well most of you.
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