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HANNIBAL Season 3 Recap: “…And The Woman Clothed With The Sun”

The first conversation that Hannibal and Will have in the aftermath of the massacre at Muskrat Farms is about fatherhood, or, perhaps more accurately, parenthood. Smelling Will’s cheap perfume, a nice nod to The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal is able to deduce the broad details of Will’s new life, far away from Hannibal and Jack, and speaks distinctly about his new role as father figure. And the entirety of "…And The Woman Clothed with the Sun" seems to come back to ideas of how parentage carves out and varnishes most people, and also sends them scurrying to find new idols. Though we know almost nothing about Will’s upbringing, it’s clear that his awakening in the previous seasons came from the tutelage of Hannibal, who also acted as de facto guardian to Abigail (Kacey Rohl), the young girl Will saved in the first episode of the series. READ MORE...

Review: 'Hannibal' - 'and the Woman Clothed with the Sun': We are family?

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall reviews "and the Woman Clothed with the Sun," the "Hannibal" episode where Francis Dolarhyde befriends a coworker, and Hannibal has memories of Abigail.   Read More... //

Hannibal Season 3 Episode 9 Review: And the Woman Clothed With the Sun...

If there was ever any concern that a three year time jump would ruin the show, those thoughts should now be put to bed. On Hannibal Season 3 Episode 9 , Will came face to face with Hannibal Lecter once more. It proved to us that as much as Will wants to play happy families, he'll never be able to remain the most sane person in the room. This season has been rocky to say the least, but the time jump proves that taking risks really pay off. I'm beginning to think that if the show was this good from the season premiere, we'd be eagerly awaiting that Season 4 renewal. It sucks that we have just a few more episodes in this insane world, but it sure looks like we're ending the season, and most likely the series, on a high.   Read More... //

Hannibal Recap: Stop Dragon Her Heart Around

Dr. Hannibal Lecter knows all about perfect pairings a census takers liver and a nice chianti; Prof. Sogliatos cranium and a freshly sharpened ice pick and yet on this weeks installment of the NBC drama that bears his name, every pas de deux hadme thinking pas de dont! Will Graham going from a flirty phone [] //

'Hannibal' Recap: Wait, The Great Red Dragon Is A Real Dragon?

Holy crap. Hannibal is on a roll- last week's "premiere" of the Red Dragon storyline was top-notch, and our second our, "And the Woman Clothed with the Sun" (so long, food-based episode titles) h...   Read More... //

Hannibal Recap: Always Room for a Few More Scars

An old character returns, a new one is introduced.   Read More... //

Hannibal Recap: Trust Me, I'm Smiling

  There are those whose own vulgar normality is so apparent and stultifying that they strive to escape it. They affect flamboyant behaviour and claim originality according to the fashionable eccentricities of their time. They claim brains or talent or indifference to mores in desperate attempts to deny their own mediocrity. - Katherine Dunn, Geek Love   Will Graham knows exactly where to find Hannibal Lecter. Hannibal wanted it this way. Hannibal and Will have become two halves of one mentally unstable whole, each unable to exist without the other, not unlike Xander being split in two in the Buffy season five episode The Replacement. Will may have a happy life with his family while Hannibal spends his remaining days locked up in a bell jar-ish cell, but Will is living a lie. Hes only truly himself when hes with Hannibal, and its that true self that he rejects. Hannibal's been denied his freedom, and by proxy has denied Will of his freedom. Yet, Hannibal's isn't a malicious denial selfish, maybe, as hes spreading his misery to thin it out, but he explicitly told Will not to step back into the darkness. That letter Will hid the trunk, it sounds like the warning of a caring friend, not a manipulative monster though with Hannibal, that line has blurred beyond recognition.  Read More... //

'Hannibal' S3E9: And the Woman Clothed with the Sun...

★ ★ ★ ★ At its core, Hannibal has always been about family. Three years after losing Abigail, Will has just begun to build a regular life before being whisked away to see families like his own being brutally murdered. It isn’t just him though, Alana has made a family with Margot. The two of them having a (still creepy and funny) "Verger baby." Nevertheless, the most prominent family in the entire series is the dysfunctional one between Will, Hannibal, and Abigail, and because of that, it’s fascinating to see how Hannibal interacted with her in her final days. Did he ever love her like Will did? Or was she just his gift to him? Abigail and Hannibal’s relationship was explored a long time ago (in season 1), with her taking hallucinogenic drugs in order to tap into her psychosis. This time, it’s no different. To Hannibal, Abigail had yet to reach her full potential and, for that reason, sought to teach her how to embrace a darker side of herself; one lesson including having to slash the throat of her father’s corpse. These flashbacks were a bit of a surprise this far after her death (and they didn’t exactly help the episode’s pacing), but they filled in blanks we have all been wondering about since her "death" in season 1. What made it even more tragic was that Hannibal had always planned to kill her in the way her father couldn’t (by slicing her throat) and that he had shared a fatherly moment with her when asking her to hunt with him. After Will’s three year separation from Hannibal, their first conversation was… to put it lightly, abrasive. Hannibal’s bitchy attitude towards Will wasn’t afraid to let him know that he had given a child (Abigail) to Will before Will had decided to turn his back on them and find a new family. Even the line "you know better than to procreate" was dripping with a hatred that had been boiling since Will’s rejection of him. On the same note, it’s great to have Freddie back. Once again invading a crime scene, she and Will had a funny conversation together that alludes to her becoming more involved with the storyline once again. Funniest of all though, was the fact that she went in the hospital to photograph Will’s colostomy bag ("I covered your junk with a black box… a big black box. You’re welcome.") There was even a Manhunter reference thrown in. With the full moon still not out, Francis Dolarhyde has yet to claim another family as his victims. Instead, the episode focused on the blossoming relationship between him and his coworker Reba (played by True Blood ’s Rutina Wesley!) Both Wesley and Armitage are great additions to the cast and the pair take their character’s afflictions and add so much depth to them. Armitage, especially, easily handles the "sweetness" of Francis’ character while still terrifying us. In the scene where Reba reaches out for him, it’s an emotionally shattering moment for his character, being unable to reciprocate her advance due to his insecurities, all the while maintaining an intimidating front. Like his self-esteem, Francis’s nicer side is very fragile. Even though this episode wasn’t the most exciting and felt like filler, it did have some fantastic interactions between characters that demonstrate the jaded loathing many of them feel for each other. As well as that, it’s clear that this investigation is taking a toll on Will and I’m excited to see just how far down the rabbit hole he goes this time. While waiting for next week's episode, feel happy because Will adopted the dog! p { text-align: justify; }

Hannibal: "And the Woman Clothed with the Sun..." Review

As Will settles back into the FBI groove, Francis begins to bond with a coworker.   Read More... //

Hannibal Recap: Just When Will Thought He Was Out

Three years have passed and while Will Graham has moved on, he cant completely escape.   Read More... //