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Recap / Hannibal S 02 E 02

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Season 2, Episode 2:

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Will is still behind bars and, as Kade Prurnell assures him, facing capital charges for his alleged killing of Abigail. He starts a psychological cat-and-mouse game with Dr. Lecter. Lecter, meanwhile, continues to work the color-killer case for his own benefit.


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  • Better to Die than Be Killed: Umber painfully extricates himself from the killer's mural and goes on the run. With the killer hunting him down with a rifle, he takes a high jump into the river that he doesn't survive.
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  • Could Say It, But...: Jack Crawford chews Katz out for consulting Will. When she's explained herself he says "This conversation never happened," giving her tacit permission to continue as she sees fit. It comes as welcome Character Development for Jack.
  • Meaningful Name: The escaped African-American victim of a killer who has chosen him precisely because of his skin tone is named "Roland Umber" after a shade of brown.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Dr. Du Maurier decides to withdraw completely from public life after coming to suspect Will is right about Hannibal, also being cunning enough to move to a new place before he comes looking for her.
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