Season 3, Episode 3:
Jack Crawford comes to Italy to watch over Will's search for Dr. Lecter while Will travels to Lithuania to dig into Lecter's past.
- Absentee Actor: Caroline Dhavernas (Alana Bloom) does not appear.
- Freudian Excuse: Averted when Will deduces that the caged man did not eat Mischa. As Hannibal himself tells Bedelia, "Nothing happened to me. I happened."
- Mood Whiplash: After Hannibal stabs a dinner guest in the head, he retakes his seat and says, "That may have been impulsive."
- Mythology Gag:
- Hannibal talks a bit about how to prepare lambs.
- The whole episode toys with introducing Hannibal's backstory from the much-hated Hannibal Rising, but ultimately completely refutes the idea that he has some Dark and Troubled Past that can explain him, with Hannibal himself repeating his line from Silence: "Nothing happened to me. I happened." This implies more obviously what was only hinted in the original: that Hannibal was somewhat resentful towards Mischa, and when she was killed and eaten he was actually inspired to see how destructive people can really be.