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Recap / Hannibal S 03 E 03

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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.

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