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Recap / Hannibal S 03 E 09

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Season 3, Episode 9:

...And the Woman Clothed With the Sun

As Will Graham continues to investigate the Tooth Fairy killings, he is reunited with Alana Bloom, Freddie Lounds... and Hannibal Lecter, whose captivity hasn't stopped him playing psychological mind games. Meanwhile, Francis Dolarhyde finds himself drawn to an attractive coworker.


Tropes in this episode:

  • The Bus Came Back: Freddie Lounds returns, after not appearing since "Mizumono".
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  • Consulting a Convicted Killer: After two and a half seasons, Hannibal finally gets to the Trope Codifying scene when Will Graham visits Hannibal at the Baltimore State Hospital.
  • Don't You Dare Pity Me!: Reba likes Francis because she senses he doesn't feel sympathy for her. (Yeah, lady, there's a reason for that.)
  • Happily Married: Alana and Margot (though the actual marriage bit is up in the air).
  • In the Blood: Hannibal intuits that Will married a woman who already had a child because he didn't want to be responsible for birthing a child with the same issues he has.
  • Rule of Symbolism: Reba waits for a while at the bus stop with a lit up ad advocating dental hygiene, and gets in a dark car with Dolarhyde, who needs dentures. Obviously, being blind, she can’t notice any of this.
  • Twofer Token Minority: Reba McClane is a threefer, as a blind black woman. She was a twofer in the source material (the novel's Reba is white, but a black actress was cast in the show), and notably hung a lampshade on that fact.
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