Awesome, awesome review. I'm glad I'm not the only one who was cussing at my screen when Beverly broke into Hannibal's house. WHAT was she thinking? However, as cliche as that was...man, was it ever well executed. I LOVED that final scene of Hannibal switching off the light...that was scarier to me than any other time I've seen that trope done. I wonder if Beverly is actually dead though - Beverly Katz is a character in the novels, and is alive and well in Red Dragon, so it would depend on how far out of canon Bryan Fuller is willing to go. As for Will Graham - I don't know if I agree that he wouldn't admit to his manipulation. Will knows exactly what he's doing. He knows the only way to catch Hannibal is to fight as dirty as Hannibal does, and he's willfully and pointedly manipulating everyone he needs to get to that end. He played Chilton's vanity like a violin. Funny how Hannibal's butcher shop is right underneath his dining table...
Honestly, for all of Cyril's high-horse stances, wasn't he completely and utterly useless these past couple episodes in the field? LOL - I was happy at the return of "suppressing fire"!!
Thanks, Amy Lynn! I'm really pleased about the pacing of the Jake/Amy pairing. It feels natural and not forced either way. I'm sad that the season finale is so soon, but at least we have next season to look forward to!
Bonaduz, Rationalgal, Entwife - those are really interesting observation and insight on the lack of an affectionate greeting towards Jane. When Cho rebuffed his hug when he returned, I just attributed that to Cho being Cho. With Rigsby and Van Pelt, however, perhaps there's more going on? I rewatched a lot of the series during the hiatus - Jane's always been a pretty affectionate person. He's always been quick to give a hug, the kisses on the cheek with Hightower, not to mention how he would always try to get them all something nice whenever he could. All of your thoughts and what we know about Jane make the chilly reunion even less sensible. Perhaps they're a bit resentful of him - his presence did turn their lives all upside down, and he got away with murder. I don't know.
Her origin is actually from Batman: The Animated Series. She was created for the show by Bruce Timm and Paul Dini, and was so well received that she was written into the comics.
You don't really see her - but when Lila and Diggle are arguing when they assembled the suicide squad, you hear her voice: "Do you kiddies need counseling? I'm a trained therapist!" Same voice actor, too!! I geeked out so hard.
Before I can even talk about this episode, I must get this off my chest: HAAAAARLEEEEEEEEY!!!! That Harley Quinn cameo SERIOUSLY made my night!! Okay - episode. Carissa, I pretty much agree with everything you've said. I've missed Diggle and have been saddened about how he's been sidelined for most of this season. So having a Diggle-centric episode was fantastic. I will say that I agreed with Lila - Diggle's brand of justice isn't much different from the justice that the Hood dished out in Season 1. Diggle's a very convicted character, and that does keep him from seeing other perspectives. However, it's that conviction that made him go back for Deadshot, so it's not necessarily a bad thing.
I'm just reading this now - holy crap, did you have insider information?! :-)
My theory is that the father is Captain Renard. I'm still slightly holding on to the theory that Renard's mother is involved somehow (not as certain that she's Stefania anymore, but still considering that a possibility). The baby is Sean's, but they're trying to get her into the royal family - what better leverage could you possibly have?
(sigh) Bye bye, Mentalist.
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