Joyeful

Thanks for pointing that out to me!

Joyeful

Thank you! I avoid the previews as well, though it's difficult to do. I do agree that Will's status isn't a surprise, and I know the other characters are more up-in-the-air. So I totally see your point about being more worried about Jack Crawford. That said, what I'm most poised to see is who Will has become after this, after the massacre. If Jack, Abigail or Alana died, how is that going to affect him? Especially given his empathy? Does he become more hardened, more ruthless? He was so broken in the first season, then he became more determined in the second season. Who is Will Graham going to be now? :-)

Joyeful

Hey! That's a really cool observation about Anthony Dimmond and his appearance. He really was there to show that Hannibal accepts no substitutes. Okay, please tell me where you saw Zachary Quinto. I knew he was supposed to be in the episode, but I watched it twice and missed him both times!

Joyeful

Great review! I agree - there is just so much going on in that show, and it's hard to keep track of who is who doing what and when. I appreciate that they're making a period show, but it almost seems like they're trying to cover too much ground regarding that period. Music, Manson, sexism, racial tension, hippies, drugs, Vietnam - I feel like they're trying to explore all of those things equally, and it's swamping the show. I thought that they'd wait longer before Sam and Grace hooked up, to be honest. And I really don't understand why they would introduce such a negative character trait in Sam so flippantly. It just seemed like such a weird thing to do. It doesn't really fit with anything else we've learned about him, and we were already aware that he was a flawed character anyway.

Joyeful

So would I! I hope we'll start getting our fill of them next week.

Joyeful

I agree! The title of this episode means "appetizer", so I'm willing
to bet that this was just to whet our appetites and makes us want more. I'm not sure what Hannibal knows. As much as they showed us about the two, we still don't know what exactly the deal is. I think Bedelia thought that he was on to her, that's why she panicked and tried to run when he started talking about betrayal during his lecture. I don't think Hannibal will kill Bedelia any time soon - he wants the company. She's no Will Graham, but she'll do for now.

Joyeful

My favourite was "So long and thanks for all the fish." Cisco is the greatest.

Joyeful

You're right, that is true. Season 1 and 2 had great finales. This season's just left such a sour taste in my mouth.

Joyeful

I agree, it's definitely one of the best episodes they've delivered. It's right up there with "The Party" from last season, which was my favourite episode up till now.

Joyeful

I wondered about that! I knew it was a Flash helmet, but I was curious about why THAT was Eobard's cue to leave. I wonder how much it's going to play into next season.