This past week's episode of Hannibal had us cringing in our seats as it pulled us into deeper and darker places that you rarely get to see on TV in this capacity!
Somehow, the show just delivers that sweet velvety-smooth amount of deliciousness that plays out like a game off chess between friends who neither want to win, lose or draw but play for the fun of the game - and boy do they play it well!
While Mads Mikkelsen has shined one of the brightest lights on the character of Hannibal [since Anthony Hopkins' incarnation in the Silence of the Lambs back in 1991] the rest of the cast have been magnificent in accentuating that atmosphere and mystery with horror, suspension and wonder to tease every palate!
Michael Pitt's addition this season as Mason Verger has been fascinating to watch and the way we left him this week was shockingly clever while blasting the bigger picture wide open for his possible return as Hannibal is confirmed for a 3rd season!
I have been terribly impressed this season and I have probably enjoyed it even more than the first - I honestly can not wait to see the season finale this week as we remember that opening scene in episode 1 [when Hannibal and Jack Crawford came to blows] and finally get to see the pay-off in how that subsequent scene plays out!
Will Hannibal reveal himself to Jack? Will we see another cast member fall? Will Hannibal slip away into the world for a cat-and-mouse chase to place a different angle on season 3? I'm not sure, but I am very much looking forward to finding out - and I do hope for some resolution between Will and Alana Bloom to put us all out of our misery!
Tune in Friday May 23rd to find out! I'll be watching!!
Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with Hannibal or NBC, nor was I compensated for this post. Thank you.