All posts by Stephanie Edwards

Longtime fan of all things Hannibal Lecter, currently enjoying the newest adaptation from Bryan Fuller on NBC.

'Hannibal' Season 2 Finale 'Mizumono'
“Mizumono,” the finale to “Hannibal’s” second season, finally catches us up to the framing device that opened episode one. It’s now 12 weeks later and we’re finally going to see what leads to the fight between Jack (Laurence Fishburne) and Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen). The episode opens with Hannibal sending Jack an invitation to dinner. Their one final meeting before Hannibal gives Jack what he wants: the Chesapeake Ripper. Not that Hannibal intends to surrender himself, but the formality of the event, even for Hannibal, makes it clear something will goRead More
Hannibal - Season 2

Posted On May 17, 2014By Stephanie EdwardsIn Television, TV Recaps

TV RECAP: It’s a Face-Off on ‘Hannibal’

“Tome-wan” is “Hannibal’s” penultimate episode of the season, so things are heating up as we head towards the flash forward which opened episode one. The episode opens in Hannibal’s (Mads Mikkelsen) office, where he and Will (Hugh Dancy) are discussing the demise Mason Verger (Michael Pitt) so deserves. Hannibal tries to play Will, asking if he’d join him in bringing Mason down, but Will deflects, suggesting Hannibal kill Mason at his next appointment. Following this chat, where you’re not sure who’ll kill who, when, or how, Will imagines how he’dRead More
'Hannibal' Episode 2.11 'Ko No Mono'
“Kō No Mono” is the tenth episode in “Hannibal’s” second season, and maybe it’s the excitement of the news that “Hannibal” finally got renewed, but this did feel like one of the season’s better episodes, if not only for the fact that the focus was more on characters rather than a case of the week. The episode begins with one of the show’s weirdest openers to date: The Wendigo approaching the Ravenstag, which lies in a pool of blood in the forest. The Wendigo looks on as the Ravenstag givesRead More
Hannibal - Season 2

Posted On April 26, 2014By Stephanie EdwardsIn Television, TV Recaps

TV RECAP: Turnabout Is Fair Play on ‘Hannibal’

“Shiizakana,” the ninth episode “Hannibal’s” second season, opens with a scene that will seem very familiar to anyone who saw “Hannibal Rising.” Will (Hugh Dancy) stands in a snow covered field, having a conversation with Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) who is tied to a tree. Will has him bound so he can finally get an admission of guilt, even if it is just in his mind. Unfortunately for Will, Hannibal is unwilling to own up to anything until, as he says, Will finally recognizes the monster within himself. Clearly not happyRead More
'Hannibal' Episode 2.08, 'Su-Zakana'
“Su-zakana“, “Hannibal”‘s eighth episode of season two, sees a return to the episode structure we became familiar with in the show’s first season; Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) is free and back in therapy with Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) — though all cards are on the table now – and there’s a case-of-the-week that needs to be solved; with the help of Will’s special talents, of course. The episode opens with Jack (Laurence Fishburne) and Will ice fishing while discussing the difficulties of trying to catch a fish that won’t biteRead More
'Hannibal' Episode 2.07, 'Yakimono'
“Yakimono”, episode 2.07 of “Hannibal,” picks up almost immediately after the shocking events of last week’s episode; Miriam Lass (Anna Chlumsky) is alive! She’s sent off in an ambulance by Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) to be taken to the FBI’s lab where evidence is collected to try and make sense of what has happened in the two years since she was last seen. Later, and freshly showered, Miriam sits down with Jack to try and recall the details of what happened. Unfortunately, she doesn’t remember much of the past twoRead More
Hannibal - Season 2
“Futamono,” episode 2.06 of “Hannibal,” opens with the man himself (Mads Mikkelsen) at his harpsichord, composing a new piece of music. As he adds new notes to his composition, the notes on the sheet music fade out into the bars of a therapy cage, as we join Will (Hugh Dancy) and Jack (Laurence Fishburne) at in the BSHCI. Jack is there for answers as to why Will tried – and luckily failed; we want this show to go on after all! – to have Hannibal murdered last episode. Will, stealingRead More

Posted On March 29, 2014By Stephanie EdwardsIn Television, TV Recaps

TV RECAP: Who Kicked the Bucket on ‘Hannibal’?

“Mukozuke,” the title of “Hannibal’s” fifth episode of season two, is “a sliced dish of seasonal sashimi.” I’m waiting for the day that one of the seemingly random Japanese titles doesn’t apply to the episode, but sadly for Beverly Katz (Hettienne Park), tonight’s does. Too well. We pick up the morning after last episode; Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) is making breakfast, while Will (Hugh Dancy) is being served his. We go back and forth between Hannibal’s fancy kitchen and the BSHCI cell block. Hannibal hands Jack (Laurence Fishburne) a plate ofRead More
Hannibal - Season 2

Posted On March 22, 2014By Stephanie EdwardsIn Television, TV Recaps

TV RECAP: Sticky Situations Abound on ‘Hannibal’

“Takiwase,” Japanese for “food cooked separately but served together on one dish,” is an apt title for tonight’s fourth episode of the second season of “Hannibal,” which manages to revisit many of the storylines set in motion in the show’s first season. We jump right into this as the episode begins with Abigail Hobbs (Kacey Rohl) fishing with Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) in his mind palace. Abigail was last seen alive by Will in her father’s hunting cabin in Minnesota, as he finally realized her father used her to lureRead More
Hannibal - Season 2

Posted On March 16, 2014By Stephanie EdwardsIn Television, TV Recaps

TV RECAP: Suit Up! It’s Trial Day on ‘Hannibal’

Episode 3 of “Hannibal”‘s second season is titled “Hassun,” Japanese for a course which “sets the seasonal theme,” and if we’re to take these names literally, you can guess that whatever happens in this episode sets the trajectory for the remaining ten. If innocence is still in question when this episode concludes, it likely will still be in question for a while to come. It’s trial day and the possible outcome of this event is clearly weighing heavily on Will (Hugh Dancy) as this episode opens with a dream sequence.Read More