Hannibal (2013–2015)
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The BAU is called in when a man is found in a hotel room bathtub with his kidney removed and Graham must determine whether this is the act of an organ harvester or if the Chesapeake Ripper ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Dancy ... Will Graham
Mads Mikkelsen ... Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Caroline Dhavernas ... Dr. Alana Bloom
Hettienne Park ... Beverly Katz
Laurence Fishburne ... Jack Crawford
Gillian Anderson ... Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier
Scott Thompson ... Jimmy Price
Aaron Abrams ... Brian Zeller
Kacey Rohl ... Abigail Hobbs
Anna Chlumsky ... Miriam Lass
Dan Fogler ... Franklin
Ellen Greene ... Mrs. Komeda
Demore Barnes ... Tobias Budge
Emily Klassen ... Lenora
Michael Park Ingram Michael Park Ingram ... Mr. Komeda


The BAU is called in when a man is found in a hotel room bathtub with his kidney removed and Graham must determine whether this is the act of an organ harvester or if the Chesapeake Ripper has claimed his first victim in two years. Meanwhile, Crawford continues to be haunted by the discovery of Miriam Lass's arm. Dr. Bloom suspects that Crawford has become obsessed with catching the Ripper, and is putting Graham in danger by making him chase the Ripper. Written by wiki

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Release Date:

9 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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16:9 HD
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Sorbet: A frozen dessert made from sweetened water and flavouring. See more »


Forensic scientist Beverly Katz joins the raid with gun drawn. No forensic scientist would ever join an arrest raid. See more »


Dr. Hannibal Lecter: Before we begin, I must warn you... nothing here is vegetarian.
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References The Shining (1980) See more »


Patria Oppressa! from Macbeth
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
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A cannibalistic Masterchef!
31 December 2013 | by A_VoiceSee all my reviews

The Chesapeake Ripper a.k.a Dr. Hannibal Lector is still at large to Jack Crawford's dismay, as revealed in the previous episode. This episode is probably the best episode thus far, surpassing the previous episode for its brilliance, elegance and character development, particularly Dr. Lector.

The story picks up where it left last week with Jack being haunted by the guilt of Miriam's death, and for the first time he doubts himself for sending Will after the Ripper. We see Dr. Lector re stock his food supply and prepare an exquisite cuisine.

The best element of the episode was probably the elegant editing and the background score. With Dr. lector preparing his dishes in a MasterChef-ish manner with his usual ingredients to some great opera music and Will and Companies' preparation of "list of missing organs", to some wonderful psychiatrist - patient conversations, every thing was awesome. The writer continues to tease the viewer with some tongue in cheek witty one liners. "A feast presents itself", "Someone with short bowels or he is using them to prepare sausages", "Spleen!?" and "Nothing here is vegetarian - Bon Appétit!". I was pleased to see the story being concentrated on the character after whom the series is named and not some serial killer or Will Graham. The episode enjoyed the best level of character development thus far. And also a special mention for commendable Cinematography.

Direction: Strong.

Story/Screenplay: Extremely teasing and gripping.

Acting: Due to excellent acting by Mads, I'm getting used to see him as Hannibal. Lawrence and Dancy are good too. Gillian Anderson and Dan Fogler were commendable.

Music: Superbly edited music score, the best thus far.

A mouth watering episode, plunging deeper and deeper into the mind of our favourite Cannibal.

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