Hannibal returns for a third season beginning on June 4.
First Look at Season 3 (Preview)
I’m patiently awaiting how the writers merge Hannibal’s capture in season three with the introduction of Francis Dolarhyde (aka the Red Dragon) played by the talented Richard Armitage (The Hobbit). It’s to be noted that Harris’ ‘Red Dragon’ is a story in which Jack (Laurence Fishburne) is very much alive. Several other key elements still have to occur if we are staying true to the published literary works – there has to be a wedding for Will, as he and his wife Molly will presumably need to move to the Florida Keys after the eventual capture of Hannibal Lector. Bryan Fuller (Hannibal Creator) mentioned that the show would continue to use its creative licenses to create a new path for the characters – a new journey in their existence.
The faithful fans pray that with the investigation of the Red Dragon there will be and eventual introduction of Clarice Starling. Also that the story of "The Silence of the Lambs" will be integrated somewhere, but I predict that the story arc of Starling is so dense that it won’t occur until season four. With Director David Slade at the helm, we can predictably look forward to a beautifully shot season, worthy of cinematic awards – though last season the heavy artistic nature often overcast the plot points.
However, I wouldn’t dare be rude and complain, I might get eaten.
Written by: Neathen Kills
Editor in Chief
A conversation with Bryan Fuller:
SEASON 3, EPISODE 8 - EPISODE REVIEW
★★★½ - 70%
- Freddie Highmore shines, with one of his seasons-best performances.
- Yet, even his brilliantly tortured soul cannot save the clunkiness of this uneven episode.
THE PIT, S3 E8
Week after week critics muddle over the ideal plot direction of Bates Motel.
Yes, we know the tragic ending.
Yes, we have an unwritten obligation to the source material.
However, do we?
Moreover, should we or can we?
I know I'm speaking as if I'm one of the writers… Respectfully, my point is clear.
Are the writers obligated to follow the beaten path?
Is it necessary to judge Bates Motel, based on its ability to reference the source material authentically?
I yell, no.
Hannibal successfully deviated from the franchise, while still keeping the essence of the characters grounded. Bates can achieve that too, if they stop listening to us (the audience).
Episode 8 followed some powerhouse episodes and was not a great episode itself. Simply because the writers could not decide where to place Caleb and Dylan within the storyline. The consensus is that Caleb must die for his sins. The most provocative question is when will he die, how will he die and by who will kill him?
I applauded his reconciliation with Norma.
My anticipation for next week’s episode is fueled by potentially seeing the raunchy chemistry between Romero and Norma unfold. In addition, there is excitement to witness the chemistry between the tragic Emma and her hero Dylan.
Norman, predictably always breaks my heart.
Author: Neathen Kills
Editor in Chief
EX HEX - Hot & Cold
Music from Episode 8
"He Kills Me"
The phrase can be used to describe an Event, Person or Object that causes a Larger-Than-Life emotional reaction in the viewer.
HE KILLS MAGAZINE
Bedelia Du Maurier
DC Legends Of Tomorrow
Drop The Bass
Explore The Artist
The Silence Of The Lambs