The question on everyone’s minds – Why did Bedelia get on the plane? – is somewhat answered when Hannibal asks Bedelia how she feels. “I still believe I am in conscious control of my actions.” Really? What about when you warned Jack,”Don’t fool yourself into thinking [Hannibal’s] not in control of what’s happening”? I think the highlight of this season will be figuring out Bedelia’s motivation.
We flashback to Bedelia entering her house after the tea-cup gutting incident of season 2. Hannibal is taking a shower because fan service. How Bedelia didn’t notice the shower until after she poured herself a drink, I don’t know, but she’s prepared. As Hannibal gets dressed, Bedelia points a gun at him. She could shoot him and no one else would have to die, but then we wouldn’t have a show, so I’ll suspend my disbelief for now.
This next bit of dialogue is evidence that if you haven’t seen Hannibal before this episode, you need to watch seasons one and two. At the very least, you need to watch Sorbet (1×07) to get the person suit reference.
Bedelia: “What have you done, Hannibal?”
Hannibal: “I’ve taken off my person suit.”
Bedelia: “You let them see you.”
Hannibal: “I let them see enough.”
Sometimes I wish the characters would just speak honestly:
Bedelia: “Hannibal, who did you kill?”
Hannibal: “Definitely Abigail, probably Alana, maybe Will, and possibly Jack.”
Bedelia: ” . . . “
Seriously, are psychiatrists other worldly beings in this universe? I think most people would be a little panicked, especially after telling someone, “Please don’t come to my home again.” How did Bedelia go from that to Italy?
Hannibal’s still mad about Bedelia firing him as her patient, but Bedelia says she only did this because she “lacked the appropriate skills to continue [Hannibal’s] therapy.” I thought she stopped seeing Hannibal because he was “dangerous” but apparently she was just holding out for a free trip to Europe. Fair enough.