Hannibal asks Bedelia if she’s observing or participating. She says she’s observing, but according to Hannibal, she’s participating. Hannibal asks if Bedelia realised what Anthony would do. Did Bedelia realise…??? Hannibal invited Anthony to the lecture. You almost have to admire Hannibal’s blatant refusal to take responsibility for anything. Bedelia says she was curious about what would happen and Hannibal seems to accept this, although if Bedelia had escaped, she wouldn’t have seen the aftermath of the confrontation so I’m not sure she’s being truthful about her motivation.
Regardless, Anthony has overstayed his welcome. Hannibal does what he does best, second to cooking, and Bedelia is stunned. I’m confused, because wasn’t Bedelia leaving because she knew Hannibal was going to do this? Why is she surprised?
Hannibal asks Bedelia what she’s gotten herself into. I’m wondering this too, and I hope we get more answers next week.
But, the episode’s not over yet! Hannibal’s on a train, thinking about snails, everything’s black and white and..no, not another Abel Gideon scene. Gideon says, “I’m just fascinated to know how you’ll feel when all this happens to you.” I hope these scenes end up making sense in context, because right now they’re the weak spot in an otherwise perfect start to the season.
We’re back on the train. A scene of Hannibal folding an origami heart is interspersed with scenes of a bloody…something inside of a church. Fade to black.
What did you think of the season three premiere?