What we know:
I’m going to start this a little out-of-order. Hannibal had sex…with Dr. Bloom. Ok back to the actual story when Jack briefly went to Hannibal’s “going out of business” dinner in Jack’s honor. In which Jack was only there for enough time to steal some snacks in order to get them tested.
Our newest piece of art is a councilman who was turned into a tree like wedding bouquet for all to see.
Will and Abel have a talk in their cells (as Chilton listens). In which Abel finally acknowledges that he remembers everything that happened that night at Hannibal’s house. Will wants Abel to tell Jack this and Abel wants to know why Hannibal does this. Will replies “to see what will happens”. Chilton tells this to Jack and Jack eventually confronts Abel about this which he lies about. The price for this is getting beaten and thrown from a very hard Baltimore mental hospital stairs. Think something that was made in Edgar Allen Poe’s day.
Moving forward Hannibal shows up to Gideon’s hospital room. After sleeping with Alana. Actually more like in between sleeping with Alana. Hannibal then kills the guard and strings him up. The BAU tells Jack that Gideon couldn’t have done this with his injuries. Gideon is also missing, thought to be captured by the ripper. Also that the strings that held the guard up were made with fishing line and sprinkled with tidbits of the same fibers from the same people who (Will) was charged with killing.
After the food comes back from the lab we are told that (sadly) it is all animals. The food also contains Madrona bark which only grows in one place. This one place leads Jack to a dark shack in the middle of no where. In turn he finds his former protegé Miriam Lass.
In all of that I completely forgot to mention that when Hannibal did get Bloom out of his house and gave time to Gideon. Hannibal served him his own leg. (pictures below)
What will happen next?
When Jack Crawford’s star pupil, Miriam Lass (Anna Chlumsky), is found alive, she becomes the FBI’s best hope of identifying the Chesapeake Ripper, but her foggy memory complicates the search. Evidence found at the site of Miriam’s rescue exonerates Will Graham of any involvement in the Ripper and Copycat cases, and he is released from the asylum. Will warns Dr. Chilton that he could be in danger due to his intimate knowledge of the Ripper case, but when Chilton tries to confide in Jack that he shares Will’s fears about Hannibal, he is rebuffed—no evidence has been found against Hannibal, despite the FBI’s efforts. Meanwhile, Jack wastes no time in reinstating Will on the BAU team as they hunt for the Ripper. After introducing Will and Miriam to compare notes, Jack’s suspicions of Hannibal’s involvement continue to build. Only Miriam’s memory holds the key to unlocking the Ripper’s true identity, but can it be trusted?
Pontificating: It’s not rocket since that Hannibal wanted for Miriam to be found but why? Is this an act of him putting out the vibe that he is getting out of the investigation side. Or maybe a gesture that he is getting out of the investigation side and going into full time murder? A indirect reason could be that Miriam has some sort of disease possibly lung or kidney based and Hannibal doesn’t want to eat her.
Will’s horns are showing a reflection of the exact message that he said to Jack in the beginning of the episode. When Jack asks Will did he make that happen. (referring to Hannibal’s attempted murder) Will replies “Nothing I said made that happen, Jack, it just happened.” In the same token nothing Will is doing is making him become the devil it just happened.
Now on with the Food!