This is it, Fannibals. The end draws near. The series finale of Hannibal is airing this weekend, much to all our dismay and sad cannibal noises. But first, apparently, we had to watch Frederic Chilton suffer as only one can in this show.
“And the Number of the Beast is 666” has Dolarhyde revealing his true self to the outside world – to Chilton and to Reba, who obvs know that She’s Made A Huge Mistake. As for Chilton…well…I can’t pretend I ever liked him but he’s hilarious in his own little way and what happened this week was nasty. Like, how did you get past the censors that was freakin disgusting as HELL nasty.
Interspersed into this week’s action was Will sitting across from Bedelia, who is back in her midcentury modern house and apparently treating Will? WHAT. I know she’s got problems but Will is kind of an idiot if he’s seeing her. Unless he figures that well, she spent the most time with Hannibal during their European jaunt and has some sort of unique insight. Who knows. It’s very weird but that is nothing new here!
Also, excuse my screencaps…or lack thereof. I’m having to use promo images because the two sites I normally go to for screencaps are not posting Hannibal ones in a timely fashion, or at all. Much like how this episode was pre-empted on the east coast for a lame-ass preseason football game, Hannibal seems to be discard on several fronts as it winds down. NOT HERE, FANNIBALS! I am with you all until the bitter end!
Hilariously, Will asks Bedelia if Hannibal is in love with him. YOU ARE JUST NOW CATCHING ON? Le sigh. The Lord is testing me. Like Hannibal in this meme:
So, team FBI decided they needed to lure the Dragon out of hiding. They do this through an exclusive interview for Tattlecrime with Hannibal “profiler”, Dr. Frederic Chilton, who rages a bit at Hannibal in his cell about refuting the insanity claim via a submission to a psychiatric journal, where I’m sure Hannibal sounded his usual educated self. Chilton blusters on a bit and makes us roll our eyes at him, and then walks into a Jack-Alana-Will-Freddie Lounds situation. He consents to the interview, where Will puts a lot of negative words in his mouth to effectively piss off the Dragon/Dolarhyde. They take this photo:
Where you can clearly see the features of the outside. Jack wants Will to take a walk later, with full body armor and a SWAT team on standby (finally some sensible precautions!) only to have the wrong dude in protection: Chilton gets swiped from his parking garage despite two bodyguards – Dolarhyde shoots them dead and kidnaps Chilton, who he then glues to a chair whilst nude. Dolarhyde precedes to slither and crawl around a lot, talking about his great becoming, and how stupid Chilton is for calling him gay and impotent and all the other things they came up with. Chilton begs and whimpers because he knows he’s screwed.
Reba stops by with chicken soup, right in the middle of the Chilton-ing, and you get the feeling that she knows someone is there but she doesn’t say or do anything. It is a creepy and effective scene, however, Pretty soon after that, the nastiest scene in Hannibal history (and this is saying a lot) shows that the censors DGAF about Hannibal anymore, as Dolarhyde BITES OFF CHILTON’S LIPS EW EW EW EW. I’m totally not posting a photo of that, btw. You can just frolic off to tumblr and the many memes that have already been spawned.
Dolarhyde then mails the lips to Hannibal. Who eats one. Of course. He is highly amused, especially since he hates Chilton’s guts, and also because he hasn’t tasted human flesh in a few years. Nasty. Also for some reason, Alana doesn’t open Hannibal’s mail for him. There are so many flaws in your captivity plans, Alana. I am guessing she might not make it out alive after the finale.
With the flair for the dramatic that he has become known for, Dolarhyde douses Chilton in gasoline, lights him on fire, and pushes him down the hill and into that fountain outside Will’s window. And Chilton DOES NOT DIE. He’s got more lives than a cat, apparently. Lipless and crispy, he rasps at Will in the hospital how this is all Will’s fault (um what) and then tells him that there was a blind black woman named Reba there. Those are pretty identifying features, which Dolarhyde realizes too, and he kidnaps Reba and shows her his true dragon self. To be continued!
Gross, y’all. GROSS. Also kind of hilarious that Chilton just won’t die. Bedelia be cray, Will be cray, everyone is nuts in this place. How I feel about the characters in Hannibal:
Things I want to see in the finale:
– SWIGGITY SWAG THE NIGHTMARE STAG
– Someone wearing a flower crown
– Hannibal and Will kissing because hell, why the eff not
– Margot Verger and her impeccably dressed son
– Will to live, and triumph for once in his sad little life
– Jack to die because I hate him
– Bedelia to live and be awesome as usual, and maybe get to fight a little, although that is asking a lot
ONE MORE DAY/ONE DAY MORE…til its all over. But it will never truly be over, because Fannibals are weird and wonderful like that! Mad love to all the cool Tweeps I’ve found through Hannibal, all the tumblr gifs, all the memes. This is a very unique fandom and I am pleased to be part of it. Now go forth and prepare for the finale!