I wish horror fans could get behind NBC's "Hannibal" like they do AMC's "The Walking Dead". While "The Walking Dead" enjoys its much deserved ratings and is admittedly a fantastic show, I'm of the opinion that "Hannibal" is superior television in every way and deserves the numbers that "The Walking Dead" pulls in on a week-to-week basis. It's easy to blame NBC for dumping "Hannibal" in a Friday night timeslot, and at the end of the work week it's time to get out of the house and party, but that's what DVR is for! If you're not watching "Hannibal" you are truly missing out. It is the best damn show on TV for horror hounds, hands down.
After last Friday's shocking (and disturbing) episode, we have a look at what lies ahead with some images and a promo for ep. 2x06, titled 'Futamono'.
"Hannibal" ep. 2x06 'Futamono'
When a city councilman’s body is found in a parking lot, intertwined with a tree, the artistry and missing organs suggest the work of the Chesapeake Ripper.
Jack (Laurence Fishburne) and the team race against time to catch the Ripper while he’s still on his killing spree. When Will (Hugh Dancy) suggests the possibility that the Ripper is filling his pantry with the victims’ organs, Jack crashes Hannibal Lecter’s (Mads Mikkelsen) dinner party to collect evidence and test the meat for human DNA. Jack’s growing suspicions drive Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) even closer to Hannibal, believing he is the victim of a witch hunt.
Meanwhile, clues from the tree man help the BAU zero in on a location they believe the Ripper used. There they discover the most shocking revelation of Jack Crawford’s career—Miriam Lass alive.
Also starring Aaron Abrams, Scott Thompson, Raúl Esparza, Eddie Izzard, and Anna Chlumsky.
"Hannibal" airs Friday nights on NBC at 10/9c.