Aaron Abrams, Bryan Fuller, Caroline Dhavernas, Carter Siddall, Dan Fogler, Demore Barnes, Gillian Anderson, Hannibal, Hannibal Lector, Hettienne Park, Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne, Mads Mikkelsen, Scott Thompson, Thomas Harris, Vladimir Cubrt
Hannibal’s ‘Fromage’ was directed by Tim Hunter. Writers were Jennifer Schuur and Bryan Fuller.
Sessions with Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) seems to be the only normal relationship Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) has outside out of work and hobbies.
Will Graham’s (Hugh Dancy) descent adds audio hallucinations to the mix. He’s certain there’s a wounded dog on his property. He leaves his house to investigate then asks for backup. Dr. Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas) answers the call. When no trace is found, she wonders if there really was an injured animal.
Alana and Will continue to dance around why they aren’t a couple. He asks if he’s too broken to date. She says he’s not. She took herself out of the dating pool. She’s not looking. If it happens it happens. If not she’s good.
Tobias Budge (Demore Barnes), owner of Chordophone String Shop, critiques a student’s playing. The young man complains about the new cello strings. Tobias tells him they’re catgut but they’re not. An unknown percentage of the shop’s strings are intestines. Did he run out supplies one day and think why am I paying for this? I know how it’s done and can make my own. It’ll be easy.
Poor Hannibal. His patient Franklin Froideveaux (Dan Fogler) continues to whine disappointment. Oh how he hates they’re not allowed to be friends. Then he states he’s decided to try and see the world through his eyes. Analyze people as though he was a forensic psychiatrist like his god.
His first subject was his friend Tobias. Franklin was surprised and worried about the number of matches to an online psychopath checklist. Hannibal won’t diagnosis Mr. Budge but he does tell Franklin he may be attracted to psychopaths.
Why did someone kill musician Douglas Wilson (Carter Siddall)? He played in the brass section of the Baltimore Metropolitan Orchestra. What could he have possible done to deserve the neck of a cello shoved down his throat?
Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), Jimmy Price (Scott Thompson), Dr. Beverly Katz (Hettienne Park) and Brian Zeller (Aaron Abrams) find it just as strange as their recent cases. Will brainstorms with Hannibal. They come to the conclusion this unknown person was courting another killer.
Franklin thinks it’s Tobias because of something he said. Dr. Lector is curious enough to pay Chordophone String Shop a visit. Will Hannibal make a new friend or have him for dinner?
The good: The only thing creeper than Graham playing Wilson was the deceased Garrett Jacob Hobbs applauding his performance. Did Hannibal send one of his patients to kill Dr. Du Maurier? He being near her home when the attack happened is very suspicious. Did Hannibal appreciate the effort Tobias went through to get his attention?
The bad: Hannibal is such a gracious host. Even if he’s going to kill you he cooks a fabulous gourmet meal. Unfortunately the food is people. Dr. Lector’s sick way of getting rid of evidence and making others unwitting accomplices.
The ugly: None.