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Hannibal’s ‘Futamono’ was directed by Tim Hunter. Writers were Andy Black, Bryan Fuller, Scott Nimerfro and Steve Lightfoot.

Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) went to the Darkside. Dr. Abel Gideon (Eddie Izzard) told him the Chesapeake Ripper is the Devil. Death is the only way to stop him. Will agrees and asks his new BFF orderly Matthew Brown (Jonathan Tucker) to do him a favor.

Gideon thinks he’s safe and untouchable. Will says he was stamped with an expiration date the moment he returned. The Ripper will find a way. Gideon gloats like there’s no tomorrow. He mocks how uncomfortable Dr. Frederick Chilton (Raúl Esparza) is around him. He makes callous remarks about the well liked Nurse Shell (Ana Shepherd) he killed.

His only good deed is a conversation with Dr. Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas). He suggests how Graham convinced a little birdy to commit murder. She and Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) search for Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). Gideon’s tip saved his life.

Matthew Brown (Jonathan Tucker) stated who the architect of his actions was. While Hannibal recovers from his injuries, he takes his time planning revenge. Alana is done with Will romantically and begins dating Hannibal. Jack confronts his bloodhound. But he denies his involvement.

Brown has already killed twice in an attempt to free him. Jack may not believe Will but he is listening to him. He now has doubts about Hannibal. Chilton plays a recording for Jack. Gideon confesses to being in Hannibal’s home then told by him to kill Alana. Chilton believes Gideon is telling the truth.

Will told Jack if the Ripper is active Hannibal will be throwing a dinner party. He is right on both accounts. Jack and Chilton attend. Jack takes some food to go then has his team test it for human DNA.

Gideon’s bragging catches up with him. Guards assault then throw him over the stairwell. The most serious injury is thoracic spinal fracture. Hannibal and Alana become intimate. Drugged wine ensures she’ll sleep throughout the night. He visits Gideon in the infirmary. The deceased guard is strung up with fishing lines. Fish hooks were made from the Ripper and Copycat victims.

The good: Tree Man! Wow! The prop dept outdid themselves. Hannibal breaks up with Will and the FBI. He’s going back to celebrating life with fabulous dinner parties. LOVE Hannibal’s home. Chilton is glad he can’t digest meat.

Best lines: Who does he have to kill before you open your eyes? I need to get my appetite back. Hannibal once served me tongue then made a joke about eating mine. You tried to kill me, Will. It’s hard not to take that personally.

The bad: Gideon’s big mistake was saying he killed the nurse because she wouldn’t sleep with him. How will Alana react when she learns the truth? Inspiration comes from the strangest places. A show about cannibal serial killer causes an influx of people taking gourmet cooking classes.

The ugly: Not knowing who’s next on the menu.