It is safe to say that if you haven’t seen season two of Hannibal as it has only aired in certain places, you need to curtail your behind out of this killer’s basement and not read on. If anything, because the complete effect of Mukozuke needs to be experienced first-hand and I don’t want to be the one to take that away from you. And finally, Hannibal has picked up and steam and is completely rolling with it. Not only are we provided with the emotional and riveting content, we get stunning gore too.
It’s a full fat meal that you will lap up happily.
Hannibal Lecter has furthered his position as the puppeteer serial killer by glorifying the murder of Katz in a stunning way. Poking characters with a sick and twisted stick, it feels in this episode that he is beckoning the others to catch him. Displaying Katz so crudely plays well to his theatre show, and finally we see the pennies dropping with everyone. Mads Mikkelson effortlessly portrays this role. Bringing back the sinister silence of Lecter, minimising his lines and his crooked smile makes him a terrifying character. When he, arguably, gets justice handed to him, it is thrilling and powerful to watch. Following his bloody footsteps is going to be delectable and, dare I say, fun.
Yes, we are all going to mourn the loss of Hettienne Park as Beverly Katz; a role that was fiercely intelligent. She was a welcomed character to a horror television series, giving flesh to a minimal role in the book and never bowing down to characters around her (exluding the murder and ending up in a kidney pie shaped as a restraint mask.) While she will be missed, series two has become a boiling and fast paced television series. The story has twisted and heated up like a brewing stew. All ingredients are coming together to provide an equally visceral and exquisite.
Mukozuke gives Hannibal the “best show on television” crown back.