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Hannibal: Kaiseki

As Will sits in prison, he is desperate to prove Hannibal set him up and hopes Bloom can help him recover some of his missing memory. Will is also paid an unauthorised visit by Katz to help tie several missing persons to washed up bodies, a case Hannibal has been brought on to.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x1
Airdate: Friday February 28th, 2014

Alternate Airdates:

DK (Kanal 5) May 04, 2014
UK (sky LIVING) May 06, 2014
NZ (TV3) Sep 14, 2014

Special Guest Stars
Gillian AndersonGillian Anderson
As Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier

Starring Roles
Scott Thompson (1)Scott Thompson (1)
As Jimmy Price
Aaron AbramsAaron Abrams
As Brian Zeller

Guest Stars
Cynthia NixonCynthia Nixon
As Kade Prurnell
Raúl EsparzaRaúl Esparza
As Dr. Chilton

Co-Guest Stars
Ryan FieldRyan Field
As Roland Umber
Patrick GarrowPatrick Garrow
As Killer
Kalen DavidsonKalen Davidson
As Stag Man
Eli HamEli Ham
As Parks & Rec #1
Kevin WhalenKevin Whalen
As Parks & Rec #2

Jonathan TuckerJonathan Tucker
As Matthew Brown
Main Cast
Mads MikkelsenMads Mikkelsen
As Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Hugh DancyHugh Dancy
As FBI Special Agent Will Graham
Caroline DhavernasCaroline Dhavernas
As Dr. Alana Bloom
Hettienne ParkHettienne Park
As Beverly Katz
Laurence FishburneLaurence Fishburne
As FBI Special Agent Jack Crawford


Hannibal Lector prepares a meal when Jack Crawford walks in. Jack reaches for a gun but Hannibal throws a knife into his hand. The two wrestle each other until Hannibal is able to knock him away. Jack flips Hannibal over his shoulder and lifts him up in a choke hold. He lets him down when Hannibal passes out. He was only pretending though and shoves a shard of glass into Jack's neck. Jack hides in the wine room while Hannibal tries to take down the door...

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Episode Notes
This episode marks first appearance of Cynthia Nixon as Kade Prurnel. The character is a substitute for Paula Krendler, as the show couldn't obtain the rights from MGM, so the name was simply anagrammed.

Jonathan Tucker, who appears briefly in one scene with no lines was listed in the closing credits for the original broadcast version of the episode. For whatever reason, his name was removed for the DVD.

Episode Quotes
Investigator Prurnell: (to Bloom) A federal examiner is someone who arrives at a battlefield after the battle, and bayonets the wounded. You have wounded Agent Crawford. Who do you think is going to be getting the bayonet?

Hannibal: Friendship can sometimes involve a breach of individual separateness.
Will: You're not my friend. The, uh, light from friendship won't reach us for a million years. That's how far away from friendship we are.
Hannibal: I imagine it is easier to believe I'm responsible for those murders than it is to accept that you are.
Will: Sure is.

Will: What you did to me is in my head and I will find it. I'm going to remember, Dr Lecter. And when I do, there will be a reckoning.
Hannibal: I have huge faith in you, Will. I always have.

Katz: I'm not mad at you. Not anymore than I'm mad at myself. We all missed it, whatever it was... is.
Hannibal: We all are not suspects.
Katz: You're not a suspect. You're the new Will Graham.

Hannibal: It would seem Jack Crawford is less suspicious of me than you are.
Du Maurier: Jack Crawford doesn't know what you're capable of.
Hannibal: (leaves a moment of silence) Neither do you.

Hannibal: Will was never my patient.
Chilton: The irony is that he is my patient, but he refuses to speak to me. It makes me feel like I'm fumbling with his head, like a freshman pulling at a panty girdle.

Bloom: Declaring Hannibal's guilt is more important to Will than establishing his own defence.
Jack: Hannibal's not guilty.
Bloom: Neither is Will. But he's clinging to the hope Hannibal did this so he doesn't have to face what he did.
Jack: Convince me he didn't know what he was doing. I would really like to be convinced, Alanna.
Bloom: A psychopath wouldn't be so scared of the truth, Jack. Will's terrified, but that's not stopping him from trying to find it.
Jack: (to Will's dog) Somebody's got to find the truth, eh, Winston?
Bloom: If he doesn't remember what he did, he'll never accept the truth.

Will: What are you doing here?
Jack: I needed to remind myself of who you once were. You know, that man whose classroom I walked into months ago.
Will: I remember that man. Memories are all I have.

Cultural References
In the episode Dr. Chilton tells Hannibal that Will "Makes me feel like I'm fumbling at his head, like a freshman with a panty girdle."
In the movie, 'Red Dragon'(2002), Hannibal has a similar quote. This time to Will, "Ah, yes, Dr. Chilton. Gruesome isn't he? Fumbles at your head like a freshman pulling at a panty girdle."

In the episode while Agent Crawford visits Will, Will tells him "Memories are all I have."
In the movie, "Silence of the Lambs"(1991), Hannibal tells Clarice Memory, agent Starling, is what I have instead of a view. Both characters were incarcerated at the time.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperBryan Fuller
Executive ProducerMichael Rymer  |  Bryan Fuller  |  Martha De Laurentiis  |  Chris Brancato  |  David Slade  |  Elisa Roth  |  Katie O'Connell  |  Christophe Riandee  |  Sidonie Dumas  |  Steven Lightfoot
Co-Executive ProducerJeff Vlaming  |  Scott Nimerfro  |  Ayanna Floyd
ProducerMichael Wray
Co-ProducerTim King
Consulting ProducerJesse Alexander
Associate ProducerLoretta Ramos  |  Michael Kessler (2)
Production DesignerMatthew Davies
EditorStephen Philipson
CastingRobin D. Cook
First Assistant DirectorMichael Johnson (4)
Second Assistant DirectorRaj Singh
MusicBrian Reitzell
Music EditorLee Scott (3)
Music SupervisorBrian Reitzell
Costume DesignerChristopher Hargadon
Key GripRobert Daprato
Set DesignerItsuko Kurono  |  Gord Peterson
Set DecoratorJaro Dick
Location ManagerDerek Brady
Transportation CoordinatorOrest Muz
Property MasterKevin Pierson
Construction CoordinatorDwight Doerksen
Script SupervisorMarta Borowski
Production CoordinatorAmy Cuthbertson
GafferDanny Piva
On-Line EditorPaul Deakin
Director of PhotographyJames Hawkinson
Stunt CoordinatorKen Quinn
Art DirectorRory Cheyne
Assistant Production CoordinatorAngelica Bailey
Post Production CoordinatorAustin Titley
Production ManagerLaurie Mirsky
Sound EditorAlastair Gray  |  Mark Shnuriwsky
Sound MixerAo Loo
Third Assistant DirectorGrant Boyle
Costume SupervisorSoo Luen Tom
Visual Effects SupervisorRobert Crowther
Main Title DesignMomoco
Production AccountantDonna Demers
Extras CastingRoisin McGilly
"A" Camera OperatorPeter Sweeney
Visual Effects ProducerAnthony Paterson
Executive In Charge Of ProductionCarol Dunn Trussell
Re-recording EngineerScott Shepherd (1)  |  Steve Foster (1)
Original CastingCamille H. Patton  |  Jennifer Lare
Graphic DesignerHamish Buchanan
Visual EffectsRocket Science Vfx
ColoristMark Kueper
Assistant Costume DesignerShelley Mansell
Special Effects CoordinatorShane Million
Based On Characters Created ByThomas Harris
Foley ArtistJohn Elliot (1)
Digital Imaging TechnicianErik Greensmith
Best Boy GripRobert Vigus
Dialogue EditorJanice Ierulli
"B" Camera OperatorBrad Crosbie
Music Engineer/mixerMichael Perfitt
Animal WranglerJim Lovisek
1st Assistant EditorBrigitte Rabazo
Visual ConsultantPatti Podesta
Best Boy ElectricChris Little (1)
Foley RecordistSteve Copley
First Assistant AccountantSusan Bassett  |  Kristine Child
Key MakeupKatie Brennan
Key HairEtheline Joseph
Mix AssistantPaolo Amati  |  Adam Raley
Key ScenicJohn Bannister
Dialogue CoachDiane Pitblado
Culinary ConsultantJose Andres
Prosthetics SupervisorFrançois Dagenais
First Assistant Accountant PayrollMonica Ionson
Forensics ConsultantDave Weiland
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