Hannibal writes music in his room while Jack meets with Will. He tells Will that an employee almost killed Hannibal and he was the same man suspected of killing the judge and bailiff. Will says the judge was killed by the Chesapeake Ripper but didn't ask for Hannibal to be killed. Jack listens as Will tells him why the murderer kills in quick groups of three: if Hannibal waits too long, the meat will go bad. Jack insists that it's not Hannibal but Will suggests that if the Ripper is killing, Hannibal is planning a dinner party...Read the full recap
Will: If the Ripper's killing, you can bet Hannibal Lecter's planning a dinner party. You and I probably sipped wine while swallowing the people to whom we were trying to give justice, Jack. Who does he have to kill before you open your eyes?
Hannibal: (to Jack) I can't help Will. I can't trust him. He's in a dark place where the shadows move and it's not safe to stand with him anymore.
Will: You should've let him die.
Gideon: Shoulda, coulda, woulda.
Will: He's gonna kill you, you know.
Gideon: Can't get me in here.
Will: No, here is exactly where he'll get you, Abel. The moment I convinced the chief of staff to put you in a cell next to me, you were stamped with an expiration date. Anyone who gets too close gets got. He's the devil, remember? Smoke.
(Chilton plays a recording of Gideon describing Lecter's home)
Jack: Abel Gideon is a lunatic.
Chilton: He is psychotic, not psychic.
Chilton: There has not been a word exchanged between those two men in my hospital that I have not heard.
Jack: Then you're aware what Will is accusing Hannibal Lecter of?
Chilton: Oh, yes. I am aware. And I am grateful that I have trouble digesting animal proteins, as the last meals I have shared with Hannibal Lecter have all been salads.
Chilton: Hannibal the cannibal. That is what they'll call him, you know.
Hannibal: Last time someone rang my doorbell this early, it was a census taker.
Hannibal: Shall I carve?
Gideon: I think you already have.
Hannibal: Your legs are no good to you anymore. You've got a T4 fracture of the vertebra. This is a far more practical use of those limbs.
Gideon: You intend me to be my own last supper?
Gideon: How does one politely refuse a dish in circumstances such as these?
Hannibal: One doesn't. The tragedy is not to die, Abel, but to be wasted.
Gideon: (slowly takes a bite as Hannibal watches) My compliments to the chef.
When the doorbell interrupts Hannibal with Dr. Bloom he tells her that the last time someone rang his doorbell that early, it was a census taker. That is a reference to a line from "Silence of the Lambs", where Hannibal claimed to have eaten the liver of a census taker with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
When he leaves his room, Hannibal walks by a set of samurai armor. It's not the same pieces but it is a nod to the armor Hannibal had in the movie, "Hannibal Rising".