Hannibal (2013–2015)
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...And the Beast from the Sea 

With a full moon approaching, Jack and Will are certain that Francis Dolarhyde will strike again but they lack a solid lead; Alana gives Hannibal a chance for redemption.


Michael Rymer


Bryan Fuller (developed for television by), Thomas Harris (characters from the book "Red Dragon") | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mads Mikkelsen ... Dr. Hannibal Lecter
Hugh Dancy ... Will Graham
Caroline Dhavernas ... Dr. Alana Bloom
Gillian Anderson ... Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (credit only)
Laurence Fishburne ... Jack Crawford
Aaron Abrams ... Brian Zeller
Scott Thompson ... Jimmy Price
Richard Armitage ... Francis Dolarhyde
Rutina Wesley ... Reba McClane
Nina Arianda ... Molly Graham
Gabriel Browning Rodriguez Gabriel Browning Rodriguez ... Walter
Trudy Weiss ... Grandmother Dolarhyde
Alana Bridgewater ... Orderly
Sally Cahill Sally Cahill ... Veterinarian
Michael Dunston Michael Dunston ... Car Driver


With a full moon approaching, Jack and Will are certain that Francis Dolarhyde will strike again but they lack a solid lead; Alana gives Hannibal a chance for redemption.

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Release Date:

15 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Will (Hugh Dancy) asks Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) if the Tooth Fairy has contacted him, and Hannibal sardonically responds, "How so, personal ads? Writing notes of admiration on toilet paper?". In the "Red Dragon" novel by Thomas Harris, the Tooth Fairy actually does contact Hannibal by writing a note of admiration on toilet paper; he chooses toilet paper as his stationery because it will dissolve rapidly should Hannibal need to destroy the note. In the note, he also tells Hannibal, if he would like to correspond, to respond to him in the personal ads of the National Tattler tabloid, depicted on the show as the blog TattleCrime. See more »


Francis Dolarhyde: How do you know it's dark?
Reba McClane: The lights aren't on
Francis Dolarhyde: Do you remember... the light? Is it worse to have seen it and lost it?
Reba McClane: I know I can never have the light. But there are things I can have.
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Préludes, Book 1, L. 117: VIII. La Fille aux cheveux de lin
Written by Claude Debussy
Performed by Ronan O'Hora & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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Most thrilling episode of the entire series.
16 August 2015 | by nisiththesuspenseSee all my reviews

Hannibal show at its finest , this episode was extremely well made it was the finest hour of television , the creativity used in this episode was top notch special thanks to Michael Rymer. The first 20 minutes of the episode was downright creepy it was such thrilling that i was jumping out of my seats at that moment and shouting no Francis no but due the great presence of mind Molly saved herself and his son but who could be saved totally from the wrath of the Dragon so she was hurt but she lived which was very satisfying.

Next 20 minutes was about the Will's reaction to the events occurred,then about Dolharyde breakdown as he failed to kill Will's family and then about the breakup between Reba and Dolharyde. First about Dolharyde breakdown , the physical torture was so well interpreted that you would feel sorry for him and hats up to Richard for the truly exceptional acting, he is the best Dolharyde among any adaptation for me. Then the interaction between Will and molly was so beautiful and the acting of Nina Arianda was outstanding , ten occurred the breakdown between Dolharyde and Reba in a deemed red lightning surrounding which was just perfect and was so heartbreaking as Reba thought she is a burden is the reason for the breakup without knowing the real reason that Dolhayde is sacrificing her love so that she is not consumed by the Dragon. And last but not the least the confrontation between Will and Hannibal was so intense and satisfying that is beyond words to explain and it was such a funny moment when will said Hannibal and his accomplice as the crazy sons of bitches and it was downright creepy when Hannibal said about giving will's address to Dolharyde .

But the last i forgot to mention was Hannibal behind mask , the scene made me relived the moment of Hopkins scene in the silence of the lamb. In overall this episode was excellent and the most thrilling episode of not only this season but of the entire series.

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