For her part, Bedelia smiles politely as their dinner guests rave over their meal, and continues eating her plate of pescatarian morsels. It is pointed out by one scholar that her dish is what the Romans used to feed their animals to make them tastier. She swallows hard in response and gives a nervous smile. She knows, and yet, she continues.
—  Bedelia… you in danger, girl. (x)
Hannibal’s third season is certainly shaping up to be its boldest, most ambitious, and most novelistic yet, though it runs the risk of becoming too caught up in its own aesthetic. It’s something that has set the series apart and defined it stylistically; it’s full of symbolism and an exploration of what Emerson might describe as the Over-soul. But it does need to be grounded in some kind of reality (its sexuality and brutality are also complicated by an artistry that renders both cold). There is no sense of how the new character Francis Dolarhyde (Richard Armitage) will fit into all of this (he makes no appearance in the first three episodes), but he will more than likely help provided a little more of a real-world connection that the show very much needs.
—  Bedelia questions whether Hannibal is now only interested in aesthetic, and it’s a fair question for Fuller regarding the series, as well. (x)