Omg I am exhausted - this con stuff is really intense. Can’t really do detailed updates while I’m here, there’s so much to take in and enormous amounts of worrying about where you need to be next to take up your time.
But a couple of things for those who missed it:
1. Bryan said “Hugh is my rock” and mentioned how they worked out the final TWOTL scene together. He can’t imagine Hannibal without Hugh/Will. The issue about rights/studios is still pertinent but something to be worked out.
2. Some of the nuance of Hugh’s comments about platonic love may have been overlooked - he’s a fairly subtle communicator. He described their relationship as one of obsession and in terms of finding the one person who can make sense of life for Will, and went on to say their relationship is a stand in for all kinds of love. He also later clarified that Will would never have thought of Hannibal’s interest in him as ‘love’, until Bedelia affirms that’s the case, because he does not associate love with Hannibal or think Hannibal is capable of it [totes your fault, Hanners] because - I paraphrase - Hannibal’s a giant bag of dicks. Like most people, he has placed the idea of love on pedestal - he’s not considered it could be ‘dirty and awful’. And I also took his comments to mean that Will and Hannibal’s interest in each other is not primarily sexual, nor is that on Will’s radar at all. But that does not mean it must exclude sexual elements in the future - he was not, in that sense, denying Hannigram. Finally, after seeing him speak on his own today, it’s clear he doesn’t want to start doing Bryan’s job for him in such a public arena, and start giving us what he thinks might happen - he’s very diplomatic and professional. When Bryan was able to join him on stage, that was a different thing.