*sotl

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.

In SOTL there’s this minor thing that makes me go crazy.

Jack looks at Clarice dealing with the victim’s body, the way she cares about the dead woman, and he thinks

Clarice Starling had a special relationship to her (the victim)

This is the opposite to what Will does.

He takes the killer’s point of view, Clarice the victim’s.

It’s like no matter what powers ponies in Jack’s stable have, they always end up being charmed by Hannibal.  

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David Fincher's Netflix Drama 'Mind Hunter' Finds Its Star
'Lights Out' alum Holt McCallany joins 'Fringe's' Anna Torv and 'Looking's' Jonathan Groff.

The project is based on the 1996 book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas and Mark Olshanker. While specific details about the drama are being kept under wraps in typical Fincher fashion, the series is said to revolve around two FBI agents in 1979 who interview serial killers in an effort to help them solve current murders. McCallany will play Bill Tench, the inquisitive, skilled and forward-thinking detective. He joins a cast that also includes Fringe alum Anna Torv as Wendy, a psychologist, and Jonathan Groff (Looking) as Holden, one of the special agents.


Never heard of this show before, but its interesting to note that John Douglas was helpful to Thomas Harris when he was writing his books and consulted on Silence of the Lambs. Some details in Douglas’ life have made their way into the Hannibal universe and he is often cited as the inspiration for Jack Crawford. But most interesting to me as a TV!fannibal is that, while on location hunting the Green River Killer, Douglas nearly died from undiagnosed encephalitis.

Thoughts about S4 and SOTL - this time I'm serious

This must be my serious period. It won’t last, but since I have all this seriousness to let out…

I already knew something about it, but now that I’m reading SOTL I’m finding more and more lines and dialogues that make Clarice and Will one person.

I personally like it. In the TV Show it makes even more sense, because Will is not drunk in Florida with a face that looks like a Picasso, we know that, Will is the most important relationship in Hannibal’s life and I like that the feelings Hannibal expresses for Clarice in the book are referred to Will in the show.

That’s why I’d rule out the possibility of seeing Clarice in season 4. I’m ok with that, I think that Bryan already gave us a lot of great female characters, I’d be happier with a close-up on murder husbands in season 4.

BUT.   

If Clarice shows up, I’d love something like… She knows who Will and Hannibal are - well, obviously - she starts to investigate on them and on the video left behind by the Dragon and when she finds them in Cuba - I don’t know anything about FBI jurisdiction, so don’t ask me how - all becomes a discussion between Hannibal and Will ,because the first wants to kill her and the latter doesn’t.

OR

Buffalo Bill is the new interesting killer Jack is trying to catch with Clarice’s help.

Will and Hannibal follow the news from Cuba and then make their return to lurk around the investigation to have the chance to kill Buffalo Bill.

I like this very much. But I don’t know if the Jack we know will continue his work with the FBI. I hope so.       

OR

We know how many grudges Hannibal holds.

Will leads him to Cuba because he wants to kill Chilton, Alana, Jack…

This can have its elements of ridiculousness, but I’d actually like them constantly talking about who they can or can’t kill.

And they never agree, obviously.

 

I find in SOTL a lot of Jack’s lines, speaking to Clarice, that are obvious references on how Will’s mind worked. And it’s like Jack is trying to train Clarice to become Will, because actual Clarice’s words

Will Graham was the keenest hound ever to run in Crawford’s pack, was a legend at the Academy.

Jack (to Clarice):Maybe you’ve got a knack for this. (referring to Buffalo Bill) You think about him enough, you see where he’s been, you get a feel for him, you don’t even dislike him all the time, hard as that is to believe.

I mean… This Jack is talking about our Will, and it’s great. The Jack of SOTL doesn’t deal with a Will in love with Dr. Lecter, but in this line it’s like he’s talking exactly about our Will and how he fell for Hannibal.

This makes me think about a part in Season 4 in which Jack could desperately try to find someone who thinks how Will thinks. And to him maybe Clarice seems the right candidate.

But this is too weak. And also useless.

I don’t know, I’m burning with ideas because in SOTL there’s so much of the TV show that you think constantly about how that reference could be used in another season.

Hope to hear what you think.