He’s never thought of Hannibal as being capable of love. ‘Cause like most of us he probably had love put off on a kind of pedestal, as an idea, a more perfect thing, as he made the awful realization ‘Oh crap, maybe this thing I’m feeling is like love’. It’s so dirty and awful and… you know… I don’t know. I’m basically making this up on the spot, but that would be my answer for why he might not have arrived at or realized that thought. Because look at Hannibal and you could be like… nice suits, great kitchen, great conversations, nice hair, you know, but you wouldn’t go anything like… ‘Wow, what a loving guy’.
Hugh Dancy about why Will didn’t realize that Hannibal was in love with him sooner than Season 3
More domestic murder husbands! Featuring dork Hannibal, gross Chilton and smug Will. Honestly this was mostly just conceived because @franicie referred to Will as a curly fry once and I couldn’t let it go. Someone take my tablet away.
For the record, Hannibal probably liked Will’s last comment. And also told him that pun he’s withholding because he just can’t help himself.
From the DVD Commentary with Julie Gardner [executive producer] and Matthew Graham [writer]
Julie Gardner: I love this finger-in-jam moment. I remember seeing it on the rushes and just loving it.
Matthew Graham: Well that’s how it goes with this show. One minute the Doctor is saying, “There’s a terrible evil in your house and I’m here to help,” and the next minute he’s eating your jam, and being ticked off for it.
JG: I remember at one point, in one draft of the script, there was a big discussion about whether we should see the Doctor and Rose asleep overnight, because they are trapped in this house. And I was very, very keen on that because that’s something we’ve never seen before, and I think Russell and you both said, “Actually, no - we’ve got to keep the energy going, and given what’s happening he’s never going to be off-guard.”
MG: Do you know what, it would have been a really nice scene. The thing is, we probably would have cut it out at this stage
JG: Because you’d want to keep moving. Absolutely. Oh, all these nice ideas that never make it in.
They picked up a stray! Hannibal is conflicted. I imagine Will was insufferable about it to the point where Hannibal was just like *sigh* “fine, but his name will be pretentious” and then Will was stuck with the name of Odysseus’ dog. Considering he still got A Dog he’s totally fine with that.
At first I was a little disappointed with it - I had pictured a lot more lips & saliva than actually was.
But then I started to rewatch the gifs from the scene and GUYS. Please look at how close Hugh Dancy comes to actually starting to kiss Mads. IT’S RIDICULOUS.
He bobs his head forward and comes SO CLOSE
and then comes EVEN CLOSER OMFG
and I don’t want to take sides here but Mads really just stays neutral and probably thinking, “well, it seems like I’m gonna kiss today” and makes an almost imperceptible movement forward, but then Hugh gets all shy and thinks again and looks down.
AND WAIT IT’S NOT OVER YET, because Hugh stays like, head down, breathing hard and grabbing Mads’ arm, and then, idk, his right hand SNAKES upward? till Mads’ shoulder, and FUCK ME, look at how fucking close those two are again because Hugh moved his face towards Mads’ again
and then he puts his head on his shoulder, and Mads makes that *orgasm!* face
and NO, STILL NOT OVER, then there’s the FUCKING WAIST GRAB (and jesus, look at how Mads buries his nose on Hugh’s neck)
which may or may not have been actively, purposefully, one-sidedly staged by, GUESS WHO, HUGH DANCY.
And all that was written on the script was “lunge forward”, YOU VILLAINS.
Those two seriously I don’t know how Bryan managed it for three whole years.