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Rant on Alison

Now that PLL is approaching again, I’ve been rewatching for fun and I noticed a big change in Ali’s character the most. It actually makes me really sad that they made Alison’s character so dynamic and mysterious in the first 3 or 4 season where she disappeared, she had a pregnancy scare, she had all these different secret relationships, and seemed to be scared of her own family, along with some vulnerabilities and insecurities of her own. When Alison returned it was exciting. But I thought her story would be a little more important. Technically, whatever Ali was doing that night didn’t even matter because she was just collateral damage.

The whole mystery revolved around Alison and that night. But somehow it wasn’t even about Alison or the girls for that matter. They were just bystanders. I’ll accept that Ali isn’t a terrible person anymore - but I feel like Ali’s character should have been explained more. Who got her pregnant? Why did she really pick the girls as her friends? Why did she have a weird relationship with Jason? Garrett? Byron? What was her life like in NYC actually? Did Mrs. D actually think she was alive or was the clothes in Ali’s room actually for Cece? I feel like there was no steady understanding of how evil manipulative Ali became church and kind Ali. I just need a storyline for her dammit. Now I feel like the new season is going to start but much of Alison’s old character won’t be addressed. It’s not like she’s even herself.

How do you feel about Alison’s character development???

“IN RETROSPECT---” Hannibal 3x12 Again

**Warning: PENULTIMATE rewatch live-blogging, written with knowledge of the full series

Ridiculously, it looks like I could be posting my final Hannibal episode write-up precisely one calendar year from when the finale first aired. Ha ha, what even the hell.

Season 3, Episode 12: “The Number of the Beast Is 666”

I had originally thought the “brittle materials” Bedelia refers to, the ones on the edge of breaking, was Will himself, but in retrospect (#titular), it might be Will’s constructed family! “Hannibal gave you three years to build a family,” she follows, “confident that he would find a way to take them from you.”

Huh. I feel like I’ve been re-going over this ~pivotal scene~ throughout this whole rewatch, so by the time I actually reach it I’m like “Nope, already talked about that one! Whoop, that one too…”

Anyway, love this neckline on her.

Oh hey, I had thought that Will’s bitter “You play, you pay” was his response to Bedelia asking if it’s important to him that Hannibal take something from her, but actually that comes later — right here he just gives this sorta sigh of something like…pained frustration? I don’t know, but I do know that Dancy’s delivery on “What’s he going to take from you?” has the same sad curious light tone that he mostly uses with Alana.

GLORIES, Bedelia’s muted triumphant slip of a smile on “I would have preferred to be the last.” She KNOWS she’s finally landed a direct marriage hit, third time’s the fucking charm.

HIS FAAAAACE

Yes Will, welcome to Hannigram hell! It’s horrible I’m so sorry.

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Because what’s better than some finale meta about Hannibal with barely three hours of sleep powering your mind? And when I say Hannibal I actually mean Will Graham. He’ll just never stop being a dividing and arguing point in the fandom, won’t he XD?

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