Hannibal Advent - Day 30: Aperetivo
My justification for giffing this particular scene for the Hannibal Advent is due to the fact that Will is essentially telling Jack that his choices regarding his feelings for Hannibal and the actions proceeding them are not entirely conscious on his part. For instance, he iterates to Jack that it was not a decision to call Hannibal because decision requires a degree of conscious choice. His choice to call Hannibal was impulsive. However, this seemingly unconscious course of action serves to parallel a decision that was entirely conscious on Will’s part yet it was one he would not give voice to until this interaction. He wanted to run away with Hannibal; all his unconscious choices leading to this one very active and deliberate decision. He chose Hannibal above Jack, above the FBI, above the life he was living. He chose him because his feelings in regards to Hannibal were not and are not consciously decisive. He chose Hannibal because love is not a conscious choice. You do not choose to love someone. Love is an unconscious response which sets conscious decisions in motion. Hence the profundity of this particular interaction.