Chilton in the books and movies is like the douchiest scumbucket and you just want to kick in his miserable arrogant teeth. but his portrayal in the show is… ugh. oddly adorable and foppish and now he has a cane and is kind of a wounded lamb and i still want to kick his teeth in but in a gentle, fond kind of way.
also, i really really enjoy the prospect of Hannibal using Chilton to get closer to his Will.
and he does so in like a not so delicate way and Chilton, the poor dear finds himself bruised and wrecked and totally smitten. It’s embarrassing really.
I like to think this is why he’s such an utter dick to Hannibal when he finally has him at his mercy.
chilton is just. he’s a sad man like. I just picture him going home alone and prepping a microwaveable dinner and just as he’s about to sit down and watch a show he’s three weeks behind on, he spills his entire dinner on his lap and burns his legs with his food and I just. chilton.