Hannibal 3×13 Review – The Red Dragon is Dead, Long Live Dolarhyde [Spoilers]

My review of reaction to Hannibal 3×13  is hampered  by two things: This time I am finding it really hard to find any underlying theme to concentrate the review on. Secondly, I am distracted by my emotions. After six+ weeks of weekly Armitage doses, I am finding it extremely hard to let go of Dolarhyde and face the reality of not seeing regular new Armitage stuff, again. And then there is the tiny detail of how the Red Dragon story arc ends… But needs must, and therefore I will try hard  to gather my impressions of the final instalment of Hannibal.

Fannibal or not, the last episode of season 3 – and potentially of the whole show – was hotly anticipated by this fangirl. Over the course of six weeks, the show had certainly been successful in one respect: It had brought me along on the journey. I had become somewhat familiar with the characters, I was intrigued by the psychological web that  is spun around them, and I desperately wanted to know how it would all end. Of course I had an inkling when it came to the story arc of the Red Dragon. I had read the book (Molly kills Dolly), had heard Mr A say that he was satisfied with the end of Dolarhyde’s story (which, coming from a decent, nice chap like him could only mean that Dolarhyde was going to meet his fair punishment, i.e. death), and knew that a show would not allow a secondary character to eclipse the main stars of Hannibal. In short: I knew he had it coming. But *how* they were going to tie up the remaining loose ends, was the question.

Into the Fire

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Hidden agenda? Dolarhyde instructs Reba to take the key off his neck

The episode started with a true finale. Loose end number 1 needed to be tied up – the story of Reba and Dolarhyde – and I loved how this was done. We pick up where the previous episode left off and get the full version of the already hinted-at resolution between Dolarhyde and Reba. This scene showed the depth of Dolarhyde’s commitment to Reba even though it initially had to make the viewers wonder how Dolarhyde could be so cruel to the innocent woman whom he had previously shown some affection for. And by Jove, I was already on fire way before Dolly struck the match. The Armitage smoulder ignited a whole lot of sensual fire, when he instructed Reba to take the key off his neck after disclosing to her who he is, and cruelly showing her her limitations by forcing her to lock herself into his house and scuppering her attempts at escaping. Never even mind the grovelly “Now you go back to the bedroom”. *hissssssssss* That will be a ringtone-favourite for generations of Armitage fans to come… He then taunts her with his weapon (ahem, I have to admit that the whole “Feel it, don’t grab it” instruction had me snigger slightly. Dirty fangirl mind *slaps wrist*. I blame Armitage and his patented smoulder, though) and clearly threatens to kill her. Only after he has splashed petrol all over the room, he suddenly comes over all whiny and weak (an indication to the observant viewer that not all is what it seems) and claims he cannot stand to watch her burn. A sign of emotion and love from the killer? Or just a coward?  BANG – next thing, like Reba we hear a shot as the flames start swooshing in the room. We see a panicked Reba search for the key, and escape through the flames, as the fire is spreading through the house.

I had been wondering how the show was going to visualize this pivotal scene because the omission of important information is needed in order to keep the plot rolling past this moment in the story. And I had wondered whether the actors would be able to convey the variety of extreme emotions that were contained in this scene. Armitage – predictably – proved his skills, jumping from cold, merciless kidnapper, who is cruelly taunting his victim, to desperate, hopeless mess, a weak loser who has pulled an innocent victim into his game and is now not even able to spare her the horror of being burnt alive, but rather opts out by blowing his own brains out. The real surprise here, however, was Rutina Wesley. The way she acted Reba’s rollercoaster of horror was absolutely flawless. Once again a whole range of emotions, from disbelief to hope, to fearing for her life, to sheer horror once she realizes that Dolarhyde is going to set fire to the house. Her reaction to hearing the match being struck and the fire starting, inspired true horror in me, her panic was palpable in her shrieks and on her face. I was completely with her at that moment, and I felt the panic like a fist in my stomach.

However panic-inducing the scene was until then, the makers also threw in some comic relief. We were treated to the – rather comical – view through the hole that the shot had blown through Dolarhyde’s head, and we heard the sound of a body falling over (which incidentally made me laugh out loud. That was so comic-book OTT, it really took the creepiness away from the disgusting circle of flesh.) And fangirls were certainly distracted by visual gifts such as the creamy Armitage throat to which Dolarhyde guides Reba in order to show her the key. I may have licked my lips when that showed up. But oh woe – that was the end of Dolly and Reba, and it all came much too soon.

Diversions

But I digress. Titillation was really not the name of this game. Rather it was diversion and distraction. Dolarhyde had put Reba, us – and his pursuers – on the wrong track, and so it came as a big surprise when Dolarhyde suddenly turned up at Will’s hotel. It initially did not make sense to me that Dolarhyde does not kill Will, and instead has turned against his former idol Hannibal. Why exactly he feels so betrayed by Hannibal is unclear to me – essentially Hannibal had been under pressure from Crawford to listen in to Dolarhyde, and that should’ve been obvious to Dolarhyde from the start. In any case, Will very cleverly and smoothly suggested that Dolarhyde “change”  Hannibal, and the Red Dragon was all too happy to take that on board. As was Hannibal convinced into agreeing to act as bait, as soon as Will turned his puppy eyes on him. Surprising, that such an unwillingly given “please” can have such a great effect.

The action stalled slightly, with the show half-heartedly tying up other character’s stories – Bedelia clearly in a state of fear when faced with the news that Hannibal was going to be set free; Margot and Alana being whisked away to a place of safety; poor old Chilton languishing in his sterile breathing box.

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Wait! How did Lucas North get in here?

And then as Hannibal is transported in an escorted police van – whoa, Dolarhyde overtakes the action on the left. I should’ve seen it coming, but I didn’t, so I was surprised again when Dolarhyde shot all police officers, conveniently kept Hannibal and Will alive, and promptly jumped into his hijacked police car again to whizz off. That was all too quick, but maybe better that way, because any more of that Belstaff jacket, and I would’ve believed I had inadvertently switched to an episode of Spooks.

The show cleverly kept the mystery up – what was going to happen now: Hannibal at large, Will more or less in his power, the police searching for both, and Dolarhyde waiting his next move. It turns out that Hannibal and Will take refuge in a fancy house on a cliff. I take it, that was Hannibal’s house? Or did they just break into an empty holiday shack by the side of the road? It seemed a bit improbable that the police would not check Hannibal’s house, but well, it allowed the two lovers, eh, protagonists, to continue their little mind game with raised steaks, eh, stakes. Until the Red Dragon turns up in spectacular fashion.

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Finale

I really dislike getting into the last bit of the episode, because it jars with my feelings, but it is unavoidable, because now the final knots are tied. Will and Hannibal are having their little tete-a-tete in front of the panorama window of Casa Hannibal. A right goldfish bowl for Dolarhyde who has been lurking in the dark, outside. As a bullet from Dolarhyde takes Hannibal down, the Red Dragon unfurls his wings and strides towards the final showdown with a self-assurance that makes him look like the angel of death. Clad in black, large strides, brandishing his weapon. What a fabulous visualization, a true swan song. For a moment I thought that Will was going to sip his wine and watch Hannibal die. But well, I am obviously not a Fannibal, because lover boy eventually steps up to the plate as Dolarhyde prepares to film Hannibal’s demise and starts the attack.

The ensuing fight scene was pretty gruesome to watch, and I looked away several times because I could not stand the sight of the blood gushing from stab wounds, neither on Will nor on Dolarhyde. Suffice to say that two are stronger than one, and in a concerted effort Will and Hannibal manage to take the Red Dragon down. His death was most beautifully done. As he has been given the mortal blow, he goes down on his knees, spreads his wings one last time, and collapses on the floor. The Red Dragon is no more. There, another loose end tied up.

All that was left now,  was to bring the season – and possibly the show – to a satisfying end. And I presume  that the episode delivered on all that fans could ever have hoped for. A final declaration of love from both protagonists, an embrace as they become one – and a mutual decision to throw themselves over the cliff. Not quite the vision of two lovers riding off into the sunset, but an effective ending that allows fannibals to hope for a happy ever after of Mr and Mrs Hannibal Lecter. Fin.

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I want a fan fiction to start right HERE: Dolly changes his mind, grabs Reba from the flames and goes on the run with her. Over time he forgets about the dragon and they live happily ever after. Yeah. Right.

Hannibal 3×13 certainly delivered. All characters get what they deserve – Reba safe, Chilton forever in pain, Alana on the run, Bedelia in the lurch. (Whatever will happen to Crawford and Molly, though?). And the viewers got an hour of breath-taking plot twists, diversions, blood-dripping action, stunning visuals courtesy of the Red Dragon, the triumph of good over evil – and the satisfaction of seeing Will and Hannibal finally and forever in each others’ arms. In terms of ending this show, the makers could not have finished any better. This was a true finale, and they did well, so congrats.

The Bloody-Mindedness of the Fangirl

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Are those the puppy eyes of a killer? Quite clearly not. Someone save Dolly!

But against all reason and against better judgment, this fangirl was not happy about the ending. I firmly rooted for Dolarhyde, and despite Dolarhyde’s ruthless killing of so many people in the story,  I just cannot shake the impression that there was a redeemable human behind the Dragon, who saved Rebba very cleverly and who admitted that he loved. I wanted the Dragon dead and Dolarhyde saved. And that really threw me off kilter. It disturbs me that I am feeling sorry for Dolarhyde and that I wanted him to survive when there was no chance. I probably would’ve preferred an ending where Dolarhyde does not die but is simply caught, locked up, and thrown away the key. Anything would’ve been better than see him succumb to Lecter and Will. It kind of doesn’t fit my image of him – he was so clever, but in the end he is simply butchered by two morally questionable men of whom at least one is worse than him. It felt unfair, I suppose. Why should they survive and he be dead? Because they were the protagonists and he was not, stupid! Mind you, at least Dolarhyde was not a pawn like so many other characters in this part of the show. He was his own agent, and he followed through with clever ideas and consistency.

But let’s face it – I am as blind as Reba, and as “demonstrably guilty” of refusing to give up the fantasy of a happy ending. What has blinded me is the actor who infused Dolarhyde with humanity and magnificently acted his character’s demise with dignity and drama. He gave Dolarhyde nuances of human-ness as  well as other-ness, a balancing act that required a clear vision on his part how to distinguish the  two different beings in the *one* character. Over the course of the season, Armitage’s effortless switching between the two personas was impressive, as was the consistent characterization through voice, body and gesture. And let’s not forget – in this last episode, he was just delicious to look at, in his tight Belstaff jacket and all dressed in black. With his hair a tiny bit longer than at  the beginning, he looked less sharp and defined by lines, but softer around the edges. Maybe because he was dishevelled, not quite in control, injured. Or maybe because he was not the monster, but the man. And what died at the end, was the monstrous creature, and not the man. I prefer to think that. The Red Dragon is dead. Long live Dolarhyde.

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140 thoughts on “Hannibal 3×13 Review – The Red Dragon is Dead, Long Live Dolarhyde [Spoilers]

  1. Fun recap and thoughts. I think we’re of a similar mind. I thought the finale was so very satisfying and I I’m still drawn to the last battle, which I watch over and over. I’ve been feeling a bit depressed and let down now that it’s over and there’s nothing more new to see of it. I felt the same way when BOTFA was winding down. We can watch over and over, but not recapture that initial high of seeing and discussing new work.

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    • Whoa, you are watching the final scene again and again? To tell you the truth, I was really distraught on Friday after watching the show. I moped for hours, and I just could not get the image of Dolarhyde prostrate in his blood out of my head. The intensity of reaction is actually very much like the one I had when I watched the Crucible. Intensive grief and regret that a character commits himself to self-destruction by his actions. I found that hard to accept, because there was a way out for both of them. Why did they not take it, why did they insist on fighting to the end?
      Anyhow, yes, the intensity of impact when watching that scene for the first time cannot be repeated. Maybe that means is safe to go back and watch it again. Except I just don’t feel like watching Armitage die again. Really hate that.

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      • I only ate it the first time. There’s much more to see and notice upon several viewings, and I don’t mind the blood at all. It was artistic – and he was so powerful, that it stoked me how it took two of them (it takes two – a reprise) – and in real life a world away from Hannibal) They gave him a magnificent and even noble death, like Thorin. But even with Thorin, there was a certain arrogance or something there, to make him stand there and watch as the alleged corpse of Azog floated closer.
        I was more upset by John Porter’s death and Lucas’s. Proctor’s death was a given to me, and was not noble.

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        • You know, you are right, I really should have a second look. At least the second time around the blood-bath is expected and not quite such a surprise.
          Not quite sure whether I found Dolarhyde’s death altogether noble. The whole spreading wings scenario certainly lent the scene some gravitas, so the end itself was dignified. But what preceded it really grated with me.
          Lucas’ death affected me as much as did Dolarhyde’s. Porter – I have never really watched that scene, I admit. Like the Lucas/John chestnut it just seemed too contrived to me, so it’s easy to ignore. Proctor’s death made me angry rather than sad – it was just so unnecessary, and I resented his high morals a little bit…
          Interesting how different each character’s death came across, and how they are more or less acceptable. I guess Dolarhyde’s death is morally acceptable. Still pisses me off, though *lol*

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        • i agree with you, the fact that it took two said something and i thought death was the only option from the beginning so the fact that it was so magnificently done was actually satisfying in the context i think.
          Don’t talk about Thorin’s death… sigh…. break my heart every time, he was my hero, arrogance and all 🙂
          Proctor broke me too, but in different ways as i could never rationalise his death for myself and there is always anger mixed in because of it. The other two i haven’t watched yet and not sure i will, the stuff people say about S9 of Spooks really put me off watching…
          Sigh but yes… i’m getting a bit worn out with the tragedy endings and the tragedy everything…

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  2. LOL Eben habe ich noch ein bisschen gestichelt (das ist bei Igeln eingebaut), dann wollte ich vom Rechnerchen verschwinden, und – ta-DA! – da ist die Schwärm…, äh, die Kritik. 😉

    Erst mal vorweg: Ich bin völlig zufrieden mit dem Finale. Besser hätt’s nicht werden können. Und doch … *seufz*

    Und doch stelle ich mir die Frage: Was wäre, wenn … Reba *nicht* versucht hätte zu flüchten?
    Ja, Dolarhyde hat da mit ihr gespielt.
    Er hatte seinen Plan.
    Reba sollte entkommen und von seinem Selbstmord berichten.

    Hatte er einen Ausweichplan für den Fall, dass sie *nicht* so reagiert, wie er es erwartet? Wenn sie vor lauter blinder Liebe (no pun intended) bereit ist zu glauben, dass der Mann Francis nicht das Monster Red Dragon ist?

    Naja, dem Gedanken werden wir vermutlich noch in etlichen Storys begegnen. Es gibt also Hoffnung auf ein verspätetes Happy End. 😉

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    Die Sache “Will überzeugt Dolarhyde, sich an Hannibal zu vergreifen” sehe ich anders.

    Dolarhyde bzw. the Red Dragon hatte längst den Wunsch, Lecter zu töten – “meld with the strength of the dragon” -, aber er musste einen Weg finden, an ihn heranzukommen. Will war ihm nie wichtig. Er wollte den Meister besiegen. – Nicht Will hat *ihn* überzeugt, sondern *er* hat Will manipuliert – was nicht heißt, dass Will keine eigenen Pläne hatte, als er sich manipulieren ließ.

    … und natürlich hat Lecter dem Bittebitte-Dackelblick nachgegeben. Nach Jahren in Hochsicherheitsverwahrung endlich eine Chance zu entkommen!

    Der finale Kampf hat dann allerdings ein paar logische Schwächen. Kein Wunder, denn die Serie heißt nun mal Hannibal, nicht Red Dragon. Wäre Dolly doch bloß mal seinem MO treu geblieben und hätte das Haustier zuerst getötet …! *seufz* Aber nee, Will durfte am Leben bleiben, und gegen beide kam er dann nicht an … *schnief*

    Aber stark gemacht war er, der Kampf. Mit der Musik dazu – wow! 🙂

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    Kleine Randbemerkung: Es ist Will, der schließlich sich selbst und Lecter von der Klippe stürzt, kein gemeinsamer Freitod zweier Liebender. (Zumal ja auch die Szene nach dem Abspann deutlich zeigt, dass sie eh überleben … Ach ja, gönnen wir den Fannibals ihr Zückerli, wir sidn ja großzügig. 😀

    Spielt außerdem eh keine Rolle. Nicht für Armitage-Fans jedenfalls. 😉

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    Danke für deine Kritik. ❤

    LONG LIVE DOLARHYDE!

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    • Siehste, das kommt davon, wenn man den Kram nur einmal anguckt. Ich hatte echt null Bock, das ganze Elend noch mal anzusehen, also hab ich rein aus dem Gedächtnis geschrieben – und auf Basis meiner lückenhaften Notizen. Da war dann schon nicht mehr ersichtlich, wer wen in den Abgrund mitreißt. Irgendwie war mir nur noch die gegenseitige Liebeserklärung in Erinnerung, da passte ein gemeinsamer Freitod einfach besser 😀
      Und ja, stimmt, Dolarhyde hatte schon weit vorher angesagt, dass er Hannibal in sich vereinnahmen wollte. Insofern ist die Hotelszene mit Will wohl komplette Manipulation.
      Und komisch, dass dieser clevere Typ am Ende dann nicht auf Nummer Sicher geht, Will abknallt und dann Hannibal, der ja eh außer Gefecht ist, beim Abnippeln filmt. Naja, aber irgendwo musste er ja einen Fehler machen.
      Nun können wir das jedenfalls ad acta legen. Bin gespannt, wann die ersten AUs auftauchen.

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    • eher long live love 🙂 Mit dir bei fast allem 🙂 Bloss kann ich mir keine Welt vorstellen in der Reba es uber sich bringt mit einem Massenmorder weiterzumachen, nicht so wie er sie da behandelt in der Szene…. aber wirklich auch nicht wenn er da weinend sie anflehen wurde.. na ja vielleicht da. In einem Szenario wo er bei ihr Hilfe gesucht hatte um Mensch zu bleiben, vielleicht dann. Aber auch dann denke ich hatte sie versucht zu helfen aber die Beziehung war troztdem vorbei gewesen. So wie er es ihr da sagt und sie behandelt, ne keine Chance, tut mir leid. Wieso ich seinen Tod auch problemlos akzeptieren kann, er hat Leute gemordet und auch das bisschen Liebe kommt fur ihn leider viel zu spat.

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  3. Watching him stride out of the darkness to finish off Hannibal was like watching Thorin stride down that burning tree to kill Azog. When the man is on a mission, he is damn sexy.

    I have a theory that if there was a season four, Dolly would come back. Stabbed multiple times and his throat ripped out, gushing gallons of blood? Not a problem on this show! I submit to you the entire cast who suffered catastrophic, life-ending wounds at the end of season two….and they’re all walking around in season three playing mind games with each other and sharing exquisite culinary experiences.

    So…after Wills and Hannibal tango off a towering cliff side, it is perfectly reasonable in my mind that Dolly rolls over, finds he still has enough pints of blood left in him to live, and the EMTs take him to the hospital where he becomes (a very distressed) Chilton’s roommate. Reba brings him flowers and stuff.

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    • *giggles* oh RAmused, I love that. Yes, yes, yes, to all of that. You are so right – I mean, I haven’t seen season 2, but if Chilton can survive those burns, then surely Dolly can resurrect from a few flesh wounds. After all he is “other”.
      Nice comparison to Thorin’s face-down with Azog on the tree, licking flames included. That hadn’t occurred to me but rings very true. Wasn’t there also an avenging angel-Lucas striding onto a scene like that, somewhere? Might be an Armitage trademark?

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      • Exactly! That ripped throat? Just a flesh wound. That sucking gut wound? Just nature’s way of saying, “Slow down! You’re doing too much! Have a rest. Relax. Enjoy the jello and opiates at the ER. There will be nice people to kill there. Have a nap first.”

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        • LOL – “There will be nice people to kill there.” ROFL. I mean, honestly – he’s the Red Dragon. And a Red Dragon does not simply die from a flesh wound. He’s just letting Will and Hannibal escape down the cliff-edge because he enjoys the chase.

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          • he certainly does enjoy the chase 🙂 insert rough voice ‘go back to the bedroom, you know the way’ i will just chase you down there LOL
            (never mind the body count= 2x families+ driver of car Molly escaped in+ gas station guy with big hole in head+4 policemen, these are just inconsequential side details 😉 )

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    • Maybe the fairy tale beginning “Once upon a time…” with which the whole season started is Fuller’s fall back position: if there is a season 4, it could be like none of this happened – just like Bobby Ewing stepping out of the shower 😉
      And in our minds, Dolly can roll over to find, that the Dragon just bled out of him and he & Reba can have their happily ever after. 😛

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      • careful what we wish for, i am pretty sure Fuller has no objections to that…. but it would probably end up with a clause in Armitage’s contract about spending 90% of the time on set in skimpy underwear :-p

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              • well then i’m on board and i have a special request, i want a replay of that scene where he walks around towards the camera and fiddles with it. That was just beyond words! Somehow much better than the running round the house 😀

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                  • ich hab irgendwo ein gif gesehen von den 2-3 Sekunden wie er dahin marschiert und wie sich die Beine bewegen und die Muskeln… war hatte das gedacht! Ich habe Tausende Werbungen fur Schwimmtrunks gesehen usw aber nichts was so.. bewegend ‘ggg’ Und dann die Hande und die Kamera. Definitiv illegal! Ich muss beim Gedanken noch immer schlucken ‘ggg’

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                    • Mich hat dabei besonders bewegt, wie vorsichtig er das Equipment hochnimmt, trägt und wieder abstellt. *schluck* Mannmannmann, das in Kombination mit den Unterbüxen, und ich war komplett am Sabbern.

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                    • genau, diese Feinheit in den Handgesten bei all der physischen power (man konnte echt erkennen wie sehr er an den Geraten selbt hangt und dran interssiert ist, diese fast zartliche Totalkonzentration hach… glups ) und na ja die Lenden, ich habe ein total neues Respekt davor gewonnen ‘ggg’ Ich fand es immer ok aber jetzt kapier ich wieso alle davon so schwarmen. Echt schon fur ihn in seinem Alter so toll auszusehen 🙂

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                    • LOL – now, that’s a backhanded compliment if ever I saw one, Hari. Lach mich schlapp. Der Arme!!!!!
                      Und ja, Dolarhyde hat echt ein paar neue Perspektiven eröffnet. Ok, die Achselhaare hatte ich ja schon länger im Blick, und auch der Adonis Belt war bei mir bereits auf dem Plan. Aber diese sanfte Vertiefung da an den Lenden… *schluck* Wirklich, irgendwas stimmt hier mit den Hormonen nicht, ich bin ja völlig abgedreht…

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                    • ne, ehrlich gesagt war es ernst gemeint 🙂 ich witzle gern druber weil er so empfindlich auf sein Alter zu sein scheint. Aber auch mit Arbeit dran usw hat er monstermassig Gluck mit den Genen, er sollte sich mehr dessen bewusst sein. der verdammte Korper ist echt ein Tempel und sieht wenigstens 10-15 Jahre junger. Gluckskind 🙂
                      Ist alles Fuller’s Schuld, der ihn da rumstolzieren lasst :-p er kann ja nichts fur so auszusehen! 😉

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                    • Hast ja Recht. Rein körperlich wirkt er auf jeden Fall jünger. Der Bart macht ihn m.E. allerdings älter (oder jedenfalls zu dem Mittvierziger, der er ist). Und sicher hat er gute Gene – aber er macht ja auch einiges wohl selbst dafür. Ich nehme an, er trainiert jeden Tag und hält seinen Körper fit und elastisch. *hust* Man sollte sich ein Beispiel dran nehmen…

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                    • total einverstanden 🙂 Wegen Bart usw, obwohl den Bart mag ich trotzdem. Versteh vor allem dass in seinem Fall standig rasieren die Pest sein muss, na ja. Troztdem wurde ich gern wieder ne Rolle haben wo er langere Haare hat und keinen Bart und somit noch junger aussieht 😉
                      Und ja, muss ich gestehen (das ist wahrscheinlich bei uns Frauen auch genetisch eingebaut) wannimmer ich ihn so sehen denke ich auch ich sollte mich mehr bewegen. Seufz… Aber wir haben auch viel mehr zu tun am Tag als sich nur mich sich selber zu beschaftigen 😉 Troztdem man kann sich dran ein gutes Beispiel nehmen, nech.

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                    • Na klar, Armitages Elastizität ist mir immer vor Augen, und ja, ich habe dann auch ein schlechtes Gewissen. Mir fehlt da aber auch die Obsessivität, mit der Schauspieler an die Veränderung ihres Körpers rangehen. Und der personal trainer und eigene Diätberater 😀

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  4. OK, whew! So I wasn’t the only one who felt the “stirring” by that opening sequence with Reba, despite the menacing circumstances… When Serv posted her latest Places I Would Like To Kiss Richard Armitage, and there were no places (GASP!) I was rather astonished because I thought he was pretty freaking sexy throughout the finale! Which makes me really wonder about that Belstaff jacket. Who came up with that? I’ve always enjoyed the costuming on the show- it tends to put so many of the characters in such style!- but you have to wonder if someone wanted to give a nod to the Armitage fandom with that black leather. It doesn’t take a lot of web-surfing to figure out how dreamy we all believe him to be in black leather! LOL. One thing I read differently than you, was the plunge into the abyss. I didn’t think Hannibal saw that coming- I thought it was all down to Will’s Becoming.

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    • Serv evidently watches less superficially than you and me, J 😉 I saw plenty of places to kiss, starting with that pale neck, and ending with the bit of belly visible through the torn shirt. Yes, I have absolutely no problem completely ignoring that the poor sod is meant to be dead in the last instant, but hell, my fingers itch when I see that rip…
      Belstaff: I don’t think it is a coincidence. Ok, I have no idea how hip and fashionable Belstaff is in the world of costuming and film, but I actually doubt it is the brand du jour for all male hotties to wear on TV. I’d much rather like to think that Mr A waltzed on set in his customary outfit, and the costume designer said “Man, that’s exactly the look for Dolarhyde’s rampage scene”. Alternatively I’d like to believe that RA himself begged the costume designer to wear his beloved Belstaff – and yes, possibly as a nod to his legions of leather-loving admirers.
      As for the end-game – I am most probably wrong with my interpretation. I just didn’t pay attention anymore after Dolarhyde had been killed. Will pushing Hannibal sounds equally good.

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            • ew! not that bloody yuk! i’d do it before he goes down to kill those people, maybe that is why he was so late! 😉 busy otherwise Mr D? 😉 and i can imagine all kinds of scenarious how that Belstaff thing ended up in the film, probably a combination of him wearing those jackets a lot and them being aware of it and then showing up on set with one and Fuller thinking Armitage cannot be bettered from black leather ‘ggg’

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    • yes, Ha misjudged that one, he thought this was the beginning for them while in my mind Will only admitted to enjoying some of it ‘shudders’ because he meant it to be the end, snif Poor Will…

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    • Sorry about that. I apparently had the total opposite reaction than you guys to this episode 😦 but that’s not unusual. I didn’t find anything about the teaser sensual; and I was hugely moved, but in the opposite direction from you guys.

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      • That’s totally fair enough. As I said, I think the kissability factor improved massively when taking that image of Dolarhyde opening his jacket out of context, just focussing on the visuals, disregarding the threat, ignoring the intent of the scene/direction, “watching for the plot”. We are being flippant.

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  5. I wasn’t entirely sure why Dolarhyde switched his attention from Will to Hannibal, either, or why he felt “betrayed”… there is the obvious fact that Hannibal allowed them to listen in to their final phone conversation, but that was out of Hannibal’s control, and he did warn him just in time, so he wasn’t caught because of it. Maybe he realized and resented that Hannibal had manipulated him when he sent him after Will’s family.

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  6. Guuuuut gemacht. Mir geht es auch so: ich verspüre gar keine Lust, mir das nochmal anzusehen. Auch wenn ich dadurch manches vielleicht nur halb mitbekommen habe. Jedenfalls habe ich es auch so gesehen, dass Will alleine den entscheidenden Schubs über die Klippe auslöst. War mir persönlich zu kitschig, aber insgesamt schon schlüssig. Irgendwie waren sie schon ein gruseliges Pärchen. Unterm Strich bleibt mir das Bewusstsein, dass uns Mr. A eine sensationelle Leistung abgeliefert hat (und hier bin ich mal richtig ehrlich jubelig!). Die Darstellung von Dolly darf er sich auf seinem Kaminsims stellen und zwar direkt neben Thornton, Thorin und Proctor. Ist dir mal aufgefallen, dass in allen diesen Namen ein “o” vorkommt? Ob das ein Schlüssel zum Erfolg ist?

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    • Och, du darfst ruhig öfter ehrlich jubelig sein – macht ein gutes Gefühl, das kann ich dir sagen. Schon netter als das Gekrittel, was wir uns ja aus Rücksicht auf die Mitlesender auch nur hinter den Kulissen erlauben.
      Lauter Os im Namen? Na, dann kommt da auch noch John Porter mit einem Doppel-O dazu, sowie der ganz und gar unübertroffene Guy of Gisborne. Lucas North wäre auch noch zu nennen, dazu dann natürlich auch noch der bisher nicht näher in Erscheinung getretene Chop, und sein Bad-Boy-Bruder Lee Preston. Percy Courteney hat auch ein O zu bieten, so wie William Chatford. Monet hat ein besonders schönes O. Und John Mulligan und John Standring immerhin eines im Vornamen. Paul Andrews spricht man immerhin noch mit Oooo im Vornamen aus. Dr Alec Track verfügt über ein O im Titel. Raymond de Merville passt auch noch in die Reihe, ebenso wie Dr Scott Walker. Gary Fuller heißt mit zweitem Vornamen übrigens Otto, und Deemings Vorname war ein Rechtschreibfehler der Drehbuchschreiber (eigentlich heißt der nämlich Rocky! Schon klar, ist ja auch ein echter Rockä…)
      So, und nun sag noch mal einer, dass das alles ein Zufall ist!!!! Nie im Leben.

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      • Sei mir ans Herz gedrückt! Du bist unbezahlbar. Oooooooooooooooooooh Mann 😀
        Das sind übrigens ein O prO ROlle, analog Gooooooooogle. Wenn ich mich nicht vertippt habe. Das mit Fullers Zweitnamen hast du übrigens toll investigativ röchörchiert. Ach, unser Richord Ormitage 🙂

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          • HeinO ist ja wohl das Definitiefste 😀
            Schlimm, dass sich einem bei so manchen Reizworten immer sofort die fiesesten Bilder ins Bewusstsein drängeln. Aber halt, du meintest sicher Hein O’Krueger. 😉

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            • Hehe, das war jetzt nur ein erfreulicher Nebeneffekt. Ansonsten hab ich einfach mal ein O für ein Z gekauft.
              Hein O’Kruger wär natürlich auch ein schönes Nämchen fürs halbirische Bubale.

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      • Nochwas zu jubelig: ich darf mir doch hier nicht den Ruf als Ironista kaputtmachen 😉 Akut auftretende Herzensschmachtanfälle kanalisiere ich in willenlosen Tweetausfällen. Für jeden Aggregatzustand eine extra Plattform.

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  7. You should rewatch it – I rewatched the finale at least 10 times now. Try to focus on Hannibal because Mads finally showed a different side of him imo:
    Despite all the terrible things that happened to Hannibal during those three seasons, he always remained somehow calm and “superior”. But when he is lying down wounded, next to the shattered wine bottle and Dolarhyde is setting up the camera, telling him what he intends to do to him (while Will just stands there sipping wine), it was the first time that I found he looked really troubled. Mads put a shitload of feelings into the look he gives Will there and then: pain, plea, fear – you see that he is shaken, in this moment he is aware that he alone doesn’t stand a chance against Dolarhyde and he isn’t sure, if Will will help him or really just watch him die.
    While they are fighting the Dragon, just before Mads finally jumps on his back while Will rushes forward to stab him – they exchange another look – this one I’ve seen so many times between dogs: that brief exchange of understanding and reassurance, before they set off – like one – in a flash chasing after some small furry critter.
    And of course Mads last expression (with closed eyes) of relief / ecstatic bliss – after Will told Hannibal that what they just experienced together was “beautiful” … before he pulls him over the cliff.
    It really was “ganz großes Kino” 😉

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      • Francis or simply D would be fine, thank you. 😉

        I don’t like to have a mental picture of Dolly the sheep or Dolly Parton or some Frankie in my head. 😀

        And Zee: You will have to do something about those bunnies! I’m afraid they will multiply – and than Guylty is forced to blogg about cuuuuuuuuuuuute fluffy bunnies. *shudders*

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      • You are cruel. Cruel cruel cruel. I could, you know, refuse to post Roland’s lovely ending and or not START William’s sizeable bit of darkness, but Roland is posted at DF, it’s submitted to RASF… and I’ve laid the ground work to William. Don’t know if I should start it at his marriage… or just walk into the pit and tear your heart out right from the get go.

        I think I’ll just tear your heart out for that. Yup.

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        • Ok, you are right, I shouldn’t distract you from Guy and his incarnations. I’ll let you finish those first, and then go back to pestering you with Francis.
          And yes, please do tear my heart out. I like a good sentimental tale!

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  8. Hi Guylty, I couldn’t watch the series, too much afraid of being “traumatized” with all violence and gore, but have read with curiosity every review of fellow fans like yours. I’m so glad to learn about the great performance of our favorite actor, it was surely a smart move he made taking this role despite having displeased some or many people. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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    • Hello Fabi – I am glad if my (and others’) reviews acted as a sort of replacement for the actual viewing experience. I really understand where you are coming from re. fear of being traumatized. I was afraid of the same thing – and I am rather horrified to find myself so nonchalant in the face of the violence… (definitely learnt something new there about myself – I am ok with a lot visual violence. However, while it doesn’t necessarily traumatize me, it *definitely* doesn’t thrill me…)
      I agree with you that taking this role was a very smart move on Richard’s part. A new genre, a challenging character, a different audience – he has really widened his reach with this, and I suspect that he will be on the radar of the US casting directors from now on.

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  9. My recently discovered fellow fan at work said something to me of several Armitage characters a few weeks ago that seems to fit this episode well… “You’re not sure if you should fear him or that other ‘f’ word” The striding around in Belstaff leather, the flinging other men around like rag dolls…dude, why are you always making me root for the bad guy.l..erh, or the second baddest guy…whatever.

    I thought this episode was great from start to finish…although the stylized “blood wings” made me snicker as much as the red string wings on Will in the first “Tooth Fairy” episode.

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    • OH, there is a very clear connection between fear and the ovaries, I think, at least in fiction :-D, and then magnified by this stupid belief that “the love of a woman” will heal all evil. Yeah, right. But the whole Belstaff-and-tight-jeans look really was an unfair distraction. Plus, not really coherent with the earlier styling of Dolly with his buttoned up shirts and granpa-style brown cardigans. Maybe the costume dept fell in love with Richard over the course of the filming and just couldn’t resist dressing him ever more attractively? Alternatively, he corrupted them with his magnificence (and strapping thighs).

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      • I had my eyes closed for most of the episodes. I did however pick up on the dramatic costume change from 3.8 to 3.13. I mentioned it to my son and he felt it was the natural progression of the character. He is not officially a fannibal but he has been a fan of the show since the first season.

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        • That’s an interesting take, Tree. I had not quite seen it like that. It makes sense, although I don’t quite buy it 😉 Mind you, it’s unclear how long the period of time is that the story arc stretches over. If it is months, the whole change may make sense. (I still don’t quite see Francis walking into a fashionalble menswear shop, though, choosing some tighty jeans and a classy leather jacket from a hot label ;-))

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          • now i have the image of a certain someone walking into a shop choosing the stuff for himself. I have to wonder if he tries the jeans on and looks in a mirror.. somehow i can’t quite wrap my head around that image…

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                  • i wouldn’t survive the back one so nothing to worry about! LOL Und von der anderen Ansicht hatten wir mehr als genung in der Serie, schluck, schluck, schluck…Ich hab vom armen Chilton in der Szene nur beim 3 oder 4 Mal was mitbekommen, man kann sich doch so nicht richtig konzentrieren, verdammtnochmal!

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                    • alles rethorisch 😉 ist ja .. offensichtlich.. rochel… hust.. Fand ich generell genetisch total unfair mal wieder, sowas soll nicht schon aestatisch aussehen, sondern eher leicht lacherlich wirken 😉 und dann kommt der daherstolziert und sogar das Photoshop wird neidisch weil es nichts zu andern gab!

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                    • Nun ja, sagen wir es mal so: Sie hätten ihm natürlich auch andere Unterhosen anziehen können, und Dolly wäre wesentlich lächerlicher rübergekommen. Wenn ich da an Schießer Rippenstrick denke – so diese weißen Baumwollunterhosen mit seitlichem Eingriff… ehrlich, das törnt ja dann doch eher ab. Und diese Wahl hätten sie gehabt (hätte ehrlich gesagt auch besser zu dem ja wohl eher modisch unterbelichteten “Nerd” gepasst als die knappen, Halbbeinhöschen… aber Halt, ich beklage mich nicht, das war so alles bestens. Mit solchen Off-Character-Abwegen kann ich mich gut arrangieren…)

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                    • Ich auch, genauso wie mit der Lederjacke, hat mir den Charakter viel verdaulicher gemacht. Wie gesagt, der Fuller kennt die Knopfe gut, druckt sie auc ganz gern aber ich lass ihn diesmal auch bewusst gern ran 😉 Und der andere kann wiedermal totale Unschuld vortauschen und sagen es war ja alles so in der Rolle geschrieeeebeeen und er kann nichts dafur 😉 everyone is happy 🙂

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  10. I’ve only read Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book which was unique and wonderful. I’ll have to read American Gods. ANYWAY, having watched the entire season 3 of Hannibal, I’m a little miffed. Except for that brief flashback of FD as a child at the dinner table, Fuller gave no hint to his background and what made him the way he was. The child had a similar scar to the adult FD and not a horrendous cleft palate which the grandmother refused to fix (payback to the mother) and it is not fixed until FD joins the Army, and a poor fix it was. But unless viewers read Fuller’s interviews or read the book, they wouldn’t know this. After the show, in an all-capped tweet, Fuller said Dolarhyde had military training. I wondered if someone had made fun of Richard’s erect striding manner. I replied to Fuller that the show never mentioned that FD had been in the army; that only readers of the book would know that. He didn’t respond. Then there was that horrible ending. FD managed to drive a car and shoot the police in their heads, yet he couldn’t kill Will with one knife stab? I don’t think so. FD would know where to slice various arteries so that Will would bleed out quickly, yet his knife work was sloppy (did he want to die?). The slicing and hacking of FD, like a pair of wolves savaging their prey, just pissed me off. Hannibal must have jaws of steel to be able to rip out FD’s throat with his teeth. Fuller should have devoted more than 6 episodes to the red dragon story instead of racing to the end. He definitely could have tightened up the first 8, which often seemed to drag. Except for the beauty of the blood spreading out into wings, I’m not happy with Fuller’s version of the ending, but I will always be grateful that he kept RA in those tight tiny shorts as much as he did.

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    • I am very much with you on the lack of Dolarhyde’s childhood background. In fact, that was one of the most evocative parts of the book, and for me it really completed the characterization of Dolarhyde, his journey to becoming – a serial killer, not an imaginary monster. Fuller’s explanations why they left the backstory out, didn’t really ring true to me. If the lack of a capable child actor had been the problem, they could’ve employed other visual tricks – i.e. filming the story with the camera acting as the child Francis, or even at a later stage, once Dolarhyde has been identified, having Crawford read about FD’s childhood from a file. Whatever, it could’ve been concocted. Likewise the military background of FD.
      But well, FD was not the star of the show, he was a secondary character, pivotal yes, but only as a catalyst. The only redeeming thing is that in the hands of a sensitive actor such as RA the role received all the compassion that was needed through his portrayal.
      I also agree with you on the rather undignified demise of FD. I would’ve liked to see a bit more coordination there, despite the fact that it was a fight of two against one. He seemed so in control *all* of the time, and was meant to be physically impressive, a bulwark. Well, that fortress was conquered pretty quickly…

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  11. I saw the final minutes of this final episode. I was curious to see if the ending was different from the book, and, if so, in which form it would take.
    So many fates…Did Reba survive – she did (good); did FD survive – nope (good); did WG survive – Together with Hannibal, it’s definitely a cliff-hanger.
    Excellent review which I enjoy very much (as always). I agree with Frauvonelmdings that we got to see Mads Mikkelsen’s acting range here. Cannot comment on how he acted in the series as a whole, but here you see why he’s considered one of Denmark’s finest actors.
    The ending could have been more elegantly performed, but this is not necessarily down to the actors. I would have liked to see a more “dance-like” ending to the final show down between the three characters seeing that both RA and MM used to be dancers, and they can both move with elegance. To me this scene was gory, splatter-like, and the tearing out of the wind-pipe was completely unnecessary. Nevertheless, the blood spreading out into wings was a really nice touch.

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    • Thank you for that comment, Mermaid. You know what – I really learn a lot from the comments, too, because I had neither understood that Hannibal had ripped Dolarhyde’s windpipe out (I think I looked away for most of that scene), and nor had I considered the choreography of a fight scene like this one. Again – because I looked away for most of it. But what you say makes so much sense. From what I remember the scene like, it did not look aesthetically choreographed, more like a mechanical back-and-forth.
      Frauvonelmdings recently pointed me to a very interesting documentary about Mikkelsen, and I found that it really enhanced my picture of him. Unfortunately, in this series I simply could not look beyond the role he played. I just hated Hannibal with everything I have. And so his acting was really lost on me. (Bad reflection on me!) But I liked what I saw in the docu, and maybe I will give episode 13 another try, looking out for Mikkelsen, rather than Hannibal.
      PS: I really liked the blood seeping out to form the dragon wings, too. There was something final, yet beautiful and peaceful about that – the final becoming of the Red Dragon. Or maybe that is just my wishful thinking…

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      • It could also be the adam’s apple, I don’t know. Anyway, it was gory, and I’m very squeamish, so I think it was completely unnecessary.
        Thank you for the kind words 🙂 I also learn a lot fromblogs and all the accompanying comments – learn to see from a perhaps different, interesting perspective.
        In an interview, RA said that FD ‘transcends’ at the end. What do you think he meant by that? I actually saw the ending as FD having won – this was the death of the Red Dragon, not Dollarhyde. Does it make sense?
        Unfortunately, Mads Mikkelsen’s pronunciation/enunciation of words in both Danish and English is peculiar. It could take away from his evident acting skills for some. But if you look beyond speech, at look at what he can express with body and eyes, he is b….. good. I can recommend “Flickering lights” and “A Royal Affair” if you are interested.

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  12. Taunting her with his weapon, tee hee! It sounds tailor-made for fans. And the key, of course, so symbolic. There is nothing like a love affair to make a villain sympathetic, and sexy, though he doesn’t need any help with the latter…

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    • Hehe, that was a deliberate innuendo on my part – and most probably also on theirs.
      You know, sometimes I really get annoyed with myself for stepping into that trap *every* *single* *time*: give the villain a love story, and I fall for him. Sentimental fool.

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        • I guess, this works only with attractive villains… If the villain is fat, ugly and villainous, no woman would be interested. And he would not get any “love interest”, too. It’s somehow superficial….

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          • Ouch – but ultimately true, Camassia. Very superficial indeed.
            Mind you – I think this really only works in fiction, anyway. I love to “fall in love” with a fictional villain. In RL? No. I don’t think I’ll be corresponding with death row candidates anytime soon, no matter how hunky they may be.

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          • Good points. But don’t you think that villainy itself sometimes (perversely) sharpens the attraction of a physically appealing character? Maybe it is not so much villainy as the “masculine” quality of asserting one’s own will and taking risks?? The appeal of the Bad Boy and Rebel…

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        • oh i’m not so sure, somehow i have no problem being attracted to Guy, but Dolarhyde is another story. I can’t completely ignore all those murders. But i think it really has more to do with the way he treated her, if he’d always been sweet and loving to her or such i’d have been able to forgive him. But the harshness and abusive and controlling tone, i can’t quite get over that. That is what ultimately took me back to the start and the way i saw him to begin with. I just can’t get past somebody frightening a women who loves him like that, snif.

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          • Ah, well, I didn’t see it myself, so I missed the impact of it on the portrait of their relationship. I agree that it would be very disturbing, although in real life I fear that men do behave that way quite often. Dolarhyde had a Jekyll and Hyde thing happening (maybe the “hyde” in his name is no coincidence).

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            • Never thought about it that way but it seems appropriate. It is horrible that fear as a relationship should be based on trust and a feeling of safety. It really made me realise that if he were ever to take a role where that would be the core of the character i could never watch it. Here’s hoping it would be to awful for him too to take on. Funny how our perceptions of what we can see change but abuse towards women and/or children is definitely my no-go place.

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  13. Thanks for the review. I have watched little bits of the show but not enough to appreciate it in any way. You have given me a different perspective without being gruesome. I have been lucky to have friends provide me with some gore-free images so I got to appreciate Francis in his little shorts among other things 🙂 .

    The gore is a trigger for me and I will not watch it. I blocked anything to do with the show, horror and gore and there were still some images that got through on my Tumblr dash. I unfollowed everyone who wasn’t tagging their posts. I unfollowed about 80 people on Twitter. I’ll be honest when almost my entire dash was blocked I was a little ticked at Richard for taking on the role. I’m not saying he shouldn’t have taken it only that it made me unhappy. Tree

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    • Oooh, I feel slightly responsible for the tumblr trash – I think I have mindlessly reblogged a lot of stuff from Hannibal. I am not a huge fan of the gore, myself, so I kind of avoided the splatter stuff, but some may have crept through.
      I can totally see how that makes you feel a bit annoyed with RA – after all he’s the one who’s chosen to take this role. (Everyone else is only reacting.) But well, I’m pretty sure that the gore will soon be behind us, and Hannibal will be yesterday’s news. I do think that Francis is here to stay, but I suspect that most fans will be more interested in the more romantic, redeemable side of Dolarhyde than the mad, scary side of him…

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      • I’m still following you so you didn’t post anything that was objectionable or not tagged 😀
        I literally unfollowed everyone who posted gore without some kind of tag. It’s the massive amounts of blood particularly from the mouth that I can’t tolerate.

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  18. I can’t believe after all this time i still miss some of Fuller;s puns! I swear i never thought anything else of that long big gun ‘ggg’. But now that you say.. of course he wanted us to think that! But i was just too focused on poor Reba’s fear. I did smile at him sending her to the bedroom 😉
    And you are coming round to the spirit of the show if you too laughed at the head with a hole 🙂 See, they do end up creating a new sort of reflex where we do end up seeing the funny side of such stuff. I laughed and yucked at the same time when i saw her crawling round the hose with the bits on her forehead! yuuuk!
    And yes i am convinced they fully meant us to go into Belstaff overload 🙂 There was certainly some candy for each group of fans.
    And awwwww, pats Guylty’s shoulder, don’t be sad! D is in a better place and that place is much better than being locked up in a room with just his insanity to torment him forever and the dragon always in the background or foreground. At least he did experience love, which he never had and finally he is free of the dragon.
    That thing with the key… wow, eh? Starting with the sound of the zipper being pulled down and his neck being exposed, so so wicked! I am sure my mouth was open and i needed a bib!
    I’ll come back tomorrow to read this again and everyone else’s thoughts, sleep must now!

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  19. Guylty – immer auf der Suche oder in Hoffnung auf ein gutes Ende für die RA Rollen und oft enttäuscht? da er irgendwie ja meist die tragische Rolle inne hat…….vielleicht schlummert ja da irgendwo den Hang zur Selbstzerstörung, den er in solchen Rollen am besten ausleben kann in ihm? Ich hoffe nicht!
    Rein vom spinnerten her, die Vorstellung, dass Hannibal und Dolly weiterhin ihr Unwesen treiben, kann einem ja das kalte Grauen oder Panikatacken bescheren, ich hoffe, dass niemand diese Charaktere zum Vorbild nimmt.
    Auch ich fand die Bilder sehr gelungen und in Szene gesetzt, wo er auf dem Boden stirbt und das Blut die Drachenflügel ‘ausbreitet’ ist genial und auch das oben, wo er im Flammendreick steht einfach nur breathtaking 🙂

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