‘Hannibal’ cooks up drama for season two

By Pat Quinn

If season one was the first course of the “Hannibal” dinner party, season two is every cannibals’ favorite meal for Will to roast. Hannibal has started off deliciously strong, keeping the audience indulged in this psychotic drama-thriller. The show is based on characters from the “Red Dragon” book and is now on its second season. The first episode, “Kaiseki” had an interesting start. The director decided to show what is to come later on in the season with a shocking twist: Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) finds out about Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s (Mads Mikkelsen) preferred choice of meat. The two get into a brawl in the kitchen, and the show jumps back to three months before.

Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) is incarcerated in a psychiatric hospital. He is convinced Lecter is the one behind unusual killings, and he isn’t wrong. Crawford refuses to believe these allegations due to the lack of forensic evidence and Lecter’s contribution to the FBI, analyzing evidence and psychoanalyzing criminals.

While Lecter has taken Graham’s position, Graham is still consulting secretly with old friends at the FBI and his love interest, Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas.) Bloom and Graham are attempting to recover Graham’s memories. Bloom hopes to have Graham tell her about his dreams and what Lecter has done in the past.

Check out “Hannibal” on 9 p.m. Fridays on NBC.