On tonight’s first episode of the new NBC series Hannibal, Jack theorizes that Abigail may have aided her father, Garret Jacob Hobbs in his serial killings. Against Dr. Alana Bloom’s advice ,but at Hannibal’s behest, Abigail is escorted back to Minnesota, where she discovers much violent hostilityagainst her and her family. Things go from bad to worse when a copycat killer murders a friend of Abigail. Hannibal suggests they hide the body to protect Abigail – but secrets come at a cost.
The series revolves around Will Graham (Hugh Dancy, “The Big C”), who is a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI. Graham’s unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone — even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted killer he’s pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country. Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial killer only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there’s no villain they can’t catch. If Will only knew…
Hannibal episode 3 “Potage,” premieres Thursday, April 18, (10-11 p.m. ET) on NBC. Spoiler pictures below: