“Hannibal” season 2, episode 5: “Mukozuke” airs Friday on NBC.
Coming up on the next episode, when one of the team’s own is found in a grotesque tableau, Will volunteers to assist with the profile and informs Jack that it’s the work of the Chesapeake Ripper and the Copycat Killer, the two are one and the same. Dr. Able Gideon is brought back to the asylum to help confirm Will’s claims of the Ripper’s true identity, but instead suggests to Will the idea of putting an end to the Ripper once and for all. Confined behind bars, Will enlists the help of Freddie Lounds to contact his murderous admirer through her website. Once he has the killer’s attention, Will asks for help dealing with Hannibal. Alana becomes suspicious of Will’s intentions after reading Freddie’s article, and Gideon confirms her suspicions, sending Alana and Jack rushing to find Hannibal before it’s too late.
NBC describes the show as follows:
“Will Graham (Hugh Dancy, “The Big C”) 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 (Mads Mikkelsen), 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” season 2, episode 5: “Mukozuke” airs March 28 at 10 p.m. on NBC.