Directed by James Foley
Written by Jesse Alexander and Bryan Fuller
Airs Thursdays at 10pm Est on NBC
The search for the Chesapeake Ripper continues, as “Sorbet” begins with a rundown of the Ripper’s nine victims. Will (Hugh Dancy) lectures his class, analyzing the mind of the killer as Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) watches from a distance. They know the killer tends to kill in threes, humiliating his victims in the process. Will profiles the Ripper, describing him as someone who is consistently theatrical, and who sees his victims as pigs, not people, displaying their corpses with a sense of mockery. If there was any doubt as to whether Hannibal was the Ripper, or not, this week lays to rest any uncertainty.
Last week’s “Entree” focussed primarily on Jack; every episode prior centred heavily on Graham, but “Sorbet” is all about Hannibal Lecter