Hannibal jumps on the barge where Grutas is holding Lady Murasaki, but Grutas shoots him in the back, believing that he has hit him in the spine. He even stabs Hannibal a few times in the leg to see if Hannibal reacts to the pain (he doesn't). As Grutas turns to Lady Murasaki to bite off her cheeks like Hannibal did to Dortlich, Hannibal grabs his broken sword and uses it to slice Grutas' Achilles tendens, causing him to collapse on the floor. Hannibal releases Lady Murasaki then uses the blade to force Grutas into telling him where Grentz is hiding. Grutas in turn torments Hannibal by admitting that he ate Mischa but that Hannibal ate her, too, in a broth, his "little lips greedy around the spoon." Enraged, Hannibal carves an "M" (for "Mischa") on Grutas' chest then drives the blade throgh Grutas' arm. Lady Murasaki pleads with Hannibal to end the killing, but he refuses, adding that he loves her. "What is left in you to love?" she replies and walks away. After Lady Murasaki phones Inspector Popil (Dominic West) to report the scene, he asks her where Hannibal is. Suddenly, the barge explodes in flames. Lady Murasaki screams, assuming that Hannibal is still on board. However, it is shown that Hannibal has escaped and is making his way through the woods on foot. In the final scene, Hannibal heads to Grentz's taxidermy shop in Canada. "I came to collect a head," he says, laying Grentz's portrait and dog tags in front of him.