Dr. Fredrick Chilton is alive and well, if not somewhat reconstructed, urging those wronged by Hannibal Lecter to use Will Graham as bait to flush him out.



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Some of the open wounds from Season 2 are sutured while others continue to fester. As the major players converge, their curiosities regarding each other's singular nature bleed out. Ambiguity mounts concerning who is manipulating whom. Meanwhile, the subjects of Hannibal's ultimate 'tableau vivante' each fundamentally altered begin to imitate his twisted art. Jack Crawford receives a chilling condolence. Written by D Whitney Smith

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25 June 2015 (USA)  »

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Dr. Frederick Chilton: The optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears is this is true. This is your best possible world, Will. You're not getting a better one.
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By far the best episode in season 3.
27 June 2015 | by (a review) – See all my reviews

"I wish I could smile right now but I got no lips".

Season 3 so far has been a solid season for me, but it be a slow one for some out there. We are only on the 4th episode so far as I'm speaking and people have been complaining about it being too slow for them and they wanted more of the same stuff in the last season, okay here's the thing we only got 9 episodes left and we are only on the 4th episode; now the season can'take rush things as its slowly showing the aftermath of a brutal season two finale and how it seriously effected them and thats why I think this season is brilliant of showing it'seems glorious arty visuals and the characters that are in a bad place right now, its called a character ark its something that a lot of popular shows lack on when it involves danger or a tragic event. This week's episode called Aperitivo and it's the episode that both blow my mind with it's stunning visuals and also made me tear up a little.

In this episode you get to see every character from the last season that to be honest I thought was dead but they alive and in this episode you get to see how they survived Hannibal's attack. What's so surprising is that none of them what to seek revenge on Hannibal as most of them want to move on with they lives and just forget, but the past of that horrific event sneak's back to them, and they might have changed they minds a little. As I said about character ark well in this it fitted perfectly and I think its due to the writing of this episode as its both brilliant and powerful.

The whole episode is focus on flashbacks and what they shown matted and didn't feel out of place like episode 2 felt like a bit. To be honest this should have been the first episode of this season because everything felt like they fitted very well in this episode.

Overall I thought this episode was truly brilliant and the best one we got so far in this season. The acting was great, it's shot brilliantly and it's also gripping.

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