I know there was a lot of rage on the internets about Beverly dying: “she was fridged, Bryan Fuller is racist”, etc. But I understand it, especially in the context of this show, and was only upset because I loved Bev and HP’s portrayal of her. But when you do something like that to a minority character, it places even more awareness on your remaining non-white-dude characters, and the writers have to tread even more carefully with how they’re treated.
So to me, that makes what they are doing with Alana even more egregious. At least last season she was trying to help Abigail; this season she exists only to be blindly stupid. She doesn’t appear to have or at least go to a job anymore, it came out that Will was framed (not just mistakenly incarcerated) and she doesn’t question that fact and that maybe what Will's saying might have some validity, and she’s sleeping with and self-righteously defending the guy Will has repeatedly warned her to stay away from. And on top of all of that she’s played by CD, who (in my opinion, of course), is just not a good actress. Or if I’m being nice, she’s just absolutely the wrong actress for this part. With Badass Bedelia MIA (for now), and knowing what happens to Freddie in Red Dragon, TPTB cannot afford this bullshit with Alana.
I've been thinking about the Minnesota Strike copycat murders...so Hannibal kills a girl and displays her in Minnesota, but where did he cook up the meat that he took to Will in that motel room? Did he fly home, cook it up in his own kitchen (which is how it appeared) then fly back with the food? I mean, I knew it didn't make sense last season, but I never cared to worry about it (and I'm not really worried about it now either.)
Yes, and the food and coffee were still hot.
Is it entirely outside the realm of possibility that Hannibal was in another hotel room (one with its own little kitchen) next door or down the hall from Will? I'm sure he knows how to make due without a gas range or marble countertops for one day.
You know what they need to do now...an episode where we follow Hannibal for an entire day. You know, stalking his prey, killing it and setting up an elaborate display all the while getting phone calls from the team about a murder they are following; changing in and out of his plastic murder suit to pop back into the office to see his whiney patients; running to his house to start cooking an elaborate meal for Jack and him and then back to the murder display again; back home for some alibi nooky; off the murder display and back home in time for post coital breakfast with Alana. That would be one very busy episode. ;)
And they should make it their musical episode. All shows have a musical episode now, right? Hannibal is fantastical enough that it could happen.