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"Amuse-Bouche" is the second episode of season one of the psychological crime thriller drama Hannibal. The episode was directed by Michael Rymer with a teleplay written by Jim Danger Gray. It first aired on NBC on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 10:00 pm.

Synopsis Edit

In this episode, Will Graham is suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome after his harrowing encounter with serial killer Garret Jacob Hobbs. Because Hannibal was present when Graham took Hobbs' life, a bond begins to form between the two, though Will is still resistant to therapy. Garret's daughter, Abigail, is hospitalized, but in a coma.

Meanwhile, a demented pharmacist named Eldon Stammets begins using his patients as human fertilizer in order to grow a mushroom garden. He believes that through fungus, a connection can be made between people.

Tabloid journalist Freddie Lounds lies to a police detective to get some inside info on Will Graham and publishes a scathing news article, questioning Will Graham's sanity.

Cast Edit

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • Hannibal was developed for television by Bryan Fuller. It is based on the novel Red Dragon by author Thomas Harris.
  • This episode is rated TV-14.
  • This is the first episode of the series directed by Michael Rymer. He directs three episodes from season one in total.
  • Featured killer: Eldon Stammets.

Appearances Edit

  • This is the 2nd appearance of actor Hugh Dancy in the role of Will Graham.
  • This is the 2nd appearance of actor Mads Mikkelsen in the role of Doctor Hannibal Lecter.
  • This is the 2nd appearance of actress Caroline Dhavernas in the role of Doctor Alana Bloom.
  • This is the 2nd appearance of actress Hettienne Park in the role of Beverly Katz.
  • This is the 2nd appearance of actor Scott Thompson in the role of Jimmy Price.
  • This is the 2nd appearance of actor Aaron Abrams in the role of Brian Zeller.
  • This is the 2nd appearance of actress Kacey Rohl in the role of Abigail Hobbs.
  • This is the 2nd appearance of actor Vladimir Cubrt in the role of Garret Jacob Hobbs, albeit as an hallucination only.
  • This is the 1st appearance of actress Lara Jean Chorostecki in the role of Freddie Lounds. She will make multiple appearances throughout the series.

Allusions Edit

  • Amuse-bouche refers to a single, bite-sized hors d’œuvre. Amuse-bouches are different from appetizers in that they are not ordered from a menu by patrons, but, when served, are done so free and according to the chef's selection alone. These, often accompanied by a complementing wine, are served both to prepare the guest for the meal and to offer a glimpse into the chef's approach to the art of cuisine.
  • Tabloid reporter Freddie Lounds is a character taken from the 1981 novel Red Dragon by author Thomas Harris. In the book, as well as its subsequent movie adaptations, the character's name is spelled Freddy Lounds and was portrayed as a male. In Manhunter, Freddy Lounds was played by actor Stephen Lang. In the Red Dragon feature film, he was portrayed by Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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