Writers: Steve Lightfoot and Bryan Fuller | Director: Michael Rymer
Summary (NBC): WILL (HUGH DANCY) IS RELEASED FROM CHILTON’S (RAÚL ESPARZA) ASYLUM, WHILE THE DISCOVERY OF MIRIAM LASS, GUEST STAR ANNA CHLUMSKY, GIVES JACK (LAURENCE FISHBURNE) NEW HOPE IN FINDING THE CHESAPEAKE RIPPER — When Jack Crawford’s (Laurence Fishburne) star pupil Miriam Lass (Anna Chlumsky) is found alive, she becomes the FBI’s best hope to identifying the Chesapeake Ripper, but her foggy memory complicates the search. Evidence found at the site of Miriam’s rescue exonerates Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) of any involvement in the Ripper and Copycat cases, and he is released from the asylum. Will warns Dr. Chilton (Raúl Esparza) that he could be in danger due to his intimate knowledge of the Ripper case, but when Chilton tries to confide in Jack that he shares Will’s fears about Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen), he is rebuffed—no evidence has been found against Hannibal, despite the FBI’s efforts. Meanwhile, Jack wastes no time in reinstating Will on the BAU team as they hunt for the Ripper. After introducing Will and Miriam to compare notes, Jack’s suspicions of Hannibal’s involvement continue to build. Only Miriam’s memory holds the key to unlocking the Ripper’s true identity, but can it be trusted? Also starring Caroline Dhavernas, Aaron Abrams, Scott Thompson, Raúl Esparza and Eddie Izzard.
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Hannibal Yakimono quotes
Miriam: Jack, it’s Miriam. I don’t know where I am. I can’t see anything. I was so wrong. I was so wrong. Please, Jack, I don’t want to die like this.
Miriam: Thank you. I knew you’d never stop looking.
Miriam: I remember a dream about drowning. And then being awake. And not awake. Being myself. And not myself.
Miriam: Fear and pain were so far away.
Jack: I saw what I needed in you and I used you.
Miriam: All I could see was light.
Miriam: I wasn’t spared. He was saving me for last.
Hannibal: Is this witness watching me now?
Miriam: It’s not him. He’s not the Ripper.
Chilton: The basis for your sentencing to this institution is null and void. The Chesapeaker Ripper has set you free. Mazel tov.
Chilton: I have no intention of ending up on his menu.
Will: Gideon’s dead. You’re next.
Chilton: Why did Hannibal not just kill you?
Will: Because he wants to be my friend.
Jack: I thought she was dead. I thought you were crazy. And I gave up on trying to find the both of you.
Will: You didn’t have to find me, Jack. You just had to listen to me.
Jack: It’s Beverly Katz’s blood.
Will: Catch a fish once and it gets away. It’s a lot harder to catch a second time.
Will: I sowed the seeds and watched them grow. I cultivated a long chain of events leading to this. All of this has been my design.
Jack: Every time the Ripper kills someone, it’s theater.
Will: You can’t trust any of this to be what it seems.
Alana: Applesauce. She’s mine. She likes applesauce. I rescued her.
Will: Picking up some of my bad habits.
Alana: Picking up your good habits.
Will: You see the best in him. I don’t.
Alana: Is he safe?
Will: From me or for you?
Chilton: Yes, I have an agenda. Living.
Chilton: I would like to remain not dead. For the foreseeable future.
Miriam: Jack Crawford. He has a peculiar cleverness.
Will: You and I are part of his design.
Miriam: Neither of us are really free.
Hannibal: The same unfortunate aftershave. Too long in the bottle.
Hannibal: How would killing me make you feel?
Will: I’m not innocent. You saw to that.
Hannibal: Don’t you want to know how this ends?
Hannibal: Never just a trainee. An agent in training.
Hannibal: I enjoy portraiture. The subject’s mental process betrayed only by the expression on their face.
Jack: You’ve got the right box, but you’re looking in the wrong corner.
Jimmy: Who are we saying is the Chesapeake Ripper? Dr. Lecter or Dr. Chilton?
Hannibal: When you wake up, your only choice will be to run.
Hannibal: One moment, please.
Chilton: May I use your shower, please.
Chilton: Hannibal was never going to kill me. I’m his patsy.
Chilton: Abel Gideon was half eaten in my guest room. I have corpses on my property. You just throw up an ear.
Chilton: Does it have to be you. Seems like one final indignity.
Alana: Not like you to hide an achievement.
Chilton: The achievement is not mine.
Will: You kept my standing appointment open?
Hannibal: And you’re right on time.
Will: I have to deal with you. And my feelings about you.
Will: I’ve changed. You changed me.
Will: It had to be Miriam, didn’t it. She was compelled to take his life so she could take her own back.
Will: I’d like to resume my therapy.
Hannibal: Where shall we begin.