Episode 4 of "Hannibal" Season 3, "Apertivo," set the stage for the rest of the season. Once again revisiting the aftermath of the violent Season 2 finale -- the overall theme of the season is pretty clearly brief -- the hour ended with almost everyone on their way to Florence, most with the expressed goal of killing Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) with varying psychological rationales. How would it all go down in episode 5, "Contorno"?
Everyone was converging on Florence in episode 7 in search of Hannibal Lecter. Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) reports back to Mason Verger (Joe Anderson) to tell him that she has traced Hannibal to Florence thanks to his distinctive taste. She had searched Europe for someone matching the purchasing habits that Hannibal maintained in the U.S. -- the table cloths, china, and wine. She had come across a string of receipts that turned out to be from Bedelia (Gillian Anderson) routinely buying the same bottle of wine.
Elsewhere, Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Chiyo (Tao Okamoto) are on a train to Florence. She recounts how she came to be mentored by Hannibal. Will asserts that he only preyed on her because distress excites him. When Chiyo asks Will how he knows Hannibal will be in Florence, he shows her a picture of a Botticelli painting, the one Inspector Pazzi (Fortunateo Cerlino) said he used to watch Lecter study in an art museum in Florence. The next night, the two discuss their relationships with Hannibal again when they share an odd kiss. However, Chiyo then tells Will that "all he understands is violence" before pushing him off the train car, leaving him to walk the tracks in the dark alone.
Meanwhile, Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) arrives in Florence, stepping out on a bridge to pour Bella's ashes into the river. He also tosses his ring into the water before visiting Inspector Pazzi to have dinner with the inspector and his wife (Mia Maestro).
Watch Jack say goodbye to Bella below:
As for Hannibal, he is hard at work when Inspector Pazzi pays him a visit at the gallery under the guise of investigating Sogliato's disappearance. They discuss the Pazzi family history, seemingly cordially, but both men clearly recognize the other and are sizing each other up.
Later, it is revealed that Pazzi plans to sell Hannibal out to Mason Verger, knowing full well that Verger plans to torture and murder Hannibal. Verger requires a fingerprint from Hannibal before he will send any money, so Pazzi returns to see Lecter again, bringing along a Pazzi family heirloom to show him as an excuse. Hannibal counters with a carving of the famous Pazzi traitors being hung with their bowels cut out. Pazzi tries to snag Hannibal's apple knife to secure a fingerprint, but he is surprised from behind as Hannibal chloroforms him.
When Pazzi wakes up his tied to a chair as Hannibal prepares to hang him from a window with his bowels cut out, just like his ancestors. After answering Pazzi's phone and briefly speaking to Alana, Hannibal kills Pazzi. However, he goes downstairs only to find Jack waiting for him. The former FBI man gets the jump on Hannibal and deals him a brutal beating. Hannibal retreats upstairs where Jack knocks him out of the window, hoping to kill him, but the killer is able to grab onto Pazzi's body and drop safely to the ground. Jack can only watch as Hannibal escapes once again.
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