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Hannibal (TV series)

Hannibal (2013–) is an American psychological thriller television series inspired by Thomas Harris' novel, Red Dragon. It was developed by the screenwriter Bryan Fuller and premiered on NBC on April 4, 2013.

Season 1Edit

Apéritif [1.1]Edit

Hannibal Lecter: [about Will] What he has is pure empathy. He can assume your point of view, or mine — and maybe some other points of view that scare him. It’s an uncomfortable gift, Jack. Perception’s a tool that’s pointed on both ends.

Will Graham: Don't psychoanalyze me. You wouldn't like me when I'm psychoanalyzed.

Will Graham: My horse is hitched to a post that is closer to Asperger’s and autistics than narcissists and sociopaths.

Will Graham: My thoughts are often not tasty.
Hannibal Lecter: Nor mine. No effective barriers.
Will Graham: I build forts.
Hannibal Lecter: Associations come quickly.
Will Graham: So do forts.

Will Graham: Tell me your design. Tell me who you are.

Amuse-Bouche [1.2]Edit

Jack Crawford : The reason you currently used to work homicide is you didn't have the stomach for pulling the trigger. You just pulled the trigger 10 times
Will Graham: Wait, so psych eval isn't a formality?
Jack Crawford: No, it's so I can get some sleep at night. I asked you to get close to the Hobbs thing. I need to know you didn't get too close.

Will Graham: Jack thinks I need therapy.
Hannibal Lecter: What you need is a way out of dark places when Jack sends you there.
Will Graham: Last time he sent me to a dark place I brought something back.

Jimmy Price: Jack, we just checked the browser history at Stammet's workstation.
Jack Crawford: Am I gonna want to hear this?
Jimmy Price: No. And yes, but mostly no.

Hannibal Lecter: It's not Hobbs' ghost that's haunting you, is it? It's the inevitability of there being a man so bad that killing him felt good.
Will Graham: Killing Hobbs felt just.
Hannibal Lecter: Which is why you're here, to prove that sprig of zest you feel is from saving Abigail, not killing her dad.
Will Graham: I didn't feel a 'sprig of zest' when I shot Eldon Stammets.
Hannibal Lecter: You didn't kill Eldon Stammets.
Will Graham: I thought about... I'm still not entirely sure that wasn't my intention, pulling the trigger.

Hannibal Lecter: Killing must feel good to God, too. He does it all the time, and are we not created in God's image?
Will Graham: Depends on who you ask.
Hannibal Lecter: God's terrific. He dropped a church roof on 34 of his worshipers last Wednesday night in Texas, while they sang a hymn.
Will Graham: Did God feel good about that?
Hannibal Lecter: He felt powerful.

Potage [1.3]Edit

Abigail Hobbs: So killing somebody, even if you have to do it, it feels that bad?
Will Graham: It's the ugliest thing in the world.

Will Graham: It isn't very smart to piss off a guy who thinks about killing people for a living.

Œuf [1.4]Edit

Hannibal Lecter: Passion’s good. Gets blood pumping.

Brian Zeller: I'm glad we didn't have guns in my house. Would have shot my sisters just to get them out of the bathroom.
Beverly Katz: I liked having a big family.
Jimmy Price: My parents gave me a gift. A twin. Who wouldn't want two of me?

Jack Crawford : What kind of victim forgives the killer at the moment of death?
Will Graham: A mother.

Coquilles [1.5]Edit

Hannibal Lecter: First and worst sign of sociopathic behavior, cruelty to animals.
Jack Crawford : That doesn't apply in the kitchen.
Hannibal Lecter: I have no taste for animal cruelty. That's why I employ an ethical butcher.
Phyllis 'Bella' Crawford: An ethical butcher, be kind to animals and eat them?
Hannibal Lecter: I'm afraid I insist on it, no need for unnecessary suffering. Human emotions are a gift from our animal ancestors. Cruelty is a gift humanity has given itself.
Jack Crawford: A gift that keeps on giving.

Will Graham: Jack hasn't abandoned me.
Hannibal Lecter: Not in discernible way. Perhaps the same way gods abandon their creations. You say he hasn't abandoned you, but at the same time wandering around Wolf Trap in the middle of the night.
Will Graham: Well this should be interesting. Please, doctor, proceed.
Hannibal Lecter: Jack gave you his word he would protect your head space, yet he leaves you to your mental devices.
Will Graham: You trying to alienate me from Jack Crawford?

Hannibal Lecter: You seem more betrayed by Jack then by your own body.
Phyllis 'Bella' Crawford: I don't feel betrayed by Jack, and there's no point at being mad at cancer for being cancer.
Hannibal Lecter: Sure there is.
Phyllis 'Bella' Crawford: Cancer isn't cruel. Tiny cell wanders off from liver, gets lost, finds its way into my lung, where it's just trying to do its job and grow a liver.
Hannibal Lecter: What it grows, and where it's growing it will likely kill you.
Phyllis 'Bella' Crawford: Not "likely". It will kill me.

Will Graham: It's getting harder and harder to make myself look.
Jack Crawford: No one's asking you to look alone.
Will Graham: But I am looking alone, and you know what looking at this does.
Jack Crawford: I know what happens if you don't look, and so do you.
Will Graham: I can make myself look, but the thinking is shutting down.

Entrée [1.6]Edit

Jack Crawford : Miss Lounds, you have all the qualities of a good reporter - You have intelligence, gut, a good eye. So how is it you that you wind up where you ended up?
Freddie Lounds: Where I wound up being criminal justice journalism?
Will Graham: Criminal justice journalism being a euphemism for tabloid reporting.

Alana Bloom: Certain personalities are attracted to certain professions.
Jack Crawford: Do you know what professions psychopaths disproportionately gravitate to?
Freddie Lounds: CEOs, lawyers, the clergy.
Jack Crawford: Number five on the list is surgeons.
Freddie Lounds: I know the list.
Will Graham: Well then, you know what number six is.
Freddie Lounds: Journalists. Know what number seven is, Mr. Graham?
Will Graham: Law enforcement.
Freddie Lounds: Here we are, bunch of psychopaths helping each other out.

Sorbet [1.7]Edit

Jack Crawford: [to Will] Your bad luck that you’re the best, pal.

Hannibal Lecter: Before we begin, you must all be warned. Nothing here is vegetarian. Bon appetit.

Fromage [1.8]Edit

Will Graham: I feel like I've dragged you into my world.
Hannibal Lecter: I got here on my own. But I appreciate the company.

Will Graham: Abigail Hobbs killed Nick Boyle.
Hannibal Lecter: Yes, I know.
Will Graham: Tell me how you know.
Hannibal Lecter: I helped her dispose of the body.
Will Graham: Evidently not well enough.
Hannibal Lecter: Have you told Jack Crawford?
Will Graham: Not yet.
Hannibal Lecter: Why not?
Will Graham: Because I was hoping it wasn't true.

Trou Normand [1.9]Edit

Will Graham: I save lives.
Hannibal Lecter: And that feels good.
Will Graham: Generally speaking, yeah.

Jack Crawford: If there's problem, you need to tell me. Is there a problem, Will?

Buffet Froid [1.10]Edit

Hannibal Lecter: Do you feel alive, Will?
Will Graham: I feel like I'm fading.

Will Graham: My moorings are built on sand.
Jack Crawford : I'm not sand. I am bedrock.

Rôti [1.11]Edit

Jack Crawford : You look like hell, Will.
Will Graham: I feel like hell. Actually, I feel kind of fluid. Like I’m spilling.

[Gideon is about to operate on a still-awake Chilton]
Abel Gideon: You got inside my mind, Frederick. It's only fair that I get inside your belly.

Relevés [1.12]Edit

Abigail Hobbs: Did Will really kill Marissa?
Hannibal Lecter: They will believe he did. They will believe he killed others, too.
Abigail Hobbs: [realizing] Will always said that whoever called the house that day was the serial killer. [pause] Why did you really call?
Hannibal Lecter: I wanted to warn your father that Will Graham was coming for him.
Abigail Hobbs: Why?
Hannibal Lecter: I was curious what would happen. I was curious what would happen when I killed Marissa. I was curious what you would do.
Abigail Hobbs: You wanted me to kill Nick Boyle.
Hannibal Lecter: I was hoping. I wanted to see how much like your father you were.
Abigail Hobbs: [horrified] Oh my God...
Hannibal Lecter: Nicholas Boyle is more important for you gutting him. He changed you, Abigail. That's more important than the life he clamored after.
Abigail Hobbs: How many people have you killed?
Hannibal Lecter: [taking her hand] Many more people than your father.
Abigail Hobbs: [afraid] Are you going to kill me?
Hannibal Lecter': [pause] I'm so sorry, Abigail. I'm sorry I couldn't protect you in this life.

Savoureux [1.13]Edit

Hannibal Lecter: Perhaps you didn't come here looking for a killer. Perhaps you came here to find yourself. You killed a man in this very room.
Will Graham: I stared at Hobbs and the space opposite me assumed the shape of a man filled with dark and swarming flies. And then I scattered them.

Hannibal Lecter: You're alone because you're unique.
Will Graham: I'm as alone as you are.

Hannibal Lecter: You said it felt good to kill Garret Jacob Hobbs. Would it feel good to kill me now?
Will Graham: Garret Jacob Hobbs was a murderer. Are you a murderer, Doctor Lecter?
Hannibal Lecter: What reason would I have?
Will Graham: You have no traceable motive... which was why you were so hard to see. You were just curious what I would do. Someone like me. Someone who thinks how I think. Wind him up, and watch him go. Well, apparently, Dr. Lecter, this is how I go.

Season 2Edit

Kaiseki [2.1]Edit

Hannibal Lecter: Kaiseki. A Japanese art form that honors the taste and aesthetic of what we eat.
Jack Crawford : I almost feel guilty about eating it.
Hannibal Lecter: I never feel guilty eating anything.

Hannibal Lecter: We can't define Will only by his maddest edges.
Jack Crawford: We can't define Will at all.

Hannibal Lecter: Friendship can sometimes involve a breach of individual separateness.
Will Graham: You're not my friend. The light from friendship won’t reach us for a million years. That’s how far away from friendship we are.
Hannibal Lecter: I imagine it's easier to believe I am responsible for those murders than it is to accept that you are.
Will Graham: It sure is.

Sakizuke [2.2]Edit

Will Graham: I don't know you.
Bedelia Du Maurier: My name is Bedelia Du Maurier.
Will Graham: You're Hannibal Lecter's therapist. [beat] What's that like?

Bedelia Du Maurier: It may be small comfort, but I am convinced Hannibal has done what he honestly believes is best for you.
Will Graham: Well, that isn't small comfort. That would be no comfort.
Bedelia Du Maurier: The traumatized are unpredictable because we know we can survive. You can survive this happening to you.
Will Graham: Happening to me?
Bedelia Du Maurier: [Walks up to the bars and whispers as the guards come to take her away] I believe you.

Hassun [2.3]Edit

Attorney Vega: Five horrendous murders, over 40 different pieces of forensic and physical evidence that tell us that Will Graham can think like a killer because he is one. Rather than feel tormented by the work he did, Will Graham enjoyed the cover his role at FBI gave him to commit his terrible crimes.
Jack Crawford : I don't believe that to be true.
Attorney Vega: Agent Crawford?
Jack Crawford: Will hated every second of the work, he hated it. He didn't fake that, he hated and I kept making him do it.
Attorney Vega: Why then is it that when you offered him an opportunity to quit, he refused?
Jack Crawford: Because he was saving lives. I had been warned by more than one person that if I pushed Will I'd break him. I put those checks and balances in places and then ignored them. And here we are.

Jack Crawford: I've given my life to death.
Hannibal Lecter: And now death has followed you home, come to live in your house.
Jack Crawford: Bella has kept our bedroom from looking too much like a sick room. There are flowers, but not too many, you know. She insists that there are no pills in sight. So I've been thinking about taking her to Italy where we met. We could ... she could die there.

Will Graham: Gratitude has a short half-life.
Hannibal Lecter: So can doubt.

Takiawase [2.4]Edit

Will Graham: So the second killer, whoever he is, understood the muralist well enough not just to find his canvas, but well enough to convince him to be part of it.
Beverly Katz: You have an idea who that might be?
Will Graham: I do.
Beverly Katz: Don't say Hannibal Lecter.
Will Graham: I'm saying Hannibal Lecter.
Beverly Katz: Didn't you stop ringing that bell?
Will Graham: I'm not asking you to believe anything you can't prove. I'm just asking you to prove it.

Will Graham: He was inducing the seizures, he was encouraging them. The blackouts, the lost time... it was strategic, it was planned.
Frederick Chilton: You would only see a seizure response in a brain afflicted with photosensitive epilepsy.
Will Graham: Or afflicted with something just as damaging, like encephalitis.
Frederick Chilton: That would suggest a radically unorthodox form of therapy.
Will Graham: Yes it would.

Beverly Katz: The Chesapeake Ripper kept surgical trophies. If Hannibal's the Ripper, what's he doing with his trophies?
[Will flashes back to discovering a corpse and sharing a meal with Hannibal.]
Will Graham: He's eating them.

Mukōzuke [2.5]Edit

[While examining the corpse of Beverly Katz]
Will Graham: She met the Ripper last night, Jack. She will be missing organs. He had to take his trophies.
Jack Crawford : Who is he, Will?
Will Graham: Beverly made her connection to the Ripper. You have to make your own, Jack.
Jack Crawford: Then what did I bring you here for?
Will Graham: To say goodbye.

Will Graham: He sent me to kill you, Abel.
Abel Gideon: Am I your evidence? Oh you're in trouble, Mr. Graham.
Will Graham: Why would you protect him?
Abel Gideon: You were quite happy to kill me yourself - "You have it in you", as they say. He's the devil, Mr. Graham, he is smoke. You'll never catch the Ripper, he won't be caught. If you want to, you will have to kill him.
Will Graham: Fair enough.

Matthew Brown: Why did you want to talk to me?
Will Graham: I need a favor.
Matthew Brown: I'm always happy to do a favor for a friend, just say the word.
Will Graham: I want you to kill Hannibal Lecter.

Alana Bloom: You were trying to find the Ripper that night. Did you?
Abel Gideon: I found Will Graham.
Alana Bloom: Will isn't the Chesapeake Ripper.
Abel Gideon: Not yet. All the things that make us who we are, what has to happen to make those things change? So much has happened to Mr. Graham. He is a changed man.
Alana Bloom: Maybe he's looking for redemption.
Abel Gideon: He's not looking for redemption, but revenge. That is a trinket he could value.

Futamono [2.6]Edit

Jack Crawford : Hannibal Lecter is not the Chesapeake Ripper.
Will Graham: If the Ripper is killing, you can bet Hannibal Lecter is having a dinner party. You and I probably sipped wine while swallowing the people who who we were trying to give justice, Jack.

Jack Crawford: Then you're aware of what Will is accusing Hannibal Lecter of?
Frederick Chilton: Oh yes, I am aware, and I am grateful that I have trouble digesting animal proteins as the last meals I have shared with Hannibal Lecter have all been salads.
Jack Crawford: You believe it?
Frederick Chilton: Hannibal once served me tongue and then made a joke about eating mine. It would be narrow to not at least consider it.

Hannibal Lecter: You tried to kill me Will. It's hard not to take that personally. However, if I were Beverly's murderer I'd applaud your effort.
Will Graham: I'm no more guilty of what you've accused me of, than you are of what I've accused you of.
Hannibal Lecter: I don't expect you to feel self-loathing or regret or shame. You knew what you were doing and you made your own decisions, decisions that were under your control.
Will Graham: Oh, you think I'm in control?
Hannibal Lecter: I think you more in control now than you have ever been. You found a way to hurt me. I wonder how many more people are going to get hurt by what you do. I'll give Alana Bloom your best. Goodbye, Will.

Hannibal Lecter: You were determined to know the Chesapeake Ripper, Dr. Gideon. Now is your opportunity.
Abel Gideon: You intend me to be my own last supper.
Hannibal Lecter: Yes.
Abel Gideon: How does one politely refuse a dish in circumstances such as these?
Hannibal Lecter: One doesn't. The tragedy is not to die, Abel, but to be wasted.
[With some discomfort, Gideon eats his own flesh]
Abel Gideon: My compliments to the chef.

Yakimono [2.7]Edit

Will Graham: You and I are part of his design. He wanted you to be free, wanted me to be free too.
Miriam Lass: Neither of us are really free. He's not done.

[Will comes up behind Hannibal pointing a gun at him.]
Will Graham: Our last kitchen conversation was interrupted, by Jack Crawford. I'd like to pick up where we left off. If memory serves you were asking me if it would feel good to kill you.
Hannibal Lecter: You've given that some thought.
Will Graham: You wanted me to embrace my nature, doctor. I'm just following the urges I kept down for so long, cultivating them as the inspirations they are.
Hannibal Lecter: You never answered my question. How would killing me make you feel?
Will Graham: Righteous.

Frederick Chilton: I have the same profile as Hannibal Lecter, same medical and psychological background. We are both doctors of note in our field. Of course it would be me. Hannibal was never going to kill me, I'm his patsy. I... I have to leave the country, I am leaving the country.
Will Graham: No, if you run you look guilty.
Frederick Chilton: You did not run and you looked plenty guilty. Abel Gideon was half-eaten in my guestroom, I have corpses on my property. You just threw up an ear.

Will Graham: I have to deal with you and my feelings about you. I think it's best if I do that directly.
Hannibal Lecter: First you have to grieve for what is lost and what has changed.
Will Graham: I've changed, you changed me.
Hannibal Lecter: The friendship that we had is over, the Chesapeake Ripper is over.
Will Graham: Had to be Miriam, didn't it? She was compelled to take his life so she could take her own back.
Hannibal Lecter: How will you take your life back?
Will Graham: I'd like to resume my therapy.
Hannibal Lecter: Where shall we begin?

Su-zakana [2.8]Edit

Will Graham: I’m a good fisherman, Jack.
Jack Crawford : You hook ‘em, I’ll land ‘em.

[To Will Graham]
Hannibal Lecter: With all my knowledge and intuition I could never entirely predict you. I can feed the caterpillar, I can whisper through the chrysalis, but what hatches follows its own nature and is beyond me.

Shiizakana [2.9]Edit

[To Will Graham]
Hannibal Lecter: Must I denounce myself as a monster while you still refuse to see the one growing inside you?

[To Hannibal Lecter]
Jack Crawford: I used to be afraid of losing my memory. What I wouldn't give to forget a thing or two now.

Hannibal Lecter: Therapy only works when we have a genuine desire to know ourselves as we are. Not as we would like to be.

Hannibal Lecter: Typhoid and swans. It all comes from the same place.

Will Graham: I'm riddled with regrets.
Hannibal Lecter: A life without regret would be no life at all.

Naka-Choko [2.10]Edit

Will Graham: [about killing Randal Tier] I never felt as alive as when I was killing him.
Hannibal Lecter: You owe Randal Tier a debt. How will you repay him?

Hannibal Lecter: When you killed Randal, did you fantasize that you were killing me?

Mason Verger: I'm sure she's told you horrible things that I've done.
Hannibal Lecter: I can't tell you what Margot's confessed to me. Fortunately for you, I can't tell anyone.
Mason Verger: [laughing] You got me.

Kō No Mono [2.11]Edit

Hannibal Lecter: [to Will] Tell me, did your heart race when you murdered her?

Mason Verger: Margot would love to stick a knife into me - and it wouldn't be to test the thickness of my skin.

Mason Verger: You're going to be having some trouble with your lady parts, Margot. I'm afraid the only one you'll be celebrating Mother's Day with... is me.

[Will approaches Mason]
Mason Verger: You must be the baby daddy. Excuse me if I don't offer you a cigar.
[Will punches him in the face]
Mason Verger: [laughing] I'm going to feed you to my pigs. Carlo!
[Will seizes Mason by the throat and holds him over the pit]
Will Graham: Do you think it was Margot's idea to have an heir? Do you think it was your idea to take it from her? My idea to come here and kill you? The only thing that you, your sister and I have in common is the same psychiatrist.
[Will throws him to the side and puts a gun to his head]
Will Graham: If Dr. Lecter had his druthers, you'd be wrapped around a bullet right now. Dr. Lecter's the one you want to be feeding to your pigs.

Freddie Lounds: So, how was my funeral?

Tome-Wan [2.12]Edit

Hannibal Lecter: Mason is discourteous. Discourtesy is unspeakably ugly to me.
Will Graham: Have you thought about eating him?
Hannibal Lecter: When feasible, one should eat the rude.
Will Graham: Free-range rude. Mason Verger is a pig. He deserves to be somebody's bacon.

Hannibal Lecter: [to Carlo] I take it Mateo didn't make it? Did he foul himself? He must smell worse than you do right now.

[Hannibal and Will are discussing mercy as Mason mutilates himself]
Mason Verger: I'm hungry.
Hannibal Lecter: Eat your nose, then.
Mason Verger: Eat my... eat my nose...
[Mason cuts off his nose and eats it]
Mason Verger: I have a taste and consistency that's similar to that of a chicken gizzard!
Hannibal Lecter: [to Will] Taste is housed in parts of the mind that perceive pity. Pity has no place at the table.
Mason Verger: [burps] I'm full of myself. [laughs]

Jack Crawford: I don't want to take up too much of your time, Mr. Verger. I realize that you probably need to get your rest, but I would like to ask you just a few questions about what happened to you.
Mason Verger: Took a tumble in the pig pen. Broke my neck. Embarrassing, really. Clumsy, clumsy, clumsy. If my sister hadn't found me, the pigs would have eaten more than my face.
Jack Crawford: Pigs did this to you?
Mason Verger: Oh, yes. The pigs certainly did.
Jack Crawford: Mr. Verger, you are a patient of Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Is that right?
Mason Verger: Dr. Lecter, yes. Yes.
Jack Crawford: Have you ever seen or met another patient of Dr. Lecter's, a man called Will Graham?
Mason Verger: Will Graham. The man that didn't kill all those people? That Will Graham?
Jack Crawford: Yes.
Mason Verger: Can't say that I've had the pleasure.
Jack Crawford: Do you find that Dr. Lecter's therapy has been helpful to you?
Mason Verger: I've benefited greatly from Dr. Lecter's therapy. I'm still benefiting from it. I will always be grateful for how he's helped me. I only hope that I may repay him one day.

Mason Verger: Is it time to talk about Margot wants?
Margot Verger: What Margot wants is to take care of you, Mason. Just as you took care of me.

Hannibal Lecter: Jack suspects you of killing Freddy Lounds.
Will Graham: If he said he suspects me, he suspects you.
Hannibal Lecter: I know.
Will Graham: You should give him what he wants. Reveal yourself.
Hannibal Lecter: Give him the Chesapeake Ripper?
Will Graham: You've taunted him long enough. Let him see you as you truly are.
Hannibal Lecter: Jack has become my friend. I suppose I owe him the truth.

Mizumono [2.13]Edit

Hannibal Lecter: When the fox hears the rabbit scream, he comes running. But not to help.

Hannibal Lecter: If Jack were to offer you forgiveness, would you accept this forgiveness?
Will Graham: Jack isn't offering forgiveness. He wants justice. He wants... the truth.
Hannibal Lecter: [raising his glass] To the truth, then... and all its consequences.

[Jack is about to arrest Hannibal]
Jack Crawford : I want to thank you, Dr. Lecter, for your friendship.
Hannibal Lecter: The most beautiful quality of a true friendship is to understand and be understood with absolute clarity.
Jack Crawford: Then this is the clearest moment of our friendship.

Hannibal Lecter: You would deny me my life?
Will Graham: No. No. No, not your life.
Hannibal Lecter: My freedom, then. You would take that from me. Confine me to a prison cell.

Hannibal Lecter: [to Will] I let you know me... see me. I gave you a rare gift, but you didn't want it.
Will Graham: Didn't I?

Will Graham: [to Jack] He'll try to kill you in the kitchen...for convenience. It makes it easier for him to prepare the tartare.

Freddie Lounds: I'm going to enjoy my resurrection. Nothing sells better than a survival story.
Will Graham: I wouldn't consider us as survivors just yet, Freddie.
Freddie Lounds: Counting me as a survivor? I started as a cancer editor for a supermarket tabloid.
Will Graham: Cancer is a very lucrative media.
Freddie Lounds: Ain't that the truth? "New Cures for Cancer", "New Miracle Cure"...
Will Graham: We're all desperate for a little hope.


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