Never before in the history of Television has a network aired their best show Friday at 10pm, but that’s exactly what NBC is doing with “Hannibal”. The season 2 premiere was the best thing NBC has aired in 2014, that includes the sleepy Winter Olympics. The greatness of “Hannibal” was on display with this week’s “The Blacklist”. The James Spader driven drama has been NBC’s darling, but it can’t stand up in comparison to “Hannibal”.
“The Blacklist” drew a bunch of comparisons to the original “Silence of the Lambs”, especially the relationship between Red and Lizzy. However their bond is child’s play compared to Will Graham and Hannibal Lector. Will remains in jail, framed for the murders Hannibal is committing. While Will sits in a cell, Hannibal replaces him as lead FBI profiler. The fox is running the hen house. The visual style of “Hannibal” is no match for “The Blacklist”, but neither is the show’s plot.
We all know that Hannibal is eventually captured and convicted of his crimes, but this season of “Hannibal” attempts to explain the course of events that led this homicidal genius to his capture. Tonight’s episode, titled “Sakizuki”, features a very large piece in the Hannibal Lector mythology coming into place. Tonight is when Will realizes that Hannibal is eating his victims. Take a look at the trailer for the episode.
Date: Friday, March 7th
Episode Title: Sakizuki
Start Time: 10:00 pm ET
Online Stream: NBC.com