11 – Trou Normand? Totes Gourmand!

Things get totemic in “Trou Normand,” HANNIBAL 1×09, as Melinda and Michael relish the series’ great late-season groove.

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10 – A World of Pure Fromagination

It’s a battle of the madmen – Chesapeake Ripper vs. Cat-Gut-Guy – in HANNIBAL 1×08, “Fromage.” But what does a “world of monsters” take mean for Hannibal Lecter?

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9 – Sorbet It

HANNIBAL 1×07, “Sorbet,” finally sees the series settle into a familiar shape: a magnificent banquet of madness where – as always – “nothing is vegetarian.”

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8 – Entrée du Bae

Melinda and Michael are thankful for the arrival of Drs. Chilton and Gideon in “Entrée,” HANNIBAL 1×06, but find this week’s episode an uneasy feast.

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7 – Coquilles With Gas

Did we just smell HANNIBAL 1×05, “Coquilles?” No, but we watched it, and now we talk murder angels, the proper first appearance of Bella, and casual conversational French. Also, a special guest sneezy cat.

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6 – Œuf, There It Is

HANNIBAL 1×04 – “Œuf,” an episode held from airing in the US due to a shooting, starts a discussion of ratings and financing, people suits, and coffee flavor preferences.

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5 – Potage Barrage

Michael and Melinda find that “Potage,” HANNIBAL 1×03, proves a hearty stew of Garrett Jacob Hobbs stuff, skin furniture, and Zachary Quinto.

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4 – Amuse-Bougie

“Amuse-Bouche,” HANNIBAL 1×02, proves a meaty follow-up to the pilot. Michael risks his life with bad pronunciation, and Melinda has some thoughts about Dr. Katz.

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3 – Bon Aperitif

HANNIBAL’s pilot, “Aperitif,” begins our main course: season 1. Thoughts on real true crime, fake true crime, and Dylan McDermott are among topics this week.

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1 – Au Gratin to Meet You

In this introductory episode, host Melinda (@profoundlygross) and her friend / potential dinner Michael (@michaelnixon) talk the various Hannibals, adaptations, and begin their meal.

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