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[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Friday's episode of Hannibal. Read at your own risk.]
"I'd like to resume my therapy."
With those words, NBC's Hannibal reverted back to the familiar Season 1 dynamic between troubled FBI consultant Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and cannibalistic serial killer/psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). But nothing is the same as the last time these two men sat across from one another in Hannibal's well-appointed office.
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After Will was locked up for Hannibal's crimes in the Season 1 finale, he spent the first part of the season trying to prove his innocence from inside the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. When those efforts failed (and led to the death of former colleague Beverly Katz), Will took a new approach: He tried to have Hannibal killed.
On Friday's episode...
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It sounds like Maya's plan to target the president with her bomb will come to fruition. In other words, expect an explosive season finale! Making matters worse, we hear the finale takes place on Election Day, which means that the lives of even more people, including campaign manager Olivia, will be in jeopardy. Anyone want to guess the victim(s)?
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Pete's marriage crumbled in Season 6, but thanks to...
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This week, several How I Met Your Mother fans were outraged over the series finale, so one viewer decided to give it a more palatable alternate ending. Hulu celebrated April Fool's Day by launching the spin-off series "In the Kitchen with Hannibal," and CollegeHumor unveiled a somewhat misinformed Game of Thrones catch-up video. Plus, Piers Morgan signed off of his CNN show for good, and Samuel L. Jackson gave a Boy Meets World-themed slam poetry performance. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
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Question: I'm sure you have tons of letters in your mailbag about the "twist" on The Good Wife. For once, this was not over-hyped at all. I've always stood by the idea that the creators of shows are artists who have the right to do whatever they want with their characters, and we should be more angry with gratuitous plot twists or inconsistent character development than things that just make us sad. It is a "melodrama," after all, and entertainment does not mean that you will be made happy all the time.
Josh Charles, Julianna Margulies
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[Warning: The following contains major spoilers from Friday's episode of Hannibal. Read at your own risk.]
In what initially comes off as a Habitat for Inhumanity — fueled by reality-competition juices that upstage the do-gooder impulse of neighborhood home renovation — NBC's derivative American Dream Builders takes its visual cues from Extreme Makeover Home Edition (airing in that show's old time period, Sundays at 8/7c), complete with an elaborate weekly reveal, although the only bus here is the one the contestants repeatedly throw each other under. Dream Builders' emotional dynamic is more attuned to Celebrity Apprentice in its nightmare blueprint of clashing egos getting in the way of a job well done.
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14. Worst Exit: Controversial Jeopardy! winner Arthur Chu's 12-day winning streak comes to an abrupt end when he answers the final Jeopardy! question with the ...
James Spader and Megan Boone
NBC announced its season-finale dates Tuesday, including First Lady Michelle Obama's appearance on Parks and Recreation, and the Season 6 finale of The Voice.
It all started with a regurgitated ear.
As Hannibal proved again and again in its first season, it's more capable than almost any other TV show of taking horrifying, gruesome images and turning them into something beautiful and interesting. In the case of the ear, that stomach-turning moment became much more powerful when Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) was revealed to be using it (and a serious case of encephalitis) to frame FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) for the series of murders Hannibal committed over the course of the first season.
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Unfortunately for Will, he put together the pieces too slowly and, in a great reversal from the Thomas Harris books and the films they inspired, took Hannibal's place on the other side of the prison bars at the Baltimore Hospital for the Criminally Insane. As Season 2 begins...