Will hatches a cunning plot to slay Francis Dolarhyde, using Hannibal Lecter in his ploy. Bedelia voices concern about the perilous plan as Will continues his game with Hannibal, though Will may have to face his darkest fears. The series finale.
Will and the FBI devise a risky plan to lure Francis Dolarhyde into an ambush. Meanwhile, Bedelia Du Maurier gives Will a warning as his empathy for Dolarhyde begins impacting his fragile psyche, and Dolarhyde launches a terrifying endgame.
The Red Dragon threatens to strike very close to those who are hunting him. Will and Jack suspect that he'll soon kill again, yet they lack a solid lead. Meanwhile, Hannibal is offered a chance at redemption, and Dolarhyde grapples with his feelings for his coworker.
Carvings symbolizing the Great Red Dragon are retrieved from crime scenes, casting light on Francis Dolarhyde's warped psyche. Meanwhile, both Dolarhyde and Will seek the wisdom of Hannibal Lecter, and Will reaches out to Bedelia Du Maurier.
The search for serial killer Francis Dolarhyde heats up as Will delves into dangerous territory. He envisions himself in Dolarhyde's psyche and contacts Hannibal Lecter for help in profiling the killer. Meanwhile, a new woman enters Dolarhyde's life.
Hannibal has been imprisoned for three years at the Baltimore State Hospital when a new villain emerges in one Francis Dolarhyde. Jack reaches out to Will to help him track down the brutal serial killer.
Will and Hannibal are captured by police in Italy and await Mason's revenge, as Alana launches a rescue attempt. Meanwhile, Hannibal reconnects with his old patient Margot, and Chiyoh is informed of Hannibal's location.
Will and Jack reunite and renew their alliance, yet Jack questions Will's true loyalty. Meanwhile, Hannibal and Bedelia sense their time in Florence is reaching its end as Hannibal plots his final stand, and Mason Verger plans Hannibal's capture.
The hunt for Hannibal heats up, as Crawford and Pazzi seek clues that will lead them to Hannibal's location. Elsewhere, Will and Chiyoh journey to Florence in a quest to track down Hannibal, and Alana continues to work with Mason Verger.
Will gains a potential ally in his continuing hunt for Hannibal when he makes his way to Hannibal's childhood home in Lithuania. Elsewhere, Jack arrives in Italy and hopes to avert tragedy by finding Will, and Bedelia gives Hannibal a warning.
Season 3 opens with Hannibal moving through the European landscape with Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson) after eluding FBI capture. Hannibal assumes a new identity in Florence, Italy, working at a museum.