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Warning: Spoilers for the Hannibal Season 2 finale lie ahead.
It’s hard to imagine laughing about anything related to Hannibal following that traumatic Season 2 finale. But just try to watch the Season 2 gag reel without cracking a smile and letting out some laughs.
Will Graham, trapped in prison, can’t keep a straight face. D. Bedelia Du Maurier can’t get her microphone out of her cleavage. Hannibal Lecter and Alana Bloom, one of the creepiest couples in television history, burst out laughing in an intimate moment. What kind of alternate universe is this?
Honestly, it’s almost cathartic, after all of the bloodshed Hannibal committed in the season closer. It almost — almost — makes you forget that Will, Alana, Jack Crawford and Abigail Hobbes are either dead or dying.
On the bright side, Hannibal has been renewed for a third season, so we will find out exactly what happened to them when the thriller returns.