Once again we open on an interesting crime scene with more grotesque posing of a dead body. They have quite a creative writing team assembled for this great show which is something a program of this high quality needs I just hope they can keep it up without the usual stagnation we get from long running shows but I’m being premature and presumptive about this shows longevity, however it is a show I would like to see have a long and fruitful life.

Hugh Dancy’s Will Graham isn’t as ‘flaky’ in this episode which is a good thing as, to me, it has the feel of overacting which is the way the Director calls it but it still grates. Jack hasn’t much camera time but his presence is always known. It’s once again Dr. Lecter who gets to take center stage and is the ‘real’ driving force behind this serialized Red Dragon crime show, but has our anti-hero found his match? We certainly get to see a side of Mads Mikkelsen’s Hannibal that is alien to me, a physical one. It sort of suits Mads but not Lecter (does that make sense?) but when you murder in your spare time then it has to happen sometimes. Lecter’s bothersome patient is getting too close for comfort but will the mad Doctor act or will he get to breathe another day?

Score: A-

TV Review by Ed Blackadder, Lead Entertainment Writer