14,434 votes


NBC 2013

Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him with a highly respected psychiatrist – a man with a taste for the criminal minded – Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Hannibal

Hannibal - S2E13

#1 - Mizumono


Season 2 - Episode 13

Hannibal prepares for his imminent departure with, he believes, Will. Will prepares for a departure of another sort, tying up loose ends, not sure if he’ll survive the trap he’s set for Hannibal. Both men feel that Jack deserves the truth, but what is that truth? Loyalties will be tested and forgiveness will be asked… and the inevitable battle between Hannibal and Jack is upon them.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Hannibal from 2173 votes.

Hannibal - S3E13

#2 - The Wrath of the Lamb


Season 3 - Episode 13

In a desperate bid to slay Francis Dolarhyde, Will Graham engineers a cunning ploy utilizing Hannibal Lecter. Upon learning of his plan, Bedelia Du Maurier voices concerns that Will's actions may not only put his life in peril, but the lives of those around him. As the end draws near, Will remains unflinching in his game with Hannibal — even when it means coming face-to-face with his own darkest fears.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Hannibal from 1555 votes.

Hannibal - S1E13

#3 - Savoureux


Season 1 - Episode 13

When Will returns from Minnesota without Abigail, Hannibal turns Will in and Jack and the BAU team find strong evidence of Will having killed not only Abigail but additional evidence points to all the murders of the Copy Cat Killer. Jack and Alana begin to accept that Will is indeed capable of murder. Will is arrested and in a desperate attempt to escape, breaks his own thumb to slip the handcuffs and frees himself. Will takes Hannibal back to Minnesota to clear his name and to prove Hannibal's guilt. But before he can, the situation takes another ugly and unexpected turn.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Hannibal from 1875 votes.

Hannibal - S2E5

#4 - Mukōzuke


Season 2 - Episode 5

When one of the team's own is found in a grotesque tableau, Will volunteers to assist with the profile and informs Jack that it's the work of the Chesapeake Ripper and the Copycat Killer, the two are one and the same. Dr. Able Gideon is brought back to the asylum to help confirm Will's claims of the Ripper's true identity, but instead suggests to Will the idea of putting an end to the Ripper once and for all. Confined behind bars, Will enlists the help of Freddie Lounds to contact his murderous admirer through her website.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Hannibal from 1905 votes.

Hannibal - S2E6

#5 - Futamono


Season 2 - Episode 6

When a city councilman's body is found in a parking lot, intertwined with a tree, the artistry and missing organs suggest the work of the Chesapeake Ripper. Jack and the team race against time to catch the Ripper while he's still on his killing spree. When Will suggests the possibility that the Ripper is filling his pantry with the victims' organs, Jack crashes Hannibal Lecter's dinner party to collect evidence and test the meat for human DNA. Jack's growing suspicions drive Alana even closer to Hannibal, believing he is the victim of a witch hunt. Meanwhile, clues from the tree man help the BAU zero in on a location they believe the Ripper used.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Hannibal from 1858 votes.

Hannibal - S2E4
#6 - Takiawase
Season 2 - Episode 4

A killer murders their victim and converts the cranial cavity into a beehive, leaving the corpse for the authorities. Meanwhile, Beverly secretly consults with Will to figure out who the mural killer is, and Will insists that Hannibal is both the Chesapeake Ripper and the Copycat Killer.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Hannibal from 1898 votes.

Hannibal - S2E12
#7 - Tome-wan
Season 2 - Episode 12

In a therapy session, Will imagines how he would kill Hannibal, honestly sharing his visions, and oddly bolstering their co-dependency. Later, in a session with Mason Verger, Hannibal discusses Margot’s unfortunate “accident” and other veiled threats. Jack grows impatient with Will’s progress on catching Hannibal, and brings in a surprise witness from the past to help. And when Hannibal’s life is threatened, Will must decide whether to come to his aid, and give Hannibal the opportunity for revenge.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Hannibal from 1771 votes.

Hannibal - S2E7
#8 - Yakimono
Season 2 - Episode 7

When Jack Crawford’s star pupil Miriam Lass is found alive, she becomes the FBI’s best hope to identifying the Chesapeake Ripper, but her foggy memory complicates the search. Evidence found at the site of Miriam’s rescue exonerates Will Graham of any involvement in the Ripper and Copycat cases, and he is released from the asylum. Will warns Dr. Chilton that he could be in danger due to his intimate knowledge of the Ripper case, but when Chilton tries to confide in Jack that he shares Will’s fears about Hannibal, he is rebuffed — no evidence has been found against Hannibal, despite the FBI’s efforts. Meanwhile, Jack wastes no time in reinstating Will on the BAU team as they hunt for the Ripper.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Hannibal from 1873 votes.

Hannibal - S1E12
#9 - Relevés
Season 1 - Episode 12

After Georgia Madchen dies in an explosion, Will asserts that the copy cat killer is still alive. The BAU team links Abigail to the Minnesota Shrike victims and plan to arrest her only to find Will has checked her out of the hospital. Will's hallucinations intensify, causing him to lose Abigail in Minnesota. Meanwhile, Hannibal's subtle manipulation convinces Jack that Will is capable of murder. Hannibal makes an astonishing admission to Abigail.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Hannibal from 1786 votes.

Hannibal - S1E8
#10 - Fromage
Season 1 - Episode 8

The BAU investigates a murder in which the killer exposes the victim's vocal cords to literally play them like a cello. Meanwhile, Hannibal discovers that the killer, Tobias, murdered the victim as an attempt to gain Hannibal's attention but then makes an attempt to take Lecter's life. Will is driven to distraction by strange noises in his head and turns to Alana, in a romantic way, seeking peace and stability. Hannibal describes his relationship with Will to his therapist, Dr. Bedilia Du Maurier.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Hannibal from 1982 votes.

Last updated: may 05, 2021



The violence, the class, visuals, audio, psychology and Hannibal's mind control. It is so beautiful I want to cry. I wish I could go back in time and see it for the first time again so I could cry from the psychological and eye candy this show brings. In my crazy head this places as #1 and best show I've ever seen even above Breaking Bad.


Very good series with good actors. Definately worth the shot


Sloooow... Giving it one more chance before quit


Simply perfect, astonishing, flawless... A delightful combination of violence, emotional explorations of perversion, psychology, complexity, great acting and audiovisual beauty, creates a sordid journey into the depths of the human tabu. Overpowering and compelling but not suitable for everyone


Constantine and now Hannibal, it's getting really hard not to hate NBC. I really hope Amazon will pick up the show, it deserves at least the seven seasons Fuller has planned


I still can't believe this aired on broadcast television.


fucking piece of shit nbc i swear to god you're the devil of networks


I am amazed by this show, everything is so esthetic and subtle! Mads Mikkelsen is stunning as Hannibal, he delivers maybe one of the greatest performance in television history!


Yes. Just yes. this show is everything I could have asked for as a Hannibal television series, it was just breathtaking.


Visually stunning show, creative murders, but there's a bit too much pretentious bullshit.

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