|Season 3, Episode 7|
|Air date||July 18, 2015|
|Written by||Steve Lightfoot and Bryan Fuller|
|Directed by||Adam Kane|
The Great Red Dragon
Captured in Italy by police on Mason Verger's payroll, Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter are delivered to Muskrat Farm to await Mason Verger's revenge. Alana Bloom, distressed that Will has been endangered along with Hannibal, plots a rescue. And Hannibal, once again in contact with his old patient Margot Verger, finds it irresistible to remind her that Mason will never make good on his promises. Meanwhile, Jack Crawford informs Chiyoh of Hannibal's location.
The Florentine police intercept the meeting between Jack Crawford, Hannibal Lecter and Will Graham. The police capture Lecter and a wounded but alive Graham to give to Mason Verger on accounts of the bounties both set on them. The police attempt to kill Crawford but are shot dead by Chiyoh from a nearby roof top. Crawford informs Chiyoh that Graham and Lecter are being taken to Muskrat Farm, property owned by Mason in Maryland. Chiyoh sets Crawford free as he questions how he will escape Florence without being killed by the police. Meanwhile, Mason and Cordell await the arrival of Lecter and Graham with plans of eating Lecter while transplanting Graham's face onto Mason's. Alana Bloom and Margot Verger begin to arrange ways to receive a child from Mason's viable sperm with the possibility of Alana as a surrogate. Margot reveals to Mason and Alana that Crawford is still alive which worries Mason that the FBI could arrive soon. Hannibal, Will, and Mason eat dinner together discussing how the plans will be carried out. Will bites off part of Cordell's face in protest. Cordell stitches his cheek and converses with Lecter over how Mason will devour him. Mason reveals to Margot that he has already prepared a surrogate of his own for their child that is on the farm. Alana explains her alliance with the Vergers with Will. Margot converses with Lecter about her longing for a child and resentment of Mason. Lecter suggests that, for therapeutic reasons, Margot should kill Mason after she receives the child and he will take the blame. Alana shoots Lecter's guard and sets Hannibal free with a promise that he will rescue and keep Will alive. Mason is put under anesthesia for the facial treatment while Cordell does not use any on Will. Lecter kills the rest of Mason's security and rescues Will from the surgery by killing Cordell and putting his face on Mason's. Alana and Margot discover to their horror that Mason's surrogate is actually a large pig with a human fetus inside. Alana removes the child but it is stillborn. Alana and Margot confront a confused and horrified Mason and reveal that Lecter helped them receive his sperm through a cattle prod-stimulated prostate ejaculation. Mason attempts to shoot both but the bullet shoots through his floor aquarium. Margot forces him under and his moray eel swims down his throat, suffocating him. Hannibal carries an unconscious Will to the latter's home in Wolf Trap, Virginia and fends off guards with the help of Chiyoh. The next morning, Lecter reveals to Chiyoh that he ate but did not kill Mischa. Will recovers from his wounds but in one last therapy session with Lecter, reveals that he no longer wishes to have any contact or thoughts about Lecter and the two part ways. Crawford arrives at Will's home and much to the dismay of Will, find Hannibal who willingly surrenders to spite Will. Chiyoh leaves Wolf Trap as Lecter is taken into custody.
|Season 3 Episodes|
Antipasto • Primavera • Secondo • Aperitivo • Contorno • Dolce • Digestivo • The Great Red Dragon • And the Woman Clothed With The Sun • And the Woman Clothed In Sun • ... And the Beast From the Sea • The Number of the Beast is 666 • The Wrath of the Lamb