Season 3, Episode 2
Air date June 11, 2015
Written by Jeff Vlaming and Bryan Fuller
Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Episode Guide
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"Primavera"[1] is the second episode of Season 3, and the twenty-eighth produced hour of Hannibal. It aired on June 11, 2015.

Plot Edit

Will Graham awakes from his coma and begins to piece together the events that took place after the bloodbath at Lecter's home. He sets off for Italy and on arrival draws suspicion from Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi, who twenty years earlier pursued a Florentine killer known as "Il Mostro" and, after reading Will's file, believes that Hannibal Lecter and "Il Mostro" are one and the same. Pazzi tries to enlist Will's help in catching Hannibal, but Will warns that he is unsure of where his own allegiance lies.

Synopsis Edit

Will Graham awakes in the hospital after being near-fatally stabbed by Hannibal Lecter. Will's attending physician tells him he has a visitor. This turns out to be Abigail Hobbs, whom Will last saw as Dr. Lecter slashed her throat. Abigail explains that they are both alive because their wounds were "surgical" and Lecter knew just how to cut them so they'd both live. Abigail is angry at Will for lying to her and trying to capture Lecter, in whom she still believes. Abigail is shown with Will eight months later, when he has traveled to Palermo in pursuit of Lecter. In a cathedral, Will meets Rinaldo Pazzi (Fortunato Cerlino), who has read up on Will's arrest for the Chesapeake Ripper killings. Pazzi has been following Lecter since seeing him as "a young Lithuanian man" and investigating a murder for which another man was convicted, inspired by the Botticelli painting Primavera. Pazzi shows Will a photograph of the origami heart Lecter made of Dimmond (having folded his body up). While talking to Abigail, Will remembers that she died of her injuries before he recovered from his, and that he has been talking to a hallucination. She disappears. Will and Pazzi pursue Lecter through the catacombs under the cathedral, but he eludes them. Before leaving himself, Graham senses Lecter is nearby, and tells him he forgives him.


Season 3 Episodes

AntipastoPrimaveraSecondoAperitivoContornoDolceDigestivoThe Great Red DragonAnd the Woman Clothed With The SunAnd the Woman Clothed In Sun... And the Beast From the SeaThe Number of the Beast is 666The Wrath of the Lamb

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