Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Can’t wait until June 29 for the fifth season premiere of Teen Wolf? Well, now you don’t have to! Yep, you can catch Tyler Posey, 23, and the rest of the gang make their next moves as Beacon Hills High School seniors in a extended preview released by MTV. Set in the future, big surprises are up ahead including a rather epic return from superbae, Max Carver, 26. Check it out!

The biggest revelation from the show’s new clip? This season, it’s obvious that we will be introduced to several sides of Lydia. This banshee babe kicks some serious booty and proves she can hold her own with the boys. Atta girl! Take a look and see for yourself:

Max’s character Aiden appears to Lydia in a vision, in between her glorious bouts of female fearlessness. While we’re still unsure as to why he decided to drop a visit to Lyds, we definitely can’t wait to find out!

Because the first portion of the new season is filled with forthcoming events, there are a few holes we’re waiting to be filled in leaving us even more excited for when the show finally comes back to the small screen!

n the very first taste of what was to come on Teen Wolf, the initial trailer for Season 5 teased many upcoming changes and challenges. The most shocking? It appears as if Malia just might cheat on her main man, Stiles.

While we could possibly be disappointed in Malia’s discretions, at least we know one thing’s for sure: Lydia is serving up a major dose of girl power, which we can 100 percent get behind! Teen Wolf comes back to MTV June 29 at 10 p.m.

Monday, June 15, 2015

As the Game of thrones season 5 ends, Stannis unravels, Arya goes rogue, Cersei submits, and Jon Snow is betrayed.

Things were going so well for Jon Snow. Sure, he didn't have many allies as Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, but he was a great leader. He forged an alliance with the Wildlings and is one of the few people who truly understand the looming threat of the Night's King and the White Walkers.

Jon Snow recalls the events of Hardhome to Samwell Tarly and how the Night's King just had to lift his arms to create an undead army. One common thread spread across the "Game of Thrones" Season 5 finale is leaders burdened with tough decisions. Whether it's what happens when you try to gain power or stay true to yourself, there's always a group just waiting to oppose everything for which you stand.

Sam wants to become a Maester and asks Jon to travel to the Citadel with Gilly and the baby. Sam's training at the Citadel would give him the ability to help the Night's Watch and Jon after Maester Aemon's death. Sam does not want to fail Gilly and would rather face a whole army of White Walkers than see disappointment in her eyes. Their relationship is a rare glimmer of hope this season and has given Sam more agency: He is no longer the coward of previous seasons.

With Sam's departure, Jon has no true ally left at Castle Black. Melisandre arrives at Castle Black after leaving Stannis before the siege of Winterfell. Ser Davos finds out Shireen was sacrificed. After reading a few letters, Olly tells Jon a Wildling saw Benjen Stark alive, but it's a trap to lead him outside. Faced with a sign that says "traitor," members of a group led by Ser Aliser Thorne take turns stabbing Jon in what is known by readers as For the Watch. Olly delivers the final blow.

This event is quite the cliffhanger. For readers, For the Watch was similar to the Red Wedding and I'm sure fans will be left wondering if Jon is really dead. "Game of Thrones" Season 6 is shaping up to be something special if series creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff provide a few answers to Jon's fate.

Cersei remains in her cell and finally confesses. She admits to having an affair with Lancel Lannister, but does not confess to a relationship with Jaime Lannister or to the murder of Robert Baratheon. Her confession does not free her from a trial. The High Sparrow announces she has to atone for her sin, which means a penance walk. Cersei is stripped and her hair is cut short before her walk from the Sept of Baelor to the Red Keep. As she walks, citizens begin yelling slurs and throwing food at her while Septa Unella rings a bell while saying "shame." Cersei is humiliated and can barely hold back her emotions as she completes her walk of atonement. Cersei's feet are bleeding. She barely reaches the gates of the Red Keep before crying. It's a heartbreaking scene and one where we genuinely sympathize with a character we've hated for the last five seasons. Lena Headey delivers a powerful and nuanced performance that concludes with a transformed Cersei.

Qyburn finally covers her up while Maester Pycelle and her uncle, Kevan Lannister, look on. We learn what Qyburn's been up to -- a resurrected Ser Gregor Clegane that will serve as Cersei's monstrous kingsguard protector.

At the beginning of the "Game of Thrones" Season 5 finale, Melisandre approves of the weather and it seems like the sacrifice of Shireen has pleased the Lord of Light. The weather has turned in Stannis' favor, but he is still burdened by the decision to sacrifice his daughter. Stannis gets even more bad news when half his army deserts him. As if Stannis needed to receive any more bad news, his men alert him to Selyse Baratheon's suicide. Despite all the losses, Stannis' army remains formidable. The Boltons are gearing up for war at Winterfell and Sansa tries to escape in the chaos.

The Bolton army rides out to meet Stannis' troops in a huge open field battle. Stannis' army is surrounded, and it's pretty much a slaughter: a whole season of buildup to see Stannis' column get flanked by the Boltons. Stannis is surrounded by his dead bannermen, and he staves off one attack, but his bad day gets worse when Brienne finds him wounded. She recites her vow to Renly Baratheon to avenge his death and kill Stannis. She sentences him to death. The scene ends as Brienne raises Oathkeeper and lets out a scream. It looked like Sansa Stark would once again be thwarted in her attempt to escape the Boltons and flee Winterfell. Pod sees Stannis' army marching to Winterfell and Brienne turns away before she can see Sansa's signal.

Sansa remains trapped in Winterfell and the Bolton army has returned after their victory. Myranda finds her and Theon/Reek finally does something useful. After Theon throws Myranda off the walkway, he grabs Sansa and the two jump to safety. While it may not be as satisfying a conclusion as many would have wanted after Sansa was raped on her wedding night, she and Theon/Reek are now out of Winterfell. It'll be interesting to see how "Game of Thrones" Season 6 handles Sansa's escape and her next moves.

Ser Meryn Trant is abusing three girls in the brothel. The third girl is Arya Stark with a new face. She gets her vengeance for the death of Syrio Forel, but she is punished by the Faceless Men. Arya kills Meryn, but she is supposed to be "no one" and stole a life from the Many-Faced God. For her treachery, Jaqen H'ghar poisons himself. It turns out to be a corpse with an endless supply of faces and Arya's real punishment is soon revealed. As Arya looks upon her own face on the body, she slowly loses her sight.

Myrcella Baratheon, Jaime Lannister, Prince Trystane Martell and Ser Bronn leave Dorne for King's Landing. It seems like everyone knows about Jaime and Cersei. The kingslayer tries to reveal his secret and Myrcella stops him, saying she's proud to have him for a father. That means, Mycella, Bronn and Ellaria easily figured out that Cersei and Jaime were lovers. Jaime and Myrcella finally embrace as father and daughter, but the young princess is bleeding from her nose, a sign that she's been poisoned by Ellaria and the Sand Snakes. Tyrion, Daarion Naharis and Jorah Mormont are sitting on the steps of the throne room and are dejected. The trio of advisers comes up with a plan to rescue Daenerys. After some bantering, it's decided Jorah and Daario will try and find Daenerys while Tyrion, Grey Worm and Missandei stay behind in Meereen to rule the city. Varys returns to Tyrion's side and the two friends are reunited. The Master of Spiders will advise Tyrion as he tries to govern Meereen.

Drogon is wounded and it looks like he's in no mood to fly back to Meereen. As Daenerys wanders around unfamiliar territory, she is surrounded by a khalasar.

The Game of Thrones Season 5 finale was definitely memorable. The confirmed body count is relatively low Stannis' army and Selyse but the number of possible deaths is impressive. Jon, Stannis and Myrcella may all be dead and, coupled with Arya's blindness and Cersei's walk of shame; there will be plenty of discussion about what's next after "Mother's Mercy."

Readers and viewers are left in the dark regarding Jon Snow's fate. "A Dance with Dragons" had the For the Watch scene, but there was some uncertainty about his fate. With his final breath, Jon says, "Ghost," and many believe he warged into his direwolf. "Mother's Mercy" did get Melisandre to Castle Black, which means Jon could be resurrected.

Stannis' defeat is somewhat surprising. It was never a contest, and Brienne appeared to fulfill her vow by killing Stannis. That scream could be her delivering a powerful blow or getting attacked from behind. We won't know until "Game of Thrones" Season 6. There's plenty to think about if this is also Stannis' fate in George R.R. Martin's series.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Game Of Thrones Season 5 Finale in Photos

The finale of Game of Thrones Season 5 is only days away, and HBO released seven images that preview the climactic episode. While they're all fairly vague, it wouldn't be an article about "Game of Thrones" if we didn't analyze and read way too deeply into the characters that are pictured, their general state of being and why they all look so sad. Still with us? Good. Let's start close to home in King's Landing and check out Cersei's standalone still, where she looks like the woman ready to wreak vengeance we've all come to know and love.

There's still sass in her eyes, and she doesn't look like a woman humbled. But that isn't stopping the High Sparrow from having some one-on-one time with the Queen Regent. In a shot of the two of them together, Cersei appears to be crying as she kneels on the floor and he sits on a stool.

The synopsis for the finale teases that "Cersei seeks forgiveness," and it's hard to imagine the High Sparrow letting her out of his clutches without getting a big incest confession out of her. Expect that storyline to climax in the final episode of Season 5, as fans have been waiting since her episode 7 capture to find out just how far the former queen can fall.

In the north, Sansa is wearing the terrified look Cersei probably should have on her face. "Game of Thrones" hasn't lingered long on the newlywed Bolton's storyline since controversially having her husband Ramsay rape and beat her on their wedding night. Like Cersei's storyline, Sansa's has been building toward a climax it hasn't yet reached. A lot of significant characters in her storyline are not pictured in the pre-episode photo. There's Brienne and Pod, who are waiting for a sign from her. There's Theon, who is struggling with his ingrained allegiance to Ramsay and his desire to help Sansa. And then there's Ramsay himself -- plus his love interest Myranda -- who have remained unpunished all season for the evil's they've committed. Something's got to give, especially since the finale synopsis forebodingly teases that "Stannis marches."

Of course, Stannis isn't Westeros' king in shining flaming-heart armor anymore. In the season's penultimate episode, he burned his only child alive to help himself fulfill his destiny to take the Iron Throne, and that turned off a lot of his supporters. In his one finale still, the Baratheon doesn't look super happy about life, as Melisandre stands in her typical position at his side.

As has already been established multiple times, Stannis can only march forward -- and that means to Winterfell. There he will inevitably clash with Ramsay, so could that be what Sansa is so nervous about? At Castle Black, Jon Snow apparently does manage to get past the gates and end up south of the Wall. Here he is seen meeting with his BFF Sam Tarly, who hopefully clues him into the fact that a lot of the men of the Night's Watch -- including the snotty kid Olly -- aren't too pleased with their new Wildling friendship. The bigger issue they all face is the fact that the Night's King and his undead army are marching south on Westeros and there's nothing anyone can do to stop him. Maybe this meeting is where Sam tells Jon that he magically found a lifetime's supply of dragonglass and Valyrian steel weapons and everyone lives happily ever after, the end.

Across the ocean in Braavos, it's telling that the only photograph HBO shared of Arya’s storyline doesn't show Arya. Instead it reveals Jaqen H’ghar standing in the Hall of Faces. Could this mean Arya will finally use the Faceless Men's magic and transform into a different person? One can only hope.

But Jaqen doesn't look super pleased in this still, which could be because Arya hasn't quite ditched her "Arya Stark" persona like she promised she would. "Lana" would kill the ship gambler like she was told, not ignore her mark once she spots Meryn Trant, a name off Arya Stark's death list. Jaqen allowed "the girl" to graduate past sweeping because she said she ditched her former identity, and if he finds out she's lied to him ... well, you don't like to see a Faceless Man when he's angry.

Last and certainly not least there are Daenerys Targaryen's three advisors facing a Khaleesi-less world, and they all seem pretty bummed. Jorah Mormont came back to join his queen only for her to almost immediately fly away on a dragon, Tyrion Lannister is probably wondering why he traveled all the way to a different continent only for the impressive queen he found to disappear and Daario just generally looks sad.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Game of Thrones Season 5 finale was inevitable. After 9 crazy weeks featuring deaths, controversies, undead armies and a dragon, "Mother's Mercy" closes this chapter of the hit series. While HBO has released a few details about episode 10, there are plenty of opinions about which storylines could be featured and if any characters could return to set up a "Game of Thrones" Season 6 plot. Let's get to speculating!

Following "Game of Thrones" Season 5, episode 9, "The Dance of Dragons," it seems likely we won't get much of Dorne or Daenerys in "Mother's Mercy." There may be some fallout moments involving Dany's deserted advisors dealing with the Sons of the Harpy and looming threat of civil war in Meereen, but will "Game of Thrones" show Daenerys landing in the Dothraki Sea and meeting Khal Jhaqo's khalessar? A scene where Dany arrives in an unknown location on the back of Drogon could be a great way to start Season 6.

Dorne's storyline has changed significantly and it appears as though Jaime and Bronn will be leaving with Princess Myrcella and Prince Trystane Martell. Based on set photos, Dorne will return in "Game of Thrones" Season 6, but what storylines will be featured? The kidnapping plot occupied most of George R.R. Martin's "A Feast For Crows" and the Dorne storyline in "A Dance with Dragons" could be featured on the show with a few tweaks. In "Dance," Prince Doran reveals he has been carefully plotting the demise of House Lannister and an alliance with Daenerys Targaryen. While Arianne and Quentyn are not in "Game of Thrones," Doran's plan could still work next season. Considering a lot of the plot relied on Young Griff and Arianne in the novels, the series creators could set up an alliance with Daenerys and perhaps a battle with a new character.

Based on previous "Game of Thrones" Season 6 casting news, Euron Greyjoy may be making his eagerly anticipated debut. If that's the case, the Greyjoys could be making an appearance in the "Game of Thrones" Season 5 finale. IMDB had the cast list for the last three episodes of this season. It correctly called the return of the Night's King, but Yara Greyjoy was nowhere to be found in "The Dance of Dragons." Episode 10 could easily find a place for a returning Yara and the death of Balon Greyjoy to kick off a Greyjoy storyline for next season.

We'll go into more detail about Jon Snow later, but the Night's Watch and Castle Black are overwhelmed with Wildlings. "Mother's Mercy," could feature plenty of scenes in Castle Black as Jon figures out what to do with so many people. It appears Ser Davos is on his way to ask for men and supplies, which may be difficult since winter is coming.

What will happen with Sansa? Fans have been hoping she escapes by the end of the "Game of Thrones" Season 5 finale and it looks like she'll be risking her life to save herself in "Mother's Mercy." Brienne and Podrick have been waiting near Winterfell for a sign and could play a role in her escape. Stannis sacrificed his daughter to the Lord of Light and he will be marching to Winterfell in "Mother's Mercy." There could be a big siege or a lot of interest smaller moments that will could lead to more deaths or Sansa meeting up with Stannis. In regards to the Boltons, will Ramsay survive this season? If he's killed, will it be at the hand of Sansa or will Reek/Theon redeem himself?

Much like Daenerys riding Drogon, Cersei's Walk of Shame for her crimes against the church was always destined to happen this season. Cersei will confess and will have a completely naked penance walk, but she may get some measure of revenge. Qyburn has been busy working on his mysterious experiments and that could lead to the introduction of a resurrected Gregor Clegane as Robert Strong.

Ser Meryn Trant is on Arya's kill list, but has she truly given up her past? The show is setting up his death at Arya's hands, but that means she has not become "no one." Based on "ASOIAF," Jaqen could blind Arya as a punishment and start Season 6 without her sight.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The premiere episode of Pretty Little Liars season 6 was nothing less than a serious thriller by itself. The liars finally escape from the underground Dollhouse with the help of Alison, Ezra, Toby and Caleb.

However, except for the girls, no one knows how Charles DiLaurentis tortured them while they remained locked in their respective rooms in the dollhouse.

After they were rescued, Emily turns to Ali to ask her about the identity of a Charles, who also happens to be a DiLaurentis, but the former queen bee fails to recognize any family member with the name.

In episode two titled Songs Of Innocence, Ali asks her father about the masked villain's real identity. He is shocked to hear the question but later denies knowledge of any such person in the DiLaurentis family.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Hail the Mother of Dragons. Game of Thrones Season 5 Episode 9 somehow managed to up the pulp-fantasy ante this week. Fans praised the conclusion of “Hardhome,” the prior week’s episode, for its depiction of an insane and brutal massacre of Wildlings at the hands of the White Walkers and their Army of the Dead. The end of “The Dance of Dragons,” which fulfilled the promise of its title, will also go down as another great moment in the show’s history.

And yet, this week’s episode featured one of the most heartbreaking moments in the five seasons of “Game of Thrones.” We’ll get into the action below, but in the spirit of full disclosure, I should say that I had to choke back some tears during a specific scene. It was yet another moment in which a young woman screamed offscreen, the victim of a twisted authority figure. And yet, unlike Sansa’s wedding night, the scene in question from “The Dance of Dragons,” felt poignant as well as horrific.

There were developments in Dorne and Braavos, too, and at the Wall, but the heaviest stuff happened with Stannis’s camp and in Meereen. Let’s get into the matchups.

Right away, we see what Ramsay Bolton and his 20 good men are up to as flames engulf Stannis’s camp, destroying food, tents, weapons and horses. At first, it all looks like a vision of Melisandre’s — the flaming horse was an especially surreal — but it turns out to be all too real for Stannis. Ser Davos urges him to turn back to Castle Black, but Stannis, ever stubborn, persists. “Have the dead horses butchered for meat,” the would-be ruler commands at one point, his mind troubled by a choice. Knowing that Davos isn’t going to bend, he orders him to Castle Black to demand troops and supplies. Davos, likewise, knows that there’s something else at stake: Stannis’s daughter Shireen, who has king’s blood — which is what Melisandre’s Red God demands. He tries to coax Stannis to allow Shireen to accompany him to Castle Black, but Stannis declines. Before he departs, Davos gives Shireen a wooden stag he made for her.

Later, Stannis visits Shireen. His eyes are haunted as he tells her that a man must make hard choices to fulfill his destiny even if he hates it. Sweet Shireen simply wants to help her father, so she asks if there’s a way. Yes there is, he tells her before they embrace. “Forgive me,” he tells her just before she is marched to Melisandre’s pyre. There, Shireen resists, demanding her father be present. He shows up looking like a broken man while Shireen pleads for her life as Melisandre and her flunkies prepare the princess for sacrifice. Then, like any child in peril, Shireen starts pleading for her mother to help — and devout Selyse has a last-minute change of heart, finally realizing the horror that she has enabled. She runs to her daughter, but it’s too late. The guards stop her, and Shireen’s screams echo through the North.

A weary and desperate Jon and his Wildling horde show up at the Wall much to the chagrin of Ser Alliser, who commands the gate opened anyway. Jon, greeted by suspicious and angry Night’s Watchmen, feels like a failure. Sam tries to console him, and Jon looks to young Olly for some reassurance, but Olly turns away in disgust. “You have a good heart, Jon Snow, but it will get us all killed,” Ser Alliser remarks, rubbing salt in the wound.

The Kingslayer is given an audience with Prince Doran, Ellaria Sand, Myrcella and Trystane, her fiance. Myrcella has gone native, even wearing the lighter clothes of Dorne. “The Dornish climate agrees with me,” she says, with a little bit of nasty in her voice. Still, Myrcella must head back to Kings Landing, but she is allowed to be accompanied by Trystane, who will also get a spot on the Small Council to take the place of the departed Oberyn. Ellaria isn’t pleased with the deal, but Jaime is all too happy to agree to the terms, but he wants to know the fate of Bronn, who remains in a cell opposite the Sand Snakes. Trystane is given the power to make a call on Bronn’s fate, and he grants him mercy on one condition: Areo Hotah must clock Bronn to return the favor for when Bronn slugged Trystane. Later, Doran offers Ellaria the chance to show him loyalty, which she takes. Now free to roam, she creeps up on Jaime in his room, where the two engage in a strangely friendly conversation. She tells him that she knows Myrcella — whom she calls Jaime’s daughter — didn’t have anything to do with Oberyn’s death. And, she adds, she thinks Jaime might not have had anything to do with it, either. While heading to deliver her poisonous payload to the Thin Man, she sees someone who looks awfully familiar: Meryn Trant, whom she blames for the death of her original swordplay teacher, Syrio. The Kingsguardsman is accompanying Mace Tyrell on his mission to bargain with the Iron Bank over the Iron Throne’s debt. Arya follows Mace and Meryn while the Thin Man yells after her for his shellfish snack. Eventually, she tracks Meryn to a brothel. He keeps passing up the girls being offered him for being “too old.” Arya looks on, but one of the knights pushes her into the room with Meryn to sell clams and cockles. She catches Meryn’s eye. Is he intrigued by her, or does he recognize her?

The queen, still reluctant, opens the Great Games with a hesitant clap of her hands. What follows is a one-on-one match between two warriors, but the real combat is between Hizdahr zo Loraq and Daario, who argue the merits of smaller, faster fighters against bigger, stronger ones. Hizdahr argues for violence and cruelty in the service of greatness, but neither Dany nor Tyrion agree. Hizdahr challenges her notions of noble deaths, and Tyrion needles him, too. Then, though, the wild card shows up. The disgraced, dying Jorah arrives in the center of the ring to do battle in a melee for his queen’s favor. Against her better judgment, she looks on with concern for Jorah’s life. As he squares up with another swordsman who is outclassing him with quick, wounding strikes, another warrior arrives to bail him out.

Still, Jorah has to fight the man who just saved his life. Just as it looks like the Westerosi knight is about to go down again, he rolls toward the man and stabs him in the gut. Then, Jorah spies something happening behind Dany and fires a spear that way, killing a Son of the Harpy who was about to kill her. Daario looks around, and there are masks everywhere. A slaughter begins, and Daario and Jorah get Dany out of there while Hizdahr is butchered. Elsewhere, Missandei is about to be stabbed when Tyrion shows up and cuts the attacker’s throat. The Sons of the Harpy are too many, though, and only a few guards surround Dany, Jorah, Tyrion, Daario and Missandei. The Sons of the Harpy make their move, and it looks like the end is coming for the last Targaryen. Then, a roar pierces the skies. Drogon soars into the arena spouting flame. He is terror incarnate, and he takes on the Sons that don’t flee. The dragon is taking plenty of hits himself, too, as the Sons fling spears at him. It is now time for Dany to save her child. She mounts the great red and black dragon, and they soar away, leaving behind the bloody chaos of Meereen.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

First of all, a moment to pause and rejoice Hannibal Season 3 premiere was not a “hit the ground running” one. It didn’t pick up moments after the finale, with ambulances rushing to the grisly scene in Hannibal’s house. No, Bryan Fuller instead took the intriguing approach of focusing entirely on Hannibal and Bedelia’s new life abroad first in Paris, then in Florence.

“I’ve killed hardly anyone during our residence” Hannibal remarked, in one of the show’s darkly humorous moments and one that also was notable for how casual Hannibal is about his true nature with Bedelia, who truly knows everything about what he’s doing, yet is living with him. Why? That’s a continued question. I loved her talking about how she believes she is in control of her actions both because we, as the audience especially seeing how Hannibal had so completely subverted Miriam last year would be asking the same thing and because it makes things even more complicated. Even Bedelia herself doesn’t quite seem to know why she is there. Begging the question of whether she just doesn’t want to admit to a true darkness within her.

We got a glimpse at a key event we've heard about before this week – when Bedelia’s patient died. And while we didn’t see the event itself,it was clear that even in the moment Hannibal believed (or at least wanted Bedelia to believe) this was something Bedelia had instigated, rather than her stopping a specific attack. Eventually, we’ll no doubt learn even more about what happened here and how much it speaks to who Bedelia truly is. Oh, and yes, that was Zachary Quinto as the corpse of Bedelia’s patient, re-teaming with his old Heroes collaborator, Bryan Fuller. And no, that won’t be his only appearance this season.

The premiere was definitely slowly, deliberately paced, even by Hannibal’s standards. There was a lot of moments of just taking in the scenery, as we followed Hannibal and Bedelia’s new lives and the artiface they’ve created. While this meant it wasn’t the most thrilling of episodes, I did appreciate it for the depiction of a “normal” existence between two people in a very bizarre situation, especially as we saw Bedelia walk around town -- wow were those images of Gillian Anderson walking through Florence lovely -- while pondering just what was going through her mind and how much of a prisoner she was in this situation… or, as Hannibal later put it, as he murdered the overly inquisitive Anthony (a very good Tom Wisdom), whether she was, “An observer or a participant.” Because as Hannibal noted, you’re not really just an observer when you are sitting idly by as someone is murdered in front of you – and especially not when you admit “I was curious" as Bedelia did. What a perfectly Lecter-like thing to say!

In the meantime, we got some interesting flashbacks to what exactly happened with Hannibal and Gideon, after Hannibal served him his own leg last year… which, it turns out, began a long process of the two of them slowly devouring Gideon together. This, if you think about it too long, is incredibly disturbing. In what may be his final appearance on Hannibal (but who knows?), Eddie Izzard was terrific, as he prodded Hannibal about his cannibalism, prompting Hannibal to reveal his thought that, “It’s only cannibalism if we’re equals." Which says it all, considering Hannibal doesn’t believe anyone else is his true equal.

While Gideon probably wasn’t being literal when he asked Hannibal, “I’m just fascinated to know how you’ll feel when all of this happens to you…” it did raise the question of just how Dr. Lecter will ultimately receive his comeuppance and who it will be doing it... or if he's destined to truly get away with it all in the end.

The Hannibal: Season 3 premiere dived deep on the show’s more quiet and dreamlike qualities, while giving us a lot to examine about Hannibal and Bedelia’s dynamic – and many signs that Bedelia is a darker person than she’s even admitted to herself. While I’m as anxious as everyone else to see what happened to Will and the others, Hannibal himself remains a fascinating character and even without Will physically being there, his presence was felt. “Will Graham was not a suitable substitute for therapy” remarked Hannibal, even as we know Hannibal once hoped he would be.