“There’s got to be more to a human being than that.”
You spend a lot of time building walls, Hannibal. It’s natural to want to see if someone is clever enough to climb over them.
"Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, molded by it. I didn’t see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but BLINDING!" - The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Every story has its villain.
So everything is necessary. Every least thing. This is the hard lesson. Nothing can be dispensed with. Nothing despised. Because the seams are hid from us, you see. The joinery. The ways in which the world is made. We have no way to know what could be taken away. What omitted.
We have no way to tell what might stand and what might fall.
- Cormac McCarthy
Brian Reitzell, Bloodfest
in Hannibal 2.13 “Mizumono” - Last scene
How far do you think Dr. Lecter would go in his therapy to treat a patient?