Hannibal: Season 2 (2014)

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With powerful imagery and a strong, unpredictable story, season two of Hannibal continues to build on the first season's promise.

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Critic Ratings: 45

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Episodes

Air date: Feb 28, 2014

The psychological thriller returns. FBI profiler Will Graham has been framed for Lecter's crimes and wants revenge. Strong violence & disturbing scenes.

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Air date: Mar 7, 2014

Will uses some of Hannibal's mind tricks in a plan to prove his innocence, while the Doc independently pursues the man behind the resin-coated bodies.

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Air date: Mar 14, 2014

Will's trial begins, as those closest to him take sides and Jack is pulled in conflicting directions. Meanwhile, a court bailiff is killed in what appears to be a slaying copied from the crimes Will is accused of committing. Cynthia Nixon guest stars.

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Air date: Mar 21, 2014

The BAU search for a killer that turned a victim's skull into a beehive, giving Beverly the opportunity to collect evidence about Hannibal for Will.

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Air date: Mar 28, 2014

The Chesapeake Ripper adds one of Will's friends to his body count, prompting Will to concoct a devilish revenge plot. Eddie Izzard guest stars.

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Air date: Apr 4, 2014

Jack crashes Hannibal's dinner party to test his food for human DNA, while the BAU team make a remarkable discovery about one of the Ripper's victims.

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Air date: Apr 11, 2014

"Yakimono," 04/11/2014: Will is set free while Dr. Lecter plays a deadly cat and mouse game, daring to be caught. HD Version

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Air date: Apr 18, 2014

Will poses as Hannibal's friend as part of a dangerous game to reveal the truth about his crimes and the Doc sinks his teeth into a new patient.

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Air date: Apr 25, 2014

The team investigates when a truck driver's body is discovered, apparently torn apart by two different species of animals working together. Meanwhile, Will meets Hannibal's bizarre new patient and trades notes about Hannibal with her; Hannibal tests Will to determine Will's true self.

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Air date: May 2, 2014

Hannibal and Will form a bond as Will undergoes a dark transformation. Meanwhile, the team investigates a disturbing tableaux; Margot grows concerned over her brother's violent nature; and Will agrees to be interviewed for Freddie's book.

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Series 2 follows Will Graham's continuing battle to prove his innocence while trying to disprove Hannibal's. Graham's trial faces multiple interruptions when it appears that he and his alleged crimes have gained an admirer who seems to want to control Graham's fate. Elsewhere, other members of the FBI have started closing the net around Hannibal causing him to act in order to save himself.

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Critic Reviews for Hannibal Season 2

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (18)

Fuller et al. have succeeded in making not just a cogent adaptation but one of the finest dramas on television, all by tapping into the inherent terror of being made over not in God's image, but in Lucifer's.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…
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With its gory violence and occasional highbrow dialogue, it's hard to believe Hannibal airs on an American broadcast network. But really, it's hard to believe it's on TV at all. It's a marvelous, malificent miracle.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…
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This second-season run has been so extraordinary, and Bryan Fuller clearly has so much story left to tell, so the fact that NBC will continue to air this extraordinary show is really heartening.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Somehow it has become an engrossing, psychologically dense show that is also visually stunning. Hannibal is the kind of gem seldom found on network TV.

Feb 26, 2014 | Full Review…
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Hannibal is the rare network show with an utterly unique visual palette - even if it's one many might find distinctly unpalatable.

Mar 12, 2014 | Full Review…

With the first two episodes of season two of Bryan Fuller's brilliant reimagining of Thomas Harris' Hannibal... the creators of what I considered to be the best network drama of 2013 set the stage to possibly top their first remarkable season.

Mar 4, 2014 | Full Review…

Of course, the most fascinating parts of Hannibal come from its titular character; and in "Kaiseki", we get to see the many layers of Hannibal (and the terrific, supremely underrated performance of Mads Mikkelson in the role).

Feb 12, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…

So much of this show is built around talking that the actors need to be damn near perfect, and they usually are. Mikkelsen in particular stands out because although as a character he's utterly monstrous, you still feel bad for the guy.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

A brilliant second season... Mads Mikkelsen earned an Emmy this year.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Season two of Hannibal hits the ground running, hard. From the first frame, it's clear what we have now is a show that's found itself, and is going to do everything in its power to keep us guessing until the very gruesome, bitter end.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

A twisting, turning, disturbing and utterly thrilling narrative about madness, love, connection and the very human capacity for evil.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Mostly, it's about the elaborate dance between Hannibal and Will. Much has been made of Mads Mikkelsen's ability to do more with a barely noticeable twitch than most actors can do with a monologue. That's on full display here.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hannibal: Season 2

  • Sep 16, 2020
    I will repeat from Season One: ''A great experience in horror thriller. Very mental, artistically darker than noir. Unique.'' So imaginative and getting darker. I really got scared often and more than I expected.
  • Sep 06, 2020
    "Hannibal: Season 2" is one of the most psychologically original and unpredictable seasons I have seen in a long time. Although it's still a little too heavy on details like the first season, and maybe tries to pull out too many rugs out from under the story, it was generally engrossing and suspenseful.
  • Sep 03, 2020
    amazing in every way! im placing it in the top 5 seasons in the world, ever!
  • Aug 17, 2020
    BRILLIANT! What allures me more about this season is the amazing acting and game between Will Graham and Hannibal.
  • Aug 16, 2020
    The entire series was unnecessary. It dragged along way too much. When you watch a show about Hannibal Lector you expect to see him, though it was more focused on the other "filler" killings The first series should have been about Hannibal and his killings, then they catch him at the start of the 2nd season and chuck him in prison. And the second season should be his journey through prison.
  • Aug 15, 2020
    Fantastic season of a fantastic show, I recommend it to anyone who loves horror and psychological themes, but even more, for those who like me, did not enjoy horror at all. It will definitely change your perception of it.
  • Aug 07, 2020
    I know the opinion's unpopular, but honestly it stopped making sense to me at the very end. It became a twisting path of mishmashed body-horror and mental instability that didn't seem to have a real reason behind some of the character's decision making other than that they were either gay or bipolar
  • Aug 02, 2020
    BEAUTIFUL!! JUST LIKE THE 1ST SEASON IT IS THE BEST SHOW EVER!! SO INTERESTING
  • Jun 27, 2020
    Hannibal season 2 is a unique and interesting psychological horror tv show that sheds light into the attraction of the mind or psychology of a serial killer and a normal human pupil and what would happen & and how manipulation of the mind works
  • Jun 21, 2020
    I thought by the end of the first season if they did another tracking down a murderer thing it would end up repetitive this season changes it up with every episode feeling like a season and the finale is the best I've ever seen

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