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The Best Episodes of Hannibal

There are so many good episodes of Hannibal, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Mizumono" the best, or is "Digestivo" your favorite episode of Hannibal? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Hannibal are, let's rank every Hannibal episode from best to worst.

Developed by Bryan Fuller and based on the novels Red Dragon and Hannibal by Thomas Harris, Hannibal explored the relationship between an FBI criminal profiler and Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The psychological thriller aired for three seasons on NBC, from April 4, 2013 to August 29, 2015, and starred Hugh Dancy as agent Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen as Lecter. During its run, Hannibal garnered numerous nominations at the IGN Awards, Saturn Awards, and Online Film & Television Association Awards.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Hannibal, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole or any of Hannibal's meals. It can be painful to put one Hannibal episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like. After you've made your voice heard, make sure to check out any of these other shows like Hannibal.

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  • Shiizakana
    26

    Shiizakana

    Season 2 Episode 9: The team investigates when a truck driver's body is discovered, apparently torn apart by two different species of animals working together.
  • Secondo
    27

    Secondo

    Season 3 Episode 3: Will Graham visits Hannibal Lecter's ancestral home in Lithuania, delving deeper into Hannibal's sordid past for clues to the present.
  • Hassun
    28

    Hassun

    Season 2 Episode 3: Will Graham's trial begins, but when an avid fan starts recreating crimes similar to those Will is accused of committing, even Will's strongest detractors are forced to reconsider the case against him.
  • The Great Red Dragon
    29

    The Great Red Dragon

    Season 3 Episode 8: Jack Crawford coaxes Will Graham out of retirement in hopes of stopping a serial killer that is targeting families.
  • Amuse-Bouche
    30

    Amuse-Bouche

    Season 1 Episode 2: Will and Jack hunt a killer who is burying his victims alive as fertilizer for his intricate garden of fungus, while Hannibal tries to shield Will from prying tabloid journalist Freddie Lounds.
  • Relevés
    31

    Relevés

    Season 1 Episode 12: Hannibal consults his own therapist about his complex relationship with Will, while Will's newly expanded theory on the Copy Cat killer makes Jack question his grasp on reality.
  • ...and the Beast from the Sea
    32

    ...and the Beast from the Sea

    Season 3 Episode 11: The Red Dragon threatens to strike very close to those who are hunting him.
  • ...and the Woman Clothed in Sun
    33

    ...and the Woman Clothed in Sun

    Season 3 Episode 10: Will Graham and Francis Dolarhyde's paths grow ever closer as both men seek the wisdom of Hannibal Lecter.
  • Ko No Mono
    34

    Ko No Mono

    Season 2 Episode 11: Truths about a vanishing emerge. Elsewhere, Alana grows concerned about Will's mental state; Mason believes that his sister is scheming to wrest control of his power; and Hannibal discloses information about Abigail to Will.
  • Contorno
    35

    Contorno

    Season 3 Episode 5: A showdown in Florence seems inevitable, as Will Graham and Chiyoh approach, and Jack Crawford joins Inspector Pazzi to track down Hannibal Lecter, who prepares for the coming storm.
  • ...and the Woman Clothed with the Sun
    36

    ...and the Woman Clothed with the Sun

    Season 3 Episode 9: Desperate to stop "The Tooth Fairy", whose motives remain unclear, Will Graham is forced to visit the one person who can offer insight - Hannibal Lecter.
  • Antipasto
    37

    Antipasto

    Season 3 Episode 1: Several months after the horrific events that transpired in the season two finale, Hannibal Lecter is on the run in Europe--a predator let loose in the wild.
  • Potage
    38

    Potage

    Season 1 Episode 3: Determined to give Abigail closure, Will and Hannibal travel with Abigail back home to the scene of her father's crimes.
  • Ceuf
    39

    Ceuf

    Season 1 Episode 4: After the brutal murder of an otherwise happy family, Will and Jack uncover a string of child kidnappings where it seems the children have turned against their parents.