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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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  • 1

    Mizumono

    97
    2
    Season 2 Episode 13: The trap has been set for Hannibal and as he prepares for his departure, he thinks Will is coming with him. Will though is tying up loose ends and preparation for a different kind of departure, not sure if he'll survive the trap he's set. Both Will and Hannibal feel that Jack ought to have the truth. As loyalties are tested, the fated battle between Hannibal and Jack has arrived
  • 2

    The Wrath of the Lamb

    75
    2
    Season 3 Episode 13: Will Graham maneuvers Hannibal Lecter and Francis Dolarhyde into position for their final showdown.
  • 3

    Aperitif

    29
    2
    Season 1 Episode 1: Unorthodox profiler Will Graham is enlisted by the FBI's Jack Crawford to catch the Minnesota Shrike, a serial killer who targets young women.
  • 4

    Primavera

    21
    1
    Season 3 Episode 2: After months of recovery from the wounds inflicted by Hannibal Lecter, Will Graham journeys to Europe on a personal mission to track down his would-be killer, unsure of what he'll do when he finds him.
  • 5

    Mukozuke

    38
    5
    Season 2 Episode 5: After profiling the murder of Beverly Katz, Will Graham reaches his breaking point and sends a killer after Hannibal Lecter--with chilling results.
  • 6

    Digestivo

    45
    7
    Season 3 Episode 7: Following their capture in Italy by mercenaries, Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter are delivered to Muskrat Farm, where Mason Verger prepares to inflict his own form of justice.
  • 7

    Su-Zakana

    14
    1
    Season 2 Episode 8: Will rejoins the FBI team to help investigate a peculiar case. Meanwhile, Will resumes his doctor-patient relationship with Hannibal, yet Alana questions Will's true motives; Will and Hannibal scramble to keep a witness safe.
  • 8

    Savoureux

    37
    6
    Season 1 Episode 13: Will's mental decline results in tragedy, when it appears he may have murdered Abigail Hobbs. With himself as his only defender, Will desperately tries to prove he's being framed by the real Copy Cat killer.
  • 9

    Yakimono

    28
    4
    Season 2 Episode 7: Will Graham is released from Chilton's asylum, while the discovery of Miriam Lass gives Jack Crawford new hope in finding the Chesapeake Ripper.
  • 10

    Fromage

    39
    7
    Season 1 Episode 8: Will and Jack pursue a murderer who makes instrument strings from the gut of humans.
  • 11

    Entrée

    12
    1
    Season 1 Episode 6: Dr. Abel Gideon, an inmate at the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, claims to be the real Chesapeake Ripper. Will and Jack set out to test his assertions.
  • 12

    Kaiseki

    16
    2
    Season 2 Episode 1: Workers make a grisly discovery--bodies discarded in a river, creating a soupy crime scene for the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) to decipher.
  • 13

    Apertivo

    11
    1
    Season 3 Episode 4: Dr. Fredrick Chilton is alive and well, if not somewhat reconstructed, urging those wronged by Hannibal Lecter to use Will Graham as bait to flush him out.
  • 14

    Tome-Wan

    25
    5
    Season 2 Episode 12: Will shares his visions with Hannibal in a therapy session. Meanwhile, veiled threats come into play in Mason's session with Hannibal; Jack produces an unexpected witness from the past to help in the Hannibal case; and Hannibal's life is threatened, which forces Will to make a decision.
  • 15

    Takiawase

    17
    3
    Season 2 Episode 4: The FBI is called in when a dead body is discovered, the skull converted into a beehive. Meanwhile Beverly Katz finds a clue about the mural killer that sends her down a deadly path.
  • 16

    Futamono

    20
    4
    Season 2 Episode 6: Suspicions rise about Hannibal Lecter when he throws a dinner party while the Chesapeake Ripper is on a killing spree.
  • 17

    Sorbet

    16
    3
    Season 1 Episode 7: After a man is found dead in a hotel room with his kidney missing, Jack believes the serial killer known as the Chesapeake Ripper has resurfaced.
  • 18

    Sakizuke

    12
    2
    Season 2 Episode 2: The BAU team narrows in on the origin of the discarded bodies from the soupy crime scene, working to discover the killer's artful plan, while Will Graham begins an artful plan of his own from within the asylum.
  • 19

    Dolce

    23
    6
    Season 3 Episode 6: Will Graham and Jack Crawford renew their alliance, while Hannibal Lecter sets the table for his last supper in Florence.
  • 20

    Coquilles

    11
    2
    Season 1 Episode 5: The Team tracks a killer who is turning his victims into "angels," while Jack deals with a personal crisis.
  • 21

    Buffet Froid

    10
    2
    Season 1 Episode 10: Will questions his sanity as he gets inside the mind of a killer who believes that she herself is already dead.
  • 22

    Shiizakana

    25
    8
    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.
  • 23

    The Number of the Beast is 666

    27
    9
    Season 3 Episode 12: Will Graham and the team hatch a risky plan to lure Francis Dolarhyde out into the open, putting everyone's lives at risk.
  • 24

    Naka-Choko

    12
    3
    Season 2 Episode 10: 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.
  • 25

    Hassun

    14
    4
    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.
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