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Your lover demonstrating zero common sense doesn’t make it a good idea to make him look bad professionally or treat him like a child.
But surely knowing that your lover is doing something life-threateningly dangerous is worth more than a brief post-coital discussion? Part of not treating someone like a child is assuming they have the maturity to handle it if somebody else disagrees with them. I’m not saying “immediately rat him out to the board,” I’m saying “make more than a token attempt to argue with him.” As one professional to another. At least as much disapproval as Dr. du Maurier.
At the very least, I would like to see some onscreen conflict about this when they’re not in bed. I assume that they do talk outside of the bedroom, but as a viewer, I think that we need to see more of that conflict between her as a good professional doctor, her as her own person, her as Hannibal’s protege, her as Hannibal’s lover, her as Hannibal’s friend, and her as Will’s friend. She had strong opinions in Season 1 and there’s just so much to work with here. Why aren’t the writers using it?
Time. The answer is time. There is no time for it. The format of the medium (episodic TV show, 13 episodes, commercial breaks) does not allow for it. We have to take these conversations as representative of the effort being made (especially since Alana said she was trying to talk about it before Hannibal tried to distract her—and he ultimately failed, I might point out), because there is not time to show it on screen except occasionally. It is worth more than that single conversation because she keeps talking about it with him. But until it starts bearing fruit on Will’s and Hannibal’s story, then we just need to know that it’s happening. Putting in more than that when nothing comes of it is just beating a dead horse (doh!).
They may be setting up that something will come of it eventually, just not here and now. I doubt they are including it just for the sake of giving themselves an excuse to show a sex scene (although I’m sure that factored in). Why is it there? It must be important. Nothing in this show is just filler. I don’t think we can assume that she just took his word for it and that will be the end of it, otherwise why put it in? I expect it will start bearing fruit soon.
Regardless, you don’t just go into a new relationship and start telling someone how to run his life, even if you had been forceful with your opinions before. People tend to smooth over conflict in the early stages of a relationship. Alana’s behaving normally and in character. She can’t let it go, but she’s not presenting it as she would back when they were just colleagues and friends because she’s conscious of the change in their relationship status. She might even be overthinking that change, which is also in character. If it were Alana’s story the show was telling, I’m sure there’d be much more time spent on it. But they’re not telling her story. She’s a supporting character, and there’s little time to spend on characterizing her for the sake of characterizing her. It has to affect the main leads or plot in order to be worthwhile.
onedrumbeat asked: So I haven't read any fanfiction in about ten years, but I'd love to know if you or your followers can recommend some really good Hannibal fanfic writers. I wouldn't even know where to begin looking!
I don’t recommend fic as a matter of course, since I hardly read any of it, but I’ll publish this anyway in case some of my followers would like to make recommendations.
did you see how ~*HAPPY*~ Hannibal was to have an excuse to repeatedly compliment something of Will’s tho??
Hannibal: beautiful fish Will my bb my darling my murdery sugardumpling wow you’re so clever with your fishing skills to have caught such a beautiful fish AND in winter too wow how do you even be so amazing this is the most brilliant fish in the history of all fishes I cannot possibly impress upon you the importance of this fish, to quantify this fish’s amazingness would be to do it a disservice in fact I think it would be fair to say that I’ve never seen a fish of such marvellous- hmm? what’s that dearest? *A COMPLIMENT* YES, IT IS DELICIOUS, ISN’T IT?? YOU CAN COMPLIMENT MY COOKERY AND ICANACCEPT THE COMPLIMENT BECAUSE IT IS YOUR FISH, YOUR FISH IN MY DISH, WILL, OUR ESSENCES ARE ENTWINED IN THIS SINGLE MEAL AS OUR BODIES WILL SOON BE ENTWINED IN-
Jack: I also caught a twelve pound salmon today, if you wanted to-
Fannibals, you gotta love (and CRAVE) these doodles from Mads Mikkelsen and Caroline Dhavernas who play Hannibal Lecter and Dr. Alana Bloom, colleagues and lovers in NBC’s critically acclaimed series HANNIBAL (Friday nights at 10pm).
What on earth are you doing, Alana? Go back to Will!!!