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Video: The missing 'Hannibal' episode

NBC has put up six webisodes culled from the installment that was pulled off the air

Video: The missing ‘Hannibal’ episode

This undated publicity photo released by NBC shows Laurence Fishburne, left, as Jack Crawford and Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in episode 105, ´Potage," from the TV series, "Hannibal." NBC says it´s pulling an episode of its serial killer drama "Hannibal" out of sensitivity to recent violence, including the Boston bombings. NBC said Friday, Friday, April 19, 2013, that the episode, which was to air next week, features a character who brainwashes children to kill other children. (AP Photo/NBC, Brooke Palmer)
This undated publicity photo released by NBC shows Laurence Fishburne, left, as Jack Crawford and Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in episode 105, 'Potage," from the TV series, "Hannibal." NBC says it's pulling an episode of its serial killer drama "Hannibal" out of sensitivity to recent violence, including the Boston bombings. NBC said Friday, Friday, April 19, 2013, that the episode, which was to air next week, features a character who brainwashes children to kill other children. (AP Photo/NBC, Brooke Palmer) AP

 

You know that episode of Hannibal that got pulled last week because of sensitivity to real-world events in Boston?

Now you can see it – or at least the portions that Hannibal executive producer Bryan Fuller feels are essential. The episode “Ceuf” has been divided into six discreet webisodes, all under four minutes.

The plot line that featured guest star Molly Shannon as a teacher encouraging students to kill other students has been excised entirely.

But as Fuller explains in a forward to the first segment, the relationship between Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) and young Abigail Hobbs (Kacey Rohl) becomes so integral to the story as the season moves along, he felt fans would want to see the pertinent scenes from the fifth episode.

There are also some gripping therapy sessions in which Hannibal and Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) share parts of their damaged backgrounds.

Enjoy the footage. Or as Fuller chillingly suggests, “Thank you for watching. And bon appétit.”

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

Part 3

David Hiltbrand Inquirer TV Critic
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