It took Bran a moment to make the connection between the mention of play and the invitation to join Hannibal at his table. He hesitated, just for the long enough to watch the man take a seat, then turned on his heel and walked over to the bar to order a Speyburn.
It hadn’t exactly been an command so much as permission, but there was a compelling sort of comfort in following through with it. More than that, the conversation with Hannibal had a caused a noticeable reaction in the patrons who’d been eyeing him hungrily minutes ago. Their attention pointedly turned elsewhere - a relief, in some ways, but it made him wonder what sort of hierarchy existed here that they would back off so quickly.
Uncertain of what else to do with it, Bran tied the shirt he’d been using as a rag around his waist, then slid into a seat opposite the older man, cautious of making another mess with his drink.
Hannibal’s backup shirt was a midweight slate grey with only a faint sheen. He made short work of switching it out for the damp one he’d been wearing, and was adjusting the buttons as Bran perched himself nearby. The invitation had been taken, then, but formalities could wait a little longer.
"If I am not mistaken, you have not yet started to really socialise. Do you prefer the voyeuristic side of things, Bran, or have you been trying to work up the nerve to approach someone you might have had your eye on?"
The younger man looked nervous, but not to the point of verbal paralysis. Hannibal wondered how well his skin would bruise; pale as he was, it was likely to bloom prettily.
"I would be happy to introduce you to anyone you might wish to meet. This club is rather structured, but you will find most people to be quite helpful."
Honestly though guys I really wouldn’t stress about the ratings too much now simply because we’re only two episodes in. Yeah it hasn’t be amazing but there’s a lot of time and room to improve and they’re going to give it a chance first.
Not only that, cancellation isn’t the end of the world. Considering that there was a queue of hosts open to accept Hannibal last time round i’m doubtful it would end right there considering how reviewers are going nuts over the show. Remember, because of the shows topic we’re never going to get high n’ mighty viewing figures anyway.
I’d also like to link to this EW article, that covers the fact that while BB had ratings that would of otherwise canceled the show, through fan and critic support it stayed on.
Lets also not forget they will not be entirely making their decision based on ratings alone. It’s only one - abliet a big - factor that will make it up.
totally agree with aaaall of this. and tbh, i dont think it would be the worst thing in the world if it got cancelled because im so confident that it’ll get picked up by either another network or a streaming website like netflix or amazon and getting picked up by any of those might mean even MORE creative freedom. like, i cant believe what they get away with on nbc, but the fact that they wouldnt show butt cracks goes to show that there are still a grip of restrictions on the show.
dont misconstrue this as me like actively rooting for cancellation in the hopes that netflix will pick it up and show us lots of butts (main priority in my life), but idk if we need to torture ourselves so much. like, yes, obviously live tweet and watch the show on nbc and hulu and all of the other tactics we’re using, but lets also remember that we live in a completely different television landscape than we did even a few years ago. arrested development was resurrected, house of cards and orange is the new black were huge hits, the killing got cancelled and brought back TWICE (netflix picked up a final 4th season to wrap everything up), amazon is bringing back ripper street, and there is a TON more. this isn’t even a new trend - family guy was also cancelled twice and nbc cancelled southland after 2 seasons but tnt picked it up for another 3.
everyone, lets pour ourselves a nice glass of wine and relaaaaaaax a little bit.
GUYS LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE DROPPED TO 2.64 MILLION. THIS IS NOT GOOD. I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO. THE CHANCES OF SEASON 3 ARE GETTING DIMMER, AT LEAST ON NBC. DO WHAT YOU CAN. GET MORE VIEWERS. IF YOU MISS AN EPISODE GO TO NBC.COM OR HULU. PLEASE.
Guys, this is SO BAD.The premier episode started with 3.27 million viewers. This means that Hannibal’s ratings has dropped by .81 MILLION VIEWERS. To put this in perspective, Blue Bloods, a very popular show that has the same air slot as Hannibal, averages 11.87 million viewers per episode!
The first season of Hannibal averaged around 4.36 million viewers and it was almost cancelled because of it. Imagine what’s going to happen if 2.64 million becomes the norm; Hannibal will be cancelled.
Hannibal has an amazing cast and we all love seeing their tweets and involvement with tumblr. This is because they’re funny, kind, and care about the fans. However, they are also doing this because they are desperate to get more viewers. They know that the internet is a powerful tool, and they’re reaching out to as many people as they can.
Even if you don’t watch Hannibal, YOU CAN HELP. As stated in the original post, you can go onto Hulu and watch it. But you can also go to to NBC’s website, where you can find »»>FULL EPISODES«« without any kind of subscription.
The best part is that you don’t even have to watch the episodes! If Hannibal isn’t your cup of tea, all you have to do is mute it, hit play, minimize the window, and go about you business.
For the love of all that is holy, PLEASE SAVE OUR SHOW. You’ve seen how passionate we are about this masterpiece on tumblr. We’re invested in these characters, their stories, and everyone involved.
Please. This is huge for the fans who have read the books and for those who haven’t. Just go to the website.
I can’t deal without this.
signal boost. if you are a big blog with thousands of followers please reblog to help out
It had often been difficult to characterize the nature of their relationship; but now, peering through prison bars, Will could not have seen that relationship any clearer. Hannibal was not his friend and could never be — not by any stretch of the imagination. And although the deep eyes that gazed back did not look like those of a monster, the thin human veil that the man wore was starting to slip at the edges. The longer and longer Will stared, the more clarity he gained on the position of Hannibal Lecter’s psychopathy.
But, at times, it seemed as if the visage of Lecter was more or less that of Will, himself. As if the mirrored words and thoughts he held were reflected back in the mouth of Hannibal — like their similarities were converging into a singular drive. Will Graham’s mind talked like a killer now, never ceasing to stop even under closed eyes.
"I hadn’t expected you back so soon," he hadn’t even looked up, his eyes trained on the cold floor beneath his feet. The cell surrounding him was harsh and distant. It smelled sterile and dull, a musky scene arising from the painted earthen brickwork. "Any reason — in particular — you’ve come?" Will’s voice contained a hint of neutrality in it, only slight bitterness accenting the ends of his words. With sullen eyes, he slowly looked up but stayed sitting on the cot opposite the wall of bars. Hannibal Lecter looked like a predator sizing up his prey.
How different the cell looked after months of infrequent visits, Hannibal mused. The first time he had walked this hallway, he had felt satisfied that things had gone according to plan—to the extent possible. Will Graham behind bars had never been Hannibal’s endgame, but things had progressed too quickly and there was limited time to enact a contingency plan.
Time had dulled the satisfaction, and the reality of which he had not been unaware from the start had begun to make itself palpable. Will’s animosity and the lack of a legitimate excuse to make more frequent visits meant that Hannibal’s footsteps rarely sounded on the dull cement. The scent here was abhorrent: a combination of industrial disinfectant, stale urine, fear, and the mould that plagued the basement wing that Chilton relished using as unsubtle punishment.
Will’s cell was down at the very end, where light never seemed to reach. The damp was more noticeable here, but Will’s scent—angry, hurt, but very much alive—was worth the little day-trip to Hades.
Hannibal stopped by the line marked on the floor. Will Graham looked no more defeated, but he did look more unwell than the last time Hannibal had seen him in person. His cheeks had grown hollow and pale.
"Dr Chilton tells me you aren’t eating enough. I have come to check on your appetite and general well-being. You are my friend, Will. I worry about you."