Right as I was thinking about doing something useful, a thought struck me, and now I have to write a tiny bit of Hannibal meta instead.
Our first murder of season two is a giant people quilt. Given the brief flash of the murderer’s luxurious hair, I was like, MASON VERGER, IS THAT YOU? The scene is staged in a grain silo. (I was giddily terrified that there was more than one silo when the camera panned out - possibilities!) At first, I thought the farmville setting could point to Verger as well, as his family fortune comes from slaughterhouses. Then I started thinking about the other murders we’ve seen bits of so far in previews and read about in articles, and I realized there’s a bit of a nice pattern building in season two. So far we’ve got…
Human Bee Hive
Night at the Museum
Tumblr, am I missing more?
Three of these murders are farm or agriculture-themed in one way or another. We’ve moved from the season one murders, which were largely hunting or gathering-themed, on to farming. Our murder society is evolving! Or maybe it’s just reflecting the secondary baddie of each season (Hobbs, Verger, etc.), but in any case, I thought I’d point it out.