Spoilers ahead for the season-two finale of Hannibal.
Last May, the Hannibal season-two finale masterfully destroyed viewers — Vulture's Matt Zoller Seitz called it "one of the greatest hours of TV it has ever been my pleasure, or horror, to sit through." To recap: Will and Jack’s plan to trap Hannibal completely fell apart (partially because Hannibal smelled Freddie on Will, partially because the FBI issued a warrant for Will and Jack’s arrest). Will called Hannibal and told him, “They know.” Then the carnage began.
Where did we leave our characters when we left them more than a year ago?
Jack was bleeding out after a fight with Hannibal, trying to call his wife to say good-bye but unable to speak.
Alana was thrown from a window, desperately trying to survive while lying broken on the street — in the rain, no less.
Will, after being stabbed by Hannibal and discovering Abigail was alive, was also bleeding out on the ground, while ...
... trying to stop Abigail from bleeding profusely from her neck.
Hannibal walked away unscathed ...
... and got on a plane. If you come after a highly intelligent cannibal serial killer, you best not miss.
Hannibal returns tonight at 10 p.m. EST on NBC.