Will & The Red Dragon Meet On 'Hannibal' & The Encounter Is Just The Beginning Of The Horrors To Come

Oh Will, you really are a magnet for trouble, aren't you? During Saturday night's Hannibal episode "… and the Woman Clothed in the Sun," Will came this close to catching the Red Dragon once and for all. And even though this fiery foe managed to fly out of his clutches (OK, I'll stop with the dragon references, guys), Will and Francis Dolarhyde's first encounter on Hannibal still managed to leave us on the edge of our seats. Not only did these two characters get a good look at each other, but Francis straight up threw Will out of an elevator like a BOSS. That's some impressive strength right there, especially for a human… sorry, I mean, dragon. But let's back up for a minute here…

After establishing a connection between Dolarhyde and William Blake's painting The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun, Will decided to head over to the Brooklyn Museum to have a look at the original watercolor itself. And wouldn't you know, Dolarhyde was off doing the exact same thing. However, instead of observing the painting, he opted to go the slightly crazier route by knocking the nice museum lady unconscious and consuming the work of art altogether.

Of course, it's not exactly uncommon to watch characters on this cannibal-centric show consume a few odd (and sometimes utterly repulsive) things from time to time, so watching this guy eat some paper really should be just par for the course at this point. Though, out of all the gourmet dishes we've seen served up on this show, this one looked to be the least appetizing as far as presentation goes. (Plus, just think of all those potential paper cuts.)

But even though Dolarhyde managed to evade the FBI this time, he now has a very big problem on his hands. Will knows what the Tooth Fairy looks like, which means he and his family could be in some serious danger, especially now that Hannibal and Dolarhyde are slowly becoming besties. Those familiar with the Thomas Harris novel know that Will's family does come into play in a very big way. And while I'm sure the conclusion will remain the same (spoilers) with Dolarhyde getting shot and killed, Bryan Fuller is known for taking a few liberties within these storylines, which means anything could happen along the way. So watch your back, Will. There be dragons in these parts…

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