NBC is giving Hannibal fans a chance to feast on the show’s fourth episode, which was pulled from the schedule ahead of this week’s airing in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.
The network is incorporating footage from the lost hour into a series of ”cannibalized” webisodes that will serve as a narrative bridge between Episode 3 and this Thursday’s Episode 5 (NBC, 10/9c) — and TVLine has an exclusive first look at the debut installment (featuring an introduction from exec producer Bryan Fuller).
As Fuller explains, Ep 4 “details the relationship between Hannibal Lecter and Abigail Hobbs, played by Kacey Rohl,” explains Fuller. “As the series goes on, this relationship gets much more complicated and becomes a load-bearing element of our storytelling. So we wanted to make sure that you have all the scenes to follow the story along.”
In the first part below — more clips will debut on NBC.com — Dr. Lecter has a therapy session with Will Graham, and then secretly inspects the profiler’s home before getting a taste of blood.