I’m supposed to be writing like 497 things right now, so of course, my brain chose to get hung up on some Hannibal finale meta instead: meta that centers on that lovely, cunning boy, Will Graham.
Hannibal‘s finale aired over a week ago and yet I, like 99% of the show’s fandom, am still not over this moment:
Will: You turned yourself in so I’d always know where you were. But you’d only do that if I rejected you. [beat] Goodbye.
Yes, part of the appeal is that Will’s hand on the glass and the revelation that accompanies it makes mutual Hannigram canon (hurray!). But for my money, this moment matters to the series’ narrative writ large because it reboots our perception of Will: it reminds us (and Lecter) that Will Graham is nobody’s teacup–he’s become a damn sledgehammer.