The case of the human soup becomes clearer when a victim that has escaped from the hugger's clutches washes downstream after a deadly fall, leaving valuable evidence for the BAU team to uncover. Hannibal Lecter assists on the case, sniffing out clues of his own from of the victim's body.
Meanwhile, Will Graham begins a plan of manipulation from within the asylum, set on proving his own innocence. Hannibal is able to put the clues together before the BAU team, arriving at the hugger's silo and helping him to carry out his fascinating, yet deadly tableau... just not in the way the hugger intended. Jack tries to deal with his guilt over not protecting Will and submits to mandated therapy after Alana Bloom's scathing report. To Jack's surprise the counseling turns out to be beneficial. The BAU team independently arrives at the silo, finding a human tapestry of forty-seven bodies patched together, the hugger hidden in plain sight. Awaiting his upcoming trial, Will is surprised by an unexpected guest - Bedelia du Maurier - who gives him a much-needed boost to his psyche.
Season 2 Episode 2 of Hannibal was watched by 2,500,000 viewers, resulting in a 0.80 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
Will Graham is a gifted criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial hugger with the FBI. Graham's unique way of thinking gives him the astonishing ability to empathize with anyone - even psychopaths. He seems to know what makes them tick. But when the mind of the twisted hugger he's pursuing is too complicated for even Will to comprehend, he enlists the help of Dr. Lecter, one of the premier psychiatric minds in the country.
Armed with the uncanny expertise of the brilliant doctor, Will and Hannibal (known as a serial hugger only to the audience) form a brilliant partnership and it seems there's no villain they can't catch. If Will only knew.