How many more episodes are going to be about season 2's finale episode?

It seems like the topic is brought up every week and as some of the more obvious points were never given any limelight, I'll chip in with my own take.

First off: those who say that the route they took is lazy and instead of "spending all the money on camerawork and music" they should've written "more than 10 lines of dialogue per episode", let me assure you, the method of non-linear storytelling is much more taxing and requires incomparably more focus on the writer's part than what some would expect. So no, they did not chose this way of telling the story because it's simpler; in reality it's quite the opposite.

Second: I seriously don't understand why anyone would have a problem with the pace the series took. Quite honestly, the speed of storytelling is comparable to that of season 1 and 2, except that instead of filler cases – which, I admit, in some case added to the story by either complimenting or supporting an aspect of the relationship between Hannibal and Will, but more often was just a necessity that Fuller needed to fulfil in order to be acceptable on network TV –, we get beautifully shot symbolic scenes that are filled to the brim with deeper meaning. If you could, which one would you chose: a semi-"case of the week" format with possibly murders somewhat like Hannibal's that Will would track down and debunk as the work of Hannibal; Hannibal leaving a trail of corpses in Europe that Will would follow; or what we got: the story moving forward with the remaining time used to present us the mindsets and relationships of the characters? I know which one I'd pick.

And as a last argument for the season so far: I personally like what they did so far. I didn't like episode 2 too much, but other than some critiques here and there, they did something else entirely. Never in the show had I felt that I would be terrified if put in a room with Hannibal before episode 1, for instance. There are many things that we were introduced to, that might get lost in the symbolism for some, but enrich the story. Also, how often do we see that lives are exposable, especially in TV series? Here not only did a single death impact one of the main characters' life immeasurably, but even surviving the trauma left a deep wound in everyone. This is why I fell in love with the series, not because I'm so interested in the story of Hannibal getting caught. This is the very series that embodies the sentiment of the journey being more important than the destination itself.

All in all, while I understand most of the points people make on the subreddit, I can't wholeheartedly agree with any of them. The show is slow, but it's always been this way.

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