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The Best Episodes of Hannibal

Every episode of Hannibal ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Hannibal!

Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him with a highly respected psychiatrist – a man with a taste for the criminal minded – Dr. Hannibal Lecter.


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The best episode of "Hannibal" is "Mizumono", rated 9.8/10 from 21521 user votes. It was directed by David Slade and written by Steve Lightfoot, Bryan Fuller. "Mizumono" aired on 5/23/2014 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Wrath of the Lamb".

  • Mizumono
    9.8/10 21,521 votes

    #1 - Mizumono

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2014-05-23

    Springing their trap, Jack, Will and Alana face off with Hannibal in a bloody final showdown, but the doctor has a few surprises of his own.

    Director: David Slade

    Writer: Steve Lightfoot, Bryan Fuller

  • The Wrath of the Lamb
    9.7/10 15,138 votes

    #2 - The Wrath of the Lamb

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 2015-08-27

    In a desperate bid to slay Francis Dolarhyde, Will Graham engineers a cunning ploy utilizing Hannibal Lecter. Upon learning of his plan, Bedelia Du Maurier voices concerns that Will's actions may not only put his life in peril, but the lives of those around him. As the end draws near, Will remains unflinching in his game with Hannibal-even when it means coming face-to-face with his own darkest fears?

    Director: Michael Rymer

    Writer: Nick Antosca, Steve Lightfoot, Bryan Fuller

  • Digestivo
    9.3/10 6,739 votes

    #3 - Digestivo

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-07-16

    Captured in Italy by police on Mason Verger's payroll, Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter are delivered to Muskrat Farm to await Mason's revenge. Alana, distressed that Will has been endangered along with Hannibal, plots a rescue. And Hannibal, once again in contact with his old patient Margot, finds it irresistible to remind her that Mason will never make good on his promises. Meanwhile, Jack informs Chiyo of Hannibal's location.

    Director: Adam Kane

    Writer: Steve Lightfoot, Bryan Fuller

  • Savoureux
    9.2/10 7,302 votes

    #4 - Savoureux

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2013-06-20

    Hannibal frames Will, convincing Jack and Alana that Will's the copycat killer.

    Director: David Slade

    Writer: Steve Lightfoot, Scott Nimerfro, Bryan Fuller

  • Takiawase
    9.2/10 6,545 votes

    #5 - Takiawase

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-03-21

    Emboldened after drug therapy from Dr. Chilton, Will sets a deadly plan in place to expose Hannibal. A new killer is turning victims into beehives.

    Director: David Semel

    Writer: Scott Nimerfro, Bryan Fuller

  • Mukōzuke
    9.2/10 6,613 votes

    #6 - Mukōzuke

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-03-28

    The BSU investigates Beverly's death after her body is found displayed in a gruesome tableau. Abel Gideon returns to the Baltimore Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Will seeks a horrific revenge for Beverly's death.

    Director: Michael Rymer

    Writer: Ayanna Floyd Davis, Steve Lightfoot, Bryan Fuller

  • Futamono
    9.2/10 6,500 votes

    #7 - Futamono

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-04-04

    Jack suspects Hannibal might be the Chesapeake Ripper as two more victims turn up. Hannibal and Alana distance themselves from Will.

    Director: Tim Hunter

    Writer: Andrew Black

  • Yakimono
    9.2/10 6,311 votes

    #8 - Yakimono

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-04-11

    As Miriam Lass begins her recovery, Will is released from prison and resumes his pursuit of Hannibal.

    Director: Michael Rymer

    Writer: Steve Lightfoot, Bryan Fuller

  • Tome-wan
    9.2/10 6,506 votes

    #9 - Tome-wan

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2014-05-16

    Bedelia returns and accepts immunity to testify against Hannibal. Mason Verger plots revenge after learning of Hannibal's manipulations.

    Director: Michael Rymer

    Writer: Chris Brancato, Scott Nimerfro, Bryan Fuller

  • Sakizuke
    9.0/10 6,394 votes

    #10 - Sakizuke

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2014-03-07

    As the FBI seeks Will's help in tracking a killer who turns his victims' bodies into art, Will plots to reveal the truth about Hannibal.

    Director: Tim Hunter

    Writer: Jeff Vlaming, Bryan Fuller

  • Contorno
    9.0/10 5,995 votes

    #11 - Contorno

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-07-02

    The hunt for Hannibal begins. Will travels via train with Chiyoh to Florence, as Alanna and Mason use Hannibal's fine tastes to track his whereabouts. Pazzi tries to get in close to find out if Hannibal is the man he's looking for, but his greed may get the better of him.

    Director: Guillermo Navarro

    Writer: Steve Lightfoot, Tom de Ville, Bryan Fuller

  • Fromage
    8.9/10 6,705 votes

    #12 - Fromage

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2013-05-16

    A deadly symphony hall killing forces Will to hunt a defiant killer.

    Director: Tim Hunter

    Writer: Jennifer Schuur, Bryan Fuller

  • Naka-Choko
    8.9/10 5,921 votes

    #13 - Naka-Choko

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2014-05-02

    Will's readiness to go to dark places strengthens his bond with Hannibal.

    Director: Vincenzo Natali

    Writer: Steve Lightfoot, Kai Yu Wu

  • Kō No Mono
    8.9/10 5,806 votes

    #14 - Kō No Mono

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2014-05-09

    Will and Margot hide her pregnancy from Mason. After Freddie's gruesome murder, Alana's doubts about Will and Hannibal grow stronger.

    Director: David Slade

    Writer: Jeff Vlaming, Andrew Black, Bryan Fuller

  • The Number of the Beast is 666
    8.9/10 4,940 votes

    #15 - The Number of the Beast is 666

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2015-08-20

    Will Graham and the FBI enlist the expertise of Dr. Fredrick Chilton in the hopes of luring Francis Dolarhyde into an ambush, using Freddie Lounds as their mouthpiece. As Will's empathy for Dolarhyde begins to affect his fragile psyche, Bedelia Du Maurier warns that the killer Will should be most concerned about at the moment is himself. Meanwhile, Dolarhyde senses that the FBI is closing in and launches a horrifying endgame.

    Director: Guillermo Navarro

    Writer: Steve Lightfoot, Jeff Vlaming, Bryan Fuller, Angela LaManna

  • Relevés
    8.8/10 6,046 votes

    #16 - Relevés

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2013-06-13

    Hannibal convinces Jack and Alana that Will could be the copycat killer.

    Director: Michael Rymer

    Writer: Chris Brancato, Bryan Fuller

  • Kaiseki
    8.8/10 6,696 votes

    #17 - Kaiseki

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-02-28

    With Will Graham in prison, the FBI investigates his claims against Hannibal. A new serial killer emerges.

    Director: Tim Hunter

    Writer: Steve Lightfoot, Bryan Fuller

  • Buffet Froid
    8.7/10 6,262 votes

    #18 - Buffet Froid

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2013-05-30

    Will tracks a killer with mental instability similar to his own.

    Director: John Dahl

    Writer: Chris Brancato, Andrew Black, Bryan Fuller

  • Dolce
    8.7/10 5,309 votes

    #19 - Dolce

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-07-09

    With Bedelia securing her alibi, Hannibal prepares to leave Florence just as Jack and Will begin to track him down. With Pazzi murdered, Mason and his cohorts consider a different course of action. However, Chiyoh has arrived in Florence with her own agenda.

    Director: Vincenzo Natali

    Writer: Steve Lightfoot, Don Mancini, Bryan Fuller

  • Sorbet
    8.6/10 6,493 votes

    #20 - Sorbet

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2013-05-09

    Will races to stop a rogue surgeon extracting organs from his victims.

    Director: James Foley

    Writer: Jesse Alexander, Bryan Fuller

  • Hassun
    8.6/10 5,917 votes

    #21 - Hassun

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2014-03-14

    As Will's murder trial begins, a copycat killer sends a gruesome message. Jack is under pressure to wrap up Will's case while Hannibal hopes for his friend's exoneration.

    Director: Peter Medak

    Writer: Jason Grote, Steve Lightfoot

  • Shiizakana
    8.6/10 5,607 votes

    #22 - Shiizakana

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-04-25

    Margot Verger seeks out Will as she tries to understand Hannibal. The FBI searches for an animalistic killer who tears his victims' bodies apart.

    Director: Michael Rymer

    Writer: Jeff Vlaming, Bryan Fuller

  • And the Beast from the Sea
    8.6/10 4,490 votes

    #23 - And the Beast from the Sea

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 2015-08-13

    Convinced that the Red Dragon will strike at the next full moon, Jack and Will grow desperate, and Alana turns to Hannibal for help.

    Director: Michael Rymer

    Writer: Steve Lightfoot, Bryan Fuller

  • Entrée
    8.5/10 6,295 votes

    #24 - Entrée

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2013-05-02

    The Chesapeake Ripper taunts Jack Crawford with guilt from the past.

    Director: Michael Rymer

    Writer: Kai Yu Wu

  • Rôti
    8.5/10 5,933 votes

    #25 - Rôti

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2013-06-06

    When Dr. Gideon escapes to terrorize Alana and Dr. Chilton, Hannibal and Will go on the hunt. Eddie Izzard guest stars.

    Director: Guillermo Navarro

    Writer: Steve Lightfoot, Scott Nimerfro, Bryan Fuller