She took responsibility for his actions but has not taken responsibility for his dea… "[19] In another interview, he said that portraying Du Maurier as being in thrall to Lecter "would dishonour both the character and the actress [and] that's not how Gillian has been playing Bedelia. So it definitely was Hannibal who prepared it? The Du Maurier family became active in illegal business during the early 1900s after one of Bedelia's ancestor became involved with a gang leader in London. During their session, she tells him that she believes he is not being completely honest with her and that she has conversations with a version of him; she believes that he wears a "person-suit" or a "human-veil". The credits scene of the finale had fannibals guessing who cooked and served Bedelia Du Maurier’s leg. Just to be sure, I doubled checked. But the fun of it is, people have interpreted it the other way that she cut off her own leg and cooked it herself. [3] During a dinner at Du Maurier's house, she warns Lecter to be careful as "they (FBI) are starting to see your pattern" – suggesting she may be well aware of Lecter's true nature. She's not a surgeon, and there's no way she could cut her own leg off, cauterize major arteries, sew herself up and do it all while hopped up on the amount of drugs it would take for her to tolerate the pain. But who prepared such a feast? Was it her? This must mean Hannibal survived the fall. [1] It is revealed that her decision to retire came as a result of a violent incident involving a patient who was referred to her by Lecter, and that this patient died during that attack. [14], Bryan Fuller stated in an interview with The A.V. It shouldn't come as the biggest surprise though, since we know Fuller has hopes for a Season 4, and how could a show go on without it's titular character? The MVP of this episode was Bedelia Du Maurier, whose loss of composure and poise was almost palpable when she heard Will's plan. Fuller, an Alfred Hitchcock fan, said that he named character "Du Maurier" after Daphne du Maurier, the author of Rebecca and "The Birds".[15]. ", "42nd Annual Saturn Awards - Television Nominations", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bedelia_Du_Maurier&oldid=988838184, All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 15 November 2020, at 15:30. In The Wrath of the Lamb, in a post-credits scene, Du Maurier sits at a table set for three, her own left leg severed, cooked, and prepared as an entrée. So I think you can choose your own ending, until you are proven definitely wrong. "[18] He added, "... the more interesting route for me as a storyteller is for that character to have her own drive, with her own curiosities about the human condition. [6] In a post-credits scene in the season finale, she is seen on a plane with Lecter, whose crimes have been discovered, bound for France. Another amazing character from NBC Hannibal. The second (which I’m more inclined to believe) is that Hannibal … A lot of her fascination with this man and her willingness to join him on this journey is for her own edification as someone who's fascinated with the mind of killers. Dr. Hannibal Lecter is a fictional character in a series of suspense novels by Thomas Harris.He is a respected Baltimore forensic psychiatrist, as well as a cannibalistic serial killer.After he is caught and incarcerated for his crimes, he consults with the FBI to assist them in finding other serial killers.. Lecter was introduced in the 1981 thriller novel Red Dragon. Anderson is well known for playing Dana Scully , a character inspired by Clarice Starling . Sometimes, back at the beginning, Will felt insulted, that Hannibal had taken the loss of his legs so easily. When I asked Fuller what the recipe was for the leg, he said, “I have to ask [food consultant] Janice Poon that because basically our conversation was, it has to look like the most beautiful dish Hannibal Lecter has ever prepared.” Wait, what? [10][11], Three years later, Du Maurier makes her living from giving lectures on Lecter, presenting a story in which he drugged her into believing she was Lydia Fell. Hannibal has relocated to Europe to escape his crimes, and he has done so in the company of Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson), his former therapist, now posing as the wife of Dr. Fell, Hannibal's assumed (or is it consumed?) During the appointment, a flashback reveals how she killed Lecter's patient. [Laughs]. Du Maurier is introduced as Hannibal Lecter's (Mads Mikkelsen) personal psychiatrist and colleague. That, ultimately, is where the cadence comes from. Bedelia is always going to be Hannibal Lecter's psychiatrist, first and foremost. Bedelia Dumps Hannibal: In the first of several instances when Hannibal is caught off guard, Dr. Du Maurier paid Dr. Lecter a visit to let him know she’d no longer serve as his therapist. She warns Graham that Lecter is manipulating him as well. Dominance When schedule conflicts prevented the hiring of Lansbury, Fuller decided on rewriting the character for a younger actress (Gillian Anderson); he explained: [T]he intention with the character originally was to cast a much older actress, and we had actually approached Angela Lansbury first, to provide this kind of strange mother/son relationship with Hannibal and his therapist, whom he refused to acknowledge her retirement.