Because Hannibal fed her to Bedilia. If you rewatch the scene in the finale where he brings her veal and they speak about the “controversial dish.” Yeah, teenage beef. It’s Abigail. The conversation was so loaded, it really made me wonder just how much Bedilia suspects. Like Will, maybe a part of her already knows. He did say she would never attend one of Hannibal’s dinners.
I love Janice Poon’s blog. It’s so interesting to see the practicalities of styling food for film and also what the show creators are trying to accomplish story-wise. And I stand corrected. The flounder really was person, treated most likely with hydrogen peroxide to bleach it. (Yeah, you do learn something new every day – I didn’t know some people bleach chicken thighs to make them look like breast.)
So this makes me wonder at the lengths Hannibal will go to to serve his “trophies” to other people and what he gets from secretly sharing them with others. A power thing? Sadistic private joke? Making them complicit in his design? I can’t wait to see what Will would make of it.