Hannibal's Alana Bloom has a cunning new strategy to catch one elusive cannibal.
The FBI's consultant profiler suffered two major blows during "Mizumono," both of which will take her on a long and painful season 3 journey. Physically, Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) will have to heal from her crushing fall; psychologically, she will seek to reinvent herself after finding she was so easily duped by her former teacher.
"We find her at the hospital. She's broken; her body is healing. I think that's where she comes up with a "new" Alana. She's been broken; she has a lot of time to think and heal," Dhavernas teased. "And then we find her with Mason [Verger]."
Aside from Will Graham (Hugh Dancy), Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), and Alana, there is one other person who would like to see Dr. Lecter's (Mads Mikkelsen) head on a plate. It seems Mason's (Jason Verger) own face left quite a bitter after taste, and the murderer will set his sights on revenge during season 3.
"[Alana's] a smart cookie because she decides to go to him and use him as much as she can to find Hannibal and, eventually, to grab him before Mason can destroy him," Dhavernas explained. "Of course that plan won't go as she imagined, because they never do on Hannibal, but that's the plan."
Find out more when Hannibal returns to NBC on Thursday. Click the video below to see a preview for the season 3 premiere, "Antipasto."