Hannibal's hunters will plate up a little live bait for season 3's elusive cannibal.
Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas) and Dr. Chilton (Raúl Esparza) are looking for Hannibal's eponymous villain, and both of Lecter's (Mads Mikkelsen) survivors will use the good doctor's friends and enemies to lure him out of hiding.
For Bloom, this will mean piggybacking on Mason Verger's (Joe Anderson) plots for revenge. For Chilton, however, the upcoming hunt will warrant using poor Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) like a hooked worm.
"Having survived a gunshot, Dr. Fredrick Chilton focuses on using Will as bait to catch Hannibal," reads the synopsis for "Apertivo", the third season's fourth installment.
By episode 2, Graham will have recovered from his knife wound and will be ready to track his frenemy across Europe. After a "Primavera" stop over in Sicily, the troubled profiler will head to Lecter's childhood home in Lithuania during "Secondo." Chilton's episode 4 involvement indicates that Graham will start to close in on his Florentine subject by time "Apertivo" rolls around.
Find out how the season 3 chase pans out when Hannibal returns to NBC this Thursday at 10 p.m. ET. Click the video to see a preview for premiere, which is titled "Antipasto."