[ screencaps from http://screencapped.net ]
Okay, okay, I don’t follow the Hannibal fandom very closely, so forgive me if anyone else has called this already, BUT:
Does anyone else think that Dr. du Maurier might not exist? Or, alternately, that she might have existed once, but Hannibal killed her and now the “Dr. du Maurier” we see is a figment/projection, as much as Will’s visions of the Stag and GJ Hobbs?
I mean, think about it: (details based on memory of one viewing of each episode, so I could be wrong on any point)
Dialogue has explained that she was attacked by a patient once (my theory is that it was Hannibal, and she did not survive), and ‘retired’ from practicing psychiatry. Hannibal continues to see her despite her stated desires - which, okay, is kind of rude, let’s be honest. But if she died and now exists solely as a figment/projection, such social conventions no longer apply.
We never see her interact with anyone else. Her room is a ‘dreamy’ space, spacious but intimate, lit with a diffuse, slightly warm light. There’s also something… eerie about how similarly they’re treated/framed in these scenes, how their facial structure is highlighted by the lighting and color palettes, to more resemble each others’. Look at the caps above (taken within seconds of each other) and tell me I’m wrong. She is definitely more ‘feminine’ but there is a clear echo effect happening, and I don’t think it’s merely that one is deliberately ‘mirroring’ the other.
[side note: I love how Mads’ face is always lit - and he always uses it - as if it’s a mask. Brilliant choices, there.]
Not to mention, one scene with them ended with her pouring him a glass of white wine, and the next time we see Hannibal, he’s in his office with a glass of white wine and the dialogue strongly hints at continuity between the two scenes.
I don’t know, u guise, I think there’s something to this but I don’t know canon well enough to know if I’m right. Thoughts?