Not only is the cinematography, writing, and acting on this show amazing, but all the little details like how scenes between particular characters are blocked are fucking amazing too. In 1.02, early in Hannibal and Will’s relationship, Will stood on the mezzanine with Hannibal on the floor; a position of easy observation and distance. In 1.05 it was Hannibal standing on the mezzanine with Will on the floor, switching the power dynamics of the positioning (this is even more significant given the 1.10 spoilers that I won’t go into here). In 1.08, here, they are both on the floor as they discuss the killer, casually circling each other and the desk in an emulation of the movements of two predators on the same footing being cautiously wary of each other. It’s a beautiful visual evolution of their relationship compacted by the way they are sitting at the end of the episode, with Will sitting on Hannibal’s desk and Hannibal sitting in the desk chair, in close proximity. Things are shifting between them, rapidly, and there’re only four more episodes left in the season to resolve them or entangle them even further.