Hannibal's 40 Most F*cked Up Moments

Hannibal viewers are a unique bunch; they tune in weekly to follow the adventures of a serial murderer, experience hunger pangs while watching him prepare feasts of human flesh, and think "eating the rude" is an acceptable response to bad manners. I'll gladly admit that I'm one of these "Fannibals" — in fact, I maintain that the show is a modern TV masterpiece and recommend it to everyone I know. If only NBC didn't cancel it! There's no escaping the truth of the matter: Hannibal is seriously f*cked up.

There is no shortage of WTF moments on the show, which wraps up with its series finale this week. From man-eating pigs (and humans) to murals made of dead corpses, it's almost impossible to pick 40 scenes that stand out from the rest . . . but I think you'll find this list sufficient to whet your appetite for the grotesque. Read on to relive the most disturbing moments from Hannibal, and be warned: this definitely isn't for the faint of heart.

01
When a naked body impaled on deer antlers shows up in the very first episode.
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When a naked body impaled on deer antlers shows up in the very first episode.

"What have I gotten myself into?" wouldn't be an unreasonable thought at this point.

02
And then the episode ends with Garrett Jacob Hobbs slitting his own daughter's throat.
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And then the episode ends with Garrett Jacob Hobbs slitting his own daughter's throat.

Well, they certainly know how to set the tone for a series.

03
Then the next episode starts with bodies buried in the forest and covered in mushrooms . . . while they're still alive.
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Then the next episode starts with bodies buried in the forest and covered in mushrooms . . . while they're still alive.

And a trusted pharmacist is behind it? Traumatizing.

04
But let's face it — the praying bodies with flayed skin "wings" are worse.
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But let's face it — the praying bodies with flayed skin "wings" are worse.

As Jimmy so knowingly describes, "Vikings used to execute Christians by breaking their ribs, bending them back, and draping the lungs over them to resemble wings. They used to call it a blood eagle."

05
When Miriam Lass's severed arm shows up holding a cell phone.
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When Miriam Lass's severed arm shows up holding a cell phone.

It's for you, Jack.

06
Realizing that Tobias makes instruments with human-gut strings.
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Realizing that Tobias makes instruments with human-gut strings.

"The strings have to be treated. You can't just open somebody up and draw a bow across their innards and expect to produce a sound."

07
And then that "human cello" corpse shows up, and it makes that haunting sound.
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And then that "human cello" corpse shows up, and it makes that haunting sound.

"Every life is a piece of music," says Hannibal. "Like music we are finite events, unique arrangements. Sometimes harmonious. Sometimes dissonant."

08
Abigail's role as "bait" in all of her dad's killings.
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Abigail's role as "bait" in all of her dad's killings.

In the iconic words of Britney Spears, she's "not that innocent."

09
Hands grabbing Beth LeBeau and dragging her beneath the bed.
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Hands grabbing Beth LeBeau and dragging her beneath the bed.

Oh, you wanted to sleep after watching Hannibal? How cute.

10
When Hannibal and Dr. Sutcliffe agree to lie about Will's severe encephalitis.
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When Hannibal and Dr. Sutcliffe agree to lie about Will's severe encephalitis.

That definitely breaks the Hippocratic Oath, doesn't it?

11
Will accidentally pulling the skin off of Georgia Madchen's entire arm in one swift tug.
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Will accidentally pulling the skin off of Georgia Madchen's entire arm in one swift tug.

That jaundice is gnarly, girlfriend.

12
Then Abel Gideon operates on a still-conscious Dr. Chilton.
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Then Abel Gideon operates on a still-conscious Dr. Chilton.

And he would've gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those meddling police.

13
Georgia Madchen burning alive in her incubator.
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Georgia Madchen burning alive in her incubator.

Girl just had to brush her hair, didn't she?

14
When Hannibal frames Will by shoving Abigail's ear down his throat.
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When Hannibal frames Will by shoving Abigail's ear down his throat.

No season of television is complete without a severed ear in your kitchen sink.

15
That human mural "art piece" made of bodies in the water tower.
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That human mural "art piece" made of bodies in the water tower.

Viewers were cheering for Roland Umber as he makes his escape, but did we really need to watch him excruciatingly peel his own skin off of another body to make a break for it?

16
Hannibal appreciating and completing James Gray's "masterpiece."
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Hannibal appreciating and completing James Gray's "masterpiece."

"God gave you purpose, not only to create art, but to become it."

17
Will's memory flashbacks of Hannibal injecting him with hallucinogens and inducing seizures.
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Will's memory flashbacks of Hannibal injecting him with hallucinogens and inducing seizures.

This doctor-patient relationship is so, so twisted.

18
That acupuncturist who blinds her clients and then lobotomizes them.
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That acupuncturist who blinds her clients and then lobotomizes them.

Never. Again.

19
When the team inspects a beehive-covered corpse in the woods.
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When the team inspects a beehive-covered corpse in the woods.

Which is weirder: the disgusting image of the body, or the fact that the science behind it is really interesting? We're conflicted.

20
Beverly discovering Hannibal's killing cave (aka his basement) just in time for him to trap her there.
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Beverly discovering Hannibal's killing cave (aka his basement) just in time for him to trap her there.

Famous last words: "Oh my god!"

21
And then he cuts her open and displays her corpse . . . but not before removing her organs to swap them with James Gray's.
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And then he cuts her open and displays her corpse . . . but not before removing her organs to swap them with James Gray's.

This creepy cannibal was meant to be a museum curator.

22
When a disturbingly beautiful tree-trunk corpse shows up in a parking lot.
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When a disturbingly beautiful tree-trunk corpse shows up in a parking lot.

"If the Ripper is killing, you can bet Hannibal Lecter is planning a dinner party," says Will. How come nobody ever seems to believe him?

23
The discovery that Hannibal is holding Dr. Gideon hostage and slowly feeding him to himself.
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The discovery that Hannibal is holding Dr. Gideon hostage and slowly feeding him to himself.

At least he won't poison him — after all, it would spoil dinner.

24
When Dr. Chilton gets framed for Hannibal's crimes.
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When Dr. Chilton gets framed for Hannibal's crimes.

How could he be a cannibal if he can't digest meat? Get your sh*t together, FBI.

25
The f*cked up turducken: a bird sewn into a human corpse, all wrapped up inside a dead horse.
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The f*cked up turducken: a bird sewn into a human corpse, all wrapped up inside a dead horse.

You can't make this stuff up.

26
And then a live social worker rips out of another dead horse carcass.
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And then a live social worker rips out of another dead horse carcass.

This whole situation is just so gross and sad. Why do we have to kill animals, guys?

27
The human face displayed on a cave bear skeleton.
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The human face displayed on a cave bear skeleton.

Poor Jack Crawford; he never catches a break.

28
When Will makes a "long pig" reference to Hannibal and you think he's become a cannibal.
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When Will makes a "long pig" reference to Hannibal and you think he's become a cannibal.

Freddie Lounds is annoying, but she doesn't deserve to be eaten!

29
Then Margot Verger seduces Will in order to get pregnant with his baby.
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Then Margot Verger seduces Will in order to get pregnant with his baby.

The entire Verger family needs therapy, and NOT from Hannibal Lecter.

30
Watching Mason Verger drink martinis flavored with sad, salty tears.
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Watching Mason Verger drink martinis flavored with sad, salty tears.

It seems impossible, but his character gets so much worse.

31
Then he forces Margot to get a hysterectomy and revels in her despair.
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Then he forces Margot to get a hysterectomy and revels in her despair.

Brotherly love at its finest.

32
And then Mason's flesh-eating pigs are introduced, and things get even creepier.
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And then Mason's flesh-eating pigs are introduced, and things get even creepier.

You'll never look at your bacon the same way again.

33
Finally, Mason's storyline reaches a horrifying peak when he feeds his own face to Will Graham's dogs.
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Finally, Mason's storyline reaches a horrifying peak when he feeds his own face to Will Graham's dogs.

THOSE POOR DOGS DID NOTHING TO DESERVE SUCH A NIGHTMARISH SNACK.

34
When a surprisingly alive Abigail Hobbs pushes Alana Bloom out a window, only for Hannibal to slit her throat.
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When a surprisingly alive Abigail Hobbs pushes Alana Bloom out a window, only for Hannibal to slit her throat.

Nobody deserves to have their throat slit twice in a lifetime, even if they exhibit psycho-killer tendencies.

36
That flashback of Hannibal feeding snails with Abel Gideon's flesh to give them flavor, then eating them with him.
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That flashback of Hannibal feeding snails with Abel Gideon's flesh to give them flavor, then eating them with him.

Season three reaches a whole new level of f*cked up, guys.

37
When Bedelia realizes that Hannibal is feeding her the same things that Romans used to flavor their animals before slaughter.
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When Bedelia realizes that Hannibal is feeding her the same things that Romans used to flavor their animals before slaughter.

Is he messing with her head or prepping it for his next dinner party? Only time will tell.

38
Discovering that Will is still alive, but he's just going after Hannibal again.
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Discovering that Will is still alive, but he's just going after Hannibal again.

For someone so smart, the dude hasn't learned a whole lot.

39
Hannibal's re-creation of an anatomically correct heart . . . with human body parts.
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Hannibal's re-creation of an anatomically correct heart . . . with human body parts.

You've got to hand it to the man; he's extremely creative.

40
When Hannibal is revealed to be the famed Italian serial killer Il Mostro, who arranged bodies like Renaissance paintings.
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When Hannibal is revealed to be the famed Italian serial killer Il Mostro, who arranged bodies like Renaissance paintings.

How much more disturbing can the show get? Only time (and more episodes) will tell!