I realized there are a lot of references to kindness to animals as a semi-reliable indicator that one is NOT a sociopath/psychopath. I haven't read the original books, but with the way Will is progressing in the latter parts of the series, I'm starting to wonder if I should worry about his dogs' futures.
I mean, here we are post-episode 9, where Will presumably (if the next episode trailer is any indication) beat the Beast Guy to death and calmly brought the body to Dr. Lecter. And I think: ah, but he did save Buster at the risk of his own life, so he couldn't be regressing to psychopathy. And then it just hits me, what if that's going to be the final final act that convinces the viewers that Will has gone to the dark side? (Although, is it really possible for someone to tip over into psycho-/sociopathy if he wasn't born with it?)
Ugh. Maybe I should grab the book so I know what Will's fate is.
Yeah, just thinking aloud. I hope I'm just overthinking stuff.
Watching Hannibal (among other things) makes me really miss having a dog. I miss having someone follow me around in the house. And having someone miss me when I'm away. And glad when I come back home. The world is a very very lonely place without one.