It seems Episode 4 will not be shown next week,but will instead go straight to Episode 5 because of the past few months newshttp://variety.com/2013/tv/news/nbc-pulls-episode-4-of-hannibal-in-wake-of-newtown-boston-bombings-1200390579/
After several particularly violent months in America, NBC has decided to pull episode four of frosh drama “Hannibal” from its lineup due to the disturbing content involving children murdering other children.
Fourth episode of the grisly serial killer drama featured Molly Shannon’s character brainwashing kids, leading them to kill other children.
Episode four was slated to air next week. Peacock will instead move directly to episode five. While the drama is serialized, NBC claims there will be no continuity issues, noting that TV critics have seen episodes three and five, and not four.
“I didn’t want to have anyone come to the show and have a negative experience,” Fuller told Variety. “Whenever you [write] a story and look at the sensational aspects of storytelling, you think, ‘This is interesting metaphorically, and this is interesting as social commentary.’ With this episode, it wasn’t about the graphic imagery or violence. It was the associations that came with the subject matter that I felt would inhibit the enjoyment of the overall episode. … It was my own sensitivity.”
Fuller cited the Sandy Hook shooting in December and this week’s Boston Marathon bombings as the root of this sensitivity issue. “Hannibal,” from Gaumont Intl., was filmed before the events in Newtown, Conn., had transpired.
By pulling episode four from the lineup, NBC has effectively bumped the frosh season of “Hannibal” up a week. The season finale for “Hannibal,” originally slated for June 27, will now be on June 20.
I never like the idea of censorship(I feel its up the the viewer and helps if you put it on late enough,but however there are some dumb people out there),but given the recent stuff,I guess I can understand it,however i hope there is an option to still see this episode in its entirety at a future date....as said if the series doesn't start until May 7th for me,hopefully by the time episode 4 is due to be shown we will get it normally
EDIT; Whoops,missed this line,so i hope the episode can be shown for you guys in the future
Peacock notes that the fourth episode will run overseas, but not in the States.