Hannibal’s Jack Crawford Fights for His Life (VIDEO)

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HANNIBAL -- "Aperitivo" Episode 304 -- Pictured: Laurence Fishburne as Jack Crawford -- (Photo by: Brooke Palmer/NBC)

Let not our enjoyment of Hannibal be dampened by this week's cancellation news. After all, the show will still air the rest of its third season on NBC, and the odds of a pick-up by another distributor are quite high. Tonight (10/9c), executive Bryan Fuller shows us what happened in the eight months between the "Red Dinner" that closed out last season and the show's present day. "It's a crushing episode, in many respects," says Fuller. "What I love about the device of the episode is, every act is the story of someone who has survived Hannibal Lecter in some way, and how."

In this exclusive clip, Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) and his cancer-ridden wife Bella (Fishburne's real-life spouse Gina Torres) have a heart-to-heart while he attempts to recover from his gonzo fight with Hannibal. "In many ways, it's Jack's episode," Fuller adds.