Will is determined to fight for his innocence as Hannibal and Jack try to wrap their heads around the fact he’s behind bars. Meanwhile, Alana faces a strained relationship with Will while Kade Purnell with the FBI pays him a visit.
Hannibal assists on the case of the human soup, sniffing out clues of his own from of the victim's body. Meanwhile, Will is surprised by an unexpected guest, and Jack submits to mandated therapy after Alana's scathing report.
Will’s trial begins, and Jack acknowledges that he may be partially to blame for pushing his star pupil over the edge. A court bailiff is killed in a Copycat-like manner and those closest to Will start to wonder if they were wrong about him.
The BAU team is called in when a body's cranial cavity was converted into a beehive. Meanwhile, Beverly secretly consults with Will to decipher the killer’s human tapestry, who insists that the killer was put in the mural by Hannibal.
Will volunteers to assist with a profile and informs Jack that it’s the work of the Chesapeake Ripper. Able Gideon is brought back to the asylum to help confirm Will’s claims of the Ripper’s true identity, and Freddie Lounds is enlisted to contact Will's admirer through her website.