Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier (Gillian Anderson), Hannibal Lecter’s (Mads Mikkelsen) psychotherapist, played an important, albeit all-too-brief role in the first two seasons of NBC’s Hannibal.

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Fans, much like Hannibal himself, were drawn to the mysterious doctor, who always knew more than she let on and hinted at a dark side that bonded her and Hannibal.

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So when Hannibal successfully evaded capture at the end of Season 2 and Bedelia was revealed as his traveling companion, fans were ecstatic.

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And it was announced that Anderson, who was just a guest star in Seasons 1 and 2, would be a series regular in Season 3.


And in BuzzFeed’s exclusive Season 3 promo, fans will discover how integral Bedelia will be when the new season premieres on June 4.

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Just how integral?

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That’s right: Hannibal and Bedelia are husband and wife (or at least posing as husband and wife) in the Italy-set Season 3.

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And from the looks of it, their European adventure is sublime.

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Utterly sublime.

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But the good times can’t last forever.

 

Although, let’s be real, everybody has more fun when blood is spilled on Hannibal.

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Hannibal Season 3 premieres on Thursday, June 4 at 10 p.m. ET/9 CT.