Here’s the thing: When a show as serious and dark as “Hannibal” has an actor like Scott Thompson (from “The Kids in the Hall”) wandering around, you have to have fun sometimes, right? That’s probably the thought behind this “Laurence Fishburne Post Mortem” video, hosted by Thompson.

In a lovely fireside chat, which you can see exclusively on Zap2it, Thompson — who plays Dr. Jimmy Price — and Fishburne talk about the show and especially about the character of Jack Crawford. While it is all in fun, the conversation also has some interesting points to make about the guy in charge of this crazy FBI unit.

For one thing, as Fishburne puts it, Jack is the “boss who’s completely unaware of everything around him.” Hannibal manipulates the guy constantly, after all. When Thompson asks about the very worst manipulation, Fishburne is quick to say it’s the time that Hannibal saved Jack’s wife from her suicide. Because of that, Jack trusts Hannibal more than ever.

“Hannibal” airs Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

Posted by:Laurel Brown