According to Deadline, “NBC quietly sent out an alert with the scheduling change on Monday, several hours before the Boston Marathon bombing, so the decision to pull the episode had no connection to this week’s violence in Boston. In fact, the premise of the discarded episode is more closely related with the December Newtown massacre.”
The episode, of course, was filmed before Newtown.
The series dipped in ratings slightly last night after two solid episodes. For all Hannibal-related stories, click here.