A musician from the Baltimore Metropolitan Orchestra is found with the neck of a violin wedged down his throat, making him into a gruesome stringed instrument. Hannibal's patient Franklyn confides that he thinks his friend Tobias might be the murderer. Intrigued by the elegance and creativity of the crime, Hannibal invites Tobias for dinner, but the two killers find themselves at brutal odds. Meanwhile, Will begins to suffer auditory hallucinations, confusing his investigation of the case. He turns to Alana for help, and the two begin to grow intimately closer.