Jane Espenson (from interview with Advocate.com)\
I dunno how many which ways this needs to be said
Will: And then I keep having these hallucinations where a stag comes into my house and follows me around.
Hannibal: No that's a real stag.
Hannibal: He's been living with you for months now, I thought you'd progressed from stray dogs to woodland creatures that's why I didn't say anything.
Hannibal: I call him Gerhart .