colour study | alana bloom + green
Alana rarely wears green, but when she does, it is to signify her neutrality of the situation. Compared to when she wears dark colours when she is neutral but still in proximity with either Will or Hannibal, this neutrality does not venture her into their worlds at all. When she speaks with Will in the lecture room in Rôti, all things aside, their exchange is primarily on Gideon. Alana, knowing she might have indirectly influenced him, reasons that Gideon cannot be to blame if he was manipulated by an outside source. She acknowledges the inevitable consequences once Gideon is recaptured, and also asks Will’s opinion of what will happen if the Chesapeake Ripper finds him.
She wears green again in Su-zakana, where she interviews a suspect. She is completely professional and stoic in her questions, such as "How does that make you feel?" Will remarks that she is using a tactical approach to push the suspect on his feelings rather than facts, to see whether he displays traits of a psychopath. This is the first case we see Alana take that has nothing to do with either Hannibal or Will, so she has no reason whatsoever to be anything but neutral in the situation.
Green plays an interesting role in Futamono, when Alana is walking Will’s dogs with Jack. She tells Jack her desire to avoid getting involved because of too many conspiracies and false accounts, Jack agrees, saying that alot of people are lying about alot of things in this case. However, Alana then states the one thing she has complete clarity is that Will had tried to kill Hannibal. She also tells Jack that he is biased and that his judgement is clouded from not wanting to acknowledge the situation from both sides; Jack does not know Hannibal as long as she has, and he sides with Will because of being so strongly influenced by him.
It is interesting to note at this point that while Alana’s jacket is green, she wears a blue scarf. She believes herself to be in a neutral position and that her judgement as a professional is unbiased when it actually isn’t. Despite beginning the conversation about how neutrality in general cannot be achieved in a situation with this much lying, Alana defends Hannibal from what she thinks is unfair judgement, not considering her own bias against Will after his “betrayal”.