I have to check but I do not think that her original intent was to sell the baby (she did not know that she was even pregnant originally). She wanted to get her powers back and the price turned out to be selling the baby in exchange for the return of her powers. The highest bidder issue came from the two people she was dealing with wanting to be the one to broker the deal.
Since they are just using the characters but telling an alternate version of the story, the fact that he was not killed until the end of Silence of the Lambs (at the end of that book, Hannibal is off to kill him after the book ends) does not count. All it means is that his story is over and he will not appear if the show gets renewed and they go to a new plot-line. There are a large number of plotting differences between this show's plot and that which occurred in Red Dragon (which the credits state the show was inspired by).
"The heart, brains and courage are the price for doing this." Note that she is going for the classic attrabutes from the original story.
embarrassedtvaddict posted "I am so excited for Lisbon, I must say. It's such a pity Pike is only staying for five episodes" You have to view that "Only 5 Episodes" with the knowledge that there are only 6 more episodes this season. Thus unless CBS renews the show, he will only be missing from the series finale. I hope that the produces have filmed a satisfactory series ender (to use in lieu of a season ender) just in case CBS (which has screwed this show over with the move to Sunday and their inability to run the show at a constant time due to the non-implementation of the "Heidi Bowl" option for sports feeds that run over their scheduled time slot) keeps them hanging on if the show will be renewed or not. CBS used to handle the spots overrun by cutting back on 60 minutes segments (and running the omitted reports the next week) to get back on schedule.
This show was always intended as a complete 13-episode story arc with the option of having a second season with a new story arc IF the show got good ratings (which apparently it did not). Thus, as suggested, the show was not canceled but just not renewed. In this case there is a difference between being canceled as opposed to 'not renewed' since the show aired its full intended/planned run.
I wish the writers would be consistent about Bear and what commands he responds to. Originally he was trained to respond to commands given in a non-english language (I forget which one). This was explained as standard practice (which I know it is) to avoid a dog from being given commands by someone who it supposed to subdue or not obey. In some later episodes, he was still responding to non-english commands (but a different language from what it was originally). Now Root is giving him English commands ("Sit"). I supposed that he could have just had this command added his set of actions but it is not consistent. I also liked how they set up his tracking ability with his hunting down the food so that his later tracking would be explained. IOW: Chekhov's gun in action.
Even if Jessica is willing to wave the Harvard requirement (and accept a "lesser" school) for Rachel, this is not the same situation as Mike. Rachel would still be a documented graduate of some law school while Mike still would not be. Thus he is still a ticking time bomb for the firm (which is the real case) and the reason for her telling him that he has to never take credit for his contributions. There is too much that would need to be done to make Mike's degree "official" and bullet-proof. In fact, IMO, Lois is missing some simple means of exposing Mike if he wanted to. Why not just check the correct year's "year book" and notice the lack of a listing for Mike?
Alexander has reported to the Council head that Nick is a good guy not just a Grimm who is killing Wesen - IOW: A lawman type not a bounty hunter type. They are aware that he only goes after the Wesen who are attacking humans and that he tries to keep their existance secret. Nick's comment to Alexander was dead on - "Why not tell me what you wanted?". Nick knew that the mummy needed to be "vanished" and I think scored points with the Council by his actions. I wonder if he had a private talk with the captured Wesen to tell him that his mission was successful and the mummy was given a proper funeral.
I was not surprised by Ressler being gifted by Red with the head-in-the-box since he was the one who suggested it (although when he said it he thought that it would be Red's desire). Red's comment at that point was interesting. Tanida had his revenge and I think that being delivered to Ressler would fit his honor system as an apology for killing the fiance. Tanida's mission was all about Honor and having killed the first two agents when they were innocent fit in with the head gift (assuming that Red told him what would be done). Note that he did not blame them for capturing him.
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