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BobR

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"Then the disembowelment of Inspector Pazzi. Who saw that coming." I did. But then I had read the 3rd book in the series (Hannibal) which is the basis of most of the plot so far this season (aside from the Will, Jack, and Bedelia plot-lines). He was just as dumb/greedy in the book and also tried to go for the reward. And the set-up with Hannibal telling him about the death of his ancestor was right out of the novel.

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Right now they are doing the first part of Hannibal (the 3rd book in the series) along with the Hannibal back story from book 4 (Hannibal Rising). IMO: Bedelia has assumed the Starling role from the end of the novel Hannibal (something that was not used in the movie version).

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I forget how much it was but I have the impression that when he had to do the "Buy In" to become a Partner he had no problem with coming up with the funds. As for Donna and subsidizing her salary, he needed her and the firm/Jessica was unable/unwilling to pay her what she was worth so he made up the shortfall.