Nygma is insanely obvious
with the suicide note, too, even pointing out that itís DEFINITELY Dead Fredís handwriting. Bruce seems skeptical, since he decides to give Fredís family full benefits, even though Wayne insurance doesnít cover suicides. Chris:
Wayne Insurance only covers parents being murdered in an alley
. Itís alarmingly specific.
"Considering the mental anguish incurred due to external influence, as your employer, I should provide entertainment as compensation. And, after careful consideration, I'd like to propose a trip to The Yellow Flag tonight to drink away our pain. This one's on me, of course."
"Unlike your current employer, I protect those who work for me. I don't abuse them to satisfy royal whims, or force them to abuse each other. [...] Littlefinger looks at you and sees a collection of profitable holes.
I see a potential partner."
"Hear me out. You earn fifteen hundred francs a year, which is the stipend of a fine, brave army officer who risks his life every day. You enjoy meals that many a head clerk, a poor slave who is far busier than you, would envy. Though a servant, you yourself have servants who take care of your laundry and your belongings. Over and above your fifteen hundred francs in wages, you are taking a cut on the toiletries and similar purchases you make for me, and stealing nearly an additional fifteen hundred francs every year."
"I am not complaining, Monsieur Baptistin, it's a reasonable amount. However, I wish it to stop forthwith. Nowhere will you find a position comparable to the one that good fortune has gotten you here. I never beat my servants, I never swear, I never lose my temper, I always forgive a fault, but never negligence or forgetfulness. My orders are usually brief, but clear and precise: I prefer to repeat them twice or even three times, rather than for them to be carried out incorrectly. I am rich enough to know everything that I wish to know and- be warned- I am very curious. So if I were ever to learn that you had spoken either good or ill of me, that you had commented on my actions or watched over what I do, you would leave my house immediately. I never give my servants more than one warning. You have had yours. You may go!"