Originally Posted by Fire Me Boy!
I saw that already, but is there anything re: the overall plot from the pilot that's carried through (with the cannibal guy and his daughter)?
Yes, that's why NBC released the edited version because it would have omitted parts of the larger story arc and left holes in the broad story plots progression.
The parts cut were the episodic plot line - which I'm assuming clearly does not bear significance on Will and Hannibal's little dance.
That said, I wish they would have just offered both versions and let people decide. If you're keen on watching the exploits of Lector I have to assume you don't offend too quickly in the face of some macabre subject matter.