Bernie Madoff dying of pancreatic cancer? It actually seems plausible, given his family’s behavior. The boys are off scurrying around the world in Dad’s private jet while Bernie stays in his penthouse, insisting against all possibility, that he maintained his scam alone and unaided. He checks out, the boys have the money and all is right in the Madoff world. Unless there’s a Hell.
But won’t this be a fizzle if Bernie drops out of the game and Walter Noel is left drooling alone in the witness box telling fractured stories of his boyhood? Darn it, we want a story!