With all due respect, my lady, didn't you know that it was Pike who gave wine to Egg? 8)
Not everyone Pike loves dies. His niece Newstar is still alive. They never seem to get to live in the same place, though.
Pike does love Krim. And Sust. They still seem quite lively to me.
I kind of liked getting to see the side of Pike we saw when Skot died.