Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney, Ola Rapace, Helen McCrory
OUR RATING: ★★★★☆
Spy thriller sequel directed by Sam Mendes. The story centers on James Bond’s (Daniel Craig), who after his latest assignment goes terribly wrong, it leads to undercover agents around the world being exposed, and MI6 being attacked, forcing M (Judi Dench) to relocate the agency. With MI6 now compromised inside and out, M turns to the one man she can trust, Bond. Aided only by a field agent, Eve (Naomie Harris), Bond takes to the shadows and follows a trail to Silva (Javier Bardem), a man from M’s past who wants to settle an old score.
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Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 98)
[first lines; Bond arrives at an MI6 safe house in Istanbul, when he enters the room he finds an agent is wounded, Bond speaks to M through his earpiece]
James Bond: Ronson’s down. He needs medical evac.
M: Where is it? Is it there?
James Bond: Hard drive’s gone.
M: Are you sure?
James Bond: It’s gone. Give me a minute.
[Bond goes over to Ronson and looks at the his chest wound]
M: They must have it. Get after them.
[Bond tries to stop the bleeding by applying pressure to the wound]
James Bond: I’m stabilizing Ronson.
M: We don’t have the time!
James Bond: I have to stop the bleeding.
M: Leave it!
[Bond reluctantly leaves Ronson]
[after Bond leaves Ronson he emerges from the building, another agent drives up in a jeep and Bond gets it]
James Bond: Have you got him?
Eve: He’s in the black Audi. What about Ronson?
James Bond: He’s been hit.
[back at MI6 headquarters]
Tanner: We’re sending in an emergency evacuation squad.
James Bond: They’ll be too bloody late!
[as Eve follows the assassin, Patrice, she swerves and breaks one of the side mirrors of the jeep]
James Bond: That’s alright, you weren’t using it.
[Eve swerves and breaks off the other side mirror]
Eve: I wasn’t using that one either.
[they pursue the Audi through the Grand Bazaar, as Eve drives next to the Audi Bond reaches over and grips the steering wheel maneuvering it to hit the side of the Audi, the Audi flips onto its side and skids into some stalls]
James Bond: Keep your head down!
[Bond gets out of the jeep and starts shooting at Patrice in the Audi, Patrice gets out and starts shooting at Bond with a machine gun, the police arrives on the scene and Patrice takes off on one of their bikes, Bond follows him on a bike that was parked nearby]
[Eve starts up the jeep again and starts driving off after Bond and Patrice]
Eve: Tanner, which way?
Tanner: Keep going, I can direct you from there.
[to Bond and Eve]
M: You both know what’s at stake here, we cannot afford to lose that list!
James Bond: Yes, ma’am.
[as Bond is hot in pursuit of Patrice, Tanner follows the situation back at MI6 headquarter]
M: Where are they now?
Tanner: On the rooftops of the Grand Bazaar.
[Bond forces Patrice off the rooftops, onto the street, Eve is on the road waiting for instructions from Tanner]
Take a left. There’s a bridge, you can cut him off.
[Eve takes off and manages to block Patrice on an overpass, but he instead drives off the overpass and onto a passing train, Bond then revs his bike and jumps onto the train after him]
M: What happened to him?
Eve: They’re on the train, ma’am.
M: What do you mean, on the train?
Eve: I mean, they’re on top of a train.
M: Well, go after them, for God’s sake!
[Eve follows the train on a stretch of road]
Tanner: He’s going out of range
M: You’ve got to track him, we’re blind here. What’s going on?
Eve: I’m still with them.
[Tanner to one of his team members]
Tanner: Get me CCTV, satellite, anything.
[back on the train, as Patrice and Bond shoot at each other, Bond runs out of bullets, he manages to get into a backhoe loader using the machine’s metallic shovel attachment to turn, as Patrice continues to shoot at Bond a few bullets strike the metallic edge of the frame shattering the glass and embedding shrapnel in Bond’s chest, this in turn makes the machine’s shovel attachment knock off a few cars off the train, nearly hitting Eve’s jeep]
Eve: Three VW Beetles, I think!
[Eve watches as Patrice fires at the coupling mechanism holding the car to the train]
Eve: He’s uncoupling the cars.
[Bond drives the backhoe over some parked cars in front of it, slams the shovel attachment down, digging into carriage where Patrice has gone into, Bond then scales the machinery and jumps through the hole, stopping momentarily to adjust his cuff]
M: 007, are you alright?
[Bond addresses the passengers on the train]
James Bond: Just changing carriages.
M: What’s going on? Report!
Eve: It’s rather hard to explain, ma’am. 007 is still in pursuit.
[Bond catches up with Patrice on top of the train and they start fighting, Eve follows the train on a stretch of road as far as it can go, when the train passes through a tunnel she realizes that she is at the end of the line]
Eve: There isn’t going to be much more road, I can’t go any further.
[as the train emerges from the tunnel, Eve leaver her Jeep and takes out her gun targeting Patrice as he’s fighting with Bond]
Eve: I may have a shot.
[as she tries to shoot Patrice, Bond keeps getting in the way as they fight]
Eve: It’s not clean. Repeat, I do not have a clean shot. There’s a tunnel ahead, I’m going to lose them!
M: Can you get into a better position?
Eve: Negative. There’s not time!
M: Take the shot.
[Eve hesitates as Bond is in the way of Patrice]
M: I said, take the shot!
Eve: I can’t, I may hit bond!
M: Take the bloody shot!
[Eve takes the shot, Bond hears this as Eve fires, hitting Bond and sending him flying off the train and into a river below, Patrice looks on at Eve as the train goes under the tunnel and he escapes]
Eve: Agent down.
[back at MI6 headquarter, M stares out at the window looking on the Thames]
[M sits in her office at night and struggles to write an obituary for Bond, three months later we see M meeting Tanner outside a government building]
M: It’s like being summoned to the headmaster’s study.
Tanner: It’s a new chairman, just standard procedure.
M: Bloody waste of my time is what I call it.
[M meets with Gareth Mallory, a member of the government]
Gareth Mallory: I’m sorry to have to deal with such a delicate subject on our first encounter. But, M, I have to be frank with you.
M: I think that would be a good idea.
Gareth Mallory: The Prime Minister’s concerned.
M: Well, you can tell him, my operatives are pursuing every avenue.
Gareth Mallory: Have you considered pulling out the agents.
M: I’ve considered every option.
Gareth Mallory: Forgive me, if that sounds like an evasion.
M: Forgive me, but why am I here?
Gareth Mallory: Three months ago you lost a computer drive containing the identity of almost every NATO agent embedded in terrorist organization across the globe. A list, which in the eyes of our allies, never existed. So, if you’ll forgive me, I think you know why you’re here.
M: Are we to call this, ‘civilian oversight’?
Gareth Mallory: No, we’re to call this ‘retirement planning’. Your country has only the highest respect for you and your many years of service. When your current posting is completed, you’ll be awarded, GCMG with full honors. Congratulations.
M: You’re firing me.
Gareth Mallory: No, ma’am. I’m here to oversee the transition period leading to your voluntary retirement in two months time. Your successor has yet to be appointed, so we’ll be asking you…
[M stands up]
M: I’m not an idiot, Mallory. I knew I can’t do this job forever, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to leave the department in worse shape than I found it.
Gareth Mallory: M, you’ve had a great run. You should leave with dignity.
M: Oh, to hell with dignity. I’ll leave when the job’s done.
[M turns and leaves Mallory’s office]
[after her meeting with Mallory as M and Tanner are in the car, Tanner receives a call alerting him of a situation back at MI6 headquarters]
Tanner: Ma’am, alert at the Q branch, someone’s trying to decrypt the stolen hard drive. They’re tracing the encroaching signal.
[Tanner looks at his laptop as they are tracing the signal]
Tanner: Localizing now. Signal’s in the UK. London.
[to the driver]
M: Get us back to base as soon as possible.
Tanner: It’s coming from MI6.
Tanner: The data bank is linking to our network. Correction, this is behind our firewall. We should shut down.
M: No! Track it. We have to know where it’s coming from.
[Tanner makes a call]
Tanner: Strip the head and strike the source.
M: How the hell did they get into our system?
[Tanner talks into his phone]
Tanner: Get it trace back now.
[Tanner looks at his laptop, as the source has been found he turns to M]
Tanner: It appears, it appears to be your computer, ma’am.
M: Shut it down.
[as Tanner tries to shut down the system suddenly the screen shows the British flag and M’s image pops up in the middle wearing a crown and laughing, then M’s face turns into a skull and the flag burns and message appears ‘Think on your sins’]
[as they try to get back to MI6 headquarters they hit a police road block, M gets of the car in frustration and approaches one of the policemen]
M: For God’s sake! Just get out of the way! Don’t you recognize the car?
Vauxhall Bridge Police Guard: Madam…
[suddenly the MI6 building explodes and M watches in horror]
[we see Bond on an island, having a night of casual sex, he then takes pain killers for the shrapnel that’s still in his shoulder, then we see him going to carrying out the bet of drinking tequila without getting stung by a scorpion on his hand, the next morning he’s still at the same bar drinking when he sees a news report on the TV that MI6 has been hit by a terrorist attack and realized he needs to return to London]
[M stands by coffins of the MI6 employees that were killed by the attack, Tanner enters]
Tanner: It’s time to go, ma’am.
M: I’m going to find whoever did this.
[M returns home that night, as she goes to pour herself a drink she hears a clink, turns and sees Bond’s silhouette in the darkness]
M: Where the hell have you been?
James Bond: Enjoying death. 007 reporting for duty.
[M turns on the light in the room, Bond is holding a bottle of alcohol and glass in his hand]
M: Why didn’t you call?
James Bond: You didn’t get the postcard? You should try it sometime, get away from all of it. It really lends perspective.
M: Ran out of drink where you were, did they?
James Bond: What was it you said? ‘Take the bloody shot.’
M: I made a judgment call.
James Bond: You should have trusted me to finish the job.
M: It was a possibility of losing you or the certainty of losing all those other agents. I made the only decision I could, and you know it.
James Bond: I think you lost your nerve.
M: Well, what do you expect, a bloody apology? You know the rules of the game, you’ve been playing it long enough. We both have.
James Bond: Maybe too long.
M: Speak for yourself.
James Bond: Ronson didn’t make it, did he?
James Bond: So this is it. We’re both played out.
M: Well, if you believe that, why did you come back?
James Bond: Good question.
M: Because we’re under attack. And you know we need you.
James Bond: Well, I’m here.
M: You’ll have to be debriefed, and declared fit for active service. You can only return to duty when you’ve passed the tests, so take them seriously. And a shower might be in order.
[M turns to start walking out of the room]
James Bond: I’ll go home and change.
M: Oh, we’ve sold your flat. Put your things into storage. Standard procedure on the death of an unmarried employee with no next of kin. You should have called.
James Bond: I’ll find a hotel.
M: Well, you’re bloody well not sleeping here.
[M walks off and leaves the room]
[Bond gets driven to the new MI6 headquarters]
Tanner: The assailant hacked into the environmental control system, locked out the safety protocols and turned on the gas. All of which should have been impossible, on top of that they hacked into her files. They knew her appointments, they knew she’d be out of the building.
James Bond: They weren’t targeting her, they wanted her to see it.
[as they drive underground]
James Bond: Where are we, Tanner?
Tanner: New digs.
[they arrive at a set of underground bunkers]
Tanner: The whole building was declared strategically vulnerable.
James Bond: That’s putting it mildly.
Tanner: He was able to breach the most secure computer system in Britain. So we’re on war footing now.
[they enter the bunker and walk through a tunnel]
Tanner: This was part of Churchill’s bunker. We’re still discovering tunnels dating back to the eighteenth century. Quite fascinating, if it wasn’t for the rats.
James Bond: When do I see M?
Tanner: Tomorrow you’ll see M, and Mallory too, if you’re lucky.
James Bond: Who’s Mallory?
Tanner: The new Chairman of Intelligence and Security Committee. A charming man, I think you and he are really going to hit it off.
[as they finally reach MI6 headquarters]
Tanner: Welcome to the new MI6.
[Bond is on a running machine doing a physical examination and Tanner continues to debrief him]
Tanner: We’ve attempted to trace the computer message, but it was sent by an asymmetrical security algorithm, which bounced the signal all over the globe through over a thousand different servers. And now that they’ve accessed M’s codes it’s only a matter of time before they’re able to decrypt the list.
[then we see Bond doing sit-ups as Tanner continues]
Tanner: Q branch have been analyzing the picture, but so far nothing. General feeling is it’s probably someone from her past, perhaps when she was running things in Hong Kong. She’s no idea what it all means.
James Bond: And you believe that?
[we see Bond doing pull-ups]
Tanner: The truth is, we don’t have a clue who took the list, or what they plan to do with it.
[Bond starts to look tired and stops doing the pull-ups]
Tanner: We can always do this later.
James Bond: You know what, let’s.
[Tanner and the other agents leave the room, Bond’s legs give way and he sits, looking exhausted, we then see him doing target shooting practice where he keeps missing the target as the shrapnel in his shoulder is hurting him]
[for his psychological exam, Bond enters a room with a two-way mirror, where M, Mallory and Tanner watch on the other side]
Doctor Hall: I’d like to start with some simple word associations, just tell me the first word that pops into your head. For example, I might say day, and you might say…
James Bond: Wasted.
Doctor Hall: Alright. Gun?
James Bond: Shot.
Doctor Hall: Agent?
James Bond: Provocateur.
Doctor Hall: Woman?
James Bond: Provocatrix.
Doctor Hall: Heart?
James Bond: Target.
Doctor Hall: Bird?
James Bond: Sky.
Doctor Hall: M?
James Bond: Bitch.
Doctor Hall: Sunlight?
James Bond: Swim.
Doctor Hall: Moonlight?
James Bond: Dance.
Doctor Hall: Murder?
James Bond: Employment.
Doctor Hall: Country?
James Bond: England.
Doctor Hall: Skyfall?
[Bond pauses, not answering]
Doctor Hall: Skyfall?
James Bond: Done.
[Bond gets up, looks at the mirror, where M and Mallory are watching, and walks off, Mallory turns to M]
Gareth Mallory: Well, this is going well.
[as the shrapnel in his shoulder is hurting, frustrated Bond takes a knife and digs it all out, he then takes the shrapnel pieces to Tanner]
James Bond: Get these analyzed. For her eyes only.
[Bond is suited up and pacing as he waits in a room when Eve enters]
Eve: She’s ready for you.
James Bond: I’m sorry, have we met before?
Eve: I’m the one who should say sorry.
James Bond: Well, it’s only four ribs, and some of the less vital organs.
[Bond walks towards her, he leans closer to her as he passes her by]
James Bond: Nothing major.
[Eve smiles as she follows him]
[as Eve escorts Bond to M]
James Bond: Not enough excitement in Istanbul?
Eve: I’ve been reassigned. Temporary suspension from field work.
James Bond: Really?
Eve: Mm. Something to do with killing 007.
James Bond: Well, you gave it your best shot.
Eve: It was hardly my best shot.
James Bond: I’m not sure I can survive your best.
Eve: Doubt you’ll get the chance.
James Bond: Well, do me a favor, will you. If they do ever let you back out there, warn me first.
Eve: I’m assisting Gareth Mallory in the transition and then I’ll be back in the field.
James Bond: It’s what you want?
Eve: Yes, of course.
James Bond: It’s not for everyone.
[at that moment Tanner comes up behind them]
Tanner: Ah, 007, it’s this way.
[Bond ignores Tanner and continues talking to Eve]
James Bond: In your defense, a moving target is much harder to hit.
[Bond starts to walks off]
Eve: Then you better keep moving.
[Bond smiles as he walks off]
[sitting in M’s office, looking at M’s china Bulldog ornament with the British flag painted on its back]
James Bond: The whole office goes up in smoke and that bloody thing survives.
M: Your interior decorating tips have always been appreciated, 007.
[Bond stands has Mallory enters the room]
M: 007, Gareth Mallory.
Gareth Mallory: I hope I haven’t missed anything, the P.M. does prattle on in a crisis.
[Mallory and Bond shake hands]
Gareth Mallory: Bond.
James Bond: Mallory.
[Mallory sits in the chair next to Bond]
M: I’ve just been reviewing Bond’s tests.
[looking at Bond]
M: Seems you’ve passed, by the skin of your teeth. You’re back on active service.
Gareth Mallory: Congratulations.
James Bond: Thank you.
[Bond gets up]
James Bond: I’ll, um, I’ll be outside.
[Bond starts to walk off]
Gareth Mallory: I only have one question. Why not stay dead? You have the perfect way out, go and live quietly somewhere. Not many field agents get to leave this cleanly.
James Bond: Do you get out in the field much?
Gareth Mallory: You don’t need to be an operative to see the obvious. It’s a young man’s game. Look, you’ve been seriously injured, there’s no shame in saying you’ve lost a step. The only shame will be in not admitting it until it’s too late.
James Bond: Hire me, or fire me. It’s entirely up to you.
M: If he says he’s ready, he’s ready.
[Mallory looks at M]
Gareth Mallory: Perhaps you can’t see it, or maybe you won’t.
M: What exactly are you implying?
Gareth Mallory: You’re sentimental about him.
M: As long as I’m head of this department, I’ll choose my own operatives.
Gareth Mallory: Fair enough.
[Mallory starts to walk off and stops by Bond before leaving]
Gareth Mallory: Good luck, 007. Don’t cock it up.
[Bond looks at Mallory as he leaves M’s office]
[after Mallory leaves M’s office]
Tanner: We’ve analyzed the shrapnel fragments. You’re lucky it wasn’t a direct hit, it would have cut you in half. It’s a depleted uranium shell, military grade.
[Bond and M look at Tanner’s computer monitor showing the results]
Tanner: Hard to get, extremely expensive and only used by a select few.
[Tanner presses a button on his computer bringing up photos of three male suspects]
Tanner: Recognize anyone?
[Bond points the photo of Patrice]
James Bond: Him.
Tanner: Okay. The name’s Patrice, he’s a ghost, no known residence or country of origin.
James Bond: So how do we find him?
Tanner: Well, luckily, we still have one or two friends left in the CIA. They’re after him for the Yemeni Ambassador’s murder, and they’re getting close. Intel is he’s going to be in Shanghai in two days time, probably on a job.
M: You’re to go there and wait further instructions. If he turns up, he’s yours. Find out who he works for and who has the list. Then terminate him for Ronson.
James Bond: With pleasure. Is there anything else you want to tell me?
M: No. Report to the new quartermaster for your documentation. He hasn’t set up shop yet, but Tanner will put you two together. Good luck.
James Bond: Thank you.
[Bonds starts to walk off]
[Bond turns just as he’s about leave the office]
M: You are ready for this?
James Bond: Yes, ma’am.
Tanner: I didn’t know Bond passed the tests.
M: He didn’t.
[Bond is sitting down in a museum, looking at a painting, when Q arrives and sits next to him]
Q: Always makes me feel a bit melancholy. A grand old war ship, being ignominiously hauled away for scrap. The inevitability of time, don’t you think? What do you see?
James Bond: A bloody big ship. Excuse me.
[Bond starts to get up]
Q: 007. I’m your new Quartermaster.
James Bond: You must be joking.
Q: Why, because I’m not wearing a lab coat?
James Bond: Because you still have spots.
Q: My complexion is hardly relevant.
James Bond: Your competence is.
Q: Age is no guarantee of efficiency.
James Bond: And youth is no guarantee of innovation.
Q: I’ll hazard I can do more damage on my laptop sitting in my pajamas before my first cup of Earl Grey than you can do in a year in the field.
James Bond: Oh, so why do you need me?
Q: Every now and then a trigger has to be pulled.
James Bond: Or not pulled. It’s hard to know which in your pajamas. Q.
[Bond and Q shakes hands]
[Q takes out an envelope from his coat pocket and gives it to Bond]
Q: Ticket to Shanghai, documentation and passport.
James Bond: Thank you.
Q: And this.
[Q hands a black box to Bond, Bond opens it revealing a gun inside]
Q: Walther PPK/S nine-millimeter short, there’s micro sensor in the grip. It’s been coded to your palm print, so only you can fire it. Less of a random killing machine, more of a personal statement.
James Bond: And this?
[Bond points to the empty space small square next to the gun, Q hands over the little metallic square item]
Q: Standard issue radio transmitter. Activate it and it broadcasts your location, distress signal. And that’s it.
James Bond: A gun, and a radio. Not exactly Christmas, is it?
Q: Were you expecting and exploding pen? We don’t really go in for that anymore.
[Q gets up and starts to walk off, but turns to face Bond again]
Q: Good luck out there in the field. And please return the equipment in one piece.
[Q walks off]
James Bond: Brave new world.
[in Shanghai, Bond goes for a swim at his hotel, then waits at a bar when gets instructions that Patrice will be at the airport tomorrow, Bond waits for Patrice at the airport, follows him from a distance as he arrives at a large skyscraper and kills the security guard, Bond enters the building and follows Patrice as he boards the elevator and bolts after him, climbing up and grabbing onto a bar on the bottom of the elevator, he follows Patrice into a server room and watches him assemble a rifle and carves out a hole in the glass, he then aims his gun at the opposite building where an elderly Chinese business man is meeting with Severine and as he looks at painting, Patrice fires and kills the business man before jerking back to fire at Bond, they start fighting and Patrice’s gun blows away the rest of the window]
[Bond manages to dangle Patrice out of the window and shouts]
James Bond: Who’s got the list?!
[Patrice says nothing as he holds on to Bond’s arm]
James Bond: Tell me, who are you working for?!
[Patrice’s hand starts slipping and he suddenly falls to his death, Bond frustrated then looks up to see Severine staring at him from the opposite buildings before slipping out of her view in the darkness, Bond then checks out Patrice’s gun case and finds a casino chip from Macau]
[back in London, M receives another message from the cyber terrorist which directs her to a YouTube channel which lists 5 agents names, photos and which terrorist cell they are embedded with, M calls Tanner]
M: Tanner? He’s posted the first five names. Their cover’s blown. They’re in danger, get them out now.
[M reads the end of the cyber terrorist’s message; ‘Five more. Every Week. Think on your sins.’]
[in Macau, Bond is in his hotel room prepares to shave when there’s a knock at the door, Bond gets his gun out and waits]
Eve: Room service.
[Bond recognizes Eve’s voice and opens the door]
James Bond: I didn’t order anything. Not even you.
Eve: I have got some new information.
James Bond: Aren’t you a little overqualified to be delivering messages?
Eve: It’s all part of the learning curve. And Q’s afraid of flying.
James Bond: Of course he is.
[Bond goes back to getting prepared for shaving]
Eve: So, whoever stole the list, has already decrypted it. They posted the first five names on the web.
James Bond: Well, it was only a matter of time.
Eve: Oh, that’s just the start. They’re posting five more next week and the week after. It’s some kind of sadistic game.
[Eve watches as Bond gets his razor to start shaving]
Eve: Cut-throat razor. How very traditional.
James Bond: Well, I like to do some things the old-fashioned way.
[Eve moves closer to Bond]
Eve: Sometimes the old ways are the best.
[as Bond is about to start shaving he pauses, then turns and hold the razor out to Eve]
Eve: Are you putting your life in my hands again?
[Eve is shaving Bond with his razor]
James Bond: M’s already briefed me on the list. Raising the tantalizing question of what you’re really doing here.
[as Eve slowly shaves Bond they start flirting with each other]
Eve: My official directive was to help, in any way I can.
James Bond: Like spying for Mallory.
Eve: You know, Mallory is not as bad as you think.
James Bond: He’s a bureaucrat.
Eve: You should do your homework. Gareth Mallory was a Lieutenant Colonel…
James Bond: Lieutenant Colonel in Northern Ireland Hereford Regiment, spent three months at the hands of the IRA.
Eve: So, there’s more to him than meets the eye.
James Bond: We’ll see.
[as Eve pauses, Bond looks down at her cleavage]
Eve: Keep still.
[she pushes his face back up]
Eve: This is the tricky part.
[she slowly uses the razor to shave his throat]
Eve: Now, that’s better. You look the part now.
James Bond: Mm-hmm?
James Bond: And what part is that?
[Eve moves closer to him as she wipes his face with a towel]
Eve: Old dog, new tricks.
[Bond arrives that the casino by boat, and as he enters he sees Eve is already there and speaks to her via his earpiece, as they avoid contact with each other]
James Bond: Good evening.
James Bond: Don’t touch your ear. I’ve got three exits, and lots of blind spots.
Eve: I’ve got them covered.
James Bond: You look beautiful in that dress.
Eve: You don’t scrub up so bad yourself.
James Bond: Mm, it’s amazing what one can do with an extra pair of hands.
Eve: You’re telling me.
James Bond: Do you gamble?
Eve: I like a little flutter now and then. Who doesn’t like to take chances?
[at the casino’s cashier booth]
Floating Dragon Cashier: Good evening, sir, how may I help you?
James Bond: I’d like to cash this in, please.
[Bond passes the chip he’d taken from Patrice’s gun case to the cashier]
Floating Dragon Cashier: One moment, sir.
[the cashier leaves with the chip, Bond turns and looks around the casino as he waits and spots Severine, she turns and looks at him recognizing him from when he killed Patrice, the casino’s floor manager and his assistant walk up to Bond with a briefcase]
Floating Dragon Floor Manager: Good fortune tonight, sir.
James Bond: Let’s hope so.
[Bond opens the case to check the money and closes the case]
Floating Dragon Floor Manager: With compliments of the house.
[the manager gives Bond some casino chips]
James Bond: Thank you.
[after taking the case with the money, Bond walks over to a casino table and watches when Severine comes and stands next to him]
Severine: Now you can afford to buy me a drink.
James Bond: Maybe I’ll even stretch to two. I’m guessing I’ve got four million Euros in here.
Severine: Not bad. I like this game.
James Bond: Well, why don’t we play another?
Severine: I don’t gamble. I’m not very lucky.
James Bond: Bit of luck with our friend in Shanghai.
Severine: I’ve been waiting to see who would redeem the chip. You made such a bold entrance into our little drama.
James Bond: Did I overcomplicate the plot?
Severine: Who doesn’t appreciate the occasional twists? Mister…
James Bond: Bond. James Bond.
Severine: Severine. So, Mr. Bond, shall we discuss your next performance over that drink?
James Bond: I’d like that.
[referring to Severine’s bodyguards]
James Bond: Will your friends be joining us?
Severine: That, I’m afraid, is inevitable.
[as Bond follows behind Severine towards the bar, Bond hears Eve through his earpiece]
Eve: She’s pretty.
James Bond: I know.
Eve: If you like that sort of thing.
[Bond takes his earpiece off and whispers into it]
James Bond: I’ll keep you posted.
[as he walks past Eve, who’s sitting a table drinking, he drops his earpiece into her drink]
[as they drink at the casino bar]
Severine: Would you mind if I ask you a business question?
James Bond: Depends on the question.
Severine: It has to do with death.
James Bond: A subject in which you’re well-versed.
Severine: How would you know that?
James Bond: Only a certain kind of woman wears a backless dress with a Beretta 70 strapped to her thigh.
Severine: One can never be too careful when handsome men in tuxedo’s carry Walthers. I am correct in assuming you killed Patrice?
James Bond: Yes.
Severine: Might I ask why?
James Bond: I want to meet your employer.
[Severine pauses for a moment before replying]
Severine: Be careful what you wish for.
James Bond: You’re scared.
Severine: Thank you for the drink. Mr. Bond.
[as Severine is about to leave, Bond stops her by placing his hand on her wrist]
James Bond: You put on a good show. But ever since we sat down, you haven’t stopped looking at your bodyguards. Well, three of them is a bit excessive. They control you, they’re not protecting you.
[he turns her wrist round to reveal the tattoo on her wrist]
James Bond: Tattoo on your wrist, is Macau sex trade. You belonged to one of the houses. What were you, twelve? Thirteen? I’m guessing he was your way out. Perhaps you thought you were in love. But that was a long time ago.
Severine: You know nothing about it.
James Bond: I know when a woman is afraid and pretending not to be.
Severine: How much do you know about fear?
James Bond: All there is.
Severine: Not like this. Not like him.
James Bond: I can help you.
Severine: I don’t think so.
James Bond: Let me try.
James Bond: Bring me to him.
Severine: Can you kill him?
James Bond: Yes.
Severine: Will you?
James Bond: Someone usually dies.
James Bond: Perhaps you can. When I leave, they’re going to kill you. If you survive, I’m on the Chimera. North harbor. Berth seven. We cast off in an hour. Very nice to have met you, Mr. Bond.
[Severine stands to leave]
Severine: Good luck.
[Severine turns and walks off, Bond turns to the bar and sees her three bodyguards are staring at him, he raises his glass to them before drinking from it]
[as Bond is about the leave the casino he’s cornered by Severine’s bodyguards, Bond attacks them with his metallic briefcase and beats the other two agents before the first bodyguard recovers and tackles him off the bridge and into a pit of Komodo dragons, the man disarms Bond and tries to shoot him with the Walther]
James Bond: Good luck with that.
[the gun doesn’t fire and the Komodo dragon takes hold of the man from behind, Bond then climbs back out of the pit only to come face to face another bodyguard aiming a gun at him, at that moment Eve arrives uses her stiletto heel to knock the gun aside and knock him out and holds up the metal briefcase]
James Bond: Thank you.
[Bond climbs out of the pit and Eve holds the briefcase with the money towards Bond]
James Bond: Put it all on the red.
[Bond then turns and starting walking out of the casino]
James Bond: It’s the circle of life.
[Severine waits for Bond on her boat, but he doesn’t show up, thinking that he’s dead, she orders the boat to cast off and goes to take a shower, Bond sneaks in and comes up behind her as she’s showering and start kissing her neck]
James Bond: I like you better without your Beretta.
Severine: I feel naked without it.
[she turns and they start kissing]
[back in London, M arrives at Mallory’s office he has the TV on which is reporting the news about one of the exposed MI6 agents]
BBC News Anchor: Good evening. The controversy surrounding the Ministry of Defense has escalated today as images of the Hussein assassination continued to circulate. We should warn you, some viewers might find these images disturbing. Captain Hussein, an MI6 operative imbedded in the Middle East was one of the five agents exposed in what is now being considered the greatest internal security breach in modern British history. The Prime Minister continues to express public support for MI6 while the opposition has taken the position…
[Mallory turns the TV off and looks at M]
Gareth Mallory: …has taken the position we’re a bunch of antiquated bloody idiots fighting a war we don’t understand and can’t possibly win.
M: Look, three of my agents are dead already. Don’t embroil me in politics now.
Gareth Mallory: The Prime Minister’s ordered an inquiry. You’ll have to appear.
M: Oh, standing in the stock at midday. Who’s antiquated now?
Gareth Mallory: For Christ’s sake, listen to yourself. We’re a democracy and we’re accountable to the people we’re trying to defend. We can’t keep working in the shadows, there are no more shadows.
M: You don’t get this, do you? Whoever’s behind this, whoever’s doing it, he knows us. He’s one of us. He comes from the same place as Bond. The place you say doesn’t exist. The shadows.
[Bond gets on the deck of on Severine’s boat and activates his little radio transmitter, he then goes and joins Severine as she looks at the island ahead]
Severine: It’s not too late, you could turn back now.
[suddenly the crew come towards them]
James Bond: I wouldn’t be so sure.
[as the crew Severine’s boat takes them as hostages to an abandoned island]
Severine: They abandoned it almost overnight. He made them think there was a leak at the chemical plant. It’s amazing, the panic you can cause with a single computer. He wanted the island, so he took it.
James Bond: Does this ‘he’ always get what he wants?
Severine: More than you know.
[Severine is taken away to a different direction and Bond gets taken into a building]
Severine: I’m sorry.
[Bond has been tied to a chair in a room full of computer servers, then an elevator descends from the upper levels of the building and Silva emerges]
Silva: Hello, James. Welcome! Do you like the island?
[Bond doesn’t answer, Silva starts walking slowly towards Bond]
Silva: My grandmother had an island. Nothing to boast of, you could walk along it in an hour. But still it was, it was a paradise for us. One summer, we went for a visit and discovered the place had been infested with rats. They’d come on a fishing boat and gorged themselves on coconut. So how do you get rats off an island? Hmm? My grandmother showed me. We buried an oil drum and hinged the lid. Then we wired coconut to the lid’s base and the rats would come for the coconut and boing, boing, boing, they would fall into the drum. And after a month you’ve trapped all the rats. But what did you do then? Throw the drum into the ocean? Burn it? No? You just leave it. And they became to get hungry. And one by one, they start eating each other, until there are only two left. The two survivors. And then what? Do you kill them? No. You take them and release them into the trees. But now they don’t eat coconut anymore. Now they only eat rat. You have changed their nature.
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