This is highlighted by Naomi Harris‘ Moneypenny stifling a smirk, “I thought you two would get along.” I am kinda bummed to see Harris put back into a supporting role. After her adventures in Skyfall, I was hoping she would be upgraded to a 00 role.
Here we go. A classic set up. You gotta have it. Bond has spent so much time away from MI-6 that the desk clerk has no idea who the hell he is. “Name?” he asks. “Bond,” says James. The clerk looks up…….and….?
“James Bond.” Dammit.
Q (Ben Whishaw) continues the throwing of shade, “So you’re not dead.” Bond just barrels his way through. He’s missed him too, but not as much as his gadgets. Time to get strapped.
At the end of Spectre, Blofeld did not receive a bullet in his head as his reward for the terror he caused. Instead, Bond took mercy on his step-brother and allowed MI-6 to take scarface into custody. He’s going to regret the decision. While British Intelligence dubs Blofeld as “the most valuable asset this country has,” we know he’s just waiting to strike.
Before walking in to meet Mr. Lecter — I mean, Blofeld — Bond stumbles into Dr. Swann. She’s not in cuffs, but the fire has fizzled from their relationship. Blofeld will use Bond’s doubt over his former flame against him. “You gave up everything for her,” says the madman. Was it worth it? Blofeld delights in twisting the emotional knife as much as any physical one.