[[folder: The Film ]]

* Bond's reaction at his wife Tracy's death. "We have all the time in the world..."
** The original draft had them drive happily off into the sunset and then have her die in the pretitles of the ''next'' film. The way it turned out makes it even more stark.
** It's even worse if you pay attention in later films, and realize she's the ([[DoylistVersusWatsonian Watsonian]]) reason there's a different Bond girl every film: he can't get over her. (The Doylist explanation, of course, being the financial practicalities of having non-recurring {{Bond Girl}}s.)
** What makes it even ''worse'' somehow is the way the soundtrack switches from a [[DarkReprise sad reprise]] of "We Have All the Time in the World" to this off-kilter, borderline ''manic'' version of the James Bond theme, and it just sounds really, really off. All while focused on the lone bullet hole in the windshield...
** Even [[AllThereIsToKnowAboutTheCryingGame knowing it's going to happen]] doesn't lessen the impact when it does.
** To make the impact all the more shocking, the entire scene up until the final seconds takes place without any music. As the gun goes off and Bond suddenly sees that his new wife isn't speaking, it's completely silent. Nothing but Bond and his wife...
** Perhaps the worst part is the very end when we hear Bond start to cry offscreen right before the credits roll.
** I went into this knowing that she was going to die, so it didn't really shock me. Seeing James, the secret agent and Royal Navy officer who will never give up, go into flat out denial about her death... '''that''' really hit me.
* Tracy's backstory (teenage rebellion, infidelity, dead child, dead husband).
* Miss Moneypenny crying at Bond's wedding is one of the saddest THINGS of all time. It follows the ''only'' time that Q calls Bond by his name instead of the usual "007" ever in the series.


[[folder: The Novel ]]

* Try reading ''Literature/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' after you've finished this one. Even though 8 months have passed, Bond's still broken by Tracy's death and can barely keep his job, stumbling around London in a drunken haze, blowing assignments, gambling his pay away and ''looking forward'' to his next hangover. And even as he goes back to normal, it's very clear that he will ''never'' get over his greatest loss.
* The ending has a traumatised Bond quietly cradling the bullet-ridden body of his dead wife, muttering "We have all the time in the world" [[MadnessMantra repeatedly]].
** Even worse is when he goes into denial. Unlike the film, he doesn't weep. He sits in the wreckage while covered in blood and [[SanitySlippage calmly insists to a horrified traffic cop that Tracy's not dead]], over and over.