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** Bond predicts that Greene will walk 20 miles before he resorts to drinking the oil. It's quite possible that Quantum finally bore down on him just as, or slightly after he took the drink, meaning if they hadn't summarily executed him, the oil would have soon done the job anyway (disclaimer: I'm not a medical professional, so we'll have to wait to hear how quickly that volume of motor oil would have killed a heavily dehydrated man with several axe injuries or how long he could keep walking after drinking it). They probably wouldn't have been petty enough to apply both of the injuries if one alone would have done the trick; and if they knew about him ingesting oil, they wouldn't have bothered with the shots (but probably would gleefully wait to see him painfully expire from the oil's toxicity). If the bullets were shot in the back of his skull, they likely didn't wait to have a cordial chat first, completely averting WhyDontYaJustShootHim.

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** Bond predicts that Greene will walk 20 miles before he resorts to drinking the oil. It's quite possible that Quantum finally bore down on him just as, or slightly after he took the drink, meaning if they hadn't summarily executed him, the oil would have soon done the job anyway (disclaimer: I'm not a medical professional, so we'll have to wait to hear how quickly that volume of motor oil would have killed a heavily dehydrated man with several axe injuries or how long he could keep walking after drinking it). They probably wouldn't have been petty enough to apply both of the cause-of-death injuries if one alone would have done the trick; and if they knew about him ingesting oil, they wouldn't have bothered with the shots (but probably would gleefully wait to see him painfully expire from the oil's toxicity). If the bullets were shot in the back of his skull, they likely didn't wait to have a cordial chat first, completely averting WhyDontYaJustShootHim.


** Bond predicts that Greene will walk 20 miles before he resorts to drinking the oil. It's quite possible that Quantum finally bore down on him just as, or slightly after he took the drink, meaning if they hadn't summarily executed him, the oil would have soon done the job anyway (disclaimer: I'm not a medical professional, so we'll have to wait to hear how quickly that volume of motor oil would have killed a heavily dehydrated man, or how long he could keep walking afterwards). They probably wouldn't have been petty enough to apply both of the injuries if one alone would have done the trick; and if they knew about him ingesting oil, they wouldn't have bothered with the shots (but probably would gleefully wait to see him painfully expire from the oil's toxicity). If the bullets were shot in the back of his skull, they likely didn't wait to have a cordial chat first, completely averting WhyDontYaJustShootHim.

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** Bond predicts that Greene will walk 20 miles before he resorts to drinking the oil. It's quite possible that Quantum finally bore down on him just as, or slightly after he took the drink, meaning if they hadn't summarily executed him, the oil would have soon done the job anyway (disclaimer: I'm not a medical professional, so we'll have to wait to hear how quickly that volume of motor oil would have killed a heavily dehydrated man, man with several axe injuries or how long he could keep walking afterwards).after drinking it). They probably wouldn't have been petty enough to apply both of the injuries if one alone would have done the trick; and if they knew about him ingesting oil, they wouldn't have bothered with the shots (but probably would gleefully wait to see him painfully expire from the oil's toxicity). If the bullets were shot in the back of his skull, they likely didn't wait to have a cordial chat first, completely averting WhyDontYaJustShootHim.


** Bond predicts that Greene will walk 20 miles before he resorts to drinking the oil. It's quite possible that Quantum finally bore down on him just as, or slightly after he took the drink, meaning if they hadn't summarily executed him, the oil would have soon done the job anyway (disclaimer: I'm not a medical professional, so we'll have to wait to hear how quickly that volume of motor oil would have killed a heavily dehydrated man, or how long he could keep walking afterwards). They probably wouldn't have been petty enough to apply both of the injuries if one alone would have done the trick; and if they knew about him ingesting oil, they wouldn't have bothered with the shots (but probably would gleefully wait to see him painfully expire from the oil's toxicity). If the bullets were shot in the back of his skull, they likely didn't wait to have a cordial chat first.

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** Bond predicts that Greene will walk 20 miles before he resorts to drinking the oil. It's quite possible that Quantum finally bore down on him just as, or slightly after he took the drink, meaning if they hadn't summarily executed him, the oil would have soon done the job anyway (disclaimer: I'm not a medical professional, so we'll have to wait to hear how quickly that volume of motor oil would have killed a heavily dehydrated man, or how long he could keep walking afterwards). They probably wouldn't have been petty enough to apply both of the injuries if one alone would have done the trick; and if they knew about him ingesting oil, they wouldn't have bothered with the shots (but probably would gleefully wait to see him painfully expire from the oil's toxicity). If the bullets were shot in the back of his skull, they likely didn't wait to have a cordial chat first.first, completely averting WhyDontYaJustShootHim.


** Bond predicts that Greene will walk 20 miles before he resorts to drinking the oil. It's quite possible that Quantum finally bore down on him just as, or slightly after he took the drink, meaning if they hadn't summarily executed him, the oil would have soon done the job anyway. They probably wouldn't have been petty enough to apply both of the injuries if one alone would have done the trick; and if they knew about him ingesting oil, they wouldn't have bothered with the shots (but probably would gleefully wait to see him painfully expire from the oil's toxicity). If the bullets were shot in the back of his skull, they likely didn't wait to have a cordial chat first.

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** Bond predicts that Greene will walk 20 miles before he resorts to drinking the oil. It's quite possible that Quantum finally bore down on him just as, or slightly after he took the drink, meaning if they hadn't summarily executed him, the oil would have soon done the job anyway.anyway (disclaimer: I'm not a medical professional, so we'll have to wait to hear how quickly that volume of motor oil would have killed a heavily dehydrated man, or how long he could keep walking afterwards). They probably wouldn't have been petty enough to apply both of the injuries if one alone would have done the trick; and if they knew about him ingesting oil, they wouldn't have bothered with the shots (but probably would gleefully wait to see him painfully expire from the oil's toxicity). If the bullets were shot in the back of his skull, they likely didn't wait to have a cordial chat first.


* Before Bond abandoned Greene in the middle of the desert, he threw him a can of motor oil, which would make us believe that the latter would choose to drink it to avoid a FateWorseThanDeath. However, in the final scene in Russia, M tells Bond that Greene's body was found with "two bullets in the back of his skull and motor oil in his stomach". Did Greene ''not'' drink the motor oil, that would have almost certainly killed him? Was he dead when his people found him, in which case they decided to put the bullets in his head just for laughs? And if he was still alive, did his people force-feed him with oil, and ''then'' shoot him? Or did they shoot him first, and then feed his corpse the oil ForTheEvulz? Either way, TheresNoKillLikeOverkill.

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* Before Bond abandoned Greene in the middle of the desert, he threw him a can of motor oil, which would make us believe that the latter would choose to drink it to avoid a FateWorseThanDeath. However, in the final scene in Russia, M tells Bond that Greene's body was found with "two bullets in the back of his skull and motor oil in his stomach". Did Greene ''not'' drink the motor oil, as that would have almost certainly killed him? Was he dead when his people found him, in which case they decided to put the bullets in his head just for laughs? And if he was still alive, did his people force-feed him with oil, and ''then'' shoot him? Or did they shoot him first, and then feed his corpse the oil ForTheEvulz? Either way, TheresNoKillLikeOverkill.TheresNoKillLikeOverkill.
** Bond predicts that Greene will walk 20 miles before he resorts to drinking the oil. It's quite possible that Quantum finally bore down on him just as, or slightly after he took the drink, meaning if they hadn't summarily executed him, the oil would have soon done the job anyway. They probably wouldn't have been petty enough to apply both of the injuries if one alone would have done the trick; and if they knew about him ingesting oil, they wouldn't have bothered with the shots (but probably would gleefully wait to see him painfully expire from the oil's toxicity). If the bullets were shot in the back of his skull, they likely didn't wait to have a cordial chat first.


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* Before Bond abandoned Greene in the middle of the desert, he threw him a can of motor oil, which would make us believe that the latter would choose to drink it to avoid a FateWorseThanDeath. However, in the final scene in Russia, M tells Bond that Greene's body was found with "two bullets in the back of his skull and motor oil in his stomach". Did Greene ''not'' drink the motor oil, that would have almost certainly killed him? Was he dead when his people found him, in which case they decided to put the bullets in his head just for laughs? And if he was still alive, did his people force-feed him with oil, and ''then'' shoot him? Or did they shoot him first, and then feed his corpse the oil ForTheEvulz? Either way, TheresNoKillLikeOverkill.


* Bond figures that the guy who provides the cargo plane to them will alert them to Quantum (or maybe the Bolivian Air Force). Would it not be worth killing the guy in that case, or at least knocking him out to give them time to do their reconnaissance without the acknowledged threat of ''getting attacked by fighter aircraft in an unarmed cargo plane''?

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* Bond figures that the guy who provides the cargo plane to them will alert them to Quantum (or maybe the Bolivian Air Force). Would it not be worth killing the guy in that case, or at least knocking him out to give them time to do their reconnaissance without the acknowledged threat of ''getting attacked by fighter aircraft and a helicopter in an unarmed cargo plane''?


* Bond figures that the guy who provides the cargo plane to them will alert them to Quantum (or maybe the Bolivian Air Force). Would it not be worth killing the guy in that case, or at least knocking him out to give them time to do their reconnaissance without the threat of ''getting attacked by fighter jets in an unarmed cargo plane''?

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* Bond figures that the guy who provides the cargo plane to them will alert them to Quantum (or maybe the Bolivian Air Force). Would it not be worth killing the guy in that case, or at least knocking him out to give them time to do their reconnaissance without the acknowledged threat of ''getting attacked by fighter jets aircraft in an unarmed cargo plane''?

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* Bond figures that the guy who provides the cargo plane to them will alert them to Quantum (or maybe the Bolivian Air Force). Would it not be worth killing the guy in that case, or at least knocking him out to give them time to do their reconnaissance without the threat of ''getting attacked by fighter jets in an unarmed cargo plane''?


** Bond was MI6's man in the poker man, and Felix knew that fact. Perhaps the CIA knew who he was and let Felix know in case they needed to co-ordinate (possibly in a "we lost the game, let's team up and just flat-out kidnap the man"), and Felix's boss either knew who Bond was and it was a test for Felix's commitment, or knew Felix well enough to figure out he was lying and used some quick thinking to piece it together (MI6 just called him asking about a man, who just happens to tell him that he found someone snooping around outside his property, who Felix knows, so how many people working for MI6 does Felix know again?). As for Bond's name being all over the media, all the media reported on was that a British Agent killed a man in an embasy, and the only photos we see are ones taken from behind Bond where his face isn't visible.

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** Bond was MI6's [=MI6=]'s man in the poker man, and Felix knew that fact. Perhaps the CIA knew who he was and let Felix know in case they needed to co-ordinate (possibly in a "we lost the game, let's team up and just flat-out kidnap the man"), and Felix's boss either knew who Bond was and it was a test for Felix's commitment, or knew Felix well enough to figure out he was lying and used some quick thinking to piece it together (MI6 ([=MI6=] just called him asking about a man, who just happens to tell him that he found someone snooping around outside his property, who Felix knows, so how many people working for MI6 [=MI6=] does Felix know again?). As for Bond's name being all over the media, all the media reported on was that a British Agent killed a man in an embasy, and the only photos we see are ones taken from behind Bond where his face isn't visible.



* Considering that he's shot in the leg, left pinballing around the trunk of a car for a while, and then shot in the shoulder and left lying motionless on the ground, Mr. White somehow manages to escape an MI6 interrogation room and is in good enough shape later to turn up for the opera scene. It really seems as if he was supposed to be KilledOffForReal but the filmmakers changed their mind after the fact..

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* Considering that he's shot in the leg, left pinballing around the trunk of a car for a while, and then shot in the shoulder and left lying motionless on the ground, Mr. White somehow manages to escape an MI6 [=MI6=] interrogation room and is in good enough shape later to turn up for the opera scene. It really seems as if he was supposed to be KilledOffForReal but the filmmakers changed their mind after the fact..



** I think it's a combination of (subdued) surprise when she tells him what happened ("wow, Quantum have the resources and the balls to off a member of Special Branch and pin it on MI6!"), trying to process the rest of the information during their conversation, and being really bloody sleep deprived. He manages to convince her later that he's really still one of the good guys by telling her to acknowledge Fields' bravery, and it's likely she infers from this that he didn't actually kill a SB member (as opposed to the other men he offs during the film which ''are'' subject to his discretion and LTK) or else, he explains off-screen later that he did not in fact murder the guy.

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** I think it's a combination of (subdued) surprise when she tells him what happened ("wow, Quantum have the resources and the balls to off a member of Special Branch and pin it on MI6!"), [=MI6=]!"), trying to process the rest of the information during their conversation, and being really bloody sleep deprived. He manages to convince her later that he's really still one of the good guys by telling her to acknowledge Fields' bravery, and it's likely she infers from this that he didn't actually kill a SB member (as opposed to the other men he offs during the film which ''are'' subject to his discretion and LTK) or else, he explains off-screen later that he did not in fact murder the guy.


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** I think it's a combination of (subdued) surprise when she tells him what happened ("wow, Quantum have the resources and the balls to off a member of Special Branch and pin it on MI6!"), trying to process the rest of the information during their conversation, and being really bloody sleep deprived. He manages to convince her later that he's really still one of the good guys by telling her to acknowledge Fields' bravery, and it's likely she infers from this that he didn't actually kill a SB member (as opposed to the other men he offs during the film which ''are'' subject to his discretion and LTK) or else, he explains off-screen later that he did not in fact murder the guy.

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** I think it's a combination of (subdued) surprise when she tells him what happened ("wow, Quantum have the resources and the balls to off a member of Special Branch and pin it on MI6!"), trying to process the rest of the information during their conversation, and being really bloody sleep deprived. He manages to convince her later that he's really still one of the good guys by telling her to acknowledge Fields' bravery, and it's likely she infers from this that he didn't actually kill a SB member (as opposed to the other men he offs during the film which ''are'' subject to his discretion and LTK) or else, he explains off-screen later that he did not in fact murder the guy.guy.
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** A better explanation is that Quantum have the means to both extract him during the confusion of the foot chase and to give him the very best of restorative care to enable him to attend their next important clandestine meeting.



* Why didn't Bond tell M that he didn't shoot the bodyguard he threw off the roof?

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* Why didn't Bond tell M that he didn't shoot the bodyguard he threw off the roof?roof?
** I think it's a combination of (subdued) surprise when she tells him what happened ("wow, Quantum have the resources and the balls to off a member of Special Branch and pin it on MI6!"), trying to process the rest of the information during their conversation, and being really bloody sleep deprived. He manages to convince her later that he's really still one of the good guys by telling her to acknowledge Fields' bravery, and it's likely she infers from this that he didn't actually kill a SB member (as opposed to the other men he offs during the film which ''are'' subject to his discretion and LTK) or else, he explains off-screen later that he did not in fact murder the guy.

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** A bigger question is what was the point of his "test" of Felix. In mixed company, he asks Felix who is in the picture and then after Felix fails to identify Bond, does it himself. If Felix had known his boss recognized Bond, then he just non verbally told him not to tell. If, as Felix thought, his boss didn't know who Bond was, wouldn't it normally be more prudent to not reveal then name of the agent of an ally to a third party if no authorization had been granted?


** She was there to pick up a friendly agent; it was supposed to be a milk run. Send Bond a pretty face so he follows the face back to [=MI6=].

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** She was there to pick up a friendly agent; it was supposed to be a milk run. Send Bond a pretty face so he follows the face back to [=MI6=].[=MI6=].
* Why didn't Bond tell M that he didn't shoot the bodyguard he threw off the roof?

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