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    Boris's passwords 
  • You sit on it, but don't take it with you - why would a Russian security program have a 5 digit password? Why would that 5 digit password be a word? Why would the 5 digit password give you a hint? Why would the hint be a question in the enemy's language? I know a few of these questions can be chalked up to Boris' arrogance, but the utter simplicity of Boris' riddle just blows my mind. "Chair" was my second guess after "penis".
    • Because it's not a Russian security program—it's Boris's security program. It's all about Boris's arrogance. He's a great programmer, but he's also kind of an idiot.
    • I thought there was a bit of 'cleverness' on Boris' part involved, that he had Natalya fooled into thinking it had to be a body part, James guesses it immediately because he didn't know about Boris and Natalya's prior history.
    Natalya's captivity at Janus Syndicate 
  • When Orumov and Natalya board Trevelyan's missile train, Trevelyan acts as though he is meeting Natalya for the first time. But Natalya was captured by Janus before (by Boris and Xenia at the church) and the next thing we know is that she was placed, along with Bond, in the Tiger helicopter death trap in Statue Park. Why would Trevelyan be ignorant of Natalya's existence and forego trying to enslave her then?
    • He is meeting her for the first time. Boris and Xenia handled the abduction of Natalya; he didn't personally load Bond or her into the Tiger, but had some mooks do it. That doesn't mean that he is ignorant of her existence either though- he just didn't bother dealing with her because he has people for that. It's only when he is right in front of her (and realises that now she has met Bond and is yet another "Bond girl") that he starts getting sex-slavey ideas.
    The Cuba satellite dish location 
  • Why go the bother of hiding your satellite dish so well that James Bond can't find it, only to then draw his attention to it by firing at him?
    • They uncovered the satellite dish as part of the scheduled plan for Goldeneye, regardless of whether Bond was there or not, and the attack on them afterwards was probably a coincidental random patrol just finding them near the dish. The rocket attack was both so they could adhere to their schedule and because, since they knew that Bond had traced them to Cuba, they weren't taking any chances, regardless of who was in that plane.

    The field evaluation 
  • Why, knowing full well of Bond's womanizing reputation, would the new M have sent a WOMAN to evaluate him, and such an easily flustered, swooning one at that?
    • For all we know, she DID do her job: to find out exactly how 007 behaves in such situations. And while she was entirely willing to play along for a while (why not?), she later went back and told M exactly what happened. It's worth noting that M's infamous "The Reason You Suck" Speech happens after this, though she doubtless knew as much beforehand.
      • M tells Bond his "boyish charms....obviously appealed to that young woman I sent out to evaluate you", so the girl obviously gave him full marks. M would probably say she underestimated him.
      • Given M's speech to 007 who's to say she didn't fulfill her role? M certainly didn't like the report and may have been evaluating the evaluator and sent somebody better later on.
      • Considering that in Tomorrow Never Dies she explicitly orders Bond to seduce Elliot Carver's wife for information, she seemed to get useful information out of the assessment.
      • Hell, seducing subjects to get information has always been part of Bond's job.
    • At one point, Bond quips, "See, I have no problem with female authority." Perhaps, part of the idea was to see how well Bond responds to receiving orders from a woman, since the new M is one.

     Natalya Ventilation 

  • After Onatopp murders everyone at Severnya, Natalya tries to hide in the ventilation shaft but later we see that she was hiding elsewhere. Yet, Onatopp shoots at the ventilation anyway and we hear someone dying. So, did there just happen to be a different person hiding in there that Natalya accidentally got killed, or is Natalya just really, really good at throwing her voice?
    • When do you hear someone die? The noise we can hear as Xenia shoots is her screaming/moaning, hence the close-up on her looking satisfied afterwards.
      • No, it is a women being shot, shocked and dying. That's how Xenia "knows" that she killed someone in the first place. Otherwise, for all she knew there really was someone up there but they could have crawled away to any part of the shaft already.
      • It clearly isn't, though. We see Ouromov glance to the kitchen after Xenia shoots, and her looking/sounding like the cat that got the canary; the sound is her gasping like she's getting off - she just thinks she's killed someone and isn't thorough enough to check.

     Mooks or Bystanders 

  • So, the Manticore yacht is leased by a front for the Janus crime syndicate, but was the guy who attacked Bond a murderous thug or was he just some random Obliviously Evil employee of the front who has no idea he was working for a criminal organization and was simply attacking an intruder who was breaking and entering into the ship (meaning Bond beat up and possibly killed an innocent man)? Ditto for the guy in the sauna when James is fighting / being sexually assaulted by Onatopp- is he working with her, or did he think Bond was attacking (raping?) her (and got smacked in the face with a metal bucket for it)? And lets not get started on the countless Russian soldiers he guns down escaping the Defence Ministry, none of whom had anything to do with the villains. These were all cases of self-defence yes, but still- Bonds mantra of "those who I kill are themselves killers" is really stretched to it's limit here.
    • Well, you said it yourself; most of these are fairly clear-cut cases of self-defence or similar 'in-the-line-of-duty' matters, to be entirely fair to him. It's not like Bond's going out of his way to hurt or murder clearly innocent people, they're all presented fairly clearly as either soldiers out to kill him or rather sketchy thugs involved on some level with a major criminal enterprise out to get him. As for Sauna Guy, given that Xenia is both one of Janus's top lieutenants and is trying to assassinate Bond / lure him into a trap, I wouldn't be entirely surprised if there was at least one bodyguard posted as back-up and to prevent any hapless civilians from interfering; in short, he's probably a bad guy as well.


    Expending Red Shirt soldiers during Trevelyan's defection 
  • The opening sequence makes no sense whatsoever - if the intention is simply to have 006 defect, why slaughter so many Russian soldiers to do so? Why couldn't he just shoot Bond when he had a gun pointed at him when the latter first entered the facility?
    • Trevelyan was already the Big Bad before the intro. His basic motive was that his parents, Lienz Cossacks, were indirectly 'murdered' by the USSR (his father committed suicide after killing his mother), and he believed the British let this happen. Trevelyan was consumed with hate for the United Kingdom. He was pretty much forced into MI6 by the British government despite Russian blood, as they didn't think he'd remember. He did. Trevelyan had to play along with MI6 despite hating it. If he had killed Bond and openly defected, it would have counted as high treason. The British Government could have captured him and imprisoned him for life. He couldn't take that risk, so, as the note below states, he wanted to identify as Killed In Action to prevent suspicion. Of course, he was a giant Chekhov's Gun, so it was kind of inevitable he was the villain.
    • 006 wanted to be confirmed as KIA. Who suspects a dead man?
    • Truth in Television: the USSR often displayed a very, VERY frightening willingness to expend dozens if not hundreds of its servicemen in order to cover up ONE defection. For the KGB and GRU, a few dozen dead soldiers and scientists in a burned out husk of a weapons plant that was manufacturing a weapon they could literally not use unless all the gloves came off would have been well worth it to obtain one defector of high standing in MI6 or another major Western intelligence organization with fresh intelligence and knowledge about how the organization worked.
      • This also becomes an example of fridge brilliance when it's said that Ourumov sees himself as the next "iron man of Russia". Even this early in the timeline he was cultivating a bloodthirsty reputation, willing to expend men to meet his goals. In fact this setup might have even been an excuse to rack up some more bodies to cement his reputation.
    • Worth noting that aside from the ones we see Bond and Trevelyan shoot, we don't know how many people were still in the facility when it was destroyed. They could have been evacuating the bulk of the staff during the final confrontation. But ultimately, as others have said, this is the USSR. They had a huge population to begin with; it was a central part of their military strategy. A few dead soldiers / technicians can be easily replaced.
  • How did Trevelyan fake being shot in the head? Ourumov clearly was using a pistol that was firing real bullets as he uses it to kill another soldier who shot at Bond and almost blew the gas tanks. So did Ourumov just shoot to the side or did Trevelyan have some blood packs on hand?
    • Perhaps his gun was loaded with X amounts of live rounds, then a blank and he knew to only fire off so many rounds before "shooting" 006. Yeah, a blank at close range'll still do some damage, but then this franchise isn't exactly known for its realistic treatment of firearms.
    • He'd only really need the first bullet in the chamber to be a blank for the effect. He makes sure to load a blank round into the chamber, and then the rest of the bullets in the magazine can be live rounds and no one's the wiser.
    Trevelyan's grudge against Bond 
  • A related matter: Why did 006 hate Bond so personally? Yeah, Bond represented the British government that he hates, but 006 keeps mentioning the 3 minutes that Bond switches the bomb to. However, Bond only changes the timers to 3 minutes *after* 006 is captured *and* after 006 goads him to. And then Ourimov "executes" him, giving Bond no reason to assume that 006 is still alive and needing rescue.
    • It is pretty easy to establish that Trevelyan isn't running on all gears by the time of Goldeneye, and so probably isn't thinking that rationally. However, it probably boils down to a combination of Bond's undying loyalty.
    • Moral Myopia. Trevalyan outright tells Bond that he was "supposed to die" for him, and he resents that Bond put the mission above their friendship, even if he predicted it.
    • If we consider the Trevelyan/Bond duality, then it makes so much sense. Bond is the antithesis of Trevelyan: unswervingly loyal, noble, proud in his service. Trevelyan is the complete reverse, a man with no morals whatsoever, completely obsessed with revenge. The money is just a sweetener for him. In effect, Bond is everything Trevelyan despises about Britain, right down to the hypocrisy: Bond halving the countdown time, always taking time out to screw women, and always failing to protect them. He's a symbol of Britain to him, which is why he goes out of his way to kill him.
    • Trevelyan doesn't tell Bond to shorten the timers, though. He just tells Bond to finish the job. In all likeliness he probably expected Bond to escape, but to give him time to escape the facility too.
    • Trevelyan has nursed a grudge over the death of his parents that has seen him enact a complex long game to revert the entire United Kingdom "back to the stone age" in response. Holding disproportionate and kind of irrational grudges is kind of his thing, so given that for whatever reason James Bond is directly responsible for half of Trevelyan's face being burnt off, is it any wonder that Trevelyan might be a bit pissed and hold a disproportionate and kind of irrational grudge?
      • Trevelyan must have spent years feigning friendship with Bond and hating every minute of it. It would be have been bad enough to put up with that for so long, but then to have Bond turn around and shorten the timers, and realise that Bond didn't are enough to give him enough time after all must have made things even worse.
      • If you take him at his word at least, he wasn't feigning anything since he considered inviting Bond to join his scheme (of course, this could have been a lie to taunt Bond further).
    Trevelyan's plan 
  • Trevelyan's plan is to steal a ludicrous sum of money electronically then use the EMP pulse from the GoldenEye satellite to erase his tracks. One: if you cripple the British economy that way then the pound would drop in value significantly, causing your newly-acquired money to become useless. Two: if you use the EMP pulse to erase the records, then you'll be the only person who suddenly has a vast amount of British pounds following the crash, making it even easier to track you down. Three: it's 1995; most people still have banking books and physical records, and you still don't have the physical cash to spend. Four: never heard of back-up copies?
    • Even if he couldn't actually get rich off the scheme, he could still raise all manner of hell in London with a massive EMP. It's possible that the promise of money was just to gain support.
      • That's a given. His primary goal is revenge against England for turning against his parents. The promise of a huge lump sum of money was, at best, his way of gaining followers like Ourumov, Boris, and Xenia.
    • Trevelyan is a major arms dealer and professional criminal mastermind; he's probably got hiding places for the money so he can't be tracked. And as he says, he isn't only stealing money- he is stealing records of everything, which means he can potentially buy or steal huge swathes of land or property in the aftermath. And though the value of the pound might drop, he would still be friggin' rich if he stole enough.
    • Speaking of Trevelyan's plan, why did it take ho so long to execute it after stealing the Goldeneye? After the event at Severnya he had Boris, he had the satellite, yet he doesn't do anything with them until after Bond has been deployed to Russia and uncovers the plot. Why wait? Why not execute the plan as soon as possible?
      • Probably because he's got a score he wants to settle with Bond as well. He does blame him for half his face being burned off, he's probably been alerted from Xenia that Bond's on the case, so he might as well kill two birds, lure Bond out and deal with him as well.
      • He might also need to finish getting the Cuba side of the operation set up as well.
      • Presumably they were waiting for Ouromov to "investigate" the crime and blame it on Siberian separatists- thereby covering their tracks and making sure that the Russians won't be looking too closely-, only to hit a snag when Ouromov learns that someone survived the attack. So they decide to go after Natalya first since she knows too much (that there is another satellite still out there), and while waiting for this to be dealt with they learn that Bond has shown up and he needs to be dealt with too.
    Alec Trevelyan and age 
  • Isn't Sean Bean a tad too young to have had his parents killed by Stalin after the war? He was born in 1959 and was 35 at the time of filming.
    • They explicitly were NOT killed by Stalin. His parents escaped only for his father to snap and kill both himself and his wife in a case of murder-suicide because he could not live with it. And a few fanfics have proposed the idea that while it is implied that he was orphaned shortly after Lienz, he was actually orphaned quite a bit later (possibly even decades after the war) as his father fought a losing battle with his latent guilt until he finally lost it.
    • The character of Alec Trevalyen was originally written as an mentor to Bond, with Alan Rickman in mind.
    The 250m antenna problem 
  • Why use a 250m antenna? They're not astronomers, they don't need the enormous gain from a dish of that size. A ordinary, $100 satellite dish, plus a bit of tracking hardware, wouldn't look out of place bolted to a Moscow tenement, and would be completely adequate for communicating with any reasonable satellite.
    • You can't be a Bond villain without an elaborate hidden base. It's in the contract.
    • It's not "any reasonable satellite". Its a Cold War-era Kill Sat that isn't even supposed to exist. Petya and Mishka might have particular security measures so that you do need a giant antenna to make contact with it, which might even explain why the West had never noticed either of them before. Severnaya was almost as over-the-top, and that was an astronomy dish.
    • Basically, Rule of Cool. It's a James Bond film. They're going for "holy shit this is an awesome secret base for spy Kill Sat purposes".
    Spike program 
  • The whole point of Boris's Spike program is that it hacks into a target computer and stops them from hanging up. OK - this is 1995, instead of scratching your head or frantically extracting control boards... what's stopping you from just pulling the phone line from it's socket?
    • It's Hollywood. Remember, to them, it's all magical after all...
    • It could be that its still linked up even after pulling the plug. That's actually how some police traces work in Real Life - once they've got you, you can't sever until they let you.
      • I don't care how much magical technology you've got; if you remove the Internet connection there's no way for it to keep broadcasting. The most it could do is release a virus onto the computer that will activate the trace again if you plug it back in.
    • Just because the rest of us were stuck using CompuServ back then doesn't mean the Department of Justice and a Bond super-villain are. It seems likely that he couldn't disconnect the hardline in time (he was yanking out electronics IIRC)
      • Yeah, he was ripping control boards out of the server. God only knows the amount of damage that caused. I guess seeing him pull a phone cord out of the jack is less dramatic?
      • It really doesn't matter WHAT year it is. Every internet connection can be severed by pulling a power cord or a data cable somewhere. Now in the case of public Wi Fi or mobile wireless, that connection could be not known or inaccessible. However, any office (private or government) will have cords that can easily be pulled kill any connection. This is different from a police trace in that they are looking for the general location of where the call is routed (i.e. your house, not a specific phone in your house).
    • Boris is temperamental and over-dramatic. Pulling the plug is the simpler option, but he's getting stressed at the thought of someone being a better hacker than him. He's panicking and throwing a tantrum, basically.
    Setting the timers 
  • Bond thought Alec was dead when he set the timers for three minutes. What the heck is Alec's beef? And why doesn't Bond point this out to him?!
    • As mentioned, Moral Myopia. He's upset about the scars, and he's selfish enough to hold it against Bond. He also dislikes how Bond's first thought when Alec was shot was to go to the timers (ie. the mission). And, of course, his plan involved Bond dying for him, for his evil scheme. He never intended to let Bond leave that building alive. He's an asshole plotting mass murder; Lack of Empathy is kind of a given.
    • He's planning to essentially destroy the entire United Kingdom due to his grudge over the death of his parents. Holding disproportionate and kind of irrational grudges is kind of his thing.

    Boris passcodes part 2 
  • "You sit on it, but you don't take it with you." Why is Natalya convinced it's your butt? Is hers detachable?
    • Previous scenes established Boris as a pervert, she was just too fixated on that. Assuming that this password would follow his typical pattern (like "knockers"), she was so busy looking for the double entendre associated with "you sit on it" that she missed the meaning of the second part of the hint.
    • Something you sit on, that you don't take with you when thought of through a pervy mindset seems to be leading to a penis joke, but censors probably didn't want tallywacker, wingwang, or whatever cute name Boris would have thought up so they had her to go with a safer entendre.

  • How is a chair not something you can take with you?
    • Do you carry a chair around you all day, or do you use the chair already in the room when you get there? Yes, chairs can move, but they're not something you carry around with you.
    • Deck chairs?
      • An exception that proves the rule — 99.9% of the chairs most people sit on on a daily basis will be chairs that are already in that location waiting for them to sit on. Unless you're some kind of obsessive compulsive who can only sit on a special chair that he or she carries around with him absolutely everywhere, most people will not carry deck chairs around with them except on special occasions.

    Cuba dish base 
  • Not that supervillain lairs haven't been built underwater before, but how did Trevelyan build that satellite dish in Cuba where Jack Wade explicitly points out that you can't light a cigar without the CIA knowing about it?
    • Because Jack Wade was using hyperbole and was, quite simply, wrong.
    • Also, who says he built it? Could have been the USSR.
      • It almost certainly was built by the USSR, back when the killsat was first made operational. They'd need stations in as many places across the globe as possible to operate and track it, and would be much better positioned to construct it in secret.
      • Except that still doesn't explain why the U.S. doesn't know about it. We watched Cuba VERY closely during the Cold War. That's why The Cuban Missile Crisis happened.
    • Where's it said the CIA didn't know it was there? Bond and Natalya had to find where it was somehow, as did Jack Wade and his special forces guys. They just might not have known exactly what it was for. It was probably just hidden because Trevalyan didn't want the locals to know what he was up to (seeing as the Cuban government might not have been overly thrilled at his running an off-the-books operation to completely destroy London in their back yard).
    • Also, the Cold War had been over for about five-six years by the time the movie was released; their attention might have lapsed slightly.

    The entrance to the weapons plant 
  • In the beginning Bond bungee jumps to the bottom of the dam's entrance, but he exits from some building at the top of a mountain. How did he get there?
    • I think thats meant to be either the other side of the dam, and / or the other side of the mountain. Its to do with the geography of the building, but its the same building.
    • The complex wasn't inside the dam, that was just the weak point in security. I think he's probably climbing through vents and whatnot for a long while before emerging in the bathroom.
    Opening car race 
  • How is Bond, driving a DB 5, able to keep up with Xenya, driving a Ferrari 355? On the roads upon which they were driving the Aston Martin would likely have been outpaced by a Mazda MX 5, let alone a supercar capable of going from 0-60mph in 4 seconds.
    • Heavily-modified cars are a staple of the series, to the point where RL auto manufacturers compete to have their cars featured in the films.
    • Also, he's James Bond.
    Bond's cars 
  • Speaking of cars: why did MI6 take the trouble to fly Bond's BMW to the USA?
    • Doylist answer: BMW, despite delivering the car too late to perform any stunts, had still paid to have their car driven in the movie and that was the only place they could fit it in so late. Watsonian answer: MI6 needed to use up some excess budget before the end of the financial month and decided that flying it out on a cargo plane ought to fit the bill.
    • MI6 always takes the trouble to fly out Bond's cars. In most cases, it turns out to be fully justified; this is one of the rare cases he doesn't need his weaponized death mobile.
    Tank chase 
  • Bond is chasing the bad guys with a tank. When he's about to reach them, they jump on a train, which immediately departs. The train is traveling at a high speed, so you'd think the bad guys managed to escape, but then they see that the tank is waiting for them in a tunnel ahead. How the heck did Bond manage to drive the tank there and place it in a tunnel well before the train got there? Did he use a teleporter or something?
    • Trains drive on tracks. And who is to say that those tracks go in a straight line? Maybe they loop around a bit, whereas the tank is able to take a shortcut, et voilá.
      • If Bond did indeed take a shortcut, it would've been nice for the movie to show it, instead of making it look like he got there by magic.
      • I can see that criticism, but I think the filmmakers didn't want to show a tank race a train right after a tank chase through a city. Also, Bond just standing there with his tank is way cooler. Think Dirty Harry atop the bridge when Scorpio kidnapped the school bus. The most unrealistic aspect is, I think, that Bond seems to have the St. Petersburg railroad network memorized. But then, what doesn't this man have memorized?
      • Also, in the scene where he watches them boarding the train, he drives the tank (tremendously noisy in Real Life) on a steel bridge, which would make the Earth tremble with noise. Nobody turns to look back.
      • It's not like the bad guys don't already know that Bond's chasing them in a tank; they probably did hear him, but they're also seconds from boarding a train when he arrives and are likely operating under the assumption that he's too far behind them to catch up to them before they're steaming at full speed away from St. Petersburg. They just don't anticipate him cutting them off further down the track. On rewatching, it also looks like the tank is just about to but hasn't quite entered the bridge before the other characters enter the train, meaning it's not as loud as it would be if it had already started rolling on the bridge.
      • As for memorising the St. Petersburg rail network, Bond probably did a lot of business (so to speak) in St. Petersburg back when it was Leningrad. He might indeed have a reasonably good knowledge of the local terrain.
    The shooting of Mishkin 
  • Why didn't Ourumov just kill Bond first (since he was the more dangerous guy) rather than kill the defense minister and hand Bond a loaded gun?
    • At that point he's clearly flustered, panicking a bit about being found out, and not really thinking clearly. The plan to frame Bond was an afterthought after he realised that he'd kind of dug himself in a hole. Besides which, it's a James Bond movie. The bad guy's never just gonna shoot Bond in the head and have done with it, deal with it and move on.
      • In-universe, he needs Bond to be seen by a whole bunch of witness and causing damage/random death in order to have his own story be accepted and not be seen as orchestrating a coup (which is what he is doing). He knows Bond is going to have to run, and given they are in the heart of Russian's military HQ the chance of him escaping ought to have been nil.
      • So In-universe, Bond needed to shoot a couple casualties and get kind of far but not too far and kill a few Russians but not a lot of Russians? Not a very good plan.
      • In-universe, he was pretty much winging it by that point so while it wasn't a very good plan, it wasn't completely terrible either. Out of universe, well if he was capable of showing truly good judgment he wouldn't a Bond Villain would he?
      • The Walther wasn't loaded when Bond got it back - Ourumov picked it up, shot the guard and Mishkin, and then popped the clip and removed the remaining bullets. Ourumov tossed the now-empty gun into Bond's hands (for the fingerprints) and THEN came up with the shot-while-trying-to-escape plan. So Ourumov calls for the guards to help with the cover story: he calls for the guards like Bond is trying to escape, but Ourumov planned to kill Bond right there in the cell (so the arriving guards see Ourumov as a hero who killed an extremely dangerous pain-in-the-ass enemy). Ourumov never wanted Bond to leave that cell alive but, Bond being Bond...
      • The defense minister was already leaning toward suspecting Ourumov was a traitor and believing Bond's story. At minimum, Ourumov would have been under surveillance from this moment on, limiting his freedom to act. He possibly would have been relieved and arrested. Killing Bond in custody or "trying to escape" would only make the minister more suspicious.
    Bungee problem 
  • So in the opening, Bond bungee-jumps off the side of a dam and shoots a grapple line at the ground just before getting yanked back up. This means the bungee cord must have been at or near its maximum level of extension. How could James have possibly held onto that grapple gun with the bungee cord pulling him in the other direction? Shouldn't it have been ripped out of his hands?
    • He doesn't shoot the grapple line until well after the bungee-cord loses most of its momentum and his descent has slowed to a crawl.
    • But that's when the force is at its strongest, pulling him upwards with more acceleration than gravity is pulling him downwards.
    • Because he's James Bond.
    Xenia Onatopp's death 
  • Did Onatopp's death make sense?
    • If it didn't break her back or her ribs, then it simply deprived her of air; Realistically she should've been pulled through the 'V' of the tree branches and possibly been fine, but then that wouldn't have given us the ironic death or Bond's punny quip.
    Sauna fight 
  • Why the heck did Bond drop his weapon while making out with Xenia in the sauna?
    • One could argue that while he knows she was involved in the death of the Admiral and the theft of the helicopter, he doesn't know how dangerous she actually is - and seeing his expression once she gets on top of him at last, it's quite likely he was unaware of her Murderous Thighs - plus it's along the same lines as Bond in Thunderball knowing that Fiona Volpe is a SPECTRE operative but still having sex with her; Also, in some respects, Bond is seduced by these women and believes he can handle them, only to be proven wrong. Both Volpe and Onatopp essentially use him for sex, only in the latter instance, Xenia doesn't even need to make love to him.. So, yeah. Basically, she seduces him. Watch the scene and after a point, Bond keeps going for the gun, but Xenia actively stops him, kicking him around until she pins him on the bench.
    • In the end, he is a man, he can't help it.
     Bond and Trevelan, Drinking Buddies 
  • Would Bond, infamous for being a huge wine snob, really want a "pint"? Or is this a subtle characterization moment to suggest that Alec is one of the few people around whom James doesn't put up airs?
    • It's a quip in the heat of battle, not a plan for what they literally plan to do later on. You're thinking about it too much.
    • Even taking into account the above, he usually drinks wine and vodka martinis and the like when he's in a classy high-class hotel-casino environment when that sort of drink would be expected. If he's just out with a friend for a quiet drink down at the nearest pub after a long day at work, he might be more willing to knock back a pint or two. He probably drinks fancy expensive stuff imported from Germany, even.
    • It's just banter. Alec says "Closing time, James. Last call!" which is just a banterous way of saying "The mission's nearly over. Let's get out of here!". James keeps the joke going by responding "Buy me a pint!", which is what you stereotypically drink in a pub.
    • Let's face it, it's Bond.


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