An odd but deftly executed motorcycle murder captures some important dispatch information. It just so happens that Bond, James Bond, is in Paris licking his wounds and dreading his return to England where his career lies in the balance. Suddenly he is summoned by a beautiful woman (who is NOT a sex worker), is briefed and on the job helping the MI5 fix their mistake. Bond, almost single handedly solves the mystery and devises an elaborate plan. He’ll either succeed or die trying.
If you're of age: Enjoy this episode with Bond's drink of choice when in Paris and "not seriously" drinking:
1 1/2 ounces Campari
1 1/2 ounces sweet vermouth (Bond uses Cinzano)
1 to 2 ounces soda water (to taste) - Bond uses Perrier
Place where Bond prefers to drink when in Paris: Harry's Bar
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Ian and Chris take a little time to reflect on the 1973 film, Roger Moore's first time portraying Bond. With it's stark (very stark) differences form the novel they mostly wonder, "why?" For those who haven't seen the film, the only spoiler alert here is...well, disappointment.
Be sure to listen through all of Season 2 (and why not Season 1 as well, you deserve it) to some provide context and look for Season 3 - Moonraker - in 2021.
Bond and Solitaire are lectured by Mr Big on how they will both die, you know, for the purposes of science. Unbeknownst to Mr Big however, a limpet mine on the Secatur slowly fuses away. Bond counts the seconds until his next sex vacation.
After a jaunty and distressing plane ride to Jamaica, Bond has a new lease on life. He meets with Quarrel, a skilled islander and amateur biologist who just may be the man Bond needs to survive his mission.
Unscripted, unedited, and potentially unnecessary, Ian and Chris provide some meandering thoughts in reverence of the late Sean Connery. His gift as an actor and most importantly, for this podcast, role as the first on-screen interpretation of one Bond, James Bond. RIP Sir Sean Connery.
Refreshed after a long respite from his “casino job”, Bond touches down on American soil with some “mental reservations” on American ways, reunites with his best new friend and CIA counterpart, Felix Leiter, and is prepped on his new mission.
Many of the well known Bond characters are introduced here for the first time in these 3 chapters. We set the scene for Bond’s love of gambling, learn about Bond’s target, and understand why M picked this cold, brash, but skilled young rookie for the job.