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Topic: Bond and Madeleine's Whirlwind Romance

A common complaint for thrillers is that they take place over a short period of time and that the hero and heroine/romantic interest don't get enough time to know each other before head into the sunset at the end.

Spectre had this fault too, and I wonder if this could have been fixed if the film had started with Bond already in a serious relationship with her.

Of course, that's what will happen in No Time to Die, but we expect it now. It would have been quite a twist to have that in SP, I think.

FRWL hinted at this with Bond's riverside dalliance with Sylvia Trench, but that seemed very casual and he seemed to forget about her awfully quickly ajb007/smile A serious relationship from the start would be more of a rug-pull.

What y'all think?