Emyr Thy King -> RE: Bond 23 (5/10/2012 9:33:37 PM)
Total guess work of course...
Bond's 'death' is not faked, it's a fuck up, pure and simple. M isn't ordering Bond shot, but the death of the man he is fighting and the shot only clips Bond, but being clipped a by bullet still bringa da pain.
Other 00 agents are wiped out too, nobody knows what the jeez is going on, Bond is believed to be truly dead, and his existence as a 'ghost' (in hiding, believing he is being 'burned' by MI6) gives him an outsiders view of the situation, atrocities happening, authorities in panic, and news of OOs being taken out in apparently organised fashion brings him back into the world. As far as HMSS is concerned, it's a mysterious and unexplainable series of catastrophes causing such panic among the public and those supposedly in the know, it's as if the sky is falling...from the outside Bond can see the picture more clearly, it's not the sky falling, it's tactical, clinical,the GROUND beneath the feet of the establishment is falling, being taken out. Only someone with the ruthlessness to do what has to be done can hope to be a blunt enough instrument to hurt those responsible
A mistake in M's past, accidently/inadvertently/avoidably throwing Silva to the wolves (Silva,or the man who came to become known as Silva, perhaps a grim joke on his part due to other Bond Villains names, White, Green, Gold, so he gives Q(uantum) Branch a name that is the kind of thing they're used to).
His revenge is a long time coming, and when he makes his move his opponent turns out to be Bond, raw from the belief that M ordered him shot, not believing her fully that it was an accident, doing his thing for Queen and country, up against someone with his training, his ruthlessness, his devil may care attitude who (Joker Like) knows the best way to screw with the establishment is to cause mayhem, mayhem that seems to be part of a campaign, but without offering any clue as to why.
Such a situation invokes the 'Skyfall' protocol, which is an admission of absolute failure by the intelligence services re planning and counter terrorism strategy and as part of he Skyfall protocol the licence to kill comes into its own. Women, kids, men, innocent or not, no life is held valuable enough to prevent the attempt to sort the situation out, by any means necessary, because no life is valuable enough to be considered worth the price of the collapse of a sovereign state.
The skyfall protocol may be invoked twice, to take out those responsible for the chain of events, the first time those taken out are bad guys, but planted clues have led to them appearing responsible, when they are not. The second time, Bond's personal invoking of skyfall, to be the one man army who will kill his way to the truth.
The closer he gets to the truth, the more his mind is twisted by Silva so that he almost wants M dead as much as Silva. M is the one responsible for the chain of events and her death will stop the chaos, whoever kills her, Silva gets the word out to that effect.
To keep M safe, she is transported by trusted personnel, only just trusted anyway, to a bolthole, a mansion in a remote location that has jokingly been referred to for years as Skyfall Manor, due to the circumstances under which someone would be taken there. M is betrayed, and a kill team is sent to 'Skyfall Manor' to take out M and anyone else they find there.
Bond gets there first, a terrified M is convinced she is about to be killed by him, everyone else has turned against her, why wouldn't he? But the look in his eyes tells her different, he's her protector, not her assassin, losing composure she thanks him and asks him what the hell is going on...
Bond: It's a bit...complicated. But right now, what you need to know is very simple. Some men are coming here to kill us. We're going to kill them first.
Here endeth the ramblings!
Inspired, genius, mad and poetic - pure Jobloffski [:D]
Nice observation on the colour coded names and possible link to Q(uantum) branch!
My feeling is that 'Skyfall' is merely Silva's plan to crush SIS (MI6)..."think on your sins"...what sins? Is he SIS and M's reckoning? The hard drive containing the names of every embedded intelligence officer (not 'agents' remember) has been lost thus exposing the identity of every undercover officer. Silva's 'skyfall' is merely a 'hammer-down' protocol to target SIS wherever it is and bring it to its knees. As you alluded to this is an attack on the establishment..think on what Silva says "England (or rather Britain)...the empire..MI6..so old fashioned" there's an explosion on top of SIS HQ, London comes under attack and coffins draped with the Union Jack are piling up.
Then again Bond is interrogated in his 'de-brief' and when quizzed on "Skyfall" responds quite hesitantly with the word "done". So it's a purge of some kind? It might be a bit 'on-the-nose' to coin a phrase here but it could be the hard drive with all the names of the SIS officers including 007's. Or perhaps it's the protocol SIS has in place in case its officers have become compromised...they let them go. Silva did say "we're the two survivors" and of course refers to M's actions by saying "M(ommy) has been very bad". So "think on your sins" could be retribution for allowing all those officers to have been killed by whichever terrorist organisation they were embedded in.
I agree with Rgirvan, even just very mild allusions to Quantum like in the first film would suffice.