"The Spy Who Loved Electra"
By Robert Lee
Part one of seven
Opening scene: show a magnificent sunrise in the South Pacific.
Anchored off some islands, is a large yacht. Inside the yacht, we
see Commander James Bond and Colonel Wai Lin walking down a hallway,
escorted by several armed guards. The guards lead them into the
brig. The criminal mastermind, Noah Gates, enters the room and
gloats at them. Gates declares that the day of reckoning is at
hand. In thirty minutes, his satellites will be in proper position
above the earth. These satellites will melt the polar ice caps and
the resulting water will cover the earth in a cleansing flood.
Bond states, "All right, Gates, youíve made your point. How much do
Gates replies, "Whatever do you mean?"
Bond explains, "The price for not activating those satellites. What
are your demands, how much money do you want?"
Gates chuckles, "My dear Mr. Bond, you are deluded. Society is
corrupt and decadent. Inevitably, it will destroy itself. I am
merely accelerating the process."
Wai Lin protests, "That does not justify mass murder."
Gates sneers at them, and says that they will now experience what
the rest of the world will. Gates and his thugs leave, and lock the
door. Water starts pouring into the room. It is obvious that Gates
wants to drown them.
Thinking quickly, Bond takes apart his watch. He pulls out some
plastic explosive, and attaches it to the door. Then they both move
to the corner. Bond uses the controls on his watch to activate the
explosive. As the door blows open, Bond quips, "Bang on time!"
Bond and Wai Lin escape from the brig. They overpower some guards,
and take their weapons. Then they have raging gun battle in the
boat. Bond destroys the control room. The satellites fall out of
orbit and burn up in the atmosphere. Bond shoots Gates dead with a
spear gun. As Gates expires, Bond says, "I think he got the point."
The boat starts burning and sinks. Bond and Wai Lin manage to get
on a rubber life raft. As they are floating on the water, Wai Lin
points a hand gun at 007, and she says, "The mission is over,
Bond suddenly remembers that in the line of duty, he killed a close
friend of Wai Lin. He also remembers that she swore that when the
mission was over, that she would have her revenge. Bond believes
that he can charm his way out of this predicament. He coyly asks
for a last request, "Letís get out of these wet things, shall we?"
Wai Lin stares at him for a moment, smiles, puts down the gun, and
starts kissing him.
Part two of seven
After the mission, Bond and Wai Lin realize that because of their
jobs, they have to go their separate ways. Instead, they decide to
get married. Wai Lin will quit her government job with the Peopleís
Republic of China. At the wedding, M and Q enjoy swapping stories
with their Chinese counterparts.
The newlyweds go on a honeymoon to Las Vegas, Nevada. In
particular, 007 and Wai Lin really enjoy the show of a very famous
entertainer there, named Electra. She is a master escape artist,
illusionist, magician, and hypnotist. As she finishes up a show,
she states how she will be traveling to England to do a television
special. She has never been there before, but she hopes that they
will remember her fondly.
It is now two weeks later. Go to a huge castle in England. Focus
on a high ranking government official, who asks her bodyguard, Wai
Lin, for the notes for the economic conference. Just then, Wai
Linís cell phone rings. She answers it, and hears a female voice on
the phone saying, "You only live twice, once when youíre born, once
when you look at death in the face." Wai Lin gets a funny, blank
look on her face. Then she whips out a gun, kills the government
official, then kills herself.
Part three of seven
Bond drives like a maniac to the morgue. Bond insists upon seeing
Wai Lin. The staff slide her corpse out of a drawer. They pull the
cover off her face. Bond still cannot bring himself to believe that
she is dead. He sobs, "Sheís having a rest. Weíll be going soon.
Thereís no hurry. You see, weíve got all the time in the world"
Later, Bond reports to headquarters. Q has the autopsy results.
They found a minute substance of some unknown substance in Wai Linís
blood. Q will work on identifying it. Meanwhile, M offers her
condolences and gives 007 some time off to make funeral
After the funeral, Q has an update. He has identified the
substance. During the cold war, the KGB developed it. It just so
happens that the General who was in charge of that program has
retired and is living in Toronto, Canada.
Bond agrees to follow up on this lead. He arranges to meet with the
General for lunch at Torontoís CN Tower, which is the worldís
tallest structure that is free standing. At the restaurant at the
top of the tower, the General explains how his team worked on a
project for brainwashing people by using hypnosis and drugs.
However, before they made any real progress, the cold war ended.
The powers that be disband the project. Now, he has retired. He is
happy to enjoy life in the decadent west, here in Toronto. This
North America tradition, Halloween, really fascinates him. Since
today is October 31, many, many organizations and their employees
dress up like monsters.
Both of them eye a beautiful woman who walks into the room. She is
scantily dressed. She is wearing a long red cape, a long pointed
tail, and a red mask with horns. As she sits down at the next
table, they notice that she is carrying a pitchfork. The General
snidely remarks how some westerners can lead him into temptation.
The General laughs at his own joke, looks out the window and says,
"What a view."
The devil woman then screams, "To a kill!" Then she throws the
pitchfork into the generalís chest. Bond pulls out his gun and aims
it at her. However, she kicks the gun out of his hand, and knocks
him down with the fake tail. Then the devil woman runs out of the
Bond quickly examines the General, who, with his dying breath,
gasps, "Electra!" Bond picks up his gun and chases after the devil
woman. She runs into a dead end on the observation deck. She
pulls off her cape, and we see that she has a parachute on her back.
Then she jumps off the CN tower, and makes a clean getaway.
Afterwards, Electra is in radio contact with headquarters, which is
on a very large, heavily fortified jet aircraft. She reports to
Number One that she has terminated her former colleague, the retired
General. However, there is one loose end that she would take care
of. She would like to terminate the man who was talking with the
General. He is a British operative named James Bond. Number One
wonders if it is really necessary. Is James Bond really that
dangerous to the plan? Electra replies that James Bond is very,
very dangerous. In fact, Bond killed her father, Francisco
However, Electra is a professional, and does not kill for mere
revenge. The Chinese have a saying, that before setting out for
revenge, you first dig two graves. However, Bond spoke with the
General. Now she believes she has a perfectly valid reason to kill
him. Number One agrees, and authorizes a hit on James Bond.
Part four of seven
Electra hypnotizes Bondís housekeeper, May, to kill Bond. May fails
to do so. Bond kills May in self-defence.
Afterwards, 007 and Bill Tanner are sitting in Bondís office. He
tenderly holds a picture of May, and confides to Tanner how May had
taken very good care of him for years. May was the closest thing to
a mother that he ever knew, and that he will really miss her.
Suddenly Bond looks at another picture on the wall. This is a
picture of Bond and Wai Lin on their honeymoon in Las Vegas. How
odd that in the same week, the two people closest to him tried to
kill their employers. This cannot be a coincidence. It must be
Bond demands that Q examine May. After closely examining her
corpse, Q branch finds some trace quantities of the same mysterious
drug. Bond asks Q who would have the resources to manufacture such
a substance. Q investigates, and he narrows it down to three
pharmaceutical companies. One is in Paris. The other is in Tokyo.
The last is in Las Vegas. Suddenly, Bond makes the connection: the
Generalís dying word was Electra. James Bond and Wai Lin went to
Las Vegas for their honeymoon, and saw a performer there named
Bond travels to Las Vegas. He goes undercover, as an executive named
James Lee. He gets a guided tour of the pharmaceutical company,
meets their executives, and even places an order with the company.
After James Lee departs, Electra comes out of an office. She
informs the company president that James Lee is really James Bond of
the British Secret Service. She gives him an assignment. Do not
allow Bond to interfere with their plans, because their clients are
expecting economic chaos to take place in the West within the next
forty-eight hours. She screams, "Kill Bond! Now!"
As Bond drives back to his hotel, thugs from the pharmaceutical
company try to kill him. This will provide the opportunity for an
action packed car chase in the desert. Bond emerges victorious,
using a car equipped the latest options from Q branch.
Part five of seven
At the hotel, the newly renovated Casino Royale, Bond meets his CIA
contact Jack Wade in the lobby. Bond tells Wade about his
suspicions about the pharmaceutical company. Wade orders the CIA to
place the company under observation.
Bond meets with the head of security of that hotel. It happens to
be a beautiful woman named Vesper. It just so happens that a very
high profile international economic conference is being held there.
Many world leaders will be attending. Bond, Wade, and Vesper piece
it all together. The pharmaceutical companyís plan is to
assassinate the world leaders at this economic conference.
The key factor in the plot was for Wai Lin to assassinate the
British government official. Due to that officialís untimely demise,
a substitute will attend the conference. This replacement will
carry a very powerful chemical bomb. However, Bond deactivates the
bomb with seconds to spare.
Part six of seven
Meanwhile, back at the pharmaceutical company, Electra makes a phone
call to one of the bodyguards to the company president. The
bodyguard then kills the company president and then kills himself.
Electra muses how she has just inherited a pharmaceutical company.
Electra wants to know just how the hotel security figured out and
foiled their scheme to assassinate the delegates. Therefore, her
thugs kidnap Vesper and bring her to the company.
Jack informs Bond that the CIA stakeout teams noticed the thugs
taking Vesper inside the pharmaceutical company. Bond and Wade
decide to mount a rescue operation. Bond will go in first. Bond
sneaks into the drug factory, frees Vesper, and starts a wild shoot
out. Jack Wade then bursts in with the Federal Marshals, and more
The Federal Marshals capture Electra, and take her away in
handcuffs. Later, we see that she truly deserves her reputation as
a world class magician. She escapes.
Part seven of seven
Bond has a weekend of mad, passionate sex with Vesper. On Monday
morning, M telephones him in Bondís hotel room. She orders him to
report to headquarters right away. Bond refuses. He insists upon
staying in Las Vegas, because Electra is still at large. This
angers M, who declares, "Effective immediately, your license to kill
is revoked!" Then M demands that Bond check out of his hotel room
and take the first flight back to London.
Bond hangs up the phone. Vesper wakes up and she asks what that was
all about. He ruefully mutters to her, "This is proof that we made
the wrong decision, your place or mine!"
Bond reluctantly goes back to England, and reports to headquarters.
On his way in, he talks with Moneypenny. Those two do their usual
flirting. Then she says that he is to go right in.
As Bond enters Mís office, he notices something odd. M has a blank
look on her face. Bond turns around and sees Electra, with a phony
mustache and beard. She is wearing an electricianís overalls. She
points a gun right at Bondís head. Electra disarms Bond, then
starts bragging that with her talents, breaking into the Ministry of
Defence was childís play. She even hypnotized M, as Bond can
Bond refuses to believe it. Electra invites him to see for himself.
Bond walks over and bends down to have a close look at M. She is
definitely out of it. Bond distracts Electra for just a second, and
presses the intercom button on Mís desk.
In the outer office, Moneypenny starts to hear Electra bragging.
Her favourite technique is to hypnotize bodyguards into killing
their own employers. She hypnotized Wai Lin in Las Vegas, and May
in London. The drug factory was providing the chemicals to help
with the conditioning. Right now, she is on a mission of revenge,
because Bond killed her father. Therefore, Electra has dug two
graves, one for Bond and the other for M.
Like most criminal masterminds in the James Bond universe, Electra
talks too much. Just as Electra is about to shoot Bond, Moneypenny
bursts through the doors, pointing a large caliber handgun. She
orders Electra to drop her weapon. Electra does, but then
Moneypenny comes closer. Electra slaps the gun out of her hand and
knocks her out with one blow. Bond and Electra then have a savage
hand to hand fight in Mís office. They trade vicious blows. They
wrestle with each other right on Mís desk, but M still has a blank
look on her face.
Suddenly, Q walks into the office, and that momentarily distracts
Electra. Bond grabs a lamp from the desk and smashes Electra across
the head. Then Bond turns around, picks up Moneypennyís gun, and
aims at Electra. However, Electra whirls, picks up another gun from
the floor and grabs Q from behind. She decides to use this old man
as a shield. The old man looks harmless enough. He is unarmed.
All he has in his hands in a cell phone.
Too bad for Electra, in the heat of battle, she did not recognize Q.
That is not a regular cell phone. Q activates the cell phoneís
huge electrical discharge, which stuns her. Bond calmly walks over
and shoots Electra right between the eyes. Bond says, "Thatís for
Wai Lin." As Electra jerks spasmodically in her death throes, Bond
shoots her again, saying, "And thatís for May." Electra collapses
in a lifeless heap, in a pool of her own blood.
Bond helps Q to his feet. Bond notices that Q dropped the cell
phone. Bond can pick it up for him, and make some snide remark
about the equipment still being in pristine condition.
Bond is grateful for Moneypenny for saving his life. He decides to
ask her out on a date. She replies that she would be willing to go
almost anywhere with him, should it be a rock show, the opera,
dinner, or the movies. However, there is one place that she would
never, never go, for their first date: a magic show.
Q manages to help M snap out of her trance. She orders Bond to
leave on an urgent mission immediately. Bond says to Moneypenny
that they have to put their date on hold until he gets back. Then
he leaves. Moneypenny signs...
JAMES BOND WILL RETURN