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The Bond Poetic – Episode 1.21 – ‘The Royalist Casino’

Welcome to Daniel Craig as the new Bond (This means bond has been played by a countryman from our 4 UK nations – Daniel Craig – English/ Pierce Brosnan – Irish/Sean Connery – Scottish/ Timothy Dalton Welsh (and of course George Lazenby who was Australian) . We see Bond become a ’00’ by affecting two kills to gain entry – and then he begins to gamble with his life and money in the start of a running theme from this film up to episode 24…

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The Royalist Casino

Daniel is Bond; and is back at the start

Entry to 007 means two kills

Will he have the stomach;the heart

To ensure that he pays the bill

In Uganda, Mr. White helps Le Chiffre find a new client

Hiding the criminal cash in Skyfleet stocks

The money made and hidden makes them compliant

Now its time for the ticking of the clock

Madagascar becomes the place to be

The terrorist bombmaker is there

An explosive interdiction is there for all to see

Bond escapes by a whisker and a hair

In the Bahamas Dimitrios becomes the target

He loses his wife and his Aston Martin car

Now they’re in Miami airport – it’s like a  market

Surely Domitrios can’t have gotten far

Bond puts Domtrios to sleep

But there’s a skyfleet plane about to blow

Bond stops the bomb from going ’bleep’

The airport bomber is all over the show

Vesper enters Bond’s world with cash

The Le Chiffre high stakes poker game 

Her entrance makes right kind of smash

Rene Mathis helps keeps things sane

The Ugandan terror man seeks Le Chiffre

His millions gone up in Skyfleet smoke

In Montenegro they let him feel their heat 

By cooking up a ‘Ugandan’ arti-choke

Bond becomes cocky – about Le Chiffre’s tell

He loses heavily in one swift move

The time has come to ring the bell

As poison enters Bond’s body- with little time to lose

Vesper now to the rescue

Is Bond now out of the game?

He bounces back right on cue

Felix Leiter subs the money  – stakes the claim

The sweeping win lets Bond gloat

Le Chiffre in more trouble than he can cope

Vesper is taken as a deposit – a float

A trap for Bond is set – its what Le Chiffre hopes

Bond is captured and tortured

Le Chiffre in desperation now

Bond awakes in a peaceful orchard

Mr. White was the saviour – Bond not sure how

The money win from poker is claimed

Vesper has the password – they key

Venice is not the location to be maimed

What if you wanted to get down on one knee?

Bond learns his love isn’t true

In Venice Vesper has the money now

The shootout leaves Vesper all cold and blue

White has the money – his freedom is allowed

The treachery hits Bond hard

Using Vesper’s phone he’s onto a new lead

It’s Mr. White that played his card

As Bond calmly shoots him in his left knee…