Okay, you might think that this topic is a bit trivial, but I just need to get this out and I want to know what you guys think. It's something I don't want to post on Tumblr because I might get bashed by Bond/Q shippers there. Don't get me wrong, I love Q and his interactions with Bond in Spectre. Their scenes are some of my favorites. But something just occurred to me when I was going back on one of the Q and Bond scenes, it made me question if Q's really sincere on helping Bond.
At Q's Lab scene, after Q had injected Bond with the Smart Blood, Bond asked Q to make him disappear. Then Q answered by telling Bond that he answers directly to M, and that he has a mortgage and two cats to feed. After which Bond said, "Well, I suggest you trust me, for the sake of the cats."
At my first and second viewing of the movie I thought Q was such a good friend that he trusts Bond and is willing to help him, even putting his own career on the line. It's either that or he's absolutely smitten with Bond. And this followed by other favors like Bond asking Q to analyze the Spectre ring, and at the end Bond asking Q for the DB5.
But one day my perspective of this scene changed because of a GIF set that I saw in Tumblr.
From Q’s reaction after Bond said “for the sake of the cats.” It seems like Bond was threatening Q. Like if Q doesn’t do what Bond’s asking him, some serious shit will happen to the cats. It could explain why Q immediately did what Bond asked him. So it actually wasn’t out of his trust for Bond why he does Bond’s favors, but out of fear.
It makes me feel a bit uncomfortable to realize that Bond’s using Q in this way. I just hope my analysis of the scene is wrong.
What do you guys think?