For Your Eyes Only (1981)
A British spy boat sinks. A marine archaeologist, Sir Timothy Havelock, is assigned a task to retrieve its Automatic Targeting Attack Communicator (ATAC) communication system before the Russians do. After Havelock is murdered by Gonzales, a Cuban hit-man, Bond is instructed to find out who hired Gonzales. While investigating, Bond gets captured, but Gonzales is subsequently killed by Havelock’s daughter Melina, and she and Bond escape. Bond identifies one of those present with Gonzales as Emile Leopold Locque and so follows a lead to Italy and meets his contact, Luigi Ferrara, and a well-connected Greek businessman and intelligence informant, Aris Kristatos. Kristatos tells Bond that Locque is employed by Milos Columbo, Kristatos’ former organised crime partner.
After Ferrara is murdered, and the evidence points to Columbo, Bond is captured by men working for Columbo. He then explains that Locque was actually hired by Kristatos, who is working for the KGB to retrieve the ATAC. Bond and Melina recover the ATAC but are captured by Kristatos. Both escape and follow Kristatos to Greece, where he is killed and the ATAC is destroyed by James Bond 007.
In this film James Bond investigates the murder of ‘009’, killed in East Berlin while dressed as a circus clown and carrying a fake Fabergé egg. An identical egg appears at auction. Bond establishes the buyer, the exiled Afghan prince, Kamal Khan is working with Orlov. Orlov is a renegade Soviet general seeking to expand Soviet borders into Europe. Bond meets Octopussy, a wealthy woman who leads the Octopus cult. Bond finds out that Orlov has been supplying Khan with priceless Soviet treasures, replacing them with replicas, while Khan has been smuggling the real versions into the West, via Octopussy’s circus troupe.
Bond infiltrates the circus, and finds that Orlov replaced the Soviet treasures with a nuclear warhead, primed to explode at a US Air Force base in West Germany. The explosion would trigger Europe into seeking disarmament, in the belief that the bomb was American that was detonated by accident, leaving the West’s borders open to Soviet invasion. Bond deactivates the warhead and then returns to India, joining an assault on Khan’s palace.
Never Say Never Again (1983)
James Bond investigates the hijacking of two cruise missiles with live nuclear warheads that had been taken by SPECTRE. He meets Domino Petachi, the pilot’s sister, and her lover, Maximillian Largo, SPECTRE’s Number One, who directly responds to Blofeld. While following them to France, Bond informs Domino about her brother’s death and subsequently finds his MI6 colleague killed by Fatima Blush, another SPECTRE agent; Bond kills her. Bond and Felix Leiter then attempt to board Largo’s motor yacht, the Flying Saucer, to find the missing nuclear warheads. Bond gets trapped and is taken, with Domino, to Largo’s base of operations in North Africa, but Bond subsequently escapes with Domino. The two agents ambush Largo while he is placing one of the bombs.