Early in the movie Skyfall, when Bond is presumed dead, he is shown drinking at a bar and being cheered on by a large group of spectators as he attempts to down a drink with a live scorpion on his hand. Immediately as this scene ends, Bond is shown at the same bar, but the bar is now empty except for the bartender.
When I originally saw the movie, I thought the quick cut was meant to show that it was the next day, and that Bond had spent the entire night at the bar. However, I have seen some speculate that the first scene was merely a daydream - Bond imagining how he would like his life to be, when in reality he spends his time drinking alone in the middle of the day.
Could someone explain whether it was a daydream or not?