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In Kill Bill Vol. 2, Elle Driver plants a black mamba in the case of money that she brings to Budd when she purchases Beatrix's Hanzo sword from him.

Earlier, Bill and Budd have a conversation about the Hatori Hanzo sword that we later discover was a gift to Budd from Bill.

BILL: You haven't by any chance kept up with your...swordplay?

BUDD: I, uhm...I pawned that years ago.

BILL: You hocked a Hattori Hanzo sword?

BUDD: Yep.

BILL: It was priceless.

Bill appears to be annoyed with Budd when he discovers this. Bill continues to speak with Budd about the past and to not be angry with him anymore.

After Budd gets bitten by the black mamba and is lying on the floor dying, Bill calls Elle while she is putting the money back into the case.

Bill...I have some tragic news. Your brother's dead. I am so sorry, baby. She put a black mamba in his camper. Look... I can be there in about 4 hours. Do you want me to come over? No, no, no, no. You need me, baby, I'm there.

It just seems like a coincidence that Bill would be calling Elle right at this time. Did Bill know that Elle was going to kill Budd? Since Bill was annoyed with Budd due to Budd hocking his Hanzo sword, did Bill set this up somehow behind the scenes unbeknownst to Elle?

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No, he didn't

Bill would never kill his brother and would never let Elle hurt him as well. They had their differences but they were still brothers.

You can see by the conversation they had, when Bill talked with Budd to warn him that Beatrix was coming to get her revenge, that he wanted the best for his brother.

Bill was annoyed that Budd pawned his sword, but not annoyed to the point of killing his own brother. Bill knew that Budd was going to die, but to Beatrix, not Elle.

Beatrix is coming, and she is coming to kill you. And unless you accept my assistance, I have no doubt she will succeed.

Also by the way that Elle told Bill that Budd died, and Bill didn't say anything after, I think he was indeed really sad.

Bill...I have some tragic news. Your brother's dead. I am so sorry, baby. She put a black mamba in his camper. Look... I can be there in about 4 hours. Do you want me to come over? No, no, no, no. You need me, baby, I'm there.

Notice how Elle tells Bill that his brother died: I have some tragic news, that alone tells us that he didn't know. If he knew that Elle killed Budd, Bill would say something like: is it done?.

  • I wonder if Bill wanted Elle to come over because he knew that she had killed Budd, then...not knowing that Beatrix was already there waiting for her. Hmmmmm... – steelersquirrel Mar 17 '17 at 21:01
  • I dont think so, it was Elle who offered herself to come over.. – Gustavo Gabriel Mar 17 '17 at 21:02
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    Bellatrix? I think you slipped into the wrong universe for a moment. – hobbs Mar 17 '17 at 21:43
  • Lol, Harry potter's movies are my favorite, so it happens sometimes... – Gustavo Gabriel Mar 17 '17 at 21:45
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    As to your last paragraph, that might still just be her doing a little role-play (and he going along with it), even if she knows Bill knows. – Napoleon Wilson Mar 23 '17 at 20:18

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