I'm having trouble understanding this double bluff between two characters in Quantum of Solace at around 36:30.
Dominic Greene : And I have a pest
Shows photo of James Bond to Gregg Beame
Gregg Beame : (to Felix) Have any idea who that is?
Felix Leiter : (to Dominic) Sorry.
Gregg : It's James Bond, British Secret Service. I don't know how I could have missed that.
Dominic : I will need you to get rid of him for me.
Gregg : Yeah. That's not going to be a problem.
Cut to airport arrival
Felix : You know who Greene is and you want to put us in bed with him?
Gregg : (Sarcastically) Yeah, you're right. We should just deal with nice people.
Gregg : I need to know you're on the team, Felix. I need to know you value your career.
I don't understand this exchange. Specifically:
- Why does Gregg show up Felix in front of Dominic (which makes him look deceitful and therefore divided from Felix) if they are both in the CIA?
- If not the CIA, what "team" is Gregg referring to and how does that have the potential to affect Felix's career?
It seems to me that this is a double-bluff. Gregg is trying to create a stronger allegiance to Dominic than to the CIA or his fellow spies. I just don't see the benefit in hanging Felix out to dry.