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:

  1. 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?
  2. 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.


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