This idea of Blofeld having done more to Bond in that dentist’s chair than was revealed had occurred to me too.
But why all the mayhem in that awful, film-ruining final act in London. If Blofeld can now control Bond, then why allow Bond to tell M about C’s betrayal - Blofeld’s existing asset in UK intelligence?
Why the panto of capturing Bond and trying to demolish him along with Maddy and the MI6 building at Vauxhall Cross? Blofeld was shocked and dismayed at Bond having survived to shoot down his helicopter.
These are the reasons i decided against this. However, it is a tempting notion to retrofit that last act as a ruse of some kind if only to rescue Spectre as a movie.
But this whole switcharoo (brain washing happening at the YOLT, instead of afterwards) would also make the story of YOLT moot, skipping straight past it to the opening brain washed conceit of YOLT. Then again… By swapping the order it might make the dark, kaleidoscopic nature of YOLT’s story even better…! Dear oh dear, choices, choices…Who’d be a writer, hey?
I’ve often thought that the best way to improve Spectre is to simply cut to end titles after Blofeld’s lair explodes and Bond flies away. It would also allow Bond 25 to reveal that Bond had been secretly brain washed/implanted by Blofeld and was allowed to escape.
But, since this isn’t really possible without a time machine, then the writers will need to find another way to explain the the events of the final act in London, somehow making sense of Bond already being Blofeld’s unknowing puppet throughout those scenes in which they tried to kill one another.
If the writers intend this and have figured out how to plausibly retrofit Spectre, then having a brainwashed Bond kill Maddy is a very powerful shocker of an inciting incident and something i’m sure Craig would love to get his teeth into as an actor.
While they’re at it Bond may as well break out Blofeld from prison too.
But seeing as how Eon have struggled to have a script written without plot holes, it’s a tall order for them to start with an idea that comes fitted with already existing plot holes. A shame, because the twists it would allow would be a ride.
And i really want to see that ending, with amnesiac Bond heading off to the bad guys, thinking he’s one of theirs because of a headline he saw on a piece of newspaper he was using as toilet paper. That is some beautiful effing writing from Fleming; a simple, everyday thing leading to a huge, twisted corner turn in the story. Man was a genius.