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Quantum of Solace

After all the kissing and killing, is James Bond about to call it a day following 'Spectre'?

Is James Bond as we know him saying goodbye?

Like a 007 quest itself, it depends on who you talk to, what you hear, how you interpret the clues.

The question might seem strange, what with "Spectre" poised to sweep into U.S. theaters Thursday, blowing up a moribund box office like a white Lotus Esprit. The new Bond installment — director Sam Mendes' second, star Daniel Craig's fourth, Bond steward Eon Productions' 24th — finds its hero as virile as ever and even restores many classic touches. Bond is chased through snowy mountains. Q supplies new gadgets. A supervillain, Ernst Blofeld, shows up, doing supervillainy things he hasn't done in nearly 35...