Reply To: Bond flirting – Does this feel comfortable? :-)
For most people, comfortable means relaxed, easy going, free of tension. This scene is adversarial. He lets her know in the first sentence that he thinks she’s hot, but after that, things get murky. His read of her is loaded with contempt. Not feminine enough. Insecure. The tension is exactly what tells you they’re going to wind up in bed. What would pleasant chit chat tell you? That’s right, nothing. Pleasant chit chat is what gets you into the friend zone.