Returning to London, Bond is suspended from field duty by the new M, who is in the midst of a power struggle with Max Denbigh (whom Bond dubs "C"), the head of a privately backed agency, the Joint Intelligence Service.C campaigns for Britain to form "Nine Eyes", a global surveillance and intelligence initiative, and uses his influence to close down the '00' field agent section, which he believes is outdated.Oberhauser reveals that Spectre has been funding the Joint Intelligence Service while staging terrorist attacks around the world, creating a need for the Nine Eyes programme.
Confronting the criminals' leader, Marco Sciarra, Bond grabs his ring, emblazoned with a stylised octopus, and kills him by kicking him out of his helicopter.
Bond disobeys M's order and travels to Rome to attend Sciarra's funeral.
He seduces Sciarra's widow, Lucia, who tells him Marco belonged to an organisation of businessmen with criminal and terrorist connections.
Bond is tortured as Oberhauser discusses their shared history: after the younger Bond was orphaned, Oberhauser's father Hannes became his temporary guardian.
Believing that Bond supplanted his role as son, Oberhauser killed his father and staged his own death, adopting the name Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Bond and Swann overpower him and escape, destroying the base in an explosion and leaving Blofeld to die.
It was written by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth.