No Time To Die will see the return of Dr. Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), who was introduced in 2015's Spectre. As the daughter of mysterious SPECTRE terrorist Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), Swann's upbringing was dramatic and dark. She finds a kinship with James Bond as he unmasks the "author of all his pain" — Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Christoph Waltz).
Swann's connection with the secret agent develops over the course of the film, which includes a harrowing mountain escape, a trek through the desert and Blofeld's unraveling.
By the film's end, Swann and Bond ride off into the sunset in his Aston Martin DB5, providing the only happy ending of Daniel Craig's tenure.
That doesn't seem to last long as indicated by the No Time to Die trailer.
Swann is the first love interest to return to the franchise since Sylvia Trench (Eunice Gayson) in first two installments, Dr. No and From Russia With Love.
It's through Trench that the audience is introduced to Sean Connery's James Bond, who mimics her greeting with his iconic and nonchalant, "Bond. James Bond" line.
Trench was the first "Bond Girl.". Though she's overshadowed by Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress), she makes a return as Bond's steady girlfriend on the home front. Originally, it was meant to be a recurring gag in the movies that Bond would be whisked away from her clutches just as things were getting interesting.
The character was cut by Goldfinger director Guy Hamilton in lieu of a revolving door of women.
Other actresses like Maud Adams, Martine Beswick and Nadja Regin appeared in several Bond films but didn't play the same character. Adams famously played the ill-fated mistress in The Man With the Golden Gun and was later cast in Octopussy.