I think I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue! I just realized that I've read every Agatha Christie book ever written and seen virtually every adaptation of Poirot that's been brought to either screen and if I'm honest, none of them have really been completely true to the page. Although I suppose most would agree that Suchet gave us "the man" who was closest to what she really wrote. But in the final analysis, Poirot will live on in my mind forever because the sad truth is "the man" is on the page. He is there for each of us to discern in our own way because of the way we interpret what is on the page. So, for me, one cannot argue Bond the way one cannot argue Poirot. The real man is on the page and regardless of what we hope for or even what we may believe.... it's the page on which the truth will always remain. So it may have taken me months AM and I may even have gotten it completely wrong as far as your beliefs are concerned. But I've finally connected to why it's so important for you and why you'll continue fighting for it, for as long as you have breath.... Because if I'm really, truly honest with myself, then I have to confess that in the end, Branaugh will fail too. It's OK.... I'm still going to go. But it will be his Poirot. Not Aggie's, not mine and not the Poirot of countless others who have spent over 30-40 years with him building an indelible relationship that cannot be forged by any other person. I think, I think I finally got it and finally it made sense in my head and in my heart. In the same way that you are fighting for The Bond that is on your page. What you want for him and how important it is that the "truth" of the book gets honored. We may not either of us end up "getting" our ultimate hero... but I do, genuinely, hope that we understand each other's POV a bit better. Poirot would never approve the DBs but good food, good company and a good meal, you bet!