Good point, that struck me at the time but I forgot about it. Not to mention he hesitated rather blatantly instead of firing. I suppose him shooting her in public potentially was the point?
Usual Bond, usual problems. What grated most for me was, as brilliant as Bardem's villain was when he was monologuing, his otherwise meticulous plan to kill M - from capturing Bond, to being captured himself and the extraordinary escape with perfect timing on the hacking, police uniform pickup, explosives, collection in the police van, etc - all boiled down to having a random shootout in a courtroom full of MI6 agents and police. Why the fuck would you plan that as a finale?
Odd. Otherwise enjoyable nonsense as usual.