Dalton is excellent in the role, developing the tougher Bond after The Living Daylights giving him real depth and plausibility. It is a shame that this proved to be his final time as the iconic agent as it was not until Daniel Craig took over the role seventeen years later that we would see this hard edged Fleming faithful approach to the character again.
M: This private vendetta of yours could easily compromise Her Majestys government. You have an assignment, and I expect you to carry it out objectively and professionally!
James Bond: Then you have my resignation, sir!
M: Were not a country club, 007! Effective immediately, your licence to kill is revoked, and I require you to hand over your weapon. Now. I need hardly remind you that youre still bound by the Official Secrets Act.
James Bond: I guess its, uh....a farewell to arms.