|Behind the scenes|
|Portrayed By:||Molly Peters|
|First Appearance:|| Thunderball (Novel) |
|Last Appearance:|| Thunderball (Film)|
Patricia Fearing is a nurse who works at the Shrublands health farm in the James Bond novel Thunderball and its 1965 film adaptation. In the latter she went by the nickname 'Pat' and was portrayed by Molly Peters.
In both the novel and the film she is a nurse at the Shrublands heath farm and is tasked with specifically looking after James Bond while he is a guest. At one point she sets Bond up with the traction table and leaves him for a few moments, however, during her time away Bond is attacked by Count Lippe who turns up the power on the traction table in an attempt to kill him. He ultimately is saved by Fearing when she returns.
After the incident Patricia and her manager, Mr. Wain, believe that Bond had accidentally bumped a switch causing the traction table to speed up. In the novel she pleads with Bond to remain silent on Mr. Wain's behalf feeling that it would damage their reputation if the other patients got word of the incident. In the film, Patricia was much colder, rejecting Bond's advances until the incident occurs. At that point she leads him to the clinic's steam room and promptly asks him not to complain about it, as she would be fired by her manager. Bond responds that he would remain silent for a price. Fearing then joins Bond in the steam room, where she undresses herself and Bond undresses himself. After this they have sex.
There is a later scene in which Bond receives a massage from Fearing using mink gloves. This is changed in the film and has Bond giving a mostly disrobed Fearing a massage with the mink glove, saying that mink "reduces the tension." Fearing responds, "Not mine."