A Soviet agent from James Bond's past, Pola Ivanova is spying on Max Zorin's testing facility, when her partner is caught and executed. Bond realizes she's been taping an incriminating conversation between Zorin and his oil company chief, Bob Conley. Emerging from the sea, Bond and Ivanova fight on dry land until they recognise each other.
He later meets Pola and seduces her in a hot tub at the Nippon Relaxation Spa. After this interlude Pola hurriedly absconds to pass the tape of Zorin's conversation to General Gogol who immediately plays it in his car stereo. Much to Pola's embarrassment Bond has swapped the tape with a cassette of Japanese music which had been playing in the spa.