Never Say Never Again is basically a remake of Thunderball, and the character of Patricia Hearing is nearly indentical to the character Patricia Fearing of Thunderball. James meets her at the health spa he is sent to when M decides he's out of shape. James attends an appointment with her in order to check the state of James' back. Later on that night she pays a visit to his quarters because she feels sorry for James because of his strict diet. However James shows her his own secret stash of goodies including Vodka and caviar and invites her to stay the night. She is only seen briefly after this when James passes her in a hallway.