It's a dark and stormy night: perfect weather for a funeral.
M types Bond's obituary on her laptop.
The next day, M is summoned by Mallory, the Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee, who tells her that the Prime Minister is concerned about the hard drive lost when Bond died. It contained the list of identities of every NATO agent.
Mallory suggests that M start planning her "voluntary retirement."
Needless to say, M isn't pleased. "To hell with dignity," she says. She's not going down without a fight.