Skyfall - Bond is on top of the train, gets shot, falls a looong way, under water so deeeep. Dead, of course (or ought to be). But he's Bond, and he comes back. The viewer is not given any information on how he survived, and any tale to that effect would be logical and plausible anyway. Because it's Bond. My character is as good as dead, having been thrown off the flight deck of a carrier with a helicopter wheel chock and chain around his neck. Does the reader need to know how he survived? Or may they wonder for long enough? After all, he's not Bond. Would they feel cheated if they didn't know? It doesn't move the plot forward, only answers the question. This is what I have for the last scene at the end of the first chapter: My questions are (I know it needs working on if kept...): Does the last scene need to be there to explain survival of my protag? If so, are the last two paragraphs a reasonable way to move on ten years to chapter 2? Thanks for consideration.