Thursday, 18 August 2011
Many Happy Returns - No.6!
I wonder why it is that a number of fans of the Prisoner are of the opinion that the Village was evacuated the day before Many Happy Returns? Because they say why wasn't the Village evacuated in Fall Out in the same way as Many Happy Returns? Well that's because the Village wasn't evacuated during the day prior to Many Happy Returns, because that would mean that No.6 would have to have been heavily sedated during that time, not impossible I know, but it would have been a logistical headache for the Village Administration. To evacuate the Village, to find somewhere to put the people, then to bring all the citizens back after No.6 had set sail on his sea voyage. And more, to evacutae the Village for a second time, so that the Village would be deserted upon the Prisoners return.....I don't think so. For me, it works to have the citizens heavily sedated, and for those who actually run the Village, to be kept out of sight until No.6 had set sail upon his raft. The question is, for how long? And of course that would depend on how long it would take No.6 to actually build his raft.........a day, two days? However long it was, one thing is clear, No.2 was sure of No.6's skills to allow him to undertake such a dangerous adventure. After all, factually speaking, to travel on a north-easterly course from the Village, would have taken No.6, if not through the Bay of Biscay, then certainly the Atlantic ocean, after all the Bay of Biscay is basically an exstention of the Atlantic Ocean. Somehow, and again factually speaking, I doubt very much that No.6 aboard his raft would have survived those 65 feet waves of the Bay of Biscay, nor those of the Atlantic Ocean! BCNU