The trial of No.6 during Dance of the Dead was heavily stacked against him it has to be said. A Prosecuter who was also his Observer, as well as being biased. A Defender who was a witness for the Prosecution! Three presiding Judges - Elizabeth the 1st who had a close friend and adviser beheaded at the stroke of a quill. Emperor Nero, who fiddled while Rome burned, and Napoleon Bonaparte who never showed mercy to anyone.
The final nail in the Prisoner's coffin was when he called a character witness, a man who the Prisoner thinks he once knew. A man who is scheduled to die, and therefore best suited to say the things that needed to be said......the only trouble was, the doctor-No.40 had gone too far with his experiments with No.42-Roland Walter Dutton. And so the Prisoner is sentenced to death - the Court sentence in the name of the people - the people carry out the sentence in the name of justice. Well we might have known that such a death sentence would not be carried out against No.6, didn't No.2 herself say that No.6 has a future with the Village? No, the Prisoner's trial was nothing more than an utter farce. What exactly was achieved by it is not clear, unless it is to show that whatever No.6 does, he cannot win! Be seeing you.