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Saturday, 14 December 2013

The Therapy Zone

A Devious Mind
   There's one word which describes this particular No.2 - Elfin. A devious mind she might have, but I cannot help but feel that she makes a good Peter Pan, the little boy who never grew up. But a more devious Peter Pan you would not wish to meet!

Pawn Or Player
   Being a citizen of the Village, one thing is certain, you are either pawn or player in someone’s game. No.2 is the biggest player, and citizens like No.9, the maid No.66, Alison, Monique and the like, are all pawns, to be used and if necessary discarded.
   No.6 is a player, and like No.2 there are times when even he uses citizens as pawns in order to achieve his ends!

If you want to know who No.1 is, take a look in the mirror! 


The Chimes Of Big Ben
   There are certain changes made to the script, to make what we actually see on the screen. Changes such as.......
    When No.6 visits the Green Dome, a rather shocking scene is cut. It occurs when No.2 consults No.6's file to discover that No.6 does not take sugar in his tea. We have always been amused by what follows. When No.6 plops three sugar cubes in his tea to make No.2 sink back into his chair, we always smile. But if they had kept the script, how different our reaction would be.
No.6 "Have you got a cigarette?"
No.2 "Of course, {offering him a box} that file is really a disgrace. No mention of your smoking here."
   No.2 lights it for him. No.6 takes a puff to make sure that it is well alight. He takes it from his mouth and looks at the glowing end. He then slowly and without flinching stubs it out on the back of his hand.
No.6 "I don't."
   This scene would have been an uncomfortable on to watch but it would have shown a man unafraid of pain or torture. It also would have been a very effective way to close act one.

   The first time I watched The Chimes of Big Ben, and thought No.6 had actually escaped the Village, only to find that he'd done nothing of the kind! Elation and disappointment in that final scene with the Colonel.

Prognosis Report On No.6
   Daily, the subject climbs the Bell Tower. He is eccentric, certainly watching, waiting, constantly aggressive. It is possible the subject likes the view.
   But why watching, waiting? What's no.6 looking for? A light, boat, a plane, someone from his world. Something left in the mind from ‘Dance of the Dead’ perhaps.

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