I remember reading in an old magazine article that when he was finally confronted with the truth - that he was No.1, the former No.6 seemed to go berserk, bringing destruction to the village before escaping with Number two, the butler and the youth.
Well in my opinion the Prisoner didn't go berserk. Okay the former No.6 did try and lay his hands on No.1. But to me he appeared calm and calculating, in the way he set the countdown for the rocket, and the way in which he was instrumental in commencing a bloody and violent revolution.
As I see it, it was No.1 who went berserk, charging about the Control Room, and screaming wildly, clambering up the ladder into the nose cone of the rocket, when confronted with the truth that he is No.6!
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