It has been commented upon that “the face of Number 1 (or the mask of insanity) is the end of the line in Fall Out?" I have an idea that it is only the beginning, and was the cause of the Prisoner handing in his letter of resignation!
No.6 in dressing up in his own clothes would make him more like his old self, his former self, and that could be before he resigned, after he had resigned, but certainly before he was abducted to The Village. I resigned once, but I still remained myself, in fact I went one better, I went back to being my “old” self! Because I was not myself in the job where I worked! As I found out, and as No.6 told No.2 in ‘The Schizoid Man,’ “The job changes us.” And that could equate to No.1, and it might be that the Prisoner reigned because of what he had become….No.1!
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