However if The Village is run by those the Prisoner used to work for, surely they would know almost all the information Number 6 is in possession of, the files he’s seen, the projects he’s heard of, so there would be no need to extract any such information. But then what about Professor Seltzman, Number 6 was the only person who knew where he was, or had the information to find Seltzman. Perhaps there was other such information which needed to be extracted.
On the other hand the Prisoner may very well have been put in The Village for the protection of National security, to be thoroughly debriefed at their leisure! And it might have worked, had they offered him something in return. Oh but of course they did, or at least Number 2 did. It was during the aerial tour of The Village when No.2 suggested to the Prisoner "You might even be given a position of authority." Well we know what happened then, Number 6 attempted to organise a mass breakout. And again in ‘Fall Out,’ there was to have been the transfer of ultimate power, which was rejected and chaos ensued soon after. But really, was there to have been a transfer of ultimate power? After all Number 1 showed his counterpart his future in the crystal ball….as a PRISONER!
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