There is a saying, "Never speak ill of the dead." But of course in 'Dance of the Dead,’ its the other way around, seeing as its Roland Walter Dutton who's as good as dead, not the Prisoner-Number 6. If one looks at it that way, then Number 6 was using the dead twice. Once to try and send a message to someone, anyone in his world, and then to use Dutton to say the things that needed to be said, because he was going to die anyway!
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