Number 2 tried to do it in ‘Once Upon A Time,’ to make Number 6 kill, kill, kill. But lucky for him 6 still couldn’t do it. But if he had killed Number 2 with that fencing foil, what then? Number 6 and the Butler locked in the Embryo Room with a dead body until the time lock released the door, for how many days that would have been.
Anyway he’d never killed before, well
only on the rare occasions, and it was always with reluctance that John Drake
ever killed anyone, even when he was really in harms way. As an act of
survival, self-preservation. And yet Number 2 did eventually make Number
6 kill. He put him in a dangerous environment. He gave him love, he took it
away, and he made Number 6 kill. But not in an act of self-preservation, but in
revenge for the death of Cathy. But it had gone against the Prisoner’s belief,
his moral code to put that gun belt on. To go out into the street and face that
psychotic killer…….the Kid.
The Man With No Name had been the
fastest on the draw the Judge had ever seen, the last he was likely to see, because the
Sheriff then resigned! Is that why he had handed in his badge and gun at the
outset of ‘Living In Harmony,’ because he had grown sick of killing, facing up
to any two-bit gunslinger out to make a name for himself? Is that why the
Prisoner resigned? Having become fed up putting himself in harms way, in
dangerous situations. John Drake was forever having to do that, and more than
not, having to survive by his wits, and killing only as a last resort. It took
an extraordinary situation to make Drake kill, that’s why Number 2 failed that
time. Although the Prisoner was supposed to have killed in the war, but killed
for peace, that can only beg one question, which war might that have been, the Korean War perhaps?
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