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Thursday, 7 May 2015

Quote For The Day

    “There is more harm in The Village than is dreamt.”
                                                 {Number 2 - Hammer Into Anvil}

    Number 2 was a weak link in the chain of command waiting to be broken. He was afraid of his masters. He was afraid of supposed enemies within The Village, he didn’t know who they were, but he knew they were there. He probably meant Jammers, after all that’s what Number 6 was doing against Number 2, he was jamming. Creating non-existent plots which Number and his assistant Number 14 had to investigate. And in the end Number 2’s fear and paranoia made him afraid of Number 6, or should that be D6?
    When I first watched ‘the Prisoner’ as a 12 year old boy, I thought Number 6 had escaped The Village during ‘The Chimes of Big Ben,’ and I shared the Prisoner’s disappointment when he found he had hardly left The Village at all. But then that was only the second episode in the series, so common sense should have told me that Number 6 would never be allowed to escape The Village so early. Mind you by the time ‘Many Happy Returns’ came along there was more of a chance of Number 6 having escaped. But again I was to share Number 6’s disappointment. Yet Number 6 took his having been brought back to where he started almost a month ago very well, he even appeared resigned to the fact. And then by the time of ‘Hammer Into Anvil’ I remember thinking that this Number 2 had actually got it right, that Number 6 was a plant sent to the Village to test security, and check the efficiency of Number 2. And if found wanting, the result being Number 2 was then replaced. The idea being that it was Number 6 who set up The Village {Number 6 turning out to be Number 1} who then resigned his job in the full knowledge that he would be abducted to The Village. This was in order to test his own creation. To test its security, its methods, and to make sure that there could be no possible escape, thereby making himself a prisoner!
    However if that is the case, then it would appear that something had gone wrong. Because more than to test Village security, to check on Number 2’s efficiencies, Number 6 goes much further than that. Upon seeing what he has become, when coming face to face with himself, Number 6 sets about bringing his creation down. To destroy it, wipe The Village off the face of the Earth. Something he promised to do long before the advent of ‘Fall Out.’

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