Curtis was dead according to Number 6. So having reported this to Number 2, having given the password Schizoid Man, Number 6 simply changed blazers and took on the persona of Curtis.
Later having reported to Number 2, he was instructed to go and see
Alison, as she might have some insight into Number 6’s motivations. So there he
was, Number 6 impersonating Curtis, while playing with his cigarette lighter in
his pocket. Alison took a cigarette from a cigarette box, and instantly Number
6 produced the cigarette lighter.
“Silly playing with lighters. I’ll probably start a fire one
It makes one wonder if this is some kind of reference to
John Drake. He was always playing with cigarette lighters, one lighter in
particular. It contained a micro camera, and every time Drake needed to take a
photograph he had to light a cigarette. Well otherwise it would have been a bit
of a giveaway to keep clicking his lighter without lighting a cigarette! What
John Drake wouldn’t have given for a mobile phone with an in-built camera!
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