Be seeing you
Saturday, 25 June 2016
We are witness to the Butler going round the back of the Scammell Highwayman Transporter in ‘Fall Out.’ We must ask ourselves the question, how did he know the lorry was there? More than that, the Butler climbs into the cab and drives the said lorry away along that tunnel, crashing through the wrought iron gates at the other end into the cold light of day and freedom beyond. The next question to be asked, is how did the Butler’s feet reached the accelerator, brake, and clutch pedals? And finally, how that cage which had supported Number 2, the Butler, and the Prisoner during the deliberations of ‘Once Upon A Time,’ had been lowered through the floor/ceiling, and very conveniently lowered onto the trailer of the lorry! It all seems to be deliberately planned, the fact that the Butler knew about the lorry, that the pedals had been adjusted in some way so his feet would be able to reach them. And the fact that the cage, which could be moved, which had food supplies for 6 months, a waste disposal unit, and all mod cons had been placed on the trailer of the lorry so conveniently. It’s as though his final escape had been planned right down to the last detail. Unless of course the lorry had been meant for Number 1. If it had, then Number 6’s actions soon put paid to that. And seeing as the Butler knew about the lorry, perhaps he was supposed to drive Number 1 out of The Village, to his London town house which had been prepared for him. After all it did have the number 1 on the front door, not number 6! Yes I realise that Number 1 and Number 6 are supposed to be the alter ego of the other, but at the beginning of the series, the very first time we watch the series we don’t know that!