Pictured in the Control Room, during the episode of ‘Checkmate’ with the Supervisor Number 56, is Number 219 I have often wondered if he might not have once been an assistant to Number 2, in the same way as the one time assistant to Number 2 during ‘The Chimes of Big Ben.’ He like Number 219 ended up working in the Control Room as a possible assistant to the Supervisor. Well there was little enough for Number 2 to do during that episode to warrant him having an assistant. All he had to do was oversee Number 6’s escape plan, and he seemed a capable administrator, and much the same can be said of the current Number 2. He’s happy to administer from his office, which he leaves occasionally, and to allow others to do their jobs. So perhaps like his predecessor he didn’t feel the need for an assistant who was then relegated to duties assisting the Supervisor in the Control Room.
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