We know that Number 60 was made up to Supervisor by Number 2 when he relieved Number 26 from the position. But what was Number 60 doing in the Control Room prior to Number 2’s sudden outburst? He was carrying a clipboard at the time, was Number 60 the Supervisor’s assistant? It seems probable, otherwise Number 2 would not have appointed him. That being the case, this is the first instance we see when the Supervisor has an assistant. Unless one counts that time during ‘The Chimes of Big Ben’ when we see Number 2’s assistant in the Control Room, and after that no longer with Number 2 from that moment on. To be perfectly honest I shouldn’t have thought the Supervisor-Number 26 needed an assistant. He’s always appeared to be very professional and very competent at his job. It wasn’t his fault he didn’t know it wasn’t Number 6’s birthday that time. He probably hadn’t the advantage of having Number 6’s personal file to hand, let alone having read it!
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