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Wednesday 18 April 2012

The Therapy Zone

The Prisoner

   If there was one criticism of the Prisoner it was that there is no actual continuity between the episodes. That there is no logical progression in the Prisoner's captors extraordinary attempts to break him, of logical pattern to the Prisoner's bids to escape - or indeed anything else for that matter.
    Well that's as maybe, but no continuity between the episodes means that the viewer can watch any episode in any order, save for those of Arrival - Once Upon A Time, and Fall Out. Mind you, the viewer could always watch Fall Out before Arrival don't you think? After all, if Fall Out was the first episode....... Arrival does begin at the end of Fall Out, well at least we see the commencement of the opening sequence.
   Logical, who said the Prisoner had to be logical? The really only logical thing about the Prisoner series is it's ending. Because in my opinion Fall Out is the only logical conclusion!

It’s Your Funeral

   It's a cunning plan when you stop and think about it, this "Plan Division Q" lark. To get No.6 to give such an assassination plan credibility, then to film him whilst warning the interim No.2 about such an assassination plot against him. Then to edit that film in order to discredit him when it comes to No.2 having returned from his spell of leave. This so that the real plan will not be believed, it's quite brilliant really.
    But it's a lot of rigmarole isn't it? I mean why not just kill the man and have done with it? And at the end who has benefited? Only those innocent citizens, saved from the mass reprisals of the new No.2, but of course they'll never know. Nor will they know that it was No.6, along with No.50-Monique, who saved them from suffering those mass reprisals to have been carried out against them.
    There are two losers, the new No.2, what his ultimate fate might have been we have no way of knowing, only the fact that we never see him again. And No.100, who gave his assurance regarding "Plan Division Q." It was his lack of force which did not prevent No.6 from attaining the explosive detonator taken from the Watchmaker-No.51, which ultimately saw the failure of "Plan Division Q." But ultimately it would be the new No.2 who would have to pay the price. So it is possible that No.100 kept his position, although he is another who we do not see again in the village.

I'll be seeing you.... I hope.

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