That xxxxxxxed Out Photograph
That x'ed out photograph on the computer card that we see during the opening sequence of the Prisoner, is said not to prove that Number 6 was Danger Man John Drake. Well of course it doesn't, because it’s actually one of Patrick McGoohan's publicity cards. It’s actually Patrick McGoohan who resigned!
Brainwashing Degree Absolute
At the end No.6 throws down his glass in disgust! When in reality he should have felt triumphant. It was suggested by the resuscitated Number 2 in ‘Fall Out’ that it was the drink that did for Number 2 back in the embryo room of ‘Once Upon A Time,’ and many fans are convinced that it was indeed the drink. Yet did not Number 6 drink of the same bottle as Number 2, and was he not unaffected by the same drink? So it could not possibly have been the drink itself that did for Number 2, but the wine glass itself!
Ask yourself this, who else was in the embryo room with Number2 and 6? Who was it that not only aided the two men during their deliberations, but also looked after then - cooking them meals, washing up. Making coffee, putting wine on the table? In my opinion it was the
who did it, and how he did it was to "lace" Number 2's wine glass with a drug, into which Number 2 poured the wine. The only trick was to make sure No.2 got the right glass! Butler
A Valuable Commodity
The Prisoner had no idea of what a valuable commodity he had become after his resignation. So what to do with a man like this, with so much knowledge inside his head? Well you can't just let him roam free, one side or the other would pick him up eventually. So why not have him abducted and put in a place of security, if not for his own good, then for the governments.
And really, taking all things into consideration, Number 6 didn't have it so bad in the village, not when you take into consideration what other prisoners were going through. But then I suppose Number 6 wasn't quite like any other prisoner, he's far too important, and has a future with them, which was lucky for Number 6.
So was Number 6 really so hard done by? After all he had resigned from a highly confidential, top secret job, and agents like ZM73, even high level Civil Servants are not allowed to simply walk out, even if they do call it resigning! So what really did the Prisoner expect, that they'd not even bat an eyelid, and let him roam free with all that knowledge inside his head? No I don't think for one minute the Prisoner thought that, because he was in too much of a hurry to get away. They came for him alright, and he was expecting them. But they came too soon, the Prisoner simply wasn't quick enough!
Blimey, Is that gas I can smell? Someone open the window!