How was It Done? Was It The Drink?
The viewer is led to believe that only one person can leave the Embryo Room alive. Did No.2 think that it might not be him, and if it wasn't, did he know how death was to be administered? Was it the drink, as the resuscitated No.2 demanded to know. And if it was, why didn't No.6 die because of the drink as well? And why the need to kill No.2 in the first place?
Well I don't think it was actually the drink that did for No.2, because as posed in the question, why didn't No.6 die because of the drink as well. So this fact leads me to believe that it wasn't actually the drink, but that No.2's glass was pre-laced with poison. And as to the question of how it was done, well apart from No.2 and No.6, there is only one other person in the Embryo Room at the time - the Butler! I have watched the surveillance film footage of 'once Upon A Time,' and No. 6 never went anywhere near that bottle, or No.2's glass. And even if he had, where would he have got the poison from? So the presumption is, like in many a good murder mystery, the
did it! Otherwise Monsieur Poirot, you tell me who did it, and why! Butler
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this is a very good question, and a nice conclusion.
One might think that it was all planned right from the start. Because for real the butler had to make sure that Number Six survives - just to get out of the village and take residence on Number One, Buckingham Palace! While for the Prisoner, or the next One, all starts over and over again.. ;)
Now that's in interesting train of thought, that the Butler had been given the brief to make sure Number 6 survived Degree Absolute. The Butler soon changes alligence, standing by his new master the former Number 6. And of course he went home with the former Number 6, for whom everything was about to commence all over again.
I have always been of the opinion that it was the Butler who packed those two suitcases for the Prisoner, seeing as how the Prisoner doesn't enter his hosue of No.1 Buckingham Place upon his return there. So that after handing in his letter of resignation, he does return home, the two suitcases ready packed for him, but yet there is no sign of the Butler!
what if the Butler even had not been given the brief, but planned it himself? ;) Maybe he's just the "little" man waiting for the big one to resign and revolt...
It's an interesting question where the Butler is when the Prisoner arrives at home after his resignation. I could imagine that he was brought back..? Or could it be that he just was out for I don't know what and came back later? Perhaps each turn from arrival to fall out sees another butler?
But perhaps it really would make more sense if the butler was briefed to take care of Number Six.
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That's an interesting thought, the Butler acting on his own initiative. He was certainly quick enough to change allegencies! The Butler briefed to take care of Number 6, yes I like that thinking, and would make sense.
As for where is the Butler when his master returns home from handing in his resignation. I imagine that after packing two suitcases for his master he simply and plainly left No.1 Buckingham Place and somehow he ended back in the Village.
How the Butler ends up back in the Village, and does he remember anything from the first time round, I would not care even to speculate. After all it's purely conjecture that it's the Butler who packs the two suitcases in the first place. It can equally be said that the Prisoner packed the two suitcases the night before, except that the Prisoner wasn't there the night before..........
Isn't the gardener always the murderer...? -BCNU!ReplyDelete
Oh no, here in Britain it's always the Butler who did it!