A thought was given to me by a friend just before Christmas, that Number 1 was de-throned by Number 6 who didn't assume command, which would have left the chair of honour or throne vacant. That could be considered an optimistic thought in a way. Because on the other hand the Village is transferred to the outside world, the door opens for the Butler. Number 6 didn't escape in the end because "there is no out, there is only in." The Prisoner is still the Prisoner and determined to end the Village again. Therefore Number 1 is still present too. The series of events running full circle again.
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