In the eyes of the Villages society, No.6 represents the ultimate threat, the lone individual who seeks the destruction of their society, of their way of life. "Society is at stake and we have the means to protect it!" states the President "we draw your attention to the regrettable bullet....." Two men sit at either end of the steel seesaw device previously seen in the Control Room. But here instead of a pair of monitors, a pair of Lewis machine guns have been fitted. Such is the seriousness of the democratic crisis which the Village Administration finds itself in.
Democratic crisis? Where in the village is there any democracy, so what crisis? The trouble with ‘Fall Out’ is, it stands too much alone, it doesn't fit in with the previous 16 episodes. Perhaps because it was written by Patrick McGoohan who was under pressure to find an ending to the series. However you define ‘Fall Out,’ one thing is certain, you cannot define the episode by what has preceded it. You will find no clue to ‘Fall Out’ throughout any of the previous episodes, and the only remark made to them is that fact that No.6 has survived the ultimate test of ‘Once Upon A Time,’ which was originally supposed to be simply another episode, as it's 15 compatriots, and not one which led to the ultimate conclusion of the Prisoner.
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