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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

It’s Not As Difficult As You Might First Imagine

 It’s Not As Difficult As You Might First Imagine

    "Once we get started, even I won't be able to tell you apart."
                                        {No.2 The Schizoid Man}

    What the devils he talking about, this No.2? No.6 is the man in the black piped blazer, and No.12-Curtis is in the cream blazer. There's no confusion about this, no mistake can be made. But then perhaps the above line of text spoken by No.2 is from a time of the original script, when Curtis was originally going to wear the same dark blazer as No.6, then the line "Once we get started, even I won't be able to tell you apart" makes perfect sense. And that in my opinion would have been better, because you the viewer would not know until the very last line.
    One curious observation made of the episode ‘The Schizoid Man,’ this as No.6 is actually wearing his No.6 badge, Curtis that is, not No.6, although he does wear it for a short time during his impersonation of Curtis-No.12.
   It might be probable for No.6 to be seen by other members of the community to be seen wearing a different coloured piped blazer. But he has never before been seen to wear his numbered badge!
   If Curtis had been briefed properly as to the character of No.6, he should have known that the real No.6, who he was to take the place of, impersonate and become the character of the man, should have known that No.6 never wears his numbered badge! A mistake on the part of Curtis, perhaps he liked to wear the badge as a reminder as to who he was supposed to be! Or was it something quite deliberate, the reason for which we shall never know!
    Why does Curtis, when in the guise and persona of No.6, actually wear his Penny Farthing badge? Because it is widely known that No.6 never wears his numbered badge.Well perhaps it’s a case of Curtis liking the canopied Penny Farthing logo - I know I do!

BCNU

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