The former No.2 of 'The Chimes of Big Ben' and 'Once Upon A Time' admitted that it had not been altogether by accident that he should be abducted, and wake up in the Village! But what is deplorable was that he resisted for so short a time. This suggests that this No.2 had once upon a time been a prisoner in the Village. But before him, there was the first No.2 in 'Arrival', he said to the Prisoner "I know how you feel believe me, and they have taken quite a liberty." This is suggestive also that this No.2 was also abducted to the Village, and was a Prisoner. Is that why he suggested to the Prisoner during the aerial tour of the Village that he may be given a position of authority, because that's what happened to him? It strikes me the Village is being run by it's former inmates!
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