At first I was really surprised to see that in’ Many Happy’ Returns the Prisoner went back to his old colleagues. I'd have thought he'd learned his lesson with the Colonel and Fotheringay during ‘The Chimes of Big Ben.’ However I suppose there was nowhere else the Prisoner could go, no-one else could help him in gaining the answers he requires. Mind you, seeing as how ‘The Chimes of Big Ben’ and ‘Many Happy Returns’ were written by different script writers, there could be no continuity between the episodes. As it is, in ‘Many Happy Returns,’ it gives the impression that the Prisoner has forgotten his previous experience with the Colonel and Fotheringay. Had both episodes been written by the same script writer, then there would be the chance of continuity between the episodes, as the Prisoner would have remembered his previous experience, and that in turn would have had an effect upon his running back to his old colleagues. At least he'd have been more wary of them, don't you think?
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