I used to think that 48 was the former Number 8, seeing as 48 was once with The Village, but then he went and gone. And yet Number 8 did commit suicide by throwing himself off the balcony in the Silver Dollar Saloon. And yet perhaps like the “late” Number 2 who was resurrected as a new man, Number 8 was resurrected as Number 48!
I think the fashion photographer comes into this somewhere. Like in a dream Number 6 appears to have put people he’s met or simply seen into his fairy tale of ‘The Girl Who was Death.’ Such as Number 2 being Schnipps/Napoleon Bonaparte, and Number 10 Shnipps daughter. On that basis that would make the fashion photographer Number 8, who he saw in the Green Dome with Number 2 and Number 22 in 'Living In Harmony.' Well it’s the only explanation I can give, and if its wrong, Number 48 will simply have to remain a nameless entity like the Prisoner himself!
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