It was quite obvious that The Village Administration knew exactly what Number 6 would do if given the opportunity to 'run for Office,' that he would try to organise a mass breakout of The Village, and this was proven during the 'Truth Test.' As shown at the end of the episode, when he tried to force his will upon the people, by giving them the freedom Number 6 thought everyone would want.
And in ‘Many Happy
Returns’ Number 6 was allowed to leave The Village, even if it was by
hard means, but predicting that if he could, Number 6 would do his utmost to return
home, and by good fortune, and a helping hand from the supposed gun-runners, he
did just that. He went home, but found that his house was now inhabited by Mrs
Butterworth, as well as now owning his Lotus Seven. He had two calls to make,
one in town and one in the country......and so despite being shown by ‘The Chimes of Big Ben’ that
his ex-colleagues could not be trusted, Number 6 still went running back to
them. Perhaps he thought that by using his ex-colleagues, it was the best way
he had in finding the answers to the questions he had. To go back
and put his head in the lions mouth so to speak, seems to me certain
And that is why Number 6 can never win, he is far too predictable.
Trying to bring about a mass breakout. Going running back to his old
colleagues, wanting to discover The Village for himself, perhaps that part was
predicted previously in an earlier episode ‘The Chimes of Big Ben’ 'I'm going to escape and come back. Come
back wipe this place off the face of the Earth, obliterate it, and you with
it'.........' well Number 6 even managed to get the first part of that
prediction right as well!
Be seeing you