Now who did we think Number 6 would find behind that screen? Bet he thought, or rather he might have expected Number 1. If he did, he was to be disappointed, and so too the viewer if that’s who they thought Number 6 would discover. But it wasn’t Number 1, but the machine.
Wonder what that teletype was printing? It must have been printing
something, as there is printed text on the paper. But of course it’s another of
those things about ‘the Prisoner’ series that shall forever remain a mystery.
Like the unanswered question, as to why Number 2 should give her report, and
received her instructions via a teleprinter, when she was seen and heard,
speaking to her immediate superior who we presume is Number 1 at an early stage
in the episode. The teleprinter suggests contact with a source somewhere in the outside World.