Number 2 in ‘Dance of the Dead’ suggests that there is plenty of time. Number 6 must not be broken, he must be won over, and that may seem a long process, and will take time. Because Number 6 is seen to have a future with them.
Number 2 suggested in ‘A Change of Mind’ that it was a question of time, that the Prisoner needed time to think because he couldn’t stand his job. And in ‘Once Upon A Time’ Number 2 was given only a week to extract the reason behind the Prisoner's resignation, of which Number 2 said “That’s not long enough. You don’t want to damage him!” Perhaps it was Number 1 who had been running out of time, after all there was only 17 episodes for him, 1, to get the right result!
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