So we have an idea of where the Prisoner was going, yet we have no idea where he'd been, how he arrived to be driving along that long deserted runway. Perhaps he had been to The Village, from which he was just returning, as he had towards the end of ‘Fall Out.’
Having eventually returned to his house in Buckingham Place in the city of Westminster, the Prisoner gets behind the wheel of his Lotus Seven and drives off, leaving the Butler to enter the house alone. But having returned to London, the Prisoner doesn’t drive directly to that underground car park as we see in the opening sequence, as he is assumed about to do towards the end of ‘Fall Out.’ But is seen driving off Bridge Street and along Abingdon Street passed the Houses of Parliament. The only thing is, in ‘Fall Out’ the Prisoner is driving from the wrong direction if he’s supposed to have only left his home a few minutes ago, seeing as the Prisoner has come from the south side of the river Thames, when the City of Westminster, where the Prisoner lives, is north of the Thames.
Perhaps the situation in ‘Fall Out’ is similar to the time when the Prisoner returned to London in ‘Many Happy Returns,’ when he had two calls to make, one in town, the other in the country. But in this case they are reversed. Instead of going to the office in town where he handed in his letter of resignation first, he made the other call in the country, to see the Colonel first. That would explain where the prisoner had been prior to seeing him driving in London. He’d been to see the Colonel at his country residence!
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