However I’ve digressed. Because before Number 6 was allowed to operate in the outside world, all unpleasant memories of The Village had been wiped from him mind, and regressed back to the day he was to have handed in his letter of resignation. So had this been forgotten by the end of the episode? Because Number 6 wakes up and sitting up on the operating table, removes the goggles he’s wearing, and appears to know exactly where he is, and with full knowledge of what has taken place, and of the Colonel. It would appear that Number 6 has had a sudden recall of memory. But no, Number 6’s memory of The Village returned to him in the hallway of his house back in London as he looked into the mirror.
And yet none of that explains one specific anomaly in ‘Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling.’ The mind of Number 6 may well have been regressed back to the day he was due to hand in his resignation, and ZM73 supposedly returned to London on that day. But the fact of the matter is ZM73 had actually resigned his job a year previously. Mind regression is one thing, but time travel doesn’t even enter into it. So why didn’t Sir Charles Portland make mention of ZM73’s resignation of a year ago? Perhaps like ZM73, who was busy trying to prove his identity, Sir Charles Portland had his own agenda which nothing must undermine, the finding of Professor Seltzman!
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