In ‘A B and C’ Number 2 said that the Prisoner-No.6's whole life had been researched and computed, so that it all apparently boiled down to ‘A B and C.’ Is this the computer, and in the room where Number 6’s whole life had been researched and computed?
Yes I know the pictures come from ‘It's Your Funeral’ in which a daily prognosis was carried out on No.6 for Number 2. But the Cipher Room would be the same in ‘A B and C’ as it is in ‘It's Your Funeral’ and ‘Hammer Into Anvil’ only some of the personnel might be different.
So, it was once suggested that in 'The General' No.6 had the opportunity to ask the General who Number 1 is. Well I don't think the General would have sufficient basic facts to answer that one. Yes, the General can answer any question from advanced mathematics to molecular structure, from philosophy to crop-spraying, given the basic facts. But did Number 2 miss an opportunity with the General? The Village Administration had everything on the Prisoner-Number 6, we've been told that in previous episodes. So Number 2 could easily have had all that information on No.6 programmed into the General, and then ask the question "Why did No.6 resign?"
Yet there was an earlier opportunity for Number 2 to try and gain the reason behind Number 6's resignation, and that would be to use the computer in the Cipher Room, the same computer which was used to compute a daily prognosis on Number 6 in ‘It's Your Funeral.’ The facts of the Prisoner's former life could be fed into the computer, and perhaps then a probable prognosis of why the Prisoner resigned, would in all probability be produced. After all, the Prisoner's whole life had been researched and computed for ‘A B and C,’ Number 2 could have gone a step further and had a prognosis report carried out on why the Prisoner-Number 6 resigned. It might have saved Number 2 a great deal of time and trouble!
Be seeing you