And what if by some curious quirk of fate, that that statement is correct, that Rover did in fact attack the wrong Number 6. Where would that leave Curtis? Perhaps Curtis then, after the death of the real No.6, quickly decided to maintain the persona of Number 6, and try to escape the village. And thereby escaping the possible wrath of No.1 for his part in the death of Number 6.
Of course Curtis would have to fool Number 2 into thinking he was
Number 6, to act and behave accordingly and thereby escaping the village,
otherwise Number 2 might smell a rat! There was one flaw in Curtis' escape
plan, in that he played the role of Number 6 too well. He had to feign his
somewhat nervous and strung up state, and pretend that he has had no time to
think about Number 2's proposition which he put to Curtis when he arrived in
the village. Not to mention that duff line about reporting to the General, well
not to report to him personally....... "For Pete's sake you know what I
Curtis' impersonation as Number 6 was perfect, so perfect that it
put a nagging doubt in Number 2's head, who went off to talk to the pilot of
the helicopter, before testing Number 6 "You won't forget to give my
regards to Susan will you?" "I won't" says Number 6 slipping on
And that was the flaw you see, Curtis played his part too well,
and responded as No.6 would have done. After all, how could No.6 have known
that..... "Susan died a year ago!"
So where would that leave Curtis and Number 2? It is not
impossible to carry on this interpretation to it's ultimate climax. So to save
both their skins, Number 2 arranged for Curtis to maintain his deception by
continuing to live in the village..... in the guise and persona of Number 6!
Be seeing you... whoever you