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Friday 31 July 2015

Quote For The Day

    “Look old chap, we’ve been through many scrapes before, but we’ve never fallen out over them. The General’s not going to behead you.”
    “We won’t know that until I’ve reported to the General will we?”
    “Report to the General? That’s a new one!”
                                {Number 2 and Number 6 - The Schizoid Man}

    So who or what exactly, is the General? It was thought that seeing as the next episode following ‘The Schizoid Man’ is ‘The General,’ that Number 2’s remark about the General, in questioning Curtis’ remark about reporting to the General in person, was some kind of innuendo towards the computer in the following episode. But that has remained unproven, and might simply be coincidence, Number 2’s remark and the title of the following episode. So if that is the case, who is the General? Obviously someone in higher authority than any of the Colonels. But what of Sir Charles Portland, is the General more superior than him? We cannot even be sure that the General is of the same department as the Colonel and Sir Charles Portland? It’s possible that the General is of another department within British Military Intelligence altogether. A man set aloof, who never meets so called field agents. Hence Number 2’s surprise regarding Number 6/Curtis’ suggestion of him reporting to the General.
   It seems that Number 2 is right, that anonymity is the best disguise, and is often the way with important people. That the General is enveloped in anonymity. At least with Number 1 we do finally get to see who he is. Even if he does turn out to be a doppelganger for Curtis!

    Footnote: There is one other General which we know absolutely nothing about, not even which regiment or which army he served, although his military cap is the British army. But it seems unlikely that he has anything to do with the above!

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