During their deliberations of ‘Once Upon A Time,’ Number 2 role-playing as a High Court Judge and the Prisoner, well as the Prisoner, he tells the Judge he was rebelling. That he was rebelling against the figures, that in itself must have made living in The Village a living nightmare for the Prisoner. A place where everyone is known only by their number, it's no wonder Number 6 only wore his badge when it suited him! But then how else are we to know the Prisoner, seeing as he refuses to give his name.
And Decree Absolute, just how many times has the
psychological process been undertaken? How many prisoners previous to Number 6
have made it thus far? Has anyone at all made it this far as Number 6? Possibly
they have, because the first person in the Embryo Room is the Butler. Had he merely been briefed by Number
2, or had he been there before, aiding a previous Number 2? It seems unlikely
that any Number 2 would survive the psychological battle more than once, and as
we see, not even once! On the other hand Number 6 might well have been the
first prisoner to undergo Decree Absolute, what after all appears to be an
extreme measure. Because against him there was no other way!
But rebelling against the figures, perhaps
Number 6 simply didn’t fancy working in a Bank for the rest of his life. And
perhaps those behind The Village were tormenting the Prisoner by putting him where
everyone is reduced and simplified by their number.
Be seeing you