A life time fan and Prisonerologist of the 1960's series 'the Prisoner', a leading authority on the subject, a short story writer, and now Prisoner novelist.
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Sunday 24 January 2016
We Want Information!
The one piece of information which they
cannot extract from the Prisoner-Number 6 is the reason behind his resignation.
Perhaps they thought, that if Number 2 could extract that reason, then firstly
they would be able to complete his personal file with the one piece of
information they lack about him. Secondly that if Number 6 did give up that
information, then everything else he knew would follow. On the other hand, by
using his stubbornness in not giving the reason why he resigned, Number 6 was
able to concentrate on that thing in order to resist the coercion used against
him. But then again, it might be the case that Number 2 was using that
stubbornness in not giving the reason why he resigned against Number 6. This in order to test him, to see if he is the
man they thought him to be. To test their interrogation techniques, to see
Number 6 how long he could resist them. If Number 6 didn’t tell Number 2 why he
resigned, then he was unlikely to tell anyone else, thus proving that he was
worthy of having a future with them. There is one further detail, albeit a
trivial one. That despite having researched and computed Number 6’s whole life,
the one detail which still eluded them, was the reason why the Prisoner
resigned his job!