Number 6 also has a twin, or rather a look-a-like in The Village, Number 12, that’s two times 6. Well what other number would a look-a-like for Number 6 have? He’s twice 6 and two 6’s equals 12. And to take it a stage further, two times 12 equals 24, and makes Number 24 Alison. Is her number 24 a mere coincidence, or purposely done in order to maintain the relationship between numbers?
And then there is the relationship between the Professor and Madam Professor, they do not wear badges. However seeing the purpose of the numbered badge is for reasons of identity, and the fact that the Professor and his wife hardly ever go outside their house, or wear Village attire, badges would seem superfluous to there situation.
Number 51, the watchmaker in ‘It’s Your Funeral,’ doesn’t have a wife. Either he was brought to The Village without her, perhaps he was already a widower, or she died in The Village. His wife’s number might well have been either 49 or 51. Because Number 51 does have a daughter, Monique Number 50, another relationship between numbers.
Finally the Number 8, who in ‘the Prisoner’ which is more often than not, a woman. It’s not until ‘Living In Harmony’ does Number 8 turn out to be a man. Nadia Gray as Nadia Rakovsky in ‘The Chimes of Big Ben’ was to have been given the number 9, but seeing as that number had been used by Virginia Maskell in ‘Arrival’ perhaps they decided to change it to 8. But with that train of thought, had Virginia Maskell been Number 8, would that in turn have made Nadia Gray Number 9, her original number? And if Virginia had been Number 8, well she would have completed the whole set of female Number 8’s in ‘the Prisoner!’
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