Monique-Number 50 was the only woman in ‘the Prisoner’ not to betray Number 6. There was Number 22 of course, in ‘Living In Harmony,’ but she didn’t really betray Number 6, she merely deceived him. But as Cathy, in a way she was rather like Nadia of ‘The Chimes of Big Ben,’ seeing as how they planned to escape together! Only two women showed Number 6 any real kindness. The young gypsy woman in ‘Many Happy Returns,’ and Janet Portland in ‘Do Not Forsake Me Oh my Darling.‘ But I suppose that doesn’t count because those two occurrences took place outside The Village!
I suppose the doctor, Number 14 in ‘A B and C’ didn’t betray
Number 6 when his eyes opened when he was lying on the operating table, and saw
her. She merely closed his eyes, and went on with her work without saying a
word about it to Number 2. Number 8 was quite kind to Number 6, after all she
made him his nightcap of hot chocolate that time. But it may be supposed that
she wouldn’t have done that single act of kindness had it not been for the fact
she had been hypnotised into loving Number 6!
No, generally speaking, women in The Village do not look kindly
upon Number 6. In almost all cases they are used as a tool against Number 6, in
one form or another. It’s no wonder he never trusted a woman, not even the four
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