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Wednesday 30 November 2016

The Therapy Zone

    It was one of the great surreal moments when in ‘Free For All’ the inner wall of the Green Dome rotated, revealing a single steel door, through which Number 6 stumbled into what I believe to be the real Therapy Zone. The cave where Number 58 took Number 6 was merely a stage, and Number 6 had his entrance and his exit, and both Number 2 and the chemist had their parts to play. And Number 6 drank it all in, especially the drugged drink! It had me fooled when I first watched the episode in 1967. I believed Number 2 when he gave that toast “To hell with the Village!” I should have known better, but I was only 12 years of age at the time.
    Four men, dressed in overalls, and wearing dark glasses, who have been interpreted as Rover worshipers, that would make the Guardian an Idol, a God? It pulsates this Guardian, it’s the only one to do so, which has led to the theory that the four men are undergoing some kind of indoctrination, or brainwashing. Which is plausible, but would that not have to indicate intelligence on the part of the Guardian if it’s carrying out a session of indoctrination in this Therapy Zone. If indeed that is what it is. What is being placed in the minds of the four subjects? To obey, not to question, but to obey instruction, and follow blindly in the ways of The Village perhaps! And the four men, why did they take part in the rough treatment dished out to Number 6, by securing him hand and foot? Simply perhaps because Number 6 disturbed their therapy session!

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  1. This session (ceremony) could be understood as a "mental draining". What? Well, as is known, Rover is capable of paralysing as well as of killing people.

    Why not, then, should it be used for those working for the Village? as a tool to "clear" people's minds - of bad, telltaling, perfidious and perhaps subversive thoughts? Those working in a social job are well familiar with what is called individual or group supervision. Seen here in its most advanced stage. - BCNU!

    1. Hello Arno,
      In other words a "purging" of mind, a form of Neuroscience to cleanse the mind of unwanted thoughts. Yes I could see both the doctors, and the administration behind The Village, going for that!

      Best regards