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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Generally Speaking!

   Number 2 told Madam Professor that he and Number 6 are old friends, meaning they had previously met in ‘A B and C.’ And yet in ‘The General’ Number 2 is very much relaxed, he’s in confident mood, self-assured. When asked who he is? “The new Number Two” he states with authority. Yet when it comes to ‘A B and C’ he’s Number 2 nervous, and his former confidence has been knocked out of him. He’s a little fraught, nervous, under pressure, and he’s not indispensable! Judging by Number 2’s mood change, it would have been more consistent had ‘The General’ featured in the series before ‘A B and C,’ the two episodes then running consecutively, especially when it comes to being simply Number 2 in ‘A B and C’ and the new Number 2 in ‘The General.’ The one can go before the other, but not the other way around. Although with Number 2 saying in ‘The General’ that he and Number 6 are old fiends, that does suggest they have met previously, in ‘A B and C.’ And yet there is a question mark in The Tally Ho about Number 2’s fitness for a further term in office, that further term being in ‘The General.’ However there is another way of looking at it, had ‘The General’ featured in the series before ‘A B and C,’ and those two episodes had run consecutively, it might seem that Number 2’s term in office had run its course over two episodes, and would not have affected the question over Number 2’s fitness for a further term unless there was a question of a third term in office!

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