Number 12 was sent to talk to the girl Alison to see if she had any insight into Number 6’s motivations. She hadn’t, there was nothing she could tell him. Long before Alison reached for a cigarette box Number 6 had his hand in his pocket reaching for his cigarette lighter. He almost lit the lighter before Alison had the cigarette between her lips. It’s a small point but the scene would have been better had Number 6 been more casual about producing the cigarette light. It would have been more natural had he produced it straight from his blazer pocket just as Alison put the cigarette to her lips. As it is he seems to be anticipating Alison wanting a light for her cigarette, thereby proving her point!
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