Number 6 is Number 1, and that means he’s Patrick McGoohan, well okay we cannot alter that, but what if! What if there had been no physical encounter between the two? What if when the former Number 6 goes into the control room of the rocket he finds it deserted. That he finds a mirror and looks into the mirror – and is confronted by Number 1. Perhaps that would have been far too subtle, but it wouldn’t have been the first time Number 6 had gazed into a mirror and the truth of the situation revealed to him!
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