Alison-No.24 of ‘The Schizoid Man’ is as ambiguous as ‘the Prisoner’ itself can be. The question of why Alison was brought to The Village in the first place is a question which also hangs over most citizens in The Village. Does she work for The Village, and assigned to Number 6 as Nadia Rakovski had been? Whatever it was that brought Alison and Number 6 together, indeed how they discovered they shared a mental link will be forever unknown. Perhaps Alison had been brought to The Village because of her mental powers, to be able to read people’s minds, and to have that mental power enhanced. Thus Number 6 had become unwittingly involved in an
ESP experiment. After all
Number 58 had been brought to The Village because of her photographic memory.
Yes she turned out to be the next Number 2, but originally she might have been
brought to The Village because of that photographic memory.
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