Number 2 believes that Number 6 resigned because he was going to sell out. Using dream manipulation, Number 2 tries to determine which one of three possible candidates Number 6 was dealing with.




Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video



Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode cast overview:
Katherine Kath ...
Sheila Allen ...
Angelo Muscat ...
Georgina Cookson ...
Blonde Lady
'B' (as Annette Carrell)
Flower Girl
Bettine Le Beau ...
Maid at Party
Terry Yorke ...
Peter Brayham ...
Bill Cummings ...


A new Number Two, anxious to find out why the Prisoner resigned, uses a 'Special Machine' to infiltrate and order Number Six's dreams, introducing, over a period of three nights, three separate characters to determine which one he was working with. Number Six, however, cottons on and uses his dreams to spoil the plan. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi





Release Date:

15 October 1967 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


This is the only episode in which during the opening credits Number Two identifies himself as 'I am Number Two' instead of 'The new Number Two', which strongly suggests that this episode is an immediate sequel to 'The General', especially since Colin Gordon plays Number Two in both episodes. See more »


[Number Six lets Number Two see a track mark on his wrist. Number Two does not react]
Number Six: Anyone who had nothing to hide would ask where I got it.
Number Two: Where did you get it, Number Six?
Number Six: In my sleep.
Number Six: Oh, you must be restless. Perhaps you need a checkup.
Number Six: I have a favorite doctor.
Number Two: Really?
Number Six: Number Fourteen.
See more »


References Our Man Flint (1966) See more »


Bienvenue Mister Jones
by Jack Arel and Pierre Dutour
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

9 June 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Number six(Patrick McGoohan) is drugged and taken to village headquarters where the new number two(played by Colin Gordon) is determined to find out why he resigned from service, and thinks that a new experiment that will infiltrate his dreams and fool him into revealing his motive by creating an elaborate scenario giving him three choices in three days of possible agents he may have been selling out to, but the steel-willed "six" is on to this, and turns the tables on them in clever fashion... Entertaining episode really shows what an exceptional man "six" is by defeating this number two's plan, yet still remains a prisoner at the end.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: