Number Six finds himself in a western town called Harmony,which is run by the Judge, with the Kid,a young gunslinger, as his murderous assistant. The Prisoner would appear to have been the town sheriff,who resigned and refused to carry a gun. The Kid leads the townsfolk in an outbreak of killing with Kathy, a saloon girl befriended by Number Six, as one of the victims. This persuades Number Six to take up arms but then finds that he has been enacting a role play in the village to make him more disposed to killing and the Judge is yet another Number Two. The result ends in tragedy. Written by
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Did You Know?
There has been a lot of controversy that this episode was dropped in the USA premier showing because of Vietnam, guns, or whatever.The truth is much simpler, The Prisoner
(1967) was just a summer filler in the States awaiting the return of Jackie Gleason
. The gap between seasons of The Jackie Gleason Show
(1966) was approximately 13 weeks and thus The Prisoner: Living in Harmony
(1968) was one of the easiest ones to drop from the schedule. See more
The Judge says Number 6 has no charge against him, he was only being held in protective custody. Wouldn't there be a charge for stealing a horse? See more
Welcome to Harmony, stranger.