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 are nearly twenty real towns in the USA called "Harmony" or "New Harmony". The most relevant of these (at least for "Prisoner" fans) is New Harmony, Indiana, which was founded by the Harmony Society, a Utopian Christian sect. New Harmony was taken over by the Welsh philanthropist Robert Owen, who then tried to turn it into a communitarian experiment. One of its founders was the individualist anarchist Josiah Warren, who later came to the conclusion that such a system is inferior to one that respects the "sovereignty of the individual" and his right to dispose of his property as his own self-interest prescribes. He said of the New Harmony project that "our 'united interests' were directly at war with the individualities of persons and circumstances and the instinct of self-preservation". In "Living in Harmony" the united interest is very much at war with No 6's individuality. See more
Welcome to Harmony, stranger.