Number Six wakes up to find the village deserted and seizes his opportunity to make a raft and escape. He eventually gets back to London and reports to his superiors. However, it's not long before he is rather cruelly returned to the village where Mrs. Butterworth, a middle-aged lady whom he met in London, is wearing a Number 2 badge and preparing to serve him a birthday cake bearing six candles. Written by
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Did You Know?
This episode is the second (in standard screening order) of three in which The Prisoner contacts his former employers, and the latter of just two in which his ex-boss is called "The Colonel." In the end titles' cast credits for the first, "The Chimes of Big Ben", but not within the episode itself, the character is identified as "Colonel J," the letter being the initial of "James." See more
As Number Six assembles his compass from the radio, it can be clearly seen he is in very shallow water despite having already sailed far from the beach. See more
You must think I'm crazy.
Who isn't these days?
Referenced in Cast Away