Having helped Number Twenty-Four in a telepathy experiment The Prisoner bruises his thumb. A new Number Two has him taken to hospital and when he wakes up he has undergone a physical transformation. He is told that he is actually Number Twelve and it is task to find out why Number Six resigned. When he returns to his cottage he is confronted by a double for Number six,who engages him in various tests. However, the realization that he bruised his thumb makes him recall his true identity and resist Number Two's scheme. Written by
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Did You Know?
The large white balloon who acts as the Village guard is named Rover only in this episode. See more
The climax involves an escape attempt via helicopter. The craft acquired for this episode was a different type from those used in the main location shoot at Portmeirion. Unfortunately, a stock shot of one of those was inserted in the sequence, its clear-bubble cabin and pontooned landing gear contrasting with the paneled cabin and naked struts of its fellow in the surrounding footage. See more
The trouble with science is that it can be perverted.