I have significantly less to add to The Prisoner discussion this time around, partly because I only watched episode 3, Anvil, and am falling behind, and partly because now that we’ve established everyone and everything and everyplace, so we already know where the similarities and differences are. Now we’re at the meat of it.
Anvil is still moving us forward in the story, while keeping the games coming. I liked the idea that everyone is a spy and children are indoctrinated early. If you’re going to set up a retirement colony for old spies, what else would you teach them? The mystery of 2’s family is getting more interesting. 2’s offer of a job to 6 and admitting that he was walking into a trap was excellent. Bonus points to anyone who noticed the Penny Farthing bicycle in the bar.
I’m intrigued about Number 1. I seem to recall Number 2 answering to someone in the original series, and if The Usual Suspects taught me anything, it’s that the greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world he didn’t exist.
I’m anxiously awaiting episode 4 now, and will keep Digressing unless someone tells me to stop. Judging by the (lack of) comments we’ve been getting, I’m safe for now.