After Secret Agent/Danger Man, actor Patrick McGoohan co-created his next series, The Prisoner. In it, his character is a British secret agent who resigns from his job because “I know too much.” He is kidnapped, held captive in a place called The Village, and labeled Number Six. The Village was run by Number Two. But who was Number One?
There’s a clue in the opening sequence.
Number Six asks, “Who is Number One?”
Number Two replies, “You are Number Six.”
Put a comma after “are,” and note Leo McKern’s emphasis on “You.”
“Who is Number One?”
“You are, Number Six.”
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