This episode literalizes the metaphor with a giant chess game played with human pieces. It’s important for No. 6 to know what part he plays and whom is on his side; and he thinks he’s got the game figured out.
The Prisoner is obviously a pawn, as he soon discovers. His approach in this episode suggests he thinks he can win over his captors through strategy. Do you think he’s going about his resistance in a logical way? Is he making the right moves, or does the Village have the edge?