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Rewatch: The Prisoner — Episode 11: A Change of Mind

No. 6 is taken to task for his “unmutualism” and ostracized by his fellow Villagers.

Obviously, this episode strikes a blow against conformity and encourages individuality, which is a common theme for the entire series. And again, No. 6 turns No. 2’s plot on himself and wins another point in his favor. But is this really a victory? The Villagers don’t change their opinion–they only accept No. 6 after he pretends to conform, then turn against No. 2.

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