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Rewatch: The Prisoner — Episode 5: The Chimes of Big Ben

In this episode, No. 6 meets a woman who convinces him she knows a way out of the Village. Stay for the closing credits, which bear an interesting difference from the standard sequence.

In some episode orders, this is placed as the second episode of the series. Do you think it serves better there than as the fifth episode? What do you think of No. 6’s escape plan and eventual realization that he’s been tricked again?

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