The Prisoner (2009 remake)Having proven obstructive in a series of interrogation sessions thinly disguised as counseling, 6 is introduced to a man known as 16, who is supposedly his brother. Disturbingly, 16 seems to have photographic proof of this family connection, but 6 vehemently denies it: surely 2 has put 16 up to this charade for his own reasons. 16 tries to return 6 to the normalcy of his old job, driving the family-operated tour bus around the Village and for quick sightseeing tours into the desert. On one of these trips, 6 spots what appears to be a large boat anchor in the sand – evidence of a body of water whose existence everyone in the Village denies. One of his passengers is intrigued as well. 16 wins a trip to the legendary Escape Resort and invites 6 to join his family; while there, 16 reveals that he is not, in fact, 6’s brother, and decides to join 6 in his quest for a way out of the Village.

written by Bill Gallagher
directed by Nick Hurran
music by Rupert Gregson-Williams

Cast: Ian McKellen (2), Jim Caviezel (6), Hayley Atwell (Lucy), Ruth Wilson (313), Lennie James (147), Jeffrey R. Smith (16), Rachael Blake (M2), Jamie Campbell Bower (11-12), Jessica Haines (554), Warrick Grier (1955), James Cunningham (70), Leila Henriques (Winking Woman)

Notes: The new Prisoner episode titles hearken back to episodes of the original – in this case, the pointed anti-war western pastiche Living In Harmony – even though there may not necessarily be a direct story correlation.

LogBook entry by Earl Green