The Prisoner (UK)

Season 1 Episode 10

Hammer into Anvil

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 10, 1967 on ITV

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  • An amusing revenge plot where number 6 decides to make number 2 pay for mistreating a fellow prisoner.

    Each episode in this series deals with an aspect of individualism vs. collectivism. In this episode, we see number 6 go mano-a-mano with number 2 in a battle of wills. Number two has a henchman, number 14, in this episode, and in keeping with the usual wierdness of The Prisoner, they challenge each other in combat. This made me laugh, because combat involved wearing crash helmets and sweats while jumping on two trampolines with a pool of water in between. They bounce around a bit, jump up onto a ledge, then number 6 is about to drop number 14 into the pool when two dudes in crash helmets walk up, and for some reason number 2 decides not to dump him in the water. Didn't make much sense to me either, but it's so crazy I loved it.