This has to be the best episode of The Prisoner.
The story is expertly put together and logical.
The plot is great,too.
It is about a new system being used to
educate The Village,but with the eventual goal to
be to control what the people of The Village
think.Number 6,with the aid of Number 12,set out
to find out what The General is in order to
destroy him or it,whatever it is.Number 6 then
tricks his way into the subliminal projection
room and causes the people of The Village to
become aware of the plot to control them.When
captured,he is led into the professor's special
room where The General is---a computer! But
Number 6 has figured out a way to destroy
The General---by asking it WHY the historical
events happen.He types W-H-Y-? and gets it on
magnetic tape and it is fed into The General.
The computer overdoes it and explodes into an
electrical fire inside.When the professor grabs a
handle on the computer,he is shocked,and in
trying to rescue the professor,Number 12 suffers
the same fate.An explosion of electricity
electrocutes them both.Number 2 then asks
Number 6 what the question was.Number 6 then
tells him.Number 6 six then tells the professor's
wife of his death.