The Prisoner (1967–1968)
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Fall Out 

After witnessing the trials of Number Two and Number Forty-Eight and meeting the President of the Assembly, Number Six escapes during the chaos that follows.


Patrick McGoohan

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Episode cast overview:
Alexis Kanner ... Number Forty Eight
Angelo Muscat Angelo Muscat ... The Butler
Leo McKern ... Former Number Two
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ... The President
Peter Swanwick Peter Swanwick ... The Supervisor
Michael Miller Michael Miller ... The Delegate


In the final episode of the series, Number 6 finds himself before a magistrate. He is given a place of honor however while the magistrate rules on the cases of several others. In the end, Number 6, Number 2, the butler and Number 48 all manage to escape and return to London while pandemonium races through the Village. . Written by garykmcd

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

1 February 1968 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In an interview filmed to coincide the showing of the series on PBS in the United States in 1985, McGoohan said he debated how long to show the face of Number One after Six pulls the mask off, since he didn't want it to be too short or too long. He said he finally just pick a random number of frames, although he could not at the time recall how many it was. He also noted that the very last shot of the series was of him driving his car, presumably of him finally free. It is the very same shot used at the beginning, and some fans have theorized that either it means that Six will soon find himself in the Village again, or that the whole adventure was some kind of hallucination. See more »


Number Six walks past the same jukebox twice. It is easily identifiable by the Lesley Gore record in it. See more »


[first lines]
Supervisor: We thought you would feel happier as yourself.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening sequence, over aerial shots of The Village, the following acknowledgment appears on screen: 'In the grounds of The Hotel Portmeirion Penrhyndeudraeth, North Wales by courtesy of Mr. Clough Williams-Ellis'. See more »


Referenced in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) See more »


Drumnastics No. 3: Section D - Reverse Space Waves
Written by Robert Farnon
Chappell Recorded Music Library
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It Took Me A Year To Appreciate
27 October 2007 | by Pete_FalinaSee all my reviews

I watched the original broadcast of this episode (and the entire series) on CBS the summer it ran in the United States. After the first viewing, I absolutely hated this episode. I wanted factual explanations, a very real and solid down-to-earth conclusion, and Mr. McGoohan provided imagery and allegory. I was perhaps excessively literal in those days, and may have been led astray by the series itself. While the episode title escapes me at the moment, I'm sure the hard core fans will remember: Number 6 wakes up to a deserted Village, fashions a raft, and eventually finds his way back to London. He works out where the Village might be from a variety of clues and returns in a military plane, only to be ejected and returned to the once-again lively Village. I was looking for something building on that episode's "clues", and was vastly disappointed. As some of you may recall, CBS ran the series again the next summer, and I tuned in again. After a year of contemplation (and maybe some maturing), I was able to accept FALL OUT for the fine work that it was and is.

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