Originally posted by: @RUTGERS.ARPA:DP0N@CMU-CS-A.ARPA
Date: Sat, 9-Mar-85 16:15:56 EST
Posted: Sat Mar 9 16:15:56 1985
Date-Received: Sun, 10-Mar-85 07:55:37 EST
Organization: Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, N.J.
Of course the prisoner wasn't John Drake. He was number Six. Remember?
He didn't *have* a name. Even if the character was supposed to be
the Secret Agent, even the Secret Agent didn't have a name, right?
John Drake was just a cover. I think this explains the descrepency
fairly well. McGohan (how embarassing not to know how to spell his
name!) was answering the question asked: "Was the prisoner John Drake?"
The other dude was answering the question intended: "Was the prisoner
the same person as the Secret Agent?" At least, that's my guess.