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re: Who is number six? [message #118795] Tue, 24 September 2013 14:36
Originally posted by: @RUTGERS.ARPA:DP0N@CMU-CS-A.ARPA
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From: Don.Provan@CMU-CS-A

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.
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