Written by Bill Gallagher
Directed by Nick Hurran
Original U.S. air date: November 15, 2009
6 is given a new job spying on Village residents.
summary of this episode at IMDB
Characters appearing or mentioned in this episode
1634 (mentioned only)
(deceased, mentioned only)
66-16's parents (mentioned only)
315 (mentioned only)
M2 (2's wife)
59 (mentioned only)
This episode gets its title from the episode of the original
series, "Hammer Into
At 0:53 on the DVD, there appears to be a "9" painted on the
water tower in the distance. Is this some connection to 6 since
"9" is "6" upside-down?
909 drives a tow truck.
Apparently 6 was driving a green pick-up in the Village when he
ventured into the "not wise" area.
6 asks Lucy, "Who are you? And what do you want?" Is
this an intentional reference by the writers to the 1993-1998
science-fiction TV series Babylon 5? In that series the
two fundamental questions of existence are expressed as "Who are
you?" by the Vorlons and "What do you want?" by the Shadows.
At 7:15 on the DVD, the chalkboard on the side wall of the
classroom has various pictures drawn on it in colored chalk of
things that factor into the current Prisoner series in
different episodes. Top row, left to right: the Village emblem,
ice cream cones, a pig, the tour bus. Words written at the top
of the board and partially obscured by the over-drawings may
read, "Back to the Village". Bottom row, left to right:
a couple of palm trees, something in the lower-left corner that
might be stylized writing (Escape Resort or Escape Path?),
Wonkers on a TV set, and 2's palace. A few
other, harder to identify things are drawn here as well. In
the bottom-right corner is what might be 909's red tow truck.
Apparently there was a past 2 now known as Lady Number 2 the
At 7:57 on the DVD, a drawing on the chalkboard is seen
in a closer view and looks like a modified version of
the Village emblem made to look like a hand flipping the
bird (middle finger)!
||Flipping the bird
The student called 66-16 writes down that he has spied on his
parents and on 315.
At 5:36 on the DVD, notice that, although he has many bottles of
the red, green, and yellow pills for his wife, 2 has only one
bottle of the blue pills he uses to awaken her for a short time.
At 23:03 on the DVD, the Village hospital is seen to have
castle-like turrets, as the hospital on the original series did.
The night club 909 meets 11-12 at is called Go Inside.
While speaking to 6 on the putting green, 2 unloads a canvas bag
and a box from his golf cart and then leaves them behind when he
drives off. It must be equipment for 6's new assignment to spy
on 909, but it's not stated and we don't see if 6 picks them up.
The trailer number next to 909's trailer is 59.
When the vision of people's faces passes through 6's mind at
41:11 on the DVD, each face is seen for only a split second, but
one of them is the face of 909.
In 6's vision at 42:00 on the DVD, Lucy asks him why he resigned
Summakor. In the original series, Number 2 was always trying to
find out why Number 6 resigned from his job at a British
What are the men looking at through the slots on the wall at the
nightclub at 42:32 on the DVD? Dancers? A pornographic show?
At 42:35 on the DVD, there appears to be the lower portion of a
penny-farthing visible at the top of the screen, hanging from the
ceiling of the nightclub. The penny-farthing was an ubiquitous
the Village in the original series.
The song that plays as 6 is being transported as a patient to
the Facility is "Heroes and Villains" by the Beach Boys (1967).
Why do the people clad in orange coveralls in the tunnels have
intense blue eyes? Is it the result of some kind of treatment or
procedure they've undergone?
The tunnel scenes were shot at the Huguenot Tunnel, a toll road
tunnel near Cape Town, South Africa.
Lucy tells 6/Michael that she used to hear the name Curtis
whispered at Summakor all the time. In the original series
episode "The Schizoid Man", a man named Curtis was a double of
As Lucy writes her phone number on a glass tabletop in
6/Michael's apartment at 47:05 on the DVD, the Beach Boys album
Pet Sounds can be seen on the table. Apparently
6/Michael is a fan of the group! Pet Sounds is a 1966
album by the boys.
Lucy's phone number is 555-0166. The 555
prefix is one commonly used in fiction written in the U.S. and
Canada, as a block of numbers that have been reserved by the phone
companies for that purpose.
When 2 confronts young 1100 about spying on him and tells her
they're going to have to send her for treatment, he reassures
her she can finish her ice cream cone first. But then in the
next shot it seems he broke his promise, as we see the cone hit
the ground and a van taking off for the Facility with the
screaming girl inside.