Episode Summary

Two offers Six the opportunity to become an undercover agent, spying on suspected dreamers within The Village. Both parties openly opposed to each other, Six accepts, in a complex gambit of keeping one's enemies closer. However, the situation quickly becomes a tangled Spy vs. Spy as 909, the man 6 is working with, is spying on Six, and Six strives to use his position to learn more about the dreamers in the Village. 

US Air Date (AMC): Monday 16 November 2009
UK Air Date (ITV): Unconfirmed
France Air Date (Canal+): Unconfirmed


Episode 14 of the original show was called Hammer Into Anvil.


Six: Who was Number One?
1955: Ah, the oldest question in Village history. Go on, 1100, you tell them.
1100: There is no Number One. There never has been and there never will be. The concept of the number two is an act of humility. The title reminds us that we are all public servants, even Number Two. No one is Number One. 

909: Everything is suspicious if you look at it properly. Everyone has secrets. No one is without guilt. We just have to work out what it is they're guilty of.
Six: Why don't you arrest him and ask him if he's a Dreamer?
909: Well, that would produce nothing but confusion. He would lie. If I catch him out in his lying, then he tells new lies, and then more new lies. It's better to watch him. Wait 'til his guilt emerges. 

909: Once you're a suspect, you're guilty. 

Six: Kinda makes you wonder. If he'd do that to himself, maybe he is guilty.
909: You're catching up fast. 

Two: Has Six ever met up with my son?
909: 11-12? Why would he be meeting with Six?
Two: Youth is susceptible to wild ideas. Young blood craves rebellion as much as it craves sex. 

Cast Information

  • James Caviezel as Six
  • Ian McKellen as Two
  • Ruth Wilson as #313
  • Lennie James as #147 
  • Jamie Campbell Bower as #11-12, 2's estranged son
  • Hayley Atwell as #4-15

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