Two has afflicted Six with a disease that will kill him, believing the threat of death will break him. Six confronts 11-12 twice. 11-12, unable to reconcile himself with his existence as a lie, proceeds to smother his dreaming mother, and hang himself. In New York, Michael is escorted to a car so he may meet "Mr. Curtis." Events in New York and The Village begin paralleling each other synchronously, and Michael is aware of it. Six's determination does not waver in the face of death, and Two allows him to live. However, Two intends to use Six's sense of nobility to finally control him.

In New York, Curtis, who is 2, introduces Michael to Curtis' wife, who seems to be in a sort of waking dream, and reveals the purpose of the Village to Six. Curtis explains that the Village is a form of therapy used to help people that Summakor has identified, although without regard to those people's own desires. It exists within the mind of his wife, who 'discovered' the Village—a dream present in all of us at a level of consciousness deeper than the subconscious—and was its first inhabitant. Michael was drawn into the village because he worked so well at Summakor, finding people who needed 'help', and Curtis does not want Michael to resign. In The Village, at his son's funeral, Two rallies The Villagers and tells them Six is the only solution to the holes, while in New York, Curtis introduces Michael to Sara, the real world counterpart of 313, who is homeless and insane because of childhood trauma. Michael is overcome with his humanity and desire to help Sara and the villagers, and replaces Curtis as the head of Summakor.

In The Village, Six becomes the new 2, while 313 becomes the dreamer who keeps the Village in existence, freeing Curtis' wife from being the dreamer and allowing her to return fully to the real world. Six begins planning how to 'do The Village right' and 313 sheds a tear, realizing that Two has finally tricked Six into accepting a number and The Village. 


US Air Date (AMC): Tuesday 17 November 2009
UK Air Date (ITV): Unconfirmed
France Air Date (Canal+): Unconfirmed


Comparisons

Episode 9 of the original show was called Checkmate.


Quotes

Two: More Village, means that our way of life is becoming the very consciousness of the universe. I exaggerate of course, but only slightly. 

Two: There's something inside Six that refuses to be unlocked. And perhaps the prospect of death will unlock him. Death unlocks us all. 

11-12: Does your mother care for you, Six? Mine does. I believe she does.
Six: Only a mother can destroy every ounce of hope in ya.

Six: I'm human. I have a thousand flaws. I break down, I get up, i don't get up. I get lost, I make the same mistakes over and over. I have scars and wounds. Sometimes when I can't bear them anymore, I... I drink. You can't fix me. You can't fix any of us. You can't make us perfect.


Cast Information

  • James Caviezel will star in the role of Number 6
  • Ian McKellen takes on the role of Number 2
  • Ruth Wilson as #313
  • Lennie James as #147 
  • Jamie Campbell Bower as #11-12, number 2's estranged son
  • Hayley Atwell is also cast as #4-15

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