The Prisoner

The Schizoid Man - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, the cards and notebook on Number 6's kitchen counter change positions between shots. There's also a circle card on the counter that disappears when he draws the star card from the deck.

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The Schizoid Man - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Alison and Number 6 are experimenting with the ESP cards, the number of cards in his hand and the designs on them changes between takes.

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The Schizoid Man - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When the lamp begins spying on him, Number 6's bed sheets and blanket rearrange themselves from messy to neatly tucked in between shots.

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The Schizoid Man - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Alison is thanking Number 6 for letting her practice on him. In close-ups, her hands are at her sides. But in longer shots, she has her hands folded under her chin.

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The Schizoid Man - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: Watch the helicopter when it first lifts off. It has regular "sled-style" landing struts. But in the air, it suddenly has water pontoons. When it lands again, though, the regular struts return.

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The Schizoid Man - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When the Village doctors and technicians begin their procedure on the unconscious Number 6, one man folds the sheet and blanket back from his chest. A few shots later, the same man does this again.

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The Schizoid Man - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: While the technicians are prepping the unconscious Number 6, there's no watch on the lamp table by the bed. One appears there, though, when the tech begins collecting the prisoner's personal items.

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Mistakes

Throughout the episode, Number 6's lapels switch from having solid to broken white piping and back again.

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Trivia

This episode was not shown in the initial U.S. airing of "The Prisoner" on CBS. There was speculation that its pacifist, anti-violence moral might have been construed as a Vietnam War protest, but the network's reason for censoring the episode has never been disclosed.

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