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2.3 - Hammer into Anvil

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Reviewed By: adamelijahReview Date: 2/14/19 7:00 am
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This bears a strong resemblance to the TV story of the same name. A new and more sadistic Number Two arrives determined to break number Six, quoting the axiom, "You must be the hammer or anvil." However, when Number Six witnesses Number Two's cruelty on someone else, he becomes just as determined to break Number Two, and sets out to wage psychological warfare on the people behind the Village.

Aside from the basic plot, the story goes off in a different direction. The route that Number Six takes to break down Number Two is different from in the TV show, and in some ways simpler and also more realistic, though a little less stylish. Both methods have their strong points, but I think it works to do something different in the radio version so it doesn't feel superflous. I also like that it plays off the end of the previous episode. Overall, I think this is a case where the radio and TV versions are pretty close to being equal. Once again, the Prisoner gives us excellent acting and superb sound design.