After all this, I absolutely cannot believe that there's only less than a week remaining before Dollhouse makes its premiere. My brain actually goes something like, finally, after all those delays! Well, that, and the fact that I've been writing about it quite often lately, with all those details about the set and the storyline and (obviously) the issues that rocked this show's journey to our television screens. And then, here it is. Six more days. Never mind that it's going to premiere on a supposedly unlucky date, Friday the 13th.
Anyway, to whet your appetite for what's to come, we've got a handful of preview clips - well, more of four clips in one six-minute montage - for you. Well, of course, since words alone cannot justify (or explain) a television show, right?
Clip number one shows Echo (Eliza Dushku) exchange a few words with Adelle DeWitt (Olivia Williams), who is essentially the big boss. One wants out, while the other wants to keep everything in, and there's a load of existential (for lack of a better term) thoughts being thrown in. Wait a minute-did Adelle just call Echo Caroline?
Clip number two is something that we've already shown you roughly six weeks ago: Echo is fresh off a mission, and gets her memories wiped out. There's the geek, Topher Brink (Fran Kranz), who does all the uploading and downloading (but you know a little more than that, Dollhouse fans), and there's Boyd Langton (Harry Lennix), Echo's handler.
Clip number three finds Echo dangerously close to the things that the folks up there don't want her to know. Here we're introduced to Sierra (Dichen Lachman), the newest Active, and in a pretty painful position. Topher has to make a handful of excuses and give a couple of explanations for this one. Oh, it's a little disengaging seeing Echo like this, blank and all.
Finally, clip number four brings us elsewhere-to Paul Ballard (Tahmoh Penikett), an FBI agent who wants to get to the bottom of the thing that is the Dollhouse. He points a gun at some guy in the men's room, whose name happens to be Lubov (Enver Gjokaj).