Dollhouse Ep.10 - Haunted

I really hope people start tuning into the show cause if this weeks episode was any indication of the Dollhouse's possibilities, Joss Wedon could be creating something really special.


In this episode, an old friend of Adele dies, but that is not the end of her story. She is placed inside a doll to effectively continue on living. I really liked the converstion Boyd and Adele had about what the implications of this action could mean. Giving people the option of having life after death. Its these kinds of premises that make the Dollhouse so intriging. With episodes like this that that are so thought-provoking, and push the borders on the grey areas of human morality, the Dollhouse is definitely becoming a show well worth watching.


There was a lighter side to this episode, as is accustomed with a Joss Wedon vechile. I liked how they continued to develop Topher's character. In this episode he, evidentally with the permission or Adele, get to have one of the doll imprinted to become his friend. Of course they only allow this once a year, but Sierra, with no sexual component, is brought is as, effectively a play-date for Topher. They play xbox, lazer tag, have a conversation of the most rediculous sci-fi plots, all with Adele watching from her computer. I thought it very interesting and possibly makes me lean toward Topher as a suspect of who could be sending messages with the dolls. For the first time we saw that Topher is a little like a prison too.


I am really looking forward to see where this show will go, I only hope Fox has not already done enough to doom its bright future.

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Apr 25, 2009 1:56AM EDT

I agree, this was a fantastic episode, maybe even my favorite yet. This show MUST be renewed!

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Apr 25, 2009 4:55AM EDT

I agree too, this episode was brilliant, i think anyone who watched it will want to tune in next fridaysi loved it

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Apr 25, 2009 8:48AM EDT

I found this episode intriguing and endearing in a sense. The show gets better with each episode and I really hope FOX see sense and renew it!!

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Apr 25, 2009 10:05AM EDT

I'll admit this episode of Dollhouse was very intriguing, especially with the conversation between Boyd and Adelle on life after death. Please Don't Cancel this show Fox.

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Apr 25, 2009 12:04PM EDT

Another thing I find interesting about this episode is that almost all of the main non-doll characters (by this I mean Topher, Adele, Paul Ballard) are revealed to be "clients" of the dollhouse.
Whether they are running it or trying to bring it down, they have developed some dependence on it's services.
Granted, Adele cut off her visits with Victor, but that was a long-running gig.
Brody is a notable exception. He seems to be uniquely focused on who the dolls are underneath all of their programming. This is part of what fascinates him with Echo-- she's still herself, in some inviolable way, no matter what doll-state she's in.
The dollhouse plays on our emotions very effectively, because our RL relationships are also based on illusion:
Margaret: "It was all just a worthless illusion."DeWitt: "Illusions aren't worthless. They're at the heart of most relationships."
At least that's the premise of the dollhouse.
So most of the characters just jump in and partake of the illusion, along with their clientele. Paul does so with a sense of self-loathing, but he can't help himself. We all want what the dollhouse offers, even as we are repulsed by it.

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