Episode 6 does not disappoint; predictions

"The Man on the Street" poises Ballard against Echo, Social against animal, and Vince Vaugns tired looking British sister against the entire system.


It isn't just the humor that boasted this episodes forthcoming as the turning point in the season. Although, "Some guys want to try out other guys." was priceless. The action in this episode was top notch and I have a feeling Fox gave the greenlight for a giant shattering glass budget cause boy was there a lot. The suspense up until Millie's fate is decided is crucial to what Whedon's shows are all about. The investment you place into these characters is what really shows how much a series can flourish and right now I'm 100% into half the cast.


Sierra is a bit of a shallow mystery right now, as is Victor, but both are endearing. Ballard is pretty effin' hot and Echo, hotter. The question is though, who's helping the pretty FBI Agent?

My guess is Dewitt. Why would you, with all your capacity, power, and information, keep Agent Ballard alive? Dewitt doesn't strike me as a cat and mouse person and either someone higher up is feeling the need to keep Ballard around or Dewitt is the insider. She's the only one that I can see with the basic knowledge to put a message into one of the dolls. She's been there long enough. Topher is too much of a token horny geek to fashion a heart. Dr. Saunders isn't in any position to know anything about imprinting a message. Not to mention that Dr. Saunders and Echo's caretaker are too much of an easy guess. Dewitt was the first character we saw with Caroline/Echo and it seems to me with a writer's ability like Whedon's, he would create a motherly sentimentality between the two, thusly, our Dollhouse Traitor.


Now, if Dewitt is the traitor, I can see the Dollhouse splitting in half, but most of its denizens to side with the good British woman. I can see every single character symphatizing with Dewitt and Echo.


What I think is going to happen though is we'll see a showdown between the dolls. Either Echo vs. Victor or better yet, Echo vs. Sierra. Most certainly though, Alpha will face off against many of the dolls and succeed. The question is, is Alpha's mission to seek vengeance on the dolls or just those around them. Most certainly one of our main dolls is going to die. If I had to make a decision right here right now based on drama I would go with Sierra. People are invested in Sierra a lot more than Victor. However, to avoid hate mail, I'm going to say that Whedon and Fox will kill off Victor.


By the way, has anyone noticed that Amy Acker is noted as a guest star? Does that mean she's due for a visit with Alpha? or is this just because Fox isn't sure its going to greenlight another season?


Also, who else saw Millie the doll coming? I certainly suspected it but the way they executed her plot device was magnificent. These last two episodes are certainly giant leaps in good review compared to that awful pilot episode.


you guys have any predictions for the show?

Like maybe Dewitt is a doll herself and someone is running her program out of a basement?

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Mar 21, 2009 2:27PM EDT

Amy Acker is only in it four six episodes according to her the IMDB profile of Dollhouse so perhaps Alpha will finish up the job he started. If you want a surprise, check how many episodes the other characters are listed for! I think we're in for a blood-bath soon.

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Mar 21, 2009 6:55PM EDT

The fight between Ballard and Echo was pretty awesome. Very grimy and hard hitting. I also think that the message was was planted as part of the Dollhouse's plan to get Ballard out of the way. He probably won't be so eager to jump back into the investigation now that he knows that the Dollhouse can go after ppl he cares about. Also, he'll probably be more easily manipulated by the things that Echo says not that he believes there's an insider helping him.

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Mar 21, 2009 8:43PM EDT

I don't agree with the "motherly sentimentality" theory regarding Dewitt... however I do think the idea of her being a doll herself is rather creative... on the flip side; slightly predictable. I agree with you on the Millie thing. I caught myself earlier in the episode thinking for just a quick moment "she's probably a doll too", then later got caught up in the saddness thinking that she was going to get killed.. but like you said; the way they triggered her, was incredible, I didn't see it coming. I have to say though, after the way they were promoting this episode, watching it was a little bit of a let down. I just thought that it was going to be a little more intense. I guess we'll see what happens next.

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Mar 21, 2009 10:03PM EDT

Saber7: Acker is only in for six episodes!? Gawdcrap! It's like writers nowadays just have to kill someone I love. Then again, I guess its easy for me to love pretty people who kick high.
Wombatzo: I think Ballard won't do anything but jump back into the game. If Whedon thinks he can spend an entire episode having Ballard opine over how he lost his badge, he's going to see his show get the redlight instead of the green.
Tru_mamacita: You thought the episode wasn't intense enough? I really thought that it finally delivered something we've been waiting for in the last fifteen minutes. I think what really caught the viewers off guard was some of the shoddy acting and lines in the street interviews this show had in whenever it came back from intermission. If anything threw it off ballence it was that.

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Mar 22, 2009 6:02PM EDT

I, too, saw the Dollhouse IMDB list of characters, and was flumoxed by how many episodes each actor was signed up for. I don't think it has anything to do with them getting killed off--at least not all of them. Notice that Eliza/Echo has 12, and everyone else is signed up for less than 10. They can't possible kill off everyone but her, so I am betting it's more about the fact that she's the star. Either they're going to do some flashback episodes to before she was an active, where no one else would appear, or it's simply that she's on contract for more episodes, being the star of the show. Maybe they got the greenlight for 12 episodes to start, and we know she'll be in all, but they're still figuring out how to play everyone elese? In any case, while I'm sure that someone will die, they certainly all can't.
This was a great episode, and I'm even more hooked than before. I was saddened to see Mellie (not Millie, not Nellie) turn out to be an active, though, admittedly, it was a fabulous twist. But she's become one of the few characters, other than Boyd and Echo, that I have come to really like (though Ballard came a long way in this epidose), and I was excited to see more of her character. I also love the fact that she's got a great natural body, unlike all of the other women on this show and tv in general, who are far too thin. What a beautiful girl.
What are people's thoughts about ballards connection to Echo? I had always suspected sister, but now I'm wondering if she isn't (wasn't?) the wife he referred to having had when talking to the innternet geek client. There's got to be something more personal than him just getting off on her from afar. They knew each other once.
And, as for my opinion about the insider in the Dollhouse (or at least the LA chapter, there's a bunch!) I am wondering about Topher's assistant. I think she's new, I don't remember her prior to last week, and she certainly seems to have the brains to plant things in Echo, not to mention the access. Could she be a doll from another House looking to sabotage this one and kill off some competition?

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