"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?