Dollhouse rocks. It's a fast-paced mix of intrigue, emotion and action.
The way this episode was laid out was fantastic. It sort of broke up the time line. Instead of a steady chronological showing with each character's plot interjecting in turns, this episode chose to follow each character's "side" of the events. So we got to go back in time to explain what was happening for each person. The cherry on top was that the episode showed the discovered spy being programmed for the attic and then waited until the end before revealing who it actually was.
It was an old trick but a good one.
This episode was great. It's clear that the "Dolls" are really talented actors. They really can sell the personalities. The accents are pretty damn good. In the beginning, I had wondered why the producers chose such unconventional-looking side actors. I guess they must have been really impressed with "Victor" and "Sierra." Plus Topher has regained some acting chops as he wasn't the least bit annoying in this episode.
I think the revelations in this episode were just thrilling too. When Ballard realized that his girlfriend was actually a sleeper agent! So emotional especially when he realized he'd have to pretend to feel for someone who he already did (and keep using a victim of a system he is trying to bring down). Also when we got to see DeWitt's LonelyHeart story arc, I was so surprised to see her let out her conscious and then push it away even harder. The most chilling and awesome moments I have to give to the Head of Security, Dominic. His little speeches to DeWitt and Echo were really revealing. Plus the part where he had to get zapped for the attic...ouch.
There were too many good moments.