Getting Closer : Joss Whedon proves once again why we love him

Give it up to Tim Minear, a long time associate of Joss Whedon from writing on both TV shows Angel and the cult classic Firefly, this episode was absolutely and undoubtedly amazing. It took the time to delve into Caroline's past while firmly maintaining the suspense in the present.


For myself, the most important part was the development of Topher's character. It was really vital for me to see what lead to the broken shell of a guy shown in Epitaph One. It has now been made pretty clear. Plus, when he was actually nice to his assistant was a pretty heart warming moment.


For other character developments, and I may piss off the Paul Ballard fans here, I have to say that I was tired of the tension between Paul and Echo and/or Paul and Caroline. I guess it just muddled my brain too much to figure out which one he actually had feelings for. As to the Boyd character, I'm going to leave that analysis alone until after I see the next episode. But please, I'm interested to hear what everyone else thought, so leave a comment. I think I'm just in too much shock, "mochateeze" I am seriously impressed that you saw that development coming!


Getting Closer was amazing because it delivered what Dollhouse fans have been waiting for. It went from twist to turn, quicker than I could keep up, though it did lack the beautiful imagery that John Cassaday brought to The Attic (if you don't recognize that name, John Cassaday worked with Joss Whedon on Astonishing X-Men). Dollhouse has really hit it's stride, though it is too late.



I think that all of us who have watched these last few episodes can agree that we are glad that we did not give up on Dollhouse!



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Jan 9, 2010 6:02PM EST

nooooooooooo did not see that coming really good twist in getting closer

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Jan 10, 2010 1:32AM EST

all I have to say is holy _________<-insert curse word here... I have never given up on this show, and of course why would I...Joss is genius!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jan 10, 2010 6:01AM EST

It's unbelievable!!! I was so heartbroken and riveted by the end of the episode! I loved Boyd! I even thought when he hugged Echo that he was her father in a weird twisty way! Then again, I was also so very impressed with the way it all came down.Joss Whedon is a genius. I can't wrap my head around the idea that there's only two more episodes left, when things just seem like they will indeed end so tragically. Joss had mentioned that Epitaph one was not necessarily written in stone, so somehow I still had some silly hope that things wouldn't quite end like they had.Now I feel that the way Saunders ended up on Epitaph is so much more tragic. We've gotten quite a few flashes from Epitaph, but we didn't see the one where Victor is offered as an upgrade. Is that yet to come or was that a scene we won't get to see? I can't wait!
I wasn't likely to give up on Dollhouse. Though it had a slow start, it was still interesting and promising. This episode is the reward for our patience!

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Jan 10, 2010 3:32PM EST

Well that epsiodes blew me away, i mean ok i saw the shooting coming soon as Dr Saunders walked into the lab, but the Boyd bit was out of the blue. Personally i agree its so sad that as the show starts getting more an dmore riviting that it is going to end. I for one never gave up on the show ok it started slow but then why not have it build up i was glad they did it the way they did, it is just silly that a network has little foresight these days to give a show a chance.Personally i hope what happens in Epitaph one does not come to play with the way things are moving now, certainly having all the dolls leave the house does seem to suggest to me that things are changing.Well two more episodes left of a really good and interesting show with a great concept and good acting.

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Jan 10, 2010 7:37PM EST

Amazing! I agree with travelbug, things need to move on. The episode was filled with suspense and it really did leave everyone wanting more. I cannot wait to meet the combination of Echo and Caroline.

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