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!