Review: Dollhouse - The Hollow Men Season 2, Episode 12


The problem with prequels (and with regards to Dollhouse, I consider everything that happened before "Epitaph One" and "Epitaph Two" a prequel) is that you know how things are going to turn out. This somewhat ruins any sense of surprise one might get from any revelations of the program.


Granted, it was a decent stopping point for the show. All the dangling plot-lines were resolved and if we weren't aware of the two "Epitaph" episodes, we'd all drink our collective Slurpees and let out a sigh of relief knowing that Dollhouse ended on an emotionally satisfying note.


TWO WEEKS until the next episode? Come on, Fox. What's up with that?


The question we must ask is did the Boyd revelation happen earlier than it should have? The answer is likely "yes". It does make sense and there have been clues since the beginning of the show. I loved the reversal at the end where Boyd became an Active and Echo his handler. Also, whereas Boyd protected her, she ordered him to kill himself.


My guess is that either Topher escaped with the remote imprinting technology or (more likely) Rossum had back-up servers in Thailand or somewhere equally non-accessible. Boyd's motives were pretty super-villain standard: the desire to control the world. He tried to intellectualize it but it boiled down to arrogance and greed. He was also nuts, which helped. Not Alpha-style nuts where he acts like the Joker, but nuts nonetheless.



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