Dollhouse (2009–2010)
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A wealthy backer asks the Dollhouse for help when his daughter is kidnapped. They send Echo to negotiate the release. One of the memory imprints used to prepare Echo for the mission causes some complications.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Claire Saunders
Laurence Dominic
Gabriel Crestejo
Matt Cargill
David Doty ...
Sam Zimmerman
Mr. Sunshine
Davina Crestejo (as Haley Alexis Pullos)


Echo is one of several volunteer "Actives" working for a secretive, morally ambiguous organization known in urban legend as the Dollhouse. Cunning and enigmatic entrepreneur Adelle DeWitt, whose motives are far from transparent, heads the Los Angeles-based outfit. She enjoys the luxury of a seemingly endless budget and employs the best and the brightest in the fieds of tech and neurobiology. Programmed with a new personality for each assignment, Echo carries out various tasks according to the wishes of the Dollhouse's wealthy and enigmatic clientele. In her latest role, Echo is tasked with rescuing a client's kidnapped daughter. Aided by her handler, Boyd Langdon, and programmed by prodigious techy Topher Brink, Echo embarks upon the rescue mission. Along the way, glitches in her memory imprints cause some complications. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Paul Ballard struggles to uncover information on the Dollhouse. His growing obsession with the case has destroyed his marriage and threatens to ... Written by matt-282

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[first lines]
Adelle DeWitt: Nothing is what it appears to be.
Caroline: It seems pretty clear to me.
Adelle DeWitt: Because you're only seeing part of it. I'm talking about a clean slate.
Caroline: You ever try and clean an actual slate? You always see what was on it before.
Adelle DeWitt: Are you volunteering?
Caroline: I don't have a choice, do I? How did it get this far?
Adelle DeWitt: Caroline, actions have consequences.
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Deja vu?
17 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

No doubt a lot of people will tune in on the strength of Joss Whedons major hit "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and no doubt they will be largely disappointed as they were with most of his other post-Buffy efforts. There seems to be more things wrong with this show than there are right. I knew very little about his new project before I watched it other than it was some sort of sci-fi brain swaparama. My initial thoughts were that this could be something new and innovative. Having watched it, I felt I had seen most of it all before. The secret do-good organisation I have seen countless times, most recently in "Bionic Woman" and not so recently in "The A team". The brain manipulation reminded me of "Total Recall" and "Strange Days" amongst others. There is a Fox Mulder type character who is hellbent on uncovering the organisations existence. Once you get past all this, it seems like each storyline to be inserted each week after the personality implant could be lifted from any one of the plethora of mediocre crime dramas that seem to be in vogue at the moment. Im guessing there will be a predictable love interest as well as a love/hate relationship. Another thing that annoyed me was the sound effects of the Ducatis being totally wrong during the chase scene- that reminded of "Terminator II" when young John Conner has the bike throttle pinned wide open yet the bike revs up and down and settles at idle. A minor thing but still a poor attention to detail and annoying! Overall, I would describe this as a weak sci-fi meets the A team and Mr Ben (for those not familiar with 1970s children's TV, MR Ben was a character who tried on a different outfit each week in a magic clothes shop, which led to an adventure based on his differing guise...)

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