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"Dollhouse" Ghost (TV Episode 2009) Poster

(TV Series)

(2009)

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Topher Brink: You see someone running incredibly fast, the first thing you gotta ask is, are they running to something or are they running from something. The answer is always both. So these personality imprints, they come from scans of real people. Now, I-I can create amalgams of those personalities, pieces from here or there, but it's not a greatest hits, it's a whole person. Achievement is balanced by fault, by a lack. Can't have one without the other. Everyone who excels is overcompensating. Running from something. Hiding from something.

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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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Detmer: I'm a billionaire. I can hire anybody for anything. And I'm gonna go to an illegal organization and have them build me, program me, what, the perfect date? Confessor, assassin, dominatrix, omelet chef? I'm paying a million dollars for that? I can get that. I have everything I want.

Paul Ballard: Nobody has everything they want. It's a survival pattern. You get what you want, you want something else. If you have everything, you want something else, something more extreme, something more specific, something perfect.

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[Paul is holding a gun to the back of Lubov's head]

Paul Ballard: Dollhouse.

Lubov: What?

Paul Ballard: Dollhouse. Say it.

Lubov: Dollhouse.

Paul Ballard: Say it again.

Lubov: [chuckles] Your-your brains are...

[Paul cocks the gun]

Lubov: Okay! Dollhouse, dollh-frickin'-house. Keep saying it. It's fun to say. Dollhouse, dollhouse, dollhouse, dollhouse.

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Topher Brink: [Pointing at a monitor of Echo's brain] See the blue areas? That's fear.

Boyd Langdon: It all looks blue.

Topher Brink: That's where I'm going with this.

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Topher Brink: Look at Echo, not a care in the world. She's living the dream.

Boyd Langdon: Whose dream?

Topher Brink: Who's next?

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Boyd Langdon: So what's in the past that you gave Echo?

Topher Brink: That's her business, Boyd. She's right for the job. She spent her life profiling and negotiating with kidnappers. That's the person they needed, so that's who Echo is, the expert!

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Boyd Langdon: You cannot wipe her right now!

Adelle DeWitt: I can do any damn thing I see fit! Echo botched the engagement! She jeopardized this entire operation!

Boyd Langdon: *You* botched it Miss DeWitt! You gave her the memory of an abused girl. And you put her face-to-face with her abuser! She recognized one of her kidnappers and she can find them again. She's the only one who can!

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Adelle DeWitt: We do not have a client.

Boyd Langdon: We have a mission!

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Boyd Langdon: I've been here long enough to know that you like to tell yourself what we do helps people. Let Echo help this girl.

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Caroline: [On video tape] I'd like to take my place in the world, like Mrs. Dundee taught us. Global Recovery, Doctor's Without Borders, the world is in need of some serious saving. And I wanna travel. Travel around the world as I save it. In a private jet that I pilot and designed. Okay go ahead and laugh yearbook monkey. I know I'm such a cliché. What can I say, I wanna do everything. Is that too much to ask?

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Boyd Langdon: Everything go all right with the wipe?

Topher Brink: Why don't you just ask Echo? Oh, that's right, because she can't remember.

[chuckles]

Topher Brink: Of course it went all right. Imprint's gone, the New Moon has made her virgin again. Is there some reason it shouldn't have? Something happen during the engagement?

Boyd Langdon: I think she finally met the right guy.

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Boyd Langdon: The older man. You know him. He's the one who took you. They never found him.

Eleanor Penn: He said he was a ghost. You can't fight a ghost, but he was heavy, the weight of him... Ghosts aren't heavy. Ghosts are sheets with holes cut out.

Boyd Langdon: He took you away. And now...

Eleanor Penn: He's unprofessional.

Boyd Langdon: He's taken Davina.

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