Dollhouse: Season 1, Episode 2

The Target (20 Feb. 2009)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 764 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 8 critic

A man requests Echo as his companion on a camping trip, but his true intentions are far more deadly. More back story on the Dollhouse, Alpha, and Boyd's first encounter with Echo.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), , 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2910 titles
created 09 Sep 2011
 
a list of 72 titles
created 02 Nov 2011
 
a list of 6602 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 13 titles
created 13 Mar 2013
 
a list of 205 titles
created 04 May 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Target" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Target (20 Feb 2009)

The Target (20 Feb 2009) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dollhouse.
« Previous Episode | 3 of 27 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
Echo / Jenny
...
...
...
...
...
Sierra (credit only)
...
...
...
...
Richard Connell
...
...
Ranger
...
Tanaka (as Mark A. Sheppard)
...
Shaw
...
Male Active
Edit

Storyline

Echo becomes the ultimate outdoorswoman when a handsome young client, Richard Connell, hires her as a date for a wilderness adventure. But unknown to the Dollhouse, Richard's true sport is hunting humans - with Echo intended as his next victim. Meanwhile, Agent Ballard continues investigating the origins of the Dollhouse, hindered by both his skeptical superior Tanaka, and his colleagues who continues to dismiss it as a legend. Eventually, Ballard receives a clue about Echo/Caroline's past from an anonymous source. Also, periodic flashbacks show how Boyd came to work for Adelle and be assigned as Echo's handler, his first meeting with tech Topher, and how Dr. Claire Saunders received her facial scars from the shadowy Alpha; a rogue active who may or may not still be on the loose. Written by matt-282

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 February 2009 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Adelle DeWitt (Olivia Williams) calls the Dolls' resting state the "Tabula Rasa", the blank slate. Tabula Rasa is the title of episode 6.08 of Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in which Willow (Alyson Hannigan) unintentionally wipes everybody's memory with a spell. See more »

Goofs

When Connell looses his first arrows at Echo (wounding her in the process), the arrows lodge into the log horizontally, even though Connell is shooting from a significantly higher elevation. See more »

Quotes

Laurence Dominic: [about Alpha] He gets wiped after every engagement like all the rest. How could he composite?
Topher Brink: [shaky] Can't. Shouldn't. Did.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
So much better than the pilot!
22 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved Buffy, I sorta like Angel, I love Dr. Horrible, and I just recently watched Firefly after failing to get into Serentiy twice. So I've been waiting for Dollhouse to premiere for what seems like forever.

Unlike the pilot, which was somewhat convoluted (with all the necessary exposition and everything), this episode flew by! After "Ghost" I was a little worried about this new show, but that worry's gone now.

The main story was interesting; Echo's responses in particular were interesting. The writing was good... I was hooked. Humor was the only thing missing, but I heard that it'll enter into the series a little later.

I'm definitely giving Joss the full 7 episodes. Not only has he earned it, but this episode made me want to see more.


14 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
worth watching? zeleiah
What other cities do you think have Dollhouses? ehaas-3
Similar concepts in other movies / books? Dark Raven
If you could re-cast Echo... StarkofWinterfell
TV Characters with sudden deaths bsome82
Just watched it tommyinglis-203-847476
Discuss The Target (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?