Dollhouse: Season 1, Episode 2

The Target (20 Feb. 2009)

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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.

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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

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The name of the character played by Matt Keesler is "Richard Connell." The actual Richard Connell is the author of the famous 1924 short story, "The Most Dangerous Game," in which a shipwreck survivor is forced to run for his life from a murderous game hunter who has become bored with mere animal prey - the plot of this episode. See more »

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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 »

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Boyd Langton: [hands Echo a gun] You know how to use this?
Echo: Four brothers.
[chambers a round]
Echo: None of them Democrats.
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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.


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