Pop star Rayna is in need of protection due to death threats, so Echo is programmed as a backup singer/bodyguard for her. Sierra serves as additional protection. Paul's investigation into the Dollhouse might cost him his life.

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Echo / Jordan
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Echo is programmed for her next assignment to be a backup singer to protect a wealthy pop star, Rayna Russell, from an obsessed fan out to kill her. Newcomer active Sierra is also programmed to be the Australian winner of the "Number One Fan Contest" to assist Echo to flush out the stalker. Meanwhile, Agent Ballard's investigation to find Caroline/Echo in order to link her to Dollhouse takes a turn for the worse when his Russian contact, Lubov, turns out to be an active for the Dollhouse and sets him up to be killed by Russian thugs of no relation to the matter he is investigating. Written by matt-282

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The stalker smuggles a rifle into the concert hidden in a crutch. This is the same manner as titular character in The Day of the Jackal (1973). See more »

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Jordan: He's gonna kill you. I think you know that!
Rayna Russell: You have no idea what it's like.
Jordan: You can't go out there!
Rayna Russell: You don't tell me what I can and can't do!
Jordan: You want him to shoot you... on stage, tonight. You're crazier than he is.
Rayna Russell: I'm not crazy. I just wanna be free.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.118 (2010) See more »

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Superstar (Smash It)
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by Kimberly Cole
Performed by Jaime Lee Kirchner
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"You think you know people....Hello, Victor"
5 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

"Stage Fright" has its moments, but it also has the same problem as the previous episode, "Target": the real juice is on the side stuff, not on the center stuff. The revelation of Lubov as a Dollhouse Active (so that's what Adelle meant in "Target" when she said that the appropriate measures concerning Paul Ballard have been taken!), or the fact that Echo and Sierra seem to be developing some sort of friendship that goes beyond their programming, are more interesting to watch than an unoriginal "bodyguard to a pop star" story and the clichéd "psycho-stalker-No. 1 fan" figure (at least we get to hear Eliza Dushku sing - and she doesn't sound bad at all). Jaime Lee Kirchner gives a pretty good performance as the pop star, but her story is really nothing more than a vehicle to prove a point about Echo's unusually creative mind that extends beyond her given orders. *** out of 4.


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