Dollhouse: Season 1, Episode 9

A Spy in the House of Love (10 Apr. 2009)

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DeWitt leaves Dominic in charge of the Dollhouse when she has to leave for a short period. Topher finds a chip in the imprint chair which has been used by other agencies to alter the ... See full summary »

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DeWitt leaves Dominic in charge of the Dollhouse when she has to leave for a short period. Topher finds a chip in the imprint chair which has been used by other agencies to alter the programming on the actives. As the Dollhouse looks for the spy within, Ballard learns more about the Dollhouse. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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According to Eliza Dushku, on the day she wore her dominatrix outfit she hired a coffee truck for the cast and crew and told them they could choose between free coffee or her whip. Whilst they appreciated the free coffee it didn't stop them gawping and drooling over her. Eliza as the dominatrix received huge publicity and the clip was used extensively in advertisements for the show. This scene alone is often credited with earning the Dollhouse its second season. See more »

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In the train scene, where Sierra takes over A. Saito's identity, right after Sierra takes a picture of Saito's eye, you can see her blinking even though moments before Saito was knocked out by Sierra. See more »

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Echo: I can take care of myself.
Laurence Dominic: I know, that's why I'm smiling. 'Cause one day, you'll be erasing them. And even after all this, they still won't see it coming. Sooner or later, everybody gets theirs.
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Brilliant title, brilliant episode
12 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

A terrific episode on many levels, where every move the writers/directors make, no matter how strange it may seem, somehow works. It's an extra busy day in the Dollhouse, as the existence of the spy who contacted Paul Ballard through an altered doll imprint is discovered, and there is a race against time to find his identity before Adelle, who has been called to the Rossum headquarters for 48 hours, returns. November's imprint leads to a startling scene where Paul finally learns the truth about Mellie; Sierra's imprint leads to a very intentional, IMO, and very well-executed, homage to "Alias"; Victor's imprint leads to another totally surprising, funny and touching revelation (plus you get to see swordfighting as foreplay!); and Echo's imprint leads to the discovery of the spy (to quote Adelle: "Didn't see that one coming"!). Olivia Williams is outstanding in this episode, but Eliza Dushku is very good as well, playing a more evolved, more observant Echo. The best episode of the series so far. My favorite line: "No, I'm not suggesting you become a client. I think the universe might implode upon that one!". ***1/2 out of 4.


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