Dollhouse: Season 1, Episode 8

Needs (3 Apr. 2009)

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The Dollhouse's worst fears are realized as several actives awaken and remember some of their past lives and try to escape from the Dollhouse.

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Echo, Victor, Sierra, Mellie/November, and another Active mysteriously awaken with them aware of their identities, but not their memories. The five of them start to search for answers about the Dollhouse facility they as well as how they got there and how to escape. In trying to find her own answers, Echo discovers more about herself, while Victor and Sierra escape to look for the man who recruited Sierra, and November searches for her missing daughter. But Adelle soon learns about the Active's glitch and sets her own agenda with the help of Boyd, Dr. Saunders, Dominic, and Topher to help her out. Meanwhile, Ballard discovers the hidden surveillance camera in his apartment and it sets him back on the path to finding the Dollhouse. Written by matt-282

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At around minute 48, when Sierra walks past the room of her past trauma, and after they've gotten closure and returned to tabula rasa, the camera focuses on the glass of the doors. If you look closely, you can see subtle hand prints on the glass. Almost like a ghostly memory of what happened in there; a memory apparently from which Sierra no longer suffers. See more »

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When Echo first jumps out of the SUV in the car-park, and argues with the other dolls about staying, the elevator door in the basement is closed, and she is on the "right" of the car and the lift (as we see it). When the shot changes, the lift door is open, and Echo approaches from the left of the lift with the car on her right. See more »

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Attendant #2: Good morning. We're having banana pancakes for breakfast today.
Tango: I like pancakes.
Victor: We're all gonna die.
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"This is getting weirder and weirder"
11 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

Hey, what is happening here? Echo, Victor, Sierra, November and Mike (a new male Doll) wake up but they're not in their usual blissful, peaceful state - they're back to their old personalities, except that most of their memories have been removed. They all decide to try and escape from the Dollhouse, but when Adelle gets informed of their attempt, she remains strangely calm: it seems that this entire situation is part of a larger plan. This is a clever episode that keeps you wondering how much of what you're watching is part of a "test" on the Dolls, and how much is beyond Adelle's control. It also gets you thinking: what if people use their free will to abandon their free will? Because it seems that some of the Dolls (November) may have chosen to enter this establishment to escape from some painful memories that they couldn't handle, so they wanted to get them "wiped". In the end, however, not much is really accomplished by "Needs": theoretically the Dolls find the closure they need to stop glitching - but where would the rest of the show go if they really stopped glitching? *** out of 4.


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