Dollhouse: Season 2, Episode 6

The Left Hand (4 Dec. 2009)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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Echo and Bennett have a shocking confrontation in which she reveals the reason for her grudge against Echo, while Adelle goes head-to-head with Stuart Lipman, the ruthless head of the ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Paul Ballard (credit only)
Sierra (credit only)
Howard Lipman


Echo and Bennett have a shocking confrontation in which she reveals the reason for her grudge against Echo, while Adelle goes head-to-head with Stuart Lipman, the ruthless head of the Washington, D.C. Dollhouse, to lobby for Echo's safe return. Meanwhile, Topher sees double when he involves Victor in his espionage plans to hack into the D.C. Dollhouse computer to locate both Echo and Senator Perrin as they try to run from Perrin's wife Cindy. Written by matt-282

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While the Los Angeles house uses the NATO phonetic alphabet to identify its actives (Alpha, Echo, etc.), the Washington DC house uses the names of Greek gods (Hades and Aphrodite are briefly referred to). See more »


In a flashback scene, Cindy Perrin states that she's from "Salinas, Kansas," which she pronounces with a "long e" sound in the second syllable; this is how Salinas, California, is pronounced. The city in Kansas is Salina (no final "s") and is properly pronounced with a "long i" vowel in the second syllable. This is a common mispronunciation in the entertainment industry. See more »


Bennett Halverson: Do you know who Echo really is?
Topher Brink: She's a friend!
Bennett Halverson: Friend? A shell? I was her friend. I was her *best* friend.
[Indicating her arm]
Bennett Halverson: This is what I got for it. This is my gift from Caroline.
Topher Brink: This isn't about Caroline. This is about Echo.
Bennett Halverson: They're the same! Caroline has a power over people. And however well you wiped her, she clearly still does!
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References The Fury (1978) See more »

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"It wouldn't be a second opinion, it would be the same opinion twice"!
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Adelle and Topher go over to Washington to get Echo back, but the tech expert of the Dollhouse there, Bennett, has her own plans for her: apparently, not only did she know Caroline from before, but Caroline is responsible for her current left hand paralysis. Topher and Bennett finally meet and sparks of genius-geeky love start flying, but that doesn't stop Bennett from setting her plan in motion: she arranges for Echo and the senator to escape, only to turn him into an assassin with Echo as his target! The absolute highlight of this episode is Victor: Topher has loaded his brain into Victor's body before leaving him in charge of the tech back in the LA Dollhouse. Enver Gjokaj does an astonishingly accurate impersonation of Topher, perfectly capturing all his mannerisms, tics, voice patterns - in addition to the clothes and hairstyle. It really is one of the best performances by anyone in the history of this show. Fran Kranz and Summer Glau achieve a strange but strong chemistry in their scenes together; Glau plays one weird and uncategorizable character, as she goes from cute and shy to cruel and vengeful at the drop of a hat. However, the senator's story had already given away most of its surprises in the previous episode ("The Public Eye"), and I thought his "wife"/handler was written out of the show too quickly. *** out of 4.

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