Ivy: Topher, what happened in DC?
Topher Brink: It's confidential.
Ivy: You if you want me to learn, at some point you're going to have to trust me with important information.
Adelle DeWitt: It feels like ages ago that we actually weighed a request against an active's chance at survival. Let alone well being.
Boyd Langton: We've always put them at risk. We just don't lie to ourselves about it now.
Adelle DeWitt: You sound like Harding.
Victor: I've burned out another dozen CPLD's trying to cool this thing down.
Topher Brink: I'll order a couple hundred more.
Victor: These are polycrystalline diamond composites. Do we have a budget for that?
Topher Brink: Indeed we do. As Mr. Harding says "Anything in the name of progress."
Echo: [after Echo fends off Ballard's attack] You okay?
Paul Ballard: Fine. Only next time, don't wait for the attack. Take the offensive like we've been practicing.
Echo: Sometimes a girl likes to be chased.
Paul Ballard: Mac and cheese, huh?
Echo: You're not sick of it, right?
Paul Ballard: 36 personalities. Not one of them can cook?
Echo: Look who's talking.
Paul Ballard: Sex and food are sisters in human desire.
Echo: Well, I never did a sister act... with food... with *cooking* food.
Paul Ballard: Ok, I'm done. Moving on.
Echo: But that idea that Caroline might not be... I've been saving this body for her. But I'm not her.
Paul Ballard: You don't know that. You've resisted the wipes from the start. You tracked down my cell, you couldn't remember my name. You knew I would help you. Keep you from DeWitt. DeWitt was Caroline's enemy, not Echo's. Maybe it was Caroline picking up those shells.
Echo: I'm *not* her! My name is Echo.
Paul Ballard: The Dollhouse made you fall in love over and over, you told me that.
Echo: They also made me aggressively sexual, and phenomenally creative in bed.
Paul Ballard: [Ballard sigh] Now that's just cruel.
Echo: Also sociopathic, inexperienced, blind and at least 7 times gay. There's a lot of noise from the chorus girls, but they're not me. There is a me.
[Gently touching Ballard's cheek]
Echo: This is me.
Paul Ballard: She's not saying anything, but I think her headaches are getting worse. She's deteriorating.
Boyd Langton: I thought you said she was getting smarter.
Paul Ballard: She is. And it's taking its toll.
Boyd Langton: I'll wait for your signal. Good luck.
Boyd Langton: You need to take this house back.
Adelle DeWitt: And how am I supposed to do that?
Boyd Langton: The Adelle I knew would never ask me that question.
Topher Brink: I think they're trying to build a portable device that would be able to imprint anyone without any active architecture in place. Any innocent on the street with a new personality.
Adelle DeWitt: That's unnerving.
Topher Brink: What's unnerving is - I figured out how to do it.
Topher Brink: You are the coldest bitch on the planet!
Adelle DeWitt: That is the last time you will ever speak to me like that, or at all unless spoken to. You're off R&D and back on programming. You will imprint these dolls with dedication and precision. And you will follow every single one of my commands as if they were your hearts deepest desire.
Topher Brink: And what happens if I don't?
Adelle DeWitt: I would hope that, as some who does care for you, that you will never find that out. I rule this house! I won't let *anyone* challenge that, ever again!