Victor's five-year contract with the Dollhouse elapses and he goes back out into the real world under his old personality of Anthony Ceccoli. But his past as a soldier fighting in ... See full summary »


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Victor's five-year contract with the Dollhouse elapses and he goes back out into the real world under his old personality of Anthony Ceccoli. But his past as a soldier fighting in Afghanistan (whom he was running from the first place) threatens his present with Sierra who remains behind at Dollhouse and is conflicted over Victor's absence. Meanwhile, Echo continues to keep an eye on the comatose Ballard, while Adelle slips into hopelessness over recent events. When Victor/Anthony is captured by a rouge military unit with ties to Rossum Corp. Echo is forced to recruit Sierra, under her real personalty of Priya, to help rescue Victor/Anthony while Boyd and Topher monitor and keep Adelle in check to avoid her finding out what is going on behind the scenes. Written by matt-282

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When Victor joins Scytheon, he's implanted with a chip that links his brainwave patterns with every soldier in their network. This allows him to share the senses of his comrades, making them a much more efficient fighting force that's able to truly move as "one." This concept was originally introduced in the 2008 KONAMI video game "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. In that storyline, a worldwide integrated Military Network called "Sons of the Patriots" linked all forms of information (including realtime biometrics) into their system. This allowed teams and battalions to operation literally as a single unit; sharing in each other's senses, reaction times and movements. See more »


To aim a gun, it's common to close one eye. When Echo shoots out the bunker's camera, she closes the wrong eye, the one more nearly in line with the gun's sights; she shouldn't be able to hit anything. See more »


Echo: Ready to process the room? You want FBI, private investigator or should I surprise you?
Boyd Langton: So how exactly does this work? You accessing other personalities.
Echo: I used to have to make an effort to switch between imprints. But now I can slip back and forth without even thinking.
Boyd Langton: Who am I talking to now?
Echo: Echo. You're always talking to Echo. Though Roma Klar, and Elenor Penn are duking it out over who gets to help me figure this one out.
Boyd Langton: I'll take all the help I can get.
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Probably the weakest episode of season 2
1 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

As a Victor-centric episode, "Stop-Loss" had a lot of potential, but unfortunately it comes nowhere near Sierra's centric earlier in the season, "Belonging". It begins well, with Victor's last engagement and release from his Dollhouse contract, his discomfort in adjusting to a new world after 5 years (which, for him, felt like 5 seconds), and his abduction by a mysterious group of....ninjas? But then Echo's rescue operation takes over, and frankly it's quite ridiculous: I don't care how many army skills she already has and how many more they upload into her brain, an entire bunker full of supposed super-soldiers who exercise perfect group-think should not be so easy to defeat. And as fit as Eliza Dushku is, the amount of stunt doubling in her fight scenes is beginning to reach later-day Steven Seagal levels! Also, this episode missed a perfect opportunity to launch Adelle's redemption (since we already know, from "Epitaph One", that she ultimately changed sides). At least we're finally ready to explore the hugely hyped Attic next time! *** out of 4.

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