Dollhouse (2009–2010)
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Rossum Corporation asks the Dollhouse to send a large contingent of actives to a college campus to retrieve an experimental memory drug. The drug brings out suppressed memories which affect... See full summary »


James A. Contner (as James Contner)


Joss Whedon (created by), Elizabeth Craft | 5 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eliza Dushku ... Echo / Alice / Caroline Farrell
Harry Lennix ... Boyd Langton
Fran Kranz ... Topher Brink
Tahmoh Penikett ... Paul Ballard
Enver Gjokaj ... Victor / Tom
Dichen Lachman ... Sierra / Dr. Gawa
Olivia Williams ... Adelle DeWitt
Jenica Bergere ... Jessie
Mehcad Brooks ... Sam Jennings
Philip Casnoff ... Clive Ambrose
Brett Claywell ... Matt Cargill
Josh Cooke ... Leo Carpenter
Reed Diamond ... Laurence Dominic
Miracle Laurie ... Mellie / November
Octavia Spencer ... Professor Janack


Rossum Corporation asks the Dollhouse to send a large contingent of actives to a college campus to retrieve an experimental memory drug. The drug brings out suppressed memories which affect everyone, including the actives. Echo's origins are revealed. Written by Jesse Sanchez

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Release Date:

27 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The piano piece that Boyd Langton plays for Adelle DeWitt over the phone is Fantasie Impromptu by Frédéric Chopin. It is a piece noted for its unique and difficult time signature with the right hand playing semiquavers and the left hand playing triplets. See more »


When Topher meets Clive Ambrose, he greets him by saying, "Third richest man in the country; nominated for a Nobel Prize..." According to, "The names of the nominees cannot be revealed until 50 years later," so Topher cannot have known this, unless, of course, he himself nominated Ambrose. See more »


Adelle DeWitt: My offer is this: your life for your life. I get five years, you get the rest. You'll be free.
Caroline: Is that you talking or the Rossum Coporation? Why me? Why did you pick me?
Adelle DeWitt: Caroline, you picked us. This is a good thing, Caroline.
Caroline: I know what I saw. What started this.
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References The Meaning of Life (1983) See more »


For Everything A Reason
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Now *this* is what I signed up for...
27 March 2009 | by isaacwilkinsSee all my reviews

As Eliza Dushku said in her interview with the Onion AV Club, "Dollhouse" doesn't really become a true "Joss Whedon show" until episode 6, after which it just keeps getting better and better. With this episode it's becoming clear that she wasn't just blowing smoke.

After last week's brilliant, bitter-sweet show, this week delivers the heady mix of hilarity combined with real menace that marks Whedon and his collaborators at their best. Wonderfully creepy moments sneak up on us throughout this episode, giving us a jolt, a shiver and a laugh (not always in that order), all the while advancing the mythos of the "Dollhouse" and the development of our main characters, showing depths and humanity beyond their personal facades and biochemical programming.

Tell your friends to start watching now. This just became the show to beat.

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