Dollhouse (2009–2010)
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Epitaph Two: Return 

In the year 2020, events finally come full-circle as Echo and the few surviving Dollhouse staff struggle to restore mankind after the devastating events seen in the first season episode, "... See full summary »


David Solomon


Joss Whedon (created by), Maurissa Tancharoen | 6 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eliza Dushku ... Echo
Harry Lennix ... Boyd Langton (credit only)
Fran Kranz ... Topher Brink
Tahmoh Penikett ... Paul Ballard
Enver Gjokaj ... Anthony Ceccoli
Dichen Lachman ... Priya Tsetsang
Olivia Williams ... Adelle DeWitt
Felicia Day ... Mag
Summer Glau ... Bennett Halverson
Adair Tishler ... Caroline Farrell
Alan Tudyk ... Alpha
Zack Ward ... Zone
Nate Dushku ... Clive Ambrose
Noah Harpster ... Matthew Harding
Christian Monzon ... Romeo


In the year 2020, events finally come full-circle as Echo and the few surviving Dollhouse staff struggle to restore mankind after the devastating events seen in the first season episode, "Epitaph" that has turned 90% of Earth's population into mindless, kill-crazy zombies out to kill those not infected (called 'actuals') by the Rossum's remote mind-wipe system. In the meantime, fellow "actuals", Mag, Zone, and the mind-restored Caroline set out to find "Safe Haven" that can save man-kind from total extinction. Written by matt-282

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In the beginning of the episode, Adele and T pick strawberries, which appear to be a rarity during that time. This is a nod to another Joss show, Firefly, where they are also a rarity and enjoyed by Kaylee when they are found. See more »


Zone: So I hear you're the weapons expert of this group?
Kilo: [shows a USB memory chip marked "Weapons Expert"]
Zone: So you just store it all in your head?
Kilo: No, only Echo can do that. We'd all go crazy if we tried... we gotta remove something first.
Zone: So what did you remove?
Kilo: [shows a USB memory chip marked "Mercy" and laughs evilly at Zone]
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References Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) See more »


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Can the world be saved?
5 March 2019 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

This episode follows on a year after the final episode of the first season. Those who survived that episode, including a young girl who has now been imprinted with Caroline's personality, escape from LA and head towards Safe Haven but are captured by Rossum. Their captivity is short as they are rescued by Echo and Ballard, along with Topher who had been forced to work for Rossum to wipe every mind in the world. He believes that he can use this work to reset everybody's minds to how they were before. Since this also includes the actives they must head back to the LA Dollhouse to be protected from its effects. While all this is going on we see how various characters have been surviving; some eschewing technology while others, led by Victor, use it to their advantage.

It is a real pity that 'Dollhouse' was killed off after only two seasons but I am grateful that fans at least got a proper ending. This episode nicely wraps up most plot strands without feeling too safe; in fact there are a couple of shocking moments I wouldn't have expected prior to watching. There are twists along the way and some decent action. The acting, both from regulars and guest stars, is impressive and the episode has a good look with a slightly burnt out feel. There are other highlights that can't be revealed without spoiling key details of the story. Overall I feel this was an impressive finale even if I'd have preferred it to come after a few more seasons.

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