|Concerning the song at the end: I read somewhere online that "Jed and Maurissa wrote a song for the episode, which Maurissa sings." |
Thanks for the information. Such a beautiful song.
|^^Douglas!! Why, oh why did you listen to Isa?! Now I'm the only one who hasn't seen it yet.|
Because I always end up listening to Isa somehow. I can't help it.
And I think Jay said he was waiting for the DVDs.
- Yay, Felicia Day. She's really great in this episode.
- So the main problems in future L.A. for "actuals" (people who still have their original personalities and memories) are "wielders" (people who use the wiping/imprinting technology), "butchers" (people programmed to kill any actuals) and "dumb-shows" (people who have been wiped completely like the Dollhouse's Actives). Just getting all the future terminology straight.
- Everyone is so used to losing people they care about that it's become something to comment about if a person is crying over a friend/comrade dying.
- I love how the characters in this episode, Felicia's character and her group, makes comments about things that viewers of the show had thought. Like, "Looks like a spa," and the line a little later about how unbelievable and ridiculous it was that this big powerful technology was originally being used mainly to give people more believable hookers.
- "Must have been a daycare"
Topher was always very youthful for someone at work in a scientific facility. Guess it wouldn't be too hard to misinterpret.
- I just love the scene of Topher first being in the Dollhouse. Good stuff. And wow, they were really comparatively inefficient before Topher showed up. I guess he really was as smart as he thinks he is. Too bad his genius just brought the apocalypse that much closer...
- So, Paul goes from "maybe you can do some trouble-shooting for us" to being Echo's handler at some point. Not too big a leap from where it seemed to be heading.
- I guess Paul speaks Russian, since he seemed to understand Caroline there. But he was FBI, so I guess that's no surprise, but I just thought I'd take note of it. And more importantly...
- Caroline/Echo has progressed to the point where Caroline is completely aware and intact at all times in Echo, sharing her body with her imprints. All in secret with Paul, and together they're trying to bring down the Dollhouse. Yes! See, now there is an interesting plotline they can bring into the show soon. I like the Caroline/Paul team. And I'm glad they're not really romantically together.
- Caroline is getting headaches. Guess it's no party sharing your head? Or is there something more?
- Boyd says Echo's already in danger, and "they" have ways of making people talk. Who, Rossum? And how did he get injured? What's up with him and Saunders? It's questions like these I don't know if we'll ever get real answers to.
- I guess Boyd didn't come back for her after all. Was that why she decided to stay behind, even if it would drive her mad? Because she still had Faith that Boyd would come and she wanted to be there when he did? Amy is really good here. Well, she's great everywhere, but I thought I'd mention it.
- Ah, "You don't have to tattoo my dad." Which she really said to mean "Don't go near my dad's back, 'cause you'll see that he's already been tattooed and I'm lying about who we both are." Which, by the way, that's sad, because it means the little girl whose body it really is has been wiped, for all intents and purposes dead. Unless she was put in someone else...
- Hello, Amy Acker being creepy.
- Rossum now lets you go be in someone younger and more attractive indefinitely. We knew this bigger evil was coming. With something akin to immortality on the line, the five year thing wasn't going to last forever. And wow, how are they fixing all those scarred faces?
- And now Rossum controls pretty much the whole world and can make any unspeakable thing legal. Great.
- Adelle arguing for the laws of humanity.
See, she's not evil. She's a good person deep down. Just one who does bad things and drowns them in silly rationalizations.
- Being in multiple bodies at the same time... interesting. Like Xander in Buffy's "The Replacement", but all of them personality-wise and memory-wise the same. Is this guy planning to stay in all those bodies and what, get together and have meetings with himself once a week? Or is he planning to have the memories from each of them all put back into one of him when he's done?
- And when the going gets tough, Adelle gets Dominic out of the Attic. Poor Dominic. He was such a jerk, but guess what, he was right all along. And wow, nice grim view of what it's like outside in the future.
- Adelle having all her rationalizations thrown back in her face, more hollow than ever. How tragic for everyone. How tragic for her. To have had it all crash down around her, partially her fault. What she believed in turned into humanity's greatest suffering.
- "I miss anything?"
"Just the vodka, thank God."
Even in a bad situation, Adelle makes the most of it. And in this case, that means sarcasm and booze.
- Caroline has the cure? Weird. Wonder what the cure is.
- Victor and Sierra seem to be their original selves. Did Adelle put all the dolls back to their true selves after seeing how wrong she was to have them any other way? And if that's the case, then what's up with Whiskey staying as Saunders? If it was just that they needed a doctor, they could have added medical skills to her original personality and then put it in, right?
- What in the hell happened to November? And which November does he mean? Madeline November? Or one of the ones who would have come after she was released?
- I guess Victor and Sierra's relationship went on for a while with them as their original selves, but has since stopped. I wonder why.
- So Sierra came up with the birth mark thing, huh? And wow, I can't pronounce that name. What is that? Priya Tsetsang?
- Bye-bye, whoever was in that little girl's body.
- Okay, so the Actives all became themselves and decided to start a creepy prayer cult?
- Oh, poor insane Topher.
I guess bringing about the downfall of humanity and thinking of the ultimate ways to ruin civilization makes one go a bit crazy. I mean, who could take that realization and the guilt that would come with it?
- Awww, Topher and Adelle are so sweet together. And he would only listen to Adelle some days? I guess on Joss' whiteboard (seen in the background of one of the Dr. Horrible special features) it really did say
- "We have Alpha to thank for that". Okay, maybe one of the most perplexing little teasing lines of the episode. Did Alpha come up with a way to keep people from being imprinted? Or did they just learn something using him that made it possible? If Alpha did do it, did he do it on purpose? Is he a good guy? Maybe he made it so that no one could wipe him, and then Caroline and Ballard took him out and used that technology to help others?
- Well, Caroline and Adelle aren't exactly getting along. And so Caroline just came in to save the Actives? And wow, I wouldn't figure Caroline for a killer, but I guess the hard times changed her. So we never got to see. Did she shoot Adelle, or not?!
- This little girl is a good actress. I saw her before as Molly on Heroes (where she was one of the only people who could act, so they of course phased her out ).
- This Caroline/Whiskey interaction is so sad and also touching. "Was I my best?" "Better." Awwww. Get me a tissue.
- Well, no matter where you hide, the butchers are never far behind. That sucks.
- Release the poison gas that the Actives left behind just in case. Cue the beautiful music and the epically sad death scene of Whiskey.
- The view from Adelle's office kinda sucks now...
- "Kids playing with matches... and they burned the house down." Wonderful line, great analogy.
- Joss is a big BSG fan. Wonder if he and his crew got the idea for the photo remembrance wall from there.
- Where did that ladder come from? And why are they climbing up it? Is there some kind of transport sitting on the roof?
And wow, that was the best Dollhouse has to offer so far. Really excellent.