FOX (ended 2010)
|Oh yeah I forgot that cause it cut to black so fast. So how was Whiskey imprinted so fast? Did they really need Saunders that badly?|
If I can be brutally honest, I preferred "Briar Rose" to this episode. The second half was far less profound and interesting than the first.
-Alpha's character makes a lot more sense to me. He was a deranged psychopath before he was "Dollified," and so when he was a Doll, he still had that latent evil within him. Similarly, Echo has latent good within her, because she was an altruistic (albeit foolhardy) woman before being "Dollified." I guess they are both special dolls with the ability to evolve past the Tabula Rasa and acquire bits and pieces of their previous imprints. How they use them is up to how the "original" behaved.
-Why DID Topher program Dr. Saunders to hate him? Did anyone else get the feeling that they were once siblings or something similar?
-They really shouldn't program Dolls with imprints that let them figure out they're dolls. Dr. Saunders' speech to Victor was heartbreaking. Thankfully, she turned around by the end, realizing that as long as she has this imprint, she might as well "be the best she can be." Guess the old Whiskey still lives on.
-Why did Ballard not try to help Echo? Will he become her handler, or will his mission simply be to find and kill Alpha? Good luck with that.
I very much enjoyed the first season. Here's to hoping for another one!
|True again. Still the slight discontinuity, the speed of it, bugs me the tiniest bit.|
|Alpha's character makes a lot more sense to me. He was a deranged psychopath before he was "Dollified," and so when he was a Doll, he still had that latent evil within him. Similarly, Echo has latent good within her, because she was an altruistic (albeit foolhardy) woman before being "Dollified." I guess they are both special dolls with the ability to evolve past the Tabula Rasa and acquire bits and pieces of their previous imprints. How they use them is up to how the "original" behaved.|
|Remember there is one episode that will go unaired and we will have to wait till DVD for it because Fox won't air it. I did see a small hint as to the future when they did the april fools joke but will not say what it was as it would be a spoiler.|
That scene I saw if it did take place during that episode at least answered what will happen to Agent Ballard.
Also let me say that I was really impressed with Alan Tudyk in this episode and the last one. He played Alpha perfectly with the combination of evil and insanity.
|Steve the Pirate is probably one of his personalities.|
Alpha said that one of his personalities had multiple personalities and since Steve the Pirate kind of has 2 personalities I think that's who he was talking about!
|Steve the Pirate is a psycho.|
That episode just seemed lacking to me. For a season finale (wouldn't be surprised if series) it really didn't make me excited with it's ending and to me it seems like nothing substantial really happened the entire season (though the doc being an active was cool) except now Paul is helping the Dollhouse.
I'm fine if the show doesn't get renewed that way maybe Joss will go back to doing things like Dr Horrible and of course I can continue to hope for a sequel to Serenity.
|I'm fine if the show doesn't get renewed that way maybe Joss will go back to doing things like Dr Horrible and of course I can continue to hope for a sequel to Serenity.|
We'd have to agree to disagree. I'll be incredibly disappointed if Dollhouse doesn't get renewed, and I'd choose a new episode of it over a new Dr. Horrible in a heartbeat, and I'd take a new complete season over a sequel to Serenity.
Other than that, just an AMAZING finale! And now the sad part ... Echo whispering "Caroline" may be the last thing we see of the Echo story ever. So sad, I want to cry.
Wow. That's all I can say. I really, really hope that Dollhouse gets renewed, there is still so much that can be done.
Interesting about Whiskey/Saunders... there is a lot there that is explained, and of course a lot that wasn't explained. I think Topher programmed in Whiskey to hate him, because he feels guilty over what happened with Alpha. But thats just my opinion.
Topher had the two best lines of the episode. "What is a tall, morally judgemental man doing here that's not him" ("him" being Boyd, the "man" being Ballard) and "Alpha is not a person, he's Soylent Green... he's people" (both have been paraphrased slightly as their just what I can remember of the lines)
Ballard gets to save Caroline. And then he chooses to "rescue" Mellie/November/Madeline. I really liked this, I was seriously mad at Ballard last episode for how he treated Mellie, and for him fighting Boyd, but he redeemed himself somewhat in my eyes this week. I hope, if there is a second season, that Ballard meets Madeline and they get together again.
Topher seems really shook up at the end. I think that he is starting to believe what Ballard says about the souls never really being wiped, and is wondering, maybe for the first time, about if what he is doing is right. The last few episodes have shown that there is more to Topher than the sarcastic, egotistical genius that he usually lets people see.
I love the last line... "Caroline". She is still remembering stuff! This will be great to see develop even more, please, please let there be a second season.