Dollhouse

Season 2 Episode 12

The Hollow Men

4
Aired Friday 9:00 PM Jan 15, 2010 on FOX
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  • The Hollow Men

    8.0
    The good;

    Once again we have Victor/Topher and it's brilliant although how we get it, this seems a little bit contrived. Couldn't Topher just leave a note with the Topher-wedge saying "Victor/Sierra, I think one of us is a traitor, please follow us to Tuscon and try to find out who it is". The rest is a thrilling ride but frankly Miller's Crossing was easier to understand first time around (but worth it).

    The bad;

    The machine that can be blown up to make everything ok seems a little contrite (think They Live) but they didn't have much time to work with (3 eps of Dollhouse after cancellation compared with 10 for Angel). Although we know that Topher is a genius it seems awfully convenient that he can be lured to Rossum headquarters and solve a problem that has perplexed their experts in about 10 minutes. Truth be told there's WAAAYYYYYY too much Duex et Machina in this ep, I've watched it several times and in honesty still cannot figure out Boyd's motivations, the whole thing makes exactly zero sense. More redundant cocking of pistols.



    Best line;

    Mellie; (declining Ballard's offer of a rifle)"I don't think so, I'm afraid"

    Ballard; (placing it in her hand) "So am I, that's why we have guns" (Words to cheer the heart of Sarah Palin/The National Rifle Association)

    plus

    Ballard; (as Boyd turns on him) "What did I miss?" Frankly Paul you're only as lost as the rest of us.

    Packing heat; Sierra and Victor pick up the Sig and MP5 from the dead hitmen at the Dollhouse, Adele also packing an M4, everyone swaps guns at some point. By the end of the ep Ballard has traded up to some serious firepower with the M249 SAW (Squad Automactic Weapon) beltfed machinegun. Also see best line.

    Echo;14

    Boyd; 11

    Dominic; 10

    Sierra; 8

    Victor; 8

    Ballard; 13

    November; 2

    Adele; 3



    Echo kissage; 4



    Kinky dinky;

    Victor/Anthony gives Sierra/Priya permission to shoot him if he turns evil but tells her to 'avoid the junk'. When Sierra tells Adele that Victor has had some 'enhancements' she says 'Really?' in a very suggestive manner.

    Capt subtext;

    When someone questions whether Bennett fixed the wedge Topher immediately springs to her defence. Adele comforts Topher over his loss of Bennett, pets Echo in a very maternal manner and Whiskey does the same to her in a far from maternal manner. Topher refers to Boyd as his 'best man friend'. Boyd jealous of Ballard, perhaps seeing him as taking over his role in the group? He also disapproves of Adele pimping Echo out in a very paternal manner.



    Notches on the Dollhouse bedpost;

    Echo; 6 definite, 2 possible

    November; 1

    Ballard; 1

    Victor; 1

    Adele; 1

    Sierra 1

    Topher; 1 possible



    How'd they get away with that?

    I'm really going to be happy when there's no more needles (shudder), the scene where they drain her spinal fluid especially wince inducing. Also someone showered with brains from their beloved who's just been shot in the head for the second time in 2 eps.



    Total number personalitites; note that it's Mellie in this ep, Paul's next door neighbour and not Madeline, the girl we saw testifying in The Public Eye.

    Echo; 41

    Sierra; 13

    Victor; 11

    November; 3



    Total LA dolls;

    9-Echo, Sierra, November, Victor, Mike, Tango, Alpha, Whiskey, Kilo



    Addy is a bit British;

    She remarks "Look lively".



    Topher is a bit geeky;

    He thinks that gun-toting Sierra is super sexy in a 'Ripley' sort of way (Joss of course having written Alien 4).



    Bondage; Echo tied to the surgery table

    Sierra tied up; 2

    Ballard; 2

    Echo; 6

    Victor; 2



    Knocked out; doped Echox2

    Echo; 9

    November; 1

    Sierra; 2

    Victor; 3

    Topher; 4

    Ballard; 1



    Kills; Victor kills at least 2 of Rossum's hitmen and Echo sends active Boyd to his death.

    Sierra; 3 kills

    Echo; 4

    November;1

    Victor; 2

    Boyd; 4



    Happy hookers;

    Boyd refers to Echo bedding 'half of LA'. It's a very dominating concept, Caroline who was the righteous crusader against Rossum surrendering to them and becoming their willing slave whom they pimp out as they please.



    Know the face?

    17-Whedon alumni-Mark Shepherd-2 (Dollhouse/Firefly), Amy Acker-2 (Dollhouse/Angel), walking action figure-2 (Buffy/Dollhouse), Eliza Dushku-3 (Buffy/Angel/Dollhouse), Jim Piddock-2 (Angel/Dollhouse), Gregg Henry-2 (Dollhouse/Firefly), Alan Tudyk-2 (Dollhouse/Firefly), Felicia Day-2(Dollhouse/Buffy), Alexis Denisoff-3 (Buffy, Angel and Dollhouse), Kristoffer Pohala-2 (Dollhouse/Angel), Stacey Scowley-2 (Buffy/Dollhouse) Clyde Katulas-2 (Buffy/Dollhouse), Maurissa Tanchon-2(Dollhouse/Dr Horrible), Summer Glau-3(Angel/Firefly/Dollhouse) Glenn Morshower-2(Buffy/Dollhouse). Greg Collins-2(Angel/Dollhouse) Mike Massa-3(Buffy/Angel/Dollhouse)



    Guantanamo;

    This time it's Ballard who says they can't wait (because Topher removed his love for Echo?)but Adele who insists on staying for the others.



    Reminds me of;

    Besuited Whiskey is reminiscent of Demi Moore's famous cover shoot from the 80s. The Wizard of Oz again, something much quoted in The Sarah Connor Chronicles, another series with Summer Glau.



    Whedon cliches; again we see that with it's cutting edge medical Rossum is actually quite benevolent in many ways (like the Alliance in Firefly). As was the point made in Buffy/Angel, humans rule because they evolve and demons don't, Boyd making the same argument here. It's not necessarily those who are stronger and smarter who survive but those who adapt and evolve best, fire, TV and opposable thumbs. Boyd refers to the Dollhouse crew as a family, much like the Scoobs, AI and the Serenity crew. We're told that Echo is 'The Key', like Dawn and River Tam. Another big girly fight that isn't girly at all.

    Maimed characters. Rich and powerful famillies who cover up the evil deeds of their wayward sons. Top security installations which aren't secure at all. Loving self-sacrificing mothers who risk all for their children. Corporate politics literally played with deadly seriousness. Monty Python quoting villains. Offices full of zombies. Strawberries. Sleeper agents.

    Breaking the programming;

    All the Dolls can now break their imprinting to a greater and lesser degree, Sierra and Victor feel their love for one another whatever they're imprinted and Mellie now kills herself rather than hurt Paul.



    Questions and observations;

    So, they always had the idea of Caroline being special, it was clear to them from the start. Her physiology holds the secret to being able to resist being forcibly imprinted. Who killed the Rossum hitmen at the Dollhouse? One could see the dangers of the Dollhouse tech as an analogy for nuclear proliferation, that even if every nuke were destroyed it wouldn't matter because once the knowledge of how to create them exists it can never be de-invented. Adele refers to Nero fiddling whilst Rome burnt. Actually he didn't, his actions during the fire were quite heroic but that story was spread afterwards by his enemies when he tried to raise taxes. Victor quotes the Ranger creed 'Leave no man behind'.

    Marks out of 10; 8/10, enjoyable despite the bafflement

  • Too many writers, too much to resolve

    6.0
    It's often the case that "episode by committee" results in a lackluster, scattershot final product. This is particularly the case when the episode is designed to bring a series to a relative conclusion, wrapping up several plot arcs with as much efficiency as possible. The final script may be the sum of the contributions of the entire writers' room, but having a strong and deft hand bring it together can be a godsend.

    That was the case with the previous episode, in which Tim Minear managed to take an over-stuffed hour and make it work, despite several flashbacks and plenty of twists. This episode was short on the revelations by comparison. And that was a major problem, because this was the episode that had to make complete sense of Boyd's motivations, given the reveal that he was the secret co-founder of Rossum (and not Clyde 2.0, as I had mistakenly believed). The integrity of the entire series comes down to making that work.

    Based on this episode, the logic is fleeting. Here is how I interpret the direct and indirect aspects of the story:

    The founders of Rossum developed the Dollhouse technology, but Clyde quickly came to the conclusion that the technology would get out of control and lead to the destruction of civilization. Rather than destroy the technology, as Clyde would have preferred, the founder and Clyde 2.0 chose to accept the fact that the genie was out of the bottle and develop a covert program to find a way to survive the apocalypse of their own making.

    Using their massive healthcare infrastructure, they selected candidates for their Dollhouses that had the potential for a natural immunity to the technology. They also hired technical experts who could take the technology to the tipping point, in the hopes that those same individuals would then have the knowledge and experience to develop a defense. Eventually, an anti-Rossum activist named Caroline came to the attention of the founders, and it just so happened that her biochemistry was perfect for development of a "vaccine" against the wiping technology.

    Thus "Boyd" contrived to get himself placed as a handler in a local Dollhouse, ensured that Caroline became a Doll, and cultivated the eventual development of the Echo persona because it was a direct consequence of her natural anti-wiping immunity. While other Dolls had limited success in demonstrating resistance to full wipes, especially Alpha, Echo was unique in how her underlying personality as Caroline managed to serve as a foundation for the Echo persona.

    In the process, "Boyd" came to feel that Adele, Topher, and Echo were all worthy of surviving the coming fall of civilization, and designed the "resistance scenario" to push Echo to full realization. The final endgame was to eliminate anyone not meant to survive who could interfere in the survival plan. Unfortunately for "Boyd" and his partner, their little plan didn't account for the free will of the individuals in question, and they brought about their own destruction.

    Ironically, what seems like a victory is actually the catalyst for the events seen in "Epitaph One". In a way, "Boyd" was correct; being the source of the tech also gave them the knowledge base to counter the tech when the time came. Knowing the end was coming, their plan was reasonable enough; it was just tainted with massive self-interest. But Team Echo's elimination of the founders (at least "Boyd", and presumably Clyde 2.0 in the creation of the Whiskey seen in "Epitaph One") only makes it that much easier for someone to steal and abuse the tech, and ensures that it will take that much longer to produce a solution without the Rossum infrastructure to facilitate it.

    Clearly, if this is an accurate summary of the overarching story of "Dollhouse", there is a terrific irony to it. Rossum's founders, despite their self-interested brand of ethics, could be seen as semi-heroic, since they are trying to find a solution to a mess they created. By creating Echo, they are partly responsible for whatever she does in the future, good or bad. It definitely makes one think about the relativity of good and evil.

    But that scope was also not part of the show's original DNA, especially given that Boyd's true identity was only conceived in the early planning stages of the second season. Joss and the writers were in a constant battle with FOX over the direction of the series, and it's well documented that FOX was the one that pushed the whole Rossum conspiracy angle. Once something of that scope was shoe-horned into the series, it was a question of having the time and space to explore it properly.

    As much as "Epitaph One" gave the writers a punch list of plot and character points to achieve by the end of the second, they had to take a roughly five-season plan and condense it into a total of perhaps 10 episodes, once they knew the writing was on the wall. It's shocking how strong most of those episodes were, given what had to be covered. The "Boyd" scenario may have facilitated that compression, but it also doesn't quite feel like the writers could make it all fit together. Too much of the overarching story is based on conjecture.

    As a result, despite the relative resolution, the episode feels a bit incomplete. The cast does its best to make it all work, but many of the twists and turns don't feel earned. To be fair, there just wasn't time to earn each and every payoff, but this is where the decision to include the "Boyd" twist may have been a mistake. It introduced a major complication at the very end of the story, and there just wasn't any time to explore the ramifications properly.

    There is still one episode left, so it's possible that "Epitaph Two" will provide enough perspective to smooth over some of the gaps. But it may be that this was the best solution the writers could conceive with the time they had left. If so, they deserve credit for doing everything possible to make "Dollhouse" a relatively complete story, but the cost was an episode that just doesn't quite work.
  • Well, it wasn't a good series, but at least it will make a gorgeous DVD set.

    9.0
    Dollhouse was ill-conceived. It was a show planned to be a case of the week wasteland for a couple of years, full of evil, amoral, unlikable characters only to later explode into a wild sci-fi romp later. It could only ever have worked based on star power to make it past the boring early stages into high gear territory and Whedon, beloved as he is by his own fans, can't pull that off. Most likely, nobody can.

    So what we got is a nice DVD set instead. Two seasons worth of episodes to make perhaps a twenty episode run worth watching. Not a bad plan B, if you ask me, and far better than Firefly's half baked finale. The last few episodes have felt somewhat rushed, but that certainly beats the terribly slow paced of the early stuff in the series. This episode, though, gives up all the plot and settles, a bit like Serenity, for an action movie final act, a clear goal and even clearer conflict. That, for those keeping count, is a good thing.

    What's left in Epitaph Two is probably the most interesting thing the series has to offer. Ever since the first episode, the concept of the Dollhouse tech has been more intriguing than the series let itself show, and Whedon, both in Epitaph One and in the last stretch of the series, plays with what makes sci-fi fun: a single, relatively minor technology taken to its ultimate social repercussion. Whedon channels Ray Bradbury for his apocalypse scenario and, again, that's good. Overall, although I admit there was some rush involved in the process of cramming what was most likely a five season outline into a few episodes, I think we got the best rendition of Dollhouse we could have. Its failure made it better, closed all the threads and made it waste less time in the unappealing (but necessary) period of Echo being a doll sent on assignments. I walk off satisfied, and Whedon gets to work on the next best thing. It's a win-win situation.

    A couple of things also worth mentioning: Enver Gjokaj is all fan service in this one, getting to both be the action hero and reprise his hilarious Topher impersonation. Hopefully, he'll stick with Whedon, as so many other talented actors do (when they can't really make the jump to the film industry, that is).

    And that would be thing number two. The premise of Dollhouse was always meant to be an actor's wet dream, the perfect showcase for their craft. Which is why Whedon's choice of serviceable but not stunning actors, and particularly Eliza Dushku for the lead, worked against him. As the series moved on, however, Dushku got the place where she's comfortable in the now strong and empowered action heroine role and the supporting cast, including Gjokaj, Amy Acker and Alan Tudyk still had room to have fun with the premise. This has been the saving grace of the show and hopefully, Whedon gets to keep being an actor's man. I'm willing to accept that a creator who genuinely likes actors will make bad casting calls based on personal relationships every now and again if he keeps bringing so many good actors to well deserved notoriety.
  • Echo, Ballard, and Adelle come to head Rossum organization to destroy it, but the founder aims to cause them problems.

    9.0
    Great ending to a great show!!! Totally impressed by the ending, and all the buildup. Almost every question was answered. All the twists made sense there was no confusion. I think if you still don't get the show by now, you never did.

    FOX canceled this great series thinking it was the best decision, but if you're like me and support Joss Whedon, his actors, and his passion for bringing something unique to television you can see how stupid FOX was.

    I think what I am impressed with the most is how Whedon, and the gang received stupid insulting news early that FOX pulled the plug a mere four episodes into this season (how can any idiot claim FOX gave this show a chance when it really didn't) aimed to still churn out quality episode aiming to satisfy his devoted fans.

    The revelation that Body was the founder of Rossum made a lot of sense when you think about it. Often the worst villains are the ones that try to pretend to be your best friend and then stab you and others in the back. Harry Lenix did a great job of doing that role perfectly.

    He was often Echo's supporters through thick and thin. As her handler, he was seen as a viable threat to Rossum. He's merely the footsoldiers for them or so we thought. What better to keep tabs on everybody that assuming a role where people aren't likely to realize what a scumbag you really are. Then Ballard took over things, and Boyd had even great camouflage to work with. That revelation and everything that led up to it was done in convincing fashion. You generally think of villains as the bad guys that are easy to spot (Adelle), but obviously that's not always the case. I give the writers a lot of credit for doing the same profile and routines that other shows have done for handling the same scenarios.

    Boyd then having his unassuming role intact can just sit back and watch things unfold. He's not stupid enough to kill everyone. As he told Echo in this episode, she had amazing potential. Potential that dolls like Alpha didn't have because he was a homicidal genius.

    He had Topher, who he admired for his ethics and morality over such immorality that Rossum does. He liked Adelle because even though she was often cold blooded, she saw the big picture.

    A lot of great writing to make these characters believable and realistic. All the actors should be proud of themselves from Eliza, to Harry, to Tomas, to Olivia, to Fran, Amy, Alexis. This show delivered an hour's worth of entertainment with relevant ideas, and themes. I loved every minute of it, I loved the actors passion for doing the show especially Eliza Dushku who once again proved she can carry a show.

    Back to the episode, everything ended as you expected it would. Echo killed Boyd, and defeated Rossum with help from her rebels or did she?.

    Naturally of course, the writers decided to leave things open for Epitaph Two, a supplement if you will to the series.

    You can ignore or accept the next Epitaph if you want. However, what really matters here is this show was great and showed many signs of brilliance, intrigue, and entertainment that many of his Whedon fans and followed have enjoyed. I am gonna miss this show.
  • Going with bang..

    8.8
    I do not think this was as good as previous week episode what had more revelations and more wow moments.. but that wasn't bad either. It had motion, action, some great fighting scenes and everything coming together. Specially thrilling was the end.. Even thought they "saved the day", the ending is still the same.. So, I think the last episode will be interesting one.. showing us what went wrong.. So, they managed to bring down some of the questions, but leaving the big one still up.

    Loved some of the char moments.. how everyone were involved.. The thing with Boyd was questionable but.. at least it was a turn..
  • Good enough for the end of the Dollhouse run, Did anyone else notice that Echo was dressed like Malcolm Reynolds if he was a chick? Totally a modified Browncoat getup. I loved it!

    8.5
    Good enough for the end of the Dollhouse run, Did anyone else notice that Echo was dressed like Malcolm Reynolds if he was a chick? Totally a modified Browncoat getup. I loved it!

    Apart from that the episode did what it needed to, brought the arc to a semi-satisfying close. Naturally there are still some things that I would have preferred clarified but Fox sucks the big one and didn't give them a whole lot of time to give as much attention as some things really deserved. I hope that just means Joss is leaving it open for a potential movie a la Serenity though.
  • Better than some recent outings, but still could be better.

    7.3
    And yet another episode full of twists. This time there were some shocking deaths and revelations, in what seemed like a Vince Russo written episode of Dollhouse. There was clearly no reason for Boyd to be the Rossum mastermind when he simply applied for a job in Season 1 at a random dollhouse. Why would he do that if he had such power? Why not simply assign Echo somewhere where he could protect her without having to be her handler?

    This episode was fun, in a 1987 cheesy action flick kind of way, but this show is certainly not Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and that's why it only lasted for one year on the airwaves. It was fun to talk about while it lasted though.
  • After fans have been speculating for a week about Big Bad Boyd's motivations-- there aren't any. He's just crazy, frankly.

    7.0
    This whole episode felt sloppy and rushed to me. After fans have been speculating for a week about Big Bad Boyd's motivations-- there aren't any. He's just crazy, frankly. This season has been driven by a so-so plot and Buffyverse/Firefly cameos. The storyline owes a lot to the Terminator franchise which also features technology leading to the end of mankind. There really isn't much else to say about this episode. There weren't any huge surprises. Watching characters fight to the death isn't interesting anymore because we know who survives and who doesn't thanks to "Epitaph One." Lets hope "Epitaph Two" can wrap things better than this episode did.
  • Not quite the adrenaline rush of last week, held down by bouts of exposition, but it certainly gets the job done.

    7.5
    As penultimate episodes go, it's a doozy. It's also fairly rushed, and a bit all over the place. However, given the time restraints and, oh yeah, the fact FOX canned the series midway, Team Whedon have done a bang up job of covering the main ground they needed to, in order to sync the series up with Epitaph One.

    I have to say, I'm a little disappointed by the body count. I expected a few teary goodbyes, a few shocking deaths, and all that jazz, as everyone will be too busy to mourn during the Thoughtpocalypse (HA!). I saw Mellie's death a mile away – before she turned evil. I felt it would have played out better had she killed Paul and THEN realised he was the only one who made her feel human, and then blow her brains out. Oh, I also expected Anthony and Priya to die. It's a Joss Whedon show, he tends to kill people. A lot. One of them will bite the dust come finale time.

    Amy Acker deserves an entire paragraph, me thinks. The woman continues to amaze me; she can play any part thrown at her. I did pick up some Payton-y, Alias-y vibes from her Clyde, but she was wholly convincing as a man, right down to her little gangster lean when talking to Adele. It was also neat seeing her kick ass again. Clyde Vs Caroline, Whiskey Vs Echo, and Illyria Vs Faith: seriously, the amount of fan-fiction possibilities (there could be oil of some kind involved).
    You could tell Harry was having an absolute blast playing a slightly off-kitler version of Boyd. He was a really great character, and I can only imagine the impact the revelation that he's the founder, that his death would have had on me, had the series been giving a longer shelf-life. Although having him die in a doll state felt bittersweet, it also left me wondering if, like Clyde, he had a few other bodies waiting to be his next vessel. Will Boyd, in some shape or form, make an appearance in the finale?

    Overall, this was a very enjoyable episode. Yes, it's unsatisfying to know that quite a few interesting plot-stands will never be answered, but that's just how the cookie crumbles. Maybe some of them will be answered in next week's episode, who knows? Flawed, but not without its cracking moments, 'Hollow Men' is anything but hollow, it carries enough story to fuel several episodes.
  • Just when you thought Dollhouse couldn't get any better, it actually shoots straight into a hole where stories never leave.

    4.5
    In Joss Whedon's attempt to give Dollhouse a proper, he appeared to have jump the shark, excuse me, not just the shark, but every breed and size of shark you could find out there. Joss Whedon not only destroyed some of the most memorable characters in the show, he also destroyed this shows only chance to go down in history as a piece of art. Epitaph II needs to fill in the blanks next week, as the "Alpha" character situation is still not taken care of. Considering Alpha was the main antagonist for quite sometime before being overshadowed by Rossum overlords, it is very disappointing to not have a proper end to this striking villain. It could be that Joss Whedon simply got lucky when he wrote Firefly, because this episode is a good reason why his work seems to get cancelled often.
  • The gang goes to take down the Rossum Corporation. Starring: Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz, Tahmoh Penikett, Enver Gjokaj, Dichen Lachman and Olivia Williams

    9.5
    Last week's shocker was just huge! Discovering that the founder of Rossum was Boyd (Harry Lennix), what the heck! So this episode immediately got my attention and I loved that they had Victor/Anthony (Enver Gjokaj) be imprinted with Topher (Fran Kranz) again. It's fun when we see Gjokaj play Topher, as he does a magnificent job. I loved the strength that Priya (Dichen Lachman) had in this episode, wanting to help her friends it was nice. Speaking of strength, I loved how Adele (Olivia Williams) would not trigger Mellie (guest star Miracle Laurie) into killing Paul (Tahmoh Penikett), even though it still worked out for Boyd, it was a nice character moment for her. I really enjoyed the fight between Echo (Eliza Dushku) and Clive (guest star Amy Acker), whom I have loved since Angel. This episode was good, but I felt like it should have been the series finale rather than the penultimate episode to the series finale as it had that feeling with the deaths of Clive, Whiskey, Mellie and Boyd. But I am curious as to the episode that follows this one. Dollhouse, you did good!
  • A very choppy episode.

    7.0
    Yes, it's climax time and yes, that should give the episode added kick BUT the fact is, as episodes go, looking at it from the storytelling/technical standpoint was very inconsistent.
    Last episode was an absolute adrenaline ride with multiple switches, working toward this one.
    However, it was quite visible that the entire episode was rushed, and it could easily have been two episodes if Whedon had the time and the resources to make it right.
    No shots of Echo exiting the building, no shots of Rya and Anthony entering it? Multiple illogical gun-point standoffs with very little in between.
    I GET IT - a LOT of stuff needed to be tied together, plus let's not forget - they were doomed to fail from the start. But, this should not take away from the fact that Dollhouse offered a lot more in episodes which were carefully constructed.
    Still, it sets up the grand finale, i.e. the epitaph part 2 and I can't wait.
  • Adelle, Topher, Echo, Ballard, Mellie, and Boyd go to Tucson to destroy the tech that Topher introduced not knowing that Boyd is the head of Rossum and that they are prepared for their arrival. Victor and Sierra show which Rossum had not planned on.

    8.0
    It really is beginning to look like Whedon was prepared for this to be the final season of The Dollhouse. With this episode and next weeks follow up to Epitaph One it seems that the show is finding its end.

    Interestingly enough Boyd Langton who really seemed the most put together and complex character in the show from the very beginning ends up being the ultimate villain in all of this. He has manipulated everyone since the beginning. It seemed at times that someone had Adelle's back more than just that she was doing a good job. Also once Topher had his success it really meant to Rossum that the importance of the LA house had risen. One would have to be surprised though that Boyd would go through all the gyrations he did to get to this point. Also manipulating things the way he did seems a little amateurish for someone in his position even though Echo/Caroline was the final prize.

    One has to believe like his partner, Boyd has copies of himself and will be "reloaded" on a new frame. Otherwise why would the breakdown of society continue down this road for the next tens years. All very interesting questions which because of the nature of the shows demise we may never know. I personally did not enjoy this episode as much as the last few, but I do understand where they are going with the ending. With the tech the way it is you have to wonder how many of the people who died they really lost. Thanks for reading...
  • This week on Dollhouse, Rossum goes down. Or does it?

    10
    Brilliant Episode! I know Boyd is all evil, but he's still one of my favourite characters. I love how he was secretly in charge of Rossum. I loved how Topher used that technology to wipe him because he's obviously a doll. I love the scene where Boyd is in doll state and he's being blown up in that Rossum room with all Rossum technology, and Echo running down that hallway. I loved seeing Victor as Topher. I loved all of Victor's or Anthony's fighting skills. I love how Victor and Priya are kind of like heroes in the end. I loved the Echo versus Clyde in Whiskey's/ Dr. Claire Saunders body. I was so surprised that Mellie killed herself. I felt so sorry for Ballard. I'm glad that everyone made it out all safe and I love how they think that they've taken down Rossum. I love the ending where it goes 10 minutes in the future and they are at war. I give this episode a 10/10.
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