Dollhouse

Season 2 Episode 3

Belle Chose

5
Aired Friday 9:00 PM Oct 09, 2009 on FOX

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  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Adelle: Hello, Mr. Langton. How was your evening out?
      Boyd: A lot like my evenings in.

    • Adelle: How's the patient?
      Topher: Ahhh... Not complaining, considering he was hit by a car.
      Adelle: Have we determined yet if his condition is reversible?
      Topher: I have to finish mapping his neural landscape, but, if I can figure out how to sneak up behind his reticular activating system, give it a goose, that might do it. It could also give him a man-reaction.
      Adelle: I choose not to hear that.

    • Boyd: Do we really want to wake this guy up?
      Adelle: Mr. Langton, have you no charity? We are working to re-unite a desperate family with their... wayward loved one.
      Boyd: And by 'wayward', do you mean that they've been looking for him ever since he skipped his last bail hearing?
      Adelle: A bail hearing over a minor matter which has since been resolved.
      Boyd: And by 'resolved', do you mean...
      Adelle: Yes, yes... a judge was bought off. There is no need to continue to translate me.

    • Ivy: First, Paul is going to take you on a little spree.
      Echo: Shopping or killing? (Ivy and Paul stare) Joke!

    • Topher: This is a brain. A healthy brain... Frankly, an overly smart brain. It's my brain. And this is Terry Karren's brain. See these dark areas, how they extend all the way out to here? Know why that looks like that? That's because Terry Karrens doesn't use that part of his brain. And that's where you'd find stored such things as empathy, compassion, an aversion to disemboweling puppies. Basically, this is what some of your more famous serial killer's brains look like.
      Adelle: You're quite certain of this?
      Topher: Sure enough that I have serious ethical problems trying to wake him up.
      Boyd: Topher has ethical problems. Topher.

    • Echo/Kiki: Okay, so, I probably never should have taken this course to begin with, but... I figured it was mid-evil lit, not advanced-evil... how hard could it be? So, I skipped "Intro to Evil" or whatever. But how is it that I get an 'F' when this guy that we're reading, Chauncy, can't even spell?
      Gossen: It's "Chaucer." It's Middle English...
      Echo/Kiki: Right, like hobbits or something.
      Gossen: As I said, my office is open, if you'd care to discuss it.
      Echo/Kiki: Yeah, I'd care to discuss it. I'm like the Scarlet Lady with the "F" on her chest.
      Gossen: "A".
      Echo/Kiki: If only!

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      UK: October 27, 2009 on Sci Fi
      Czech Republic: March 19, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: January 25, 2012 on JOJ Plus

    • Music: Going Up (Stephan Sechi), Keep My Heart (APM), Let It Go (Megha Maan), House of Dolls (Torin), A Lady Sleeps (Bobby LaVell), Remedy (Little Boots)

    • Dichen Lachman is credited but doesn't appear.

  • Allusions

    • Title:
      The title of the episode is a direct reference to the text of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, specifically the "Wife Of Bath's Tale" which Kiki and Professor Gossen are discussing. In the tale the Wife of Bath refers to her private parts as her "belle chose." The actual translation from the French is "beautiful thing" which seems to be what the nephew is trying to create.

    • Gossen: It's "Chaucer." It's Middle English...
      Echo/Kiki: Right, like Hobbits or something.

      Hobbits are the creation of author J.R.R. Tolkein. They play the main role in The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. These books are situated in Middle Earth not Middle English.

    • Echo/Kiki: Yeah, I'd care to discuss it. I'm like the Scarlet Lady with the "F" on her chest.
      Gossen: "A".

      These quotes are referring to the book - The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The main character was found to have been an adulterer by her townspeople and was forced to wear a scarlet A on her chest.

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