Season 1 Episode 9

Spy in the House of Love

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 10, 2009 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • When Sierra first arrives at the NSA building, a guard scans her stolen card revealing the name "A. Saito". Later, Sierra enters the office of the woman she is impersonating,and the door is clearly labeled "Ms. Sato". Shortly thereafter a guard addresses her and it sounds as if he says "Ms. Sato".

    • Victor's tie was green in the Dollhouse garage but, later in the van until he was fencing with DeWitt it was purple.

  • Quotes

    • Echo: I need copies of personnel records, security logs for the past three months, and access to your mainframe.
      Topher: Anything else?
      Echo: Yeah, some clothes. I can't catch a spy in my pajamas.

    • Dominic: Aside from Topher being Topher, everything's under control.

    • Dominic: Did Rossum tell you why they're calling you in?
      Adelle: Considering our recent track record, I'm sure they want to pat me on the head and tell me I've been running a crackerjack operation. Maybe there'll be cake.

    • Topher: I make a cheerleader, they make a cheerleader that shoots people. Or an assassin that cheers.

    • Boyd: And you think it's me? You think I'm the spy?
      Topher: Not in a bad way.
      Boyd: If they find out that you talked to me before you called DeWitt, they'll fry you.
      Topher: Yeah, I didn't really think that through.
      Boyd: Thank you.
      Topher: Hey, I'm boned anyway.

    • Echo: I can help you.
      Topher: Why would you want to?
      Echo: Why wouldn't I?
      Topher: Eh... did I just lose an argument to a Doll?

    • Adelle: Everyone has their first date. And the object is to hide your flaws. And then you're in a relationship, and it's all about hiding your disappointment. And then once you're married it's about hiding your sins.

    • Boyd: We're pimps and killers, but in a philanthropic way.

    • Ivy: Shouldn't we help?
      Topher: Yeah. I helped when I imprinted her with kung fu skills. Be my guest.

    • Dr. Saunders: It's okay to feel something.
      Adelle: That would imply I lost something.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      UK: July 14, 2009 on Sci Fi/Sci Fi HD
      Australia: August 4, 2009 on FOX8
      Latin America: September 29, 2009 on FX
      Norway: November 23, 2009 on TV2
      Czech Republic: January 29, 2010 on Prima COOL
      Slovakia: January 4, 2012 on JOJ Plus

    • The name of the NSA agent in line ahead of Sierra is "Solomon," a nod to co-executive producer and episode director David Solomon.

    • In this episode, Ivy (Liza Lapira), is wearing a jewel-encrusted flamingo pin on her lab-coat. This is is the same pin wore by Badger (Mark Sheppard) in Firefly, another Joss Whedon creation.

  • Allusions

    • Title:
      Referencing the title of a 1954 novel by Anaïs Nin. The novel follows the exploits of a married woman who has repeated affairs without any of the men being aware of the others. In keeping up this game she considers herself a spy of sorts, thus the title.