March 08, 2009

Dollhouse: Episode 4

And now thoughts on the latest Dollhouse? Watch out for spoilers. Boy, that Topher guy is creepy.


Drew said...

Good episode. Probably my favorite so far. Once again, another strong standalone story, this time with a more overt connection to the ongoing story with Alpha. The one question I have is why? I mean, when Alpha went rogue and killed lots of people, he deliberately spared Echo. So, if he just wants to fuck with the Dollhouse by remote-wiping one of their Actives, why Echo? He left her nearly defenseless in a very dangerous situation.

Unless, and now I'm just guessing, he spared Echo originally because he somehow knew that she had the potential to become self-aware, as he presumably had, and somehow the in situ wipe can facilitate that process?

MosBen said...

Yeah, clearly there's something special about Echo, at least to Alpha. I've been figuring that perhaps he knew her pre-Dollhouse, or was somehow related to the events which led her to the Dollhouse.

And you were right, that was a good twist in the episode. The best part about the twist for me was timing: most twists in a plot come 3/4 of the way through an episode, but this one teased you with a stereotype just enough to confound you mid-eye roll.