Dollhouse (2009–2010)
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Echo is imprinted with the memories of a deceased person, who wants to solve her own murder. Ballard digs deeper into Mellie's past. Topher needs an active to help him with his security check.


Elodie Keene


Joss Whedon (created by), Jane Espenson | 6 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eliza Dushku ... Echo / Margaret Bashford
Harry Lennix ... Boyd Langton
Fran Kranz ... Topher Brink
Tahmoh Penikett ... Paul Ballard
Enver Gjokaj ... Victor / Drew Chilton
Dichen Lachman ... Sierra
Olivia Williams ... Adelle DeWitt
Jordan Bridges ... Nicolas Bashford
Ian Anthony Dale ... Jack Dunston
Gregg Henry ... William Bashford
Miracle Laurie ... Mellie
Rhea Seehorn ... Jocelyn Bashford
Aisha Hinds ... Loomis
Damien Leake ... Minister
Brenda Bakke ... Margaret Bashford


When Margaret Bashford, a wealthy friend of Adelle's dies, Adelle has Margaret's memories implanted in Echo to try to solve her own murder. Posing as Julia, a pen-pal of Margarets, Echo/Margaret tries to solve the case during what she sees as her "second chance". Boyd, now the new security director of Dollhouse, imprints Victor to help Echo out as a racehorse owner which may hold the key to the mysterious. Meanwhile, Topher signs Sierra out for an intensive "benchmark" imprint, which turns out to be that of a fellow gamer nerd and friend. Elsewhere, Ballard obtains Mellie/November's fingerprints and sneaks into the FBI headquarters to run them to ascertain her true identity. But the computer spews out a multitude of names and then goes blank. Written by matt-282

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The estate belonging to the dead woman Echo imprints is the same set (or possibly real building) that was used during the production of Gilmore Girls (2000), in which it was used as Rory's private school Chilton. Incidentally, Gregg Henry who plays the dead woman's brother used to play Mitchum Huntzberger on Gilmore Girls, the father of Rory's boyfriend Logan. See more »


At about the 20 min 31 second mark a pay phone can be seen in the entrance to what is supposedly a private stable. See more »


Mellie: I know the quickest way to kill a relationship is to take its temperature, but are you OK?
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References Firefly (2002) See more »

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So bad that I stopped watching it after nearly 20 painful minutes
27 April 2009 | by igoatabaseSee all my reviews

I probably over rated the previous episode because I can't resist spy fiction but this time I didn't dig the story at all. It was as boring and old as the one from True Believer. Moreover I found Eliza Dushku performance quite disappointing and Echo's new character completely mismatched. The usual geek joke was also as annoying as the previous ones. The worst thing is that I never gave up so quickly and don't even think I'll take the time to check out the other episodes. I don't mind new story arcs as long as they develop characters and bring something refreshing but this time it seems it wasn't the case. Just an empty, quick written and dirty filler. Note that I could be wrong considering as I haven't watched it completely but you can't just ask a viewer to endure 20 minutes or more. Even if I enjoyed some episodes it won't be a surprise if the show gets canceled.

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24 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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