Well, Dollhouse officially ends on a weirdly paced, confusing extension of season one's "Epitaph One". After a significant amount of ranting (apologies to those who enjoy this ep), Alli and Mary determine that this bookend could have been skipped entirely, for a much more satisfying conclusion to a show that took a good look at consent, morality and the culture of money and excess. We are on to our month-long break, and will then be back with more Veronica Mars and iZombie! Cheers!
This week we finish up the present day Dollhouse plotlines before jumping into the ~future~ next week. There is some high-impact storytelling going on here, and a solid effort to wrap up the show for fans. Still... there is less than no room to breathe, and the episodes and characters suffer. Ultimately, Dollhouse realizes its potential more than Firefly ever did, but viewers are left with emotional whiplash to achieve it. At least Paul is roasted many times over! Cheers.
Don't let the title fool you, we really did love these eps. In the first ep, we yadda-yadda some new tech, but get to spend some time with Victor and Sierra, so it's worth it. Adelle drinks our podcast into the dirt, but comes out the other side as fierce as ever. In the next ep, we finally get to the much-touted attic, which is almost as fun and trippy as Buffy's Restless except... just a bit less than you would hope. Still, we have a good time up until the end when we're again threatened by the dreaded Caroline. RIP Echo as the most important character in the show! We'll miss you girl.
The train that is Dollhouse season 2 has surpassed high speed and is now hurtling unsafely toward the end. These episodes could each be 3-4 easily, but the episodes manage to entertain despite their density. We discuss Adelle's loose morals, Ballard's mainsplain-y attitude and Alpha's flashy style. Never leave, Alpha!