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TV Review: Dollhouse Season 1, Ep. 13: Epitaph One

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Dollhouse Season 1, Ep. 13: Epitaph One took a turn that probably no one saw coming. I did not. Apocalypse. People wireless downloading into other peoples’ bodies, body snatching. The search for immortality complete and the world in chaos because of it. The flash back with Topher Brink was great as we got to see his  introduction to the Dollhouse and renovation of the upload process. It was also interesting seeing footage from the original, unaired Dollhouse pilot used in the episode. It sucks what happened to Whiskey though. I wish they had done something better with her character instead of insanity.  She was far more interesting in black leather and oh-so-slightly sociopathic. The same goes for Topher, though I can see why he had become unhinged. He just could not handle what he had brought into the world. I always thought his high-powered mind was sturdier than that though. I wish he had tried to reverse what was happening instead of cracking from the realization that he had brought about an Imprint Apocalypse. It will be interesting to see how this is handled in Dollhouse Season 2, especially since this episode never aired on television.

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  • Lew1

    ok so I did not read your review because i think we are behind you in eppisodes in the UK so I do not want to know what happens or what is about to happen. But this show has grown on me quite a bit. I like Tofas character the best. Is it better then TTSCC Im not sure I think dollhouse is more consistant. with TTSCC you had quite a few bad eppisodes then you would have one that would blow you away. I think what makes dollhouse a little better is Joss's writing it just has that edge to it. But then we all remember the last epp of TTSCC season 2. I blamed dollhouse for what happend to TTSCC but now that i have given the show a chance its not that bad.

  • They did not air this ep, ep 13, in the US so I do not know if it will air on TV in the UK.

  • The funny thing about all this is that most Dollhouse fans will have seen Epitaph One. And we know Joss cares about what the die hard fans think so he'll have to work inwhat we saw in this episode within Season 2.

    The Claire/Boyd pseudo relationship, how Victor and Sierra fell apart and Echo and Ballard.

    Good luck Joss.

  • I thought of that as well jaded. They used clips from the unaired pilot in ep. 13 so they will probably do the same during season 2 from this episode.

  • Lew1

    So they aird this epp in the uk and i thought it sucked. it seemed rushed like with Wiskeys character they could have done so much more. I know we always go on about it or rather i do but compare it to the ending of TTSCC season 2. It was intresting to see tofas character and how he started but again they could have done more. It did not feel like a dollhouse epp if you get what i mean it lacked something. But sayong that i have been watchin a marathon of house season 1 to 4 on boxset. Now that show rules.

  • TSCC Season 1's finale was far better.

    I told you Topher's intro segment was good.

    I like House as well.

  • Lew1

    Dude no way the finale of TTSCC Season 2 was so much better. It completely rocked the Terminator world no John Connor. I normaly find that season two of any show are nevr as good as the first one but I bet that Dollhouse season 2 will be better then season one. House Rules I can not rember the last time that i watched soooo much tv in one go.

  • It was way better in my opinion: John on top of Cameron, the “we you join us moment”, the prison break, the explosion in the T-1000's office, and John traveling into the future to retrieve Cameron's chip.

  • Lew1

    What you just said about TTSCC was the season 2 ending not season one. you put that season one was better. Anyway we can agree that season 1 and 2 endings of TTSCC were beter then crappy dollhouse.

  • Agreed.

    The Season One TSCC ending made you look forward to Season 2.

  • It was way better in my opinion: John on top of Cameron, the “will you join us moment”, the prison break, the explosion in the T-1000's office, and John traveling into the future to retrieve Cameron's chip.

    In Dollhouse, the world had gone to sh*t and there were a few interesting flashbacks.

  • Lew1

    What you just said about TTSCC was the season 2 ending not season one. you put that season one was better. Anyway we can agree that season 1 and 2 endings of TTSCC were beter then crappy dollhouse.

  • Agreed.
    The Season One TSCC ending made you look forward to Season 2.

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