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TV Review: Dollhouse: Season 2, Ep. 5: The Public Eye, Ep. 6: The Left Hand


Two of the best episodes of Dollhouse: Season 2, Ep. 5: The Public Eye and Ep. 6: The Left Hand, aired back-to-back. This would be a great accomplishment expect that the show has been canceled and Fox aired them consecutively on the same night to fulfill their contract with Joss Whedon.

Whedon has created one of the best characters on the show with Bennet Halverson (Summer Glau) in The Public Eye. Almost everything about her was interesting: the dead left arm like Howard Stern Whack Packer Jeff the Drunk, the special keyboard she uses, her glasses, the migraines she gets, and her general demeanor. Her small segment was the highlight of the episode and the fact that it ended with the electro torture of Echo/Caroline (Eliza Dushku) at Halverson’s hand made it even better.

The Left Hand was entertaining for two reason: Topher Brink (Fran Kranz) and Victor (Enver Gjokaj). Gjokaj is a great actor. He channeled all of Topher’s mannerisms and speech patterns perfectly. I wish he had not been wiped of Topher at the end of the episode. Topher and Bennet’s chemistry was great but its unfortunate that it went no where. I also did not like the fact that Bennet described the power that Caroline has over people instead of her hatred for her. I would have loved to see that bubble to the surface as she talked about her to Brink.

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  • I reviewed this as well and loved both episodes.

    Victor playing Topher is comedic perfection. I also liked Topher and Bennett (Summer Glau) awkward interaction…just misfits of science fun.

  • Too bad they did not figure this out before the show was canceled.

  • Too bad they did not figure this out before the show was canceled.

  • Viktor as Topher had me pumped. Such a great job. As the show winds down I can't help but hate Fox a little bit more with every episode. Any word on whether another network will pick it up?

  • I kept watching those parts over and over again. Viktor nailed it.

    The show was never that great in the first place. It had great moments but there was never anyone to root for.

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