Echo (Eliza Dushku) is a young woman who literally embodies the Army's slogan "Be All You Can Be". She is one of a group of men and women who can be, literally, anyone or fulfill any role -- by getting imprinted with personality packages, including memories, skills, language—even muscle memory—for different assignments. The imprints can take them from role to role -- from super spy to kidnap negotiator, from fun weekend fling to expert bank robber, from devoted lover to earth-mother. When not imprinted with a personality package, Echo and the others are basically mind-wiped, living like uncomplicated, unquestioning children in a futuristic dorm/lab dubbed the Dollhouse, with no memory of their work outside the house—or of much else. The show revolves around the childlike Echo's burgeoning self-awareness, and her varying ability to recall who she was before, a problem that begins to seep into her various imprinted personalities and puts her in danger both in the field and in the closely monitored confines of the Dollhouse. In addition are internal problems at the Dollhouse, from security issues to the problems represented by Alpha, an unknown agent who killed almost everyone in the Dollhouse except Echo. Also complicating things is an FBI agent who is actively and with great determination, seeking to find and destroy the Dollhouse.

Episode Info

Prev: 2x13 -- Epitaph Two: Return (Jan/29/2010)

It's 2020, and Topher's virus has eliminated the problem of broadcast imprinting, but the remnants of the blanking and imprinting still remain, creating the world seen in Epitaph One.

Topher has a fix, though... but it requires a return to the place where it all began, and may well cost some lives in the process.

Available Episodes

May 08, 2009
Season 1 episode 12

Briar Rose
May 01, 2009
Season 1 episode 11

Apr 24, 2009
Season 1 episode 10

A Spy in the House o..
Apr 10, 2009
Season 1 episode 9

Apr 03, 2009
Season 1 episode 8

Mar 27, 2009
Season 1 episode 7

Man On The Street
Mar 20, 2009
Season 1 episode 6

Eliza DushkuEliza Dushku
As Echo / Caroline
Harry LennixHarry Lennix
As Boyd Langton
Fran KranzFran Kranz
As Topher Brink
Tahmoh PenikettTahmoh Penikett
As Paul Ballard
Enver GjokajEnver Gjokaj
As Victor
Dichen LachmanDichen Lachman
As Sierra
Olivia WilliamsOlivia Williams
As Adelle DeWitt



Reviews: 11
Great show. Well conceived, well executed.Rating: 2 likes, 2 dislikes

This show is exactly what SF is supposed to be -- not "whiz bang", "death rays" and "rokkit ships" -- it's about looking at something over the horizon and considering the implications of that thing on humans and humanity. Read more

Review posted on Tuesday, April 28th 2009 at 12:18 pm

1 review available

Creator: Joss Whedon
Executive Producer: Joss Whedon, David Solomon, Tim Minear
Co-Executive Producer: Sarah Fain, Elizabeth Craft, David Solomon, Tim Minear
Producer: Eliza Dushku, Kelly A. Manners
Consulting Producer: Tim Minear

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Recurring Guests

Miracle Laurie as Mellie (15 eps)
Amy Acker as Dr. Claire Saunders (13 eps)
Reed Diamond as Laurence Dominic (13 eps)
Liza Lapira as Ivy (10 eps)
Aisha Hinds as Loomis (5 eps)
Stacey Scowley as Cindy Perrin (4 eps)
Alexis Denisof as Senator Daniel Perrin (4 eps)
Summer Glau as Bennett Halverson (4 eps)
Alan Tudyk as Stephen Kepler (4 eps)
Vincent Ventresca as Nolan (3 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Status: Canceled
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: February 13, 2009
Ended: January 29, 2010
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