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Dollhouse: Echoes

The Dollhouse is assigned to a campus by their sponsors, the Rossum Corporation, to deal with the release of a chemical that causes hallucinations and uncontrolled memory recall. Meanwhile, Echo is on another assignment but is drawn to the same campus after she sees a newscast. There she must deal with a few memory recalls of her own.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: 1APK07
Airdate: Friday March 27th, 2009


Alternate Airdates:

UK (Syfy) Jul 01, 2009
AU (Eleven) Jul 23, 2012

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Flash
Guest Stars
Philip Casnoff
As Clive Ambrose
Recurring
Brett Claywell
As Matt
Recurring
Reed Diamond
As Laurence Dominic
Recurring
Miracle Laurie
As Mellie
Recurring
Josh Cooke
As Leo Carpenter
Octavia Spencer
As Professor Janack

Co-Guest Stars
Leslie Andrews
As Female Student
Josh Fadem
As Owen Johnson
Michael Ng
As Team Member
Ted Porter
As NSA Active
Main Cast
Eliza Dushku
As Echo / Caroline
Harry J. Lennix
As Boyd Langton
Fran Kranz
As Topher Brink
Tahmoh Penikett
As Paul Ballard
Enver Gjokaj
As Victor
Olivia Williams
As Adelle DeWitt
Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Carina RoundFor Everything A Reasonend song


Episode Quotes
Paul: Didn't know I could cook, did you?
Mellie: Nope.
Paul: Good. Then you won't be disappointed when you find out I can't.

Laurence Dominic: Tom, this is Dr. Gawa from the Center for Disease Control.
Victor: Super, I haven’t heard a good flesh-eating-strain-of-something-horrible story in a while.
Sierra: Yeah, I’ve got dozens.

Topher: I’m working! What are you doing, besides being…
Adelle: Being what?
Topher: Wait a minute.
Adelle: Sarcastic? Unfeeling? British?
Topher: It’s an animal.
Adelle: Where?
Topher: No, the word.
Adelle: Still, you have to admit, I am… very.. British. I don’t say hard Rs.
Topher: You know what I like? Brown sauce. What’s it made of? Science doesn’t know.
Adelle: It’s made of brown.
Topher: Brown… mined from the earth by the hardscrabble brown miners of North Brownderton.
Adelle: Oh, my God! I find lentils completely incomprehensible.



Cultural References
Rossum Corporation

The company is named after Karel Čapek's 1921 SF play R.U.R., translated from the original Czech into English asRossum's Universal Robots. The name Rossum alludes to the Czech word rozum meaning reason, wisdom, or intellect.



Analysis
Rossum's Universal Robots -- The play is credited with introducing the concept of "robots" to the cultural lexicon. However, Karel's concept of "robot" in the play is closer to that of organic constructs, what is typically referred to nowadays as "androids", more so than the mechanical constructions the term robot has come to mean. In terms of the play's original meaning, robots strongly resemble the Dolls. There are multiple applicable layers, however -- Čapek's Robots are biological machines -- they are still assembled, as opposed to grown or born -- in this they do resemble the modern concept of robots. The Dolls, in a sense, also do possess this quality -- their personalities, memories, and the like are not formed or developed over time, but assembled from components, much like a machine would be, and then "installed" into the Doll. Thus, in many ways, the Dolls have much in common with Čapek's Robots.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerJoss Whedon
Co-Executive ProducerSarah Fain  |  Elizabeth Craft  |  David Solomon
ProducerEliza Dushku  |  Kelly A. Manners
Consulting ProducerJane Espenson  |  Tim Minear
Associate ProducerChris Cheramie
Production DesignerStuart Blatt
EditorHarry B. Miller III
CastingAnya Colloff  |  Garrett McGuire  |  Amy McIntyre Britt
Unit Production ManagerRobert D. Nellans
First Assistant DirectorW. Scott Wolf
Second Assistant DirectorPaul C. Domick
Staff WriterMaurissa Tancharoen  |  Andrew Chambliss  |  Jed Whedon  |  Tracy A. Bellomo
Music EditorJennifer Monnar
Music SupervisorAndrea von Foerster
Costume DesignerShawna Trpcic
Key GripBobby Reid
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerChris Campbell (2)
Transportation CoordinatorLeroy Reed
Property MasterMichael Blaze
Construction CoordinatorTed Wilson (2)
Production Sound MixerColeman Metts
Script SupervisorNirvana Adams
Production CoordinatorLynnet Price
Script CoordinatorLisa Randolph
Assistant EditorRobert Hudson (2)
Post Production SupervisorJeff MacVittie
Re-Recording MixerTodd Orr  |  Ken Teaney
GafferDan Kerns
Director of PhotographyRoss Berryman
Stunt CoordinatorMike Massa
Art DirectorLeonard Harman
Production AccountantTony Lindo
ScoreRob Simonsen  |  Mychael Danna
Main Title Theme Written/performedJonatha Brooke
Main Title Theme Written ByEric Bazilian
"A" Camera OperatorTony Politis
Department Head HairVito Trotta
Sound SupervisorWilliam Dotson
Department Head Make-upJames Robert MacKinnon
Assistant To The Executive ProducerJohn J. Gray  |  Tony Dodds  |  Natalie Farrell
Special Effects CoordinatorChris Nelson (3)
 
Warning: Dollhouse season 1 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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