Thoughts on this week's engagement: I didnt understand why they put Echo on this when she was flagged for romantic only.
The guy who bought Echo for his engagement told Adelle that he won't tell her what he's using her for. Just who he wants her to be. That doesn't explain why Adelle trusts him, but they didn't know it was a robbery. At least that's how I understood it.
Then that would create a huge error within the episode. If Adelle and Co. didnt know what he was going to be using Echo for, then how did they know to implant her with a personality for someone who does heists?
Post by drusillacakes on Aug 13, 2009 13:19:23 GMT -5
So I'm just discovering these Dollhouse threads now... and I just re-watched Gray Hour because it's one of my faves. Taffy is an awesome character and I love seeing the little similarities and differences when Sierra and Echo become her. The most perplexing line though was when Taffy says, "And wear comfy shoes," meanwhile, she's in these sky-high leather boots. It always irks me when a heroine fights in heels. Heels really throw off your balance, and they're really not all that comfy. Just saying is all.
Also, I actually quite like the bonding session between Cyril and Echo. (Cyril was the tech expert who got shot) Even though the chances are slim to none, I'm hoping he's not just a throwaway character and that they bring him back next season.
The good; Lovely scene where wiped Echo gazes around in wonder at all the beautiful works of art. Interesting to see Sierra and Echo play the same character 'Taffy' in the same ep.
The bad; The scenes from the ep 'Echo' are repeated. However this means that Sierra has the scar from that ep on her forehead without any explanation and it later disappears. We never get a proper explanation of how Echo and her friend get out of the vault, even with smoke grenades and the other goon distracting the guards with his shooting.
Best line; Goon 1 (of a suddenly infantile Echo) "What's wrong with her?" Goon 2 "I don't know, hysterical woman syndrome?" (un-PC but FUNNY!)
Packing heat; Boyd shoots the Professor in the kneecap. Echo with a pistol again
Kinky dinky; Hooker Echo, mini-skirted and black PVC thigh booted in true Pretty Woman style. She considers her own breasts 'spectacular'. The Sierra version of Taffy says that after nearly getting killed on her first job she learned how to lapdance.
Notches on the Dollhouse bedpost; Echo; 2
How'd they get away with that? Accomplice slapping Echo is nasty
This weeks fantasy; Midwife Echo and safecracker Echo/Sierra (the two skills not dissimilar, just one normally involves a lot more noise)
Total number personalitites; Echo; 11 Sierra; 4 Victor; 1
Total dolls;3 Echo, Sierra and Victor
Addy is a bit British; She's at the tea again.
Topher is a bit geeky; He seems to eat nothing but junk food to judge by his shopping list. Also worries about a rival programmer from Tokyo
Subverting the Hollywood cliche
Bondage; Sierra tied up; 1
Kills; Sierra; 2 kills Echo; 1
Capt subtext; The baby girl Echo delivers has 'linebackers shoulders' which her father takes to be a sign that she'll be a lesbian.
Happy hookers The hotel security guard is used to dealing with distraught hookers and offers Echo hush money
Know the face? 5 Whedon alumni-Mark Shepherd, Amy Acker, walking action figure, Eliza Dushku, Jim Piddock
Guantanamo; Topher, at the heart of the conspiracy freaks out about the much larger conspiracy now attacking the Dollhouse
Reminds me off; Echo's alias is Taffy, one of the teen Angels from Captain Caveman. Dollhouse does heist movie just like Buffy in Choices and Angel in Ground State.
Questions and observations; Good ep, the scene between Addy and Topher at the end where she takes him into her confidence and they both look scared as hell at the idea of Alpha raises it to a better level. Adele seems to drink Tequila, Vodka and Johnny Walker whiskey to judge by her drinks cabinet.