DOLLHOUSE took several chances and went
for broke when it was renewed by surprise by FOX. Joss Whedon pulled out
all the stops and the result is a season much richer than the first season of this short-lived series. It shows the dangers of some technologies and where such tech can lead.
The series revolves around a technology
that allows Actives to be imprinted with any persona a client wants. The
Dollhouse is part of the Rossum Corporation and Echo (Eliza Dushku) starts to become aware of all of her Active personas. She teams up with former FBI Agent Paul Ballard to bring down Rossum. The technology to create Actives has the fear of spinning out of
control, and Echo wants to stop that. To stop Rossum, she may have to face
her past as Caroline (who she was before she was an Active). Season
2 introduces a senator who wants to expose the Dollhouse and the features the return of the dangerous “Active”
Alpha (Alan Tyduk) who is obsessed with Echo. This last season even has
the return of the future glimpsed in last year’s EPITAPH episode.
Two audio commentaries-
VOWS by Joss Whedon
BELONGING by Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen
The outtakes are comic gems especially
the stuff from Alexis Denisof.
Deleted scenes from seven episodes
DEFINING MOMENTS: A RETROSPECTIVE WITH
JOSS WHEDON- Joss Whedon talks about the surprise return of the show and the things they changed for season 2 like taking
a few chances
LOOKING BACK: ROUNDTABLE WITH JOSS WHEDON
& CAST- Joss Whedon and most of the main cast (except for Amy Acker and the
actors who play Paul and Boyd) chat about their favorite moments and where the series might have went (including an episode
that was never made) at a restaurant.
FINAL ANALYSIS: DOLLHOUSE really came into its own with its second and last
season. It is a better season than the first and realized the full spectrum
of what the series could be.
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