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I finally got around around to watching the second episode of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse.

Plots: One of Echo‘s clients really loves the great outdoors.

This one was basically “The Most Dangerous Game” with SF garnish.  That’s not my favorite story ever but the garnish made it highly tasty.  Echo (Eliza Dushku) gets to go rafting,  rock climbing, and sleeping in a tent.  Nature Girl!

Again she seems all helpless and again she kicks butt.  Hmmm, where have I seen that before?

Last episode had no humor whatsoever.  But there were a few quips this time.

Topher (Fran Kanz) the mad scientist, in particular, was funny and vulnerable and a tad less annoying than last week.  I might even like him, given a hefty amount of development.

Langton (Harry J. Lennix) is moral, compassionate, and tough.  Oh dear.  He needs to get himself some kind of moral gray area or hangup quick or he’s going to die.  Fortunately, he’s hasn’t found his true love, or I’d have no hope for him.

As for Ballard (Tahmoh Penikett), I liked this assessment by Chris Farnsworth  of his role in this episode:

Quick cut to Agent Ballard, who has a pretty neighbor who makes him lasagna.

Sorry, no time for that, ma’am. I’m busy being dogged.

The little scene with Dominic (Reed Diamond) was a bit shocking.  He’s a mouse dousing himself with fish oil and prancing around in front of the cat.

We also learn that there are villains outside as well as inside the Dollhouse – nice.

Have there been six episodes aired yet?  Anyway, I feel more encouraged about the series now.

episode 1 GHOSTS

episode 2 THE TARGET

episode 3 STAGE FRIGHT

episode 4 GRAY HOUR

episode 5 TRUE BELIEVER

episode 6 MAN ON THE STREET

episode 7 ECHOES

episode 8 NEEDS

episode 9 A SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE

episode 10 HAUNTED

episode 11 BRIAR ROSE

episode 12 OMEGA

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