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So Dominic was a mole, but not necessarily the mole, right? Since he served to "protect" the Dollhouse and not bring it out as seems to be Alpha's primary objective. So there's still one out there? Who do you think it is? Personally, I sort of loved that Topher thought Boyd was the mole and was all like "I won't tell anyone if you went out for a smoke or something". It was absolutely hilarious and I don't know... again, ultimate awesome.

It sort of makes me sad to see that Dominic was wiped because you know... Adelle/Dominic totally pwned and so did Dominic/Topher and Dominic/Echo - damn me for being such a multishipping whore (but I love it!). They certainly lost a colourful character but I'm sure they'll bring him back to some extent sooner or later, or at least that's what I hope.

How sad was it that Echo got a new Handler? I felt so incredibly sad for Boyd, when he watched her get her new imprint, but I can't seem to figure out whether or not she was looking at him during the process or if it was just filmed that way? Boyd/Echo was epic, I'll be sad if it goes away.

Also Victor being Adelle's "vacation"? Really surprising but I guess that in that level of business, you sort of need to take a break from everything and she has sort of imprinted herself - in a way - to believing in the "purpose" of the Dollhouse, suggesting that not even she really knows what the Dollhouse is for, since she constantly repeats the whole 'we make people feel better'. I wonder how many bosses there are over her head, constantly looking over her to watch her make a mistake.

There's so much more I could talk about but for now, I'll leave it at that. What did you guys think?

Date: 2009-04-11 08:47 am (UTC)
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There is definitely another mole, the one that's been sending Paul the messages via imprints. But it makes me wonder who this could be. Dominic's out, and Adelle wasn't there so she's out (unless she knew beforehand but idk how that could've worked) so that leaves either Ivy, the girl that works with/beside Topher or Dr. Saunders. Or someone else. IDK. SO MANY POSSIBILITIES OMG.

Because they didn't kill him I'm sure they'll bring him back. How and why, I have no clue, but this is Joss and he does bring characters back when needed. I admit I'll miss him being all antagonistic towards Echo and having that whole demeanor about him.

Echo was totes looking at Boyd when she said that in the end. I refuse to believe anything else.

I feel very sad for Adelle, because working at the Dollhouse constantly being watched and judged, having to do such a difficult job in a highly secured organization can be pretty damn constricting of her own freewill. So letting go of that release, even if it's just a weekend vacation while becoming a "client" for a "doll". I find that reveal very interesting, kinda disturbing but also kinda sweet in that twisted way. She found herself to relax, to loosen up, let herself go. But at the end of the day she had to go back to that life, and hearing her talk about wanting to have no consequences, freedom, living how she wanted where she wanted and who she wanted to be with -- it was all a dream.

It's very psychological, and I feel bad for her because of the weight she's carrying.


Date: 2009-04-11 02:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I'm guessing Saunders, but then again... it doesn't make sense why she would want to bring the Dollhouse down if her entire life centers around it? Topher... well, I don't know. Maybe, but I don't think so. Ivy seems to evident. She's already been called a spy once, it doesn't seem very likely that she would be the one. My favourite own personal theory is that it's one of the dolls. Other dolls who sort of have a conscience or something like Echo and Alpha, which they hide very well.

I'll miss the Dominic/Adelle interaction the most, I think.

I can't decide if I like Adelle or not but that's what makes this show so awesome, you never completely like/dislike someone because the storytelling has so many layers.

Date: 2009-04-11 06:31 pm (UTC)
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I'm guessing Saunders, but then again... it doesn't make sense why she would want to bring the Dollhouse down if her entire life centers around it?

Judging from her comments she seems to think the system has its flaws and definitely doesn't like what's happening with it, and she cannot just ask because otherwise that would compromise her position. Recalling the corrupted imprint in Echo when she confronted Paul she told him that he was going about his mission the wrong way -- he wants to take down the Dollhouse, but it appears whomever is corrupting those imprints wants answers to why the organization is doing what they're doing. Too many secrets are being held in that corporation alone, even from their employees, and maybe Saunders wants to know how and why so she can protect the Dolls.

I mean, she did have Paul's file in her office and during the blackout in the previous episode I'm assuming that's when Echo made the call warning him about the place, and I suspect she planted it there for her to find, making that connection with her earlier on even if it was part of her plan. IDK, I'm just theorizing here.

Ohh, I like that theory about it being one of the Dolls. But who would it be? We need to have more faces to the Dolls than the same four.

Yeah, the Adelle/Dominic scenes were so awesome. They really had a partnership going on there, and to see that trust barrier broken is heartbreaking, but I'm guessing that Adelle trusted him more than other employees. And now what she she have?

Oh definitely, this show is so many layers. So many places to go, AND I LOVE IT!

Date: 2009-04-11 02:38 pm (UTC)
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I'm so glad to see I'm not the only person who kind of loved/loves Dominic! All the little Adelle/Dominic little hints were squee-worthy (and I'm really hoping that I didn't have shipper goggles on there).

I wasn't 100% sure about this episode. There were a few really good bits but I'm not sure that it worked over all. The whole Adelle/Victor thing was reasonably creepy, I thought.

Date: 2009-04-11 02:53 pm (UTC)
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His smile when he said that she was a piece of work made me squee. They so work together. It's just a shame that they blanked him, but maybe he could take over for Victor and be her next "vacation date"? Si?

That's what I like about the show. It can be really creepy as well as really sweet depending. There are no... useless scenes in this show and if they're not related to the storyline, they usually put morals and stuff like that into question, which I very much like.

Date: 2009-04-11 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can see him being brought back at some point. After all, his personality is still there, buried in the archives. *hopes*

Date: 2009-04-13 02:36 am (UTC)
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yeah that's what I was thinking... also how would be be able to pull that off right?
I loved the Topher and Boyd moment.

It's very sad that Echo got a new handler and OMG how she kept looking at Boyd during the new imprinting thing. I think that was the goal of that.


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