And about blooming time, I'd say!
I just finished watching episode 6 of Dollhouse - this one had been hailed as the "game changer." Let's see where things go, but yes, yes, yes!! At one point, I actually said out loud, "I. Love. This. Show." Some very typical Whedon points - especially with funny lines that mask Truth and a certain amount of misdirection. And a client who doesn't seem like all that much of a bad guy. (And names!! C'mon, the Internet mogul is just a "Minor" character, right?) And the interviews on the street - what would you do if you could have your deepest fantasy with no consequences? That veneer of civilization gets awfully thin, doesn't it?
No one is what they appear to be. No one. And that makes sides very difficult things to choose.
Another lesson of the Dollhouse: Beware quiet women. Like Mellie. Or River Tam. (All together now: "Fruity oaty bar . . . the third flower is green.") I've noticed "safe words" in this show; phrases that are repeated as a Doll is brought back to consciousness after an engagement and as a Doll is removed from an engagement. It makes me think of River being triggered and Simon's "safe word" to stop her by making her fall asleep.
Or is Echo waking up?
Quick side note: I'd have to re-watch a bit to be positive, but I do believe that the doctor who is so easily dismissed by Topher (whose creep-factor continues to grow) is wearing the same flamingo pin as Badger wears in the "Shindig" episode of Whedon's Firefly. I'm not sure, but close enough to sure that I'll mention it. And both shows use Shawna Trpcic as the costume designer and also Mark Sheppard (who played Badger) appears in this episode, so maybe . . .
"It's not finished," says Echo about her childish painting. (Or maybe about something totally else.) The painting which includes a couple with no faces. They could be anybody.