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EPISODE REVIEW: Dollhouse: “Stop Loss” (Season 2, Episode 9)

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Man oh man oh man oh man oh man! Remember back when we were in our early twenties, and we all watched Star Trek: The Next Generation, and we liked it even though we were all aware that it was kind of a disappointing show that really wasn’t all that good? Remember how we’d schlog through five or six boring or openly lame episodes in a row to get to a good one? Remember how excited we’d get at watching an episode that we would rave about simply because it was better than mediocre?

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EPISODE REVIEW: Dollhouse: “A Love Supreme” (Season 2, Episode 8)

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Last week - by which I mean five minutes ago, before the last commercial break - you’ll recall that Echo and Paul returned to the Dollhouse as part of some larger scheme that wasn’t revealed. As it’s a cold night and my carpal tunnel is acting up, I’ll just jump right into it without my normal coy introductions.

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An ex-millionaire in a trailer home is talking to someone unseen about how he blew all his money on The Dollhouse. Alas, the unseen man turns out to be Alpha, who kills the man.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Dollhouse: “Meet Jane Doe” (Season 2, Episode 7)

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Last week, as you’ll recall, a whole heapin’ hell of a lot of stuff went down because Fox is burning off episodes of this show two at a time in the Friday Night Death Slot, in the midst of the Christmas Doldrums when everyone is on the road or vacation or shopping like crazy or driving around looking at the lights, or doing whatever the hell it is that people do this time of year, rather than watching TV. (My wife, for instance, is in the Christmas play at church rather than watching TV. I, for instance, am watching my wife in the Christmas play at church, rather than watching TV.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Dollhouse: “The Left Hand (Part 2)” (Season 2, Episode 6)

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No real need for any preamble, let’s just jump to it, shall we?

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Echo and Senator Perrin are captives of the DC Dollhouse (Ask about opening a franchise in your town!). Adel and Topher have gone east to visit the DC ‘House and see about recovering Echo. Topher is extremely uncomfortable, geekish, nervous, agoraphobic, and just generally a hyper frenetic pain in the ass. Adel explains that they need access to the DC House mainframe, and he needs to get that by hook or by crook, or all is lost. Topher, looking scared, agrees.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Dollhouse: “The Public Eye (Part 1)”(Season 2, Episode 5)

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…And we’re back! Dollhouse is back from a month-long hiatus, all tan, rested, ready, and sentenced to death. It’s cancelled, but it’s back. As if slouching to its execution wasn’t enough, the powers that be (A guy named Lenny and his friend Sam, over at Fox. One of ‘em is a lunch guy, the other, I think is a janitor or something) have decided the show should spring in sprightly fashion to the gallows, rushing to its fate.

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DRIVE-BY GEEKERY (And A Reminder): 30 Rock and Spongebob and The Dollhouse

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Welcome to Drive-By Geekery, in which we atte ---

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We'd like to remind everyone that "Dollhouse" returns tonight, with two - count 'em, two - episodes. It could just be hype, but they're reputed to be "The Best Dollhouse Ever." Dollhouse comes on simultaneously with Stargate Universe, so I have to choose. Dollhouse is the more prestigious show, so I'll review those, and have our standard reviews and overviews up online here asap. Sorry for the delay, but I should have SGU up by tomorrow afternoon. We now return you to Drive-By Geekery, already in progress...

----nd that's my simple strategy for dealing with maintaining peace in Iraq after we've pulled out. It's simple, it's cheap, it's graduated, and nobody needs to die. Anyway, on to the Geek items hidden in 'Dane entertainment for the week:

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BREAKING NEWS: "Dollhouse" is officially dead.

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Not that there was much debate on the subject, but Dollhouse is now officially dead. Early reports are that they *will* be allowed to finish their 13-episode order for the season, and since Whedon's been given enough warning (He's filming episode 11 as you read this), so there should be some kind of conclusion to the series, but it's gone, baby, gone.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Dollhouse: “Belonging” (Season 2, Episode 4)

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This may just be the sort of thing you hear on the playground, with no truth to it, but just so you’ll know, word is that this is our last episode of Dollhouse for a while. While Fox has committed to running all 13 episodes they ordered for Season 2, the ratings are so damn bad that they’re pulling the show entirely during the November sweeps period, in order to bump up/rehabilitate their Friday night ratings a bit. So enjoy it, it’s your last taste for a while.

On the bright side, it was a damn good episode.

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BREAKING NEWS: All DOLLHOUSE episodes WILL AIR

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n a move that surprises us, and keeps R3's dance card full, Fox executive Preston Beckman says that all 13 episodes ordered will air (source:James Hibberd at The Hollywood Reporter)

Click on the link above to read the whole story... pretty interesting stuff!

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EPISODE REVIEW: Dollhouse: “Belle Chose” (Season 2, Episode 3)

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Man oh man oh man oh man is this show doomed! You’ll recall that last season it had unbelievably crappy ratings, right? Good buzz, though, good reviews (of the second half of the season, anyway), and the DVDs sold well, so it was renewed. I’ve heard rumors that it holds the record of being the lowest-rated high-budget series ever to be picked up for a second year by Fox. I assume they figured that, you know, at least the ratings couldn’t get any worse.

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