2009 • FOX
196 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (13)

1 Ghost
Joss Whedon, creator of groundbreaking cult favorites "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly," returns to television and reunites with fellow "Buffy" alumna Eliza Dushku in DOLLHOUSE. Echo is an "Active," a member of a highly illegal and underground group of individuals who have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas. Hired by the wealthy, powerful and connected, the Actives don't just perform their hired roles; they wholly become -- with mind, personality and physiology -- whomever the client wants or needs them to be. Whether imprinted to be a lover, an assassin, a corporate negotiator or a best friend, the Actives know no other life than the specific engagements they are in at that time. In the series premiere episode, Echo is hired by a businessman to be the ultimate kidnapping negotiator when his young daughter is abducted. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Paul Ballard risks his career in his search for the elusive Dollhouse.
2 The Target
Echo is imprinted to be the female counterpart to an avid outdoorsman and quickly learns how the hunter becomes the hunted during her wilderness adventure. Agent Ballard receives a clue to Echo's real identity, encouraging him to continue his investigation, while flashbacks reveal the tragic events at the Dollhouse that led to Boyd's arrival and Dr. Saunders' scars.
3 Stage Fright
To protect a volatile pop star from an obsessed fan, Echo goes undercover as her new backup singer. Meanwhile, Agent Ballard is led down a dangerously wrong path in his investigation, and Lubov harbors a secret.
4 Gray Hour
Echo's stint as a midwife doesn't prove as laborious as when she becomes an expert safe-cracker, and more than an invaluable piece of art is stolen from her on the engagement, forcing Sierra to take on a familiar persona. Agent Ballard gives Lubov an ultimatum, and Adelle confides shocking information to Topher.
5 True Believer
Imprinted as a visually impaired woman, Echo must infiltrate a heavily guarded cult in order to rescue a woman held against her will.
6 Man On the Street
Echo becomes the perfect wife for a lonely internet mogul, and Sierra's attacker is revealed. Meanwhile, Mellie's life is in danger and Agent Ballard's investigation takes a surprising turn when he comes face-to-face and goes fist-to-fist with Echo for the first very time.
7 Echoes
A deadly virus outbreak on a college campus sends Echo back to school where pieces of her past come into focus.
8 Needs
When Echo, Sierra and Victor awaken in the Dollhouse with most of their original personalities and memories intact, Echo leads the charge to free the Actives from their apparent captivity and escape the Dollhouse forever. Meanwhile, Ballard discovers the Dollhouse is closer than he thinks in the "Needs."
9 The Spy In The House Of Love
When a traitor is discovered inside the Dollhouse, Echo and Sierra are programmed as spy hunters to uncover the culprit. Meanwhile, Ballard receives surprising news from Mellie, and Adelle harbors a secret.
10 Haunted
When Adelle's wealthy friend is murdered, Adelle imprints Echo with the woman's memories and personality to solve the case. Ballard looks into Mellie's past, and Topher secretly programs Sierra for an engagement.
11 Briar Rose
Ballard's investigation leads him to the agoraphobic designer of the Dollhouse (guest star Alan Tudyk), and the story of "Sleeping Beauty" foreshadows Echo's future, while allowing her to help a young girl deal with her traumatic past. Adelle goes to the attic in search of answers, while Alpha reveals himself and sets his game in motion.
12 Omega
Alpha's reign of terror continues as his obsession with Echo endangers Caroline's survival, and Ballard's search for the Dollhouse comes to an end, forcing him to make a life-changing decision. Meanwhile, one Doll is permanently deactivated while another's shocking past is revealed.
13 Epitaph One
The elusive and mysterious unaired thirteenth episode from the first season of Dollhouse, takes place ten years in the future.  In 2019, anarchy rules the world and safe hideouts with food and water are scarce.  But when a group of rebels (including Felicia Day) discover what they believe is the abandoned Dollhouse, they encounter "Whiskey" (Amy Acker), who has been left behind in a 'wiped' doll-like state, yet she alone holds the key to helping them find what they need in order to survive.

About this show

DOLLHOUSE is a dramatic series from creator Joss Whedon centering on a group of people who are imprinted with the personalities and abilities they need to carry out specific missions. Afterward, their memories are wiped clean and they are confined between missions to a secret facility known as the "Dollhouse."

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196 reviews
Aaron Kitchen (Trampyak47)
May 4, 2015
Excellent Sci-fi show that was advertised all wrong. The most mind blowing performances from Eliza, Enver, and Alan. Hands down best acting I've ever seen.
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Eric Jensen
June 4, 2015
This show starts out with a neat concept: people made to order for a specific task. Then it goes in to exploring the ramifications of that technology!
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Chelia XIX
January 20, 2015
I will support all projects by Eliza.....Also Dollhouse was so good. So different. A shame we don't have different anymore on t.v.
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