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Dollhouse Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

13 Episodes 2009 - 2009

Geek auteur Joss Whedon returned to television five years after the cancellation of his show "Angel" with this high-concept science-fiction series, which focuses on a secretive organization (the "Dollhouse" of the title) that uses futuristic technology to imprint operatives known as dolls with new memories and skills so they can complete assignments for wealthy clients. Eliza Dushku stars as a doll named Echo, whose missions include posing as a client's girlfriend, protecting a pop star and infiltrating a religious cult. Meanwhile, the staff of the Dollhouse attempt to capture an escaped doll with sociopathic tendencies, and an FBI agent (Tahmoh Penikett) works to blow the lid off their operation. The 13th and final episode of the season was originally released as a special feature on the DVD set, and jumps ahead 10 years into the future to show how the mind-altering technology brought about the collapse of human civilization.

Episode 1

Ghost

Fri, Feb 13, 2009 59 mins

The Joss Whedon series about agents for hire who receive personality implants for each mission---and have their memories cleared once finished---opens with Echo (Eliza Dushku) becoming a hostage negotiator in order to free a kidnapped girl, the daughter of a businessman (Kurt Caceres) who'd rather pay big bucks than go to the police. Meanwhile, an FBI agent (Tahmoh Penikett) finds his career threatened by his search for the illegal Dollhouse. Dr. Claire Saunders: Amy Acker.

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Episode 2

Target

Fri, Feb 20, 2009 59 mins

Echo becomes the target of an expert outdoorsman's hunt after she's imprinted with a persona to match his. Agent Ballard's investigation, meanwhile, is boosted by information concerning Echo's true identity. Richard O'Connell: Matt Keeslar.

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Episode 3

Stage Fright

Fri, Feb 27, 2009 59 mins

Echo provides protection to a pop star by becoming her backup singer. Ballard's investigation, meanwhile, takes a wrong turn that may prove dangerous; and Lubov has a secret.

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Episode 4

Grey Hour

Fri, Mar 6, 2009 59 mins

Echo's stint as a safecracker doesn't go as planned, causing Sierra to be imprinted with a familiar persona. Meanwhile, Ballard delivers an ultimatum to Lubov, and Adelle shares shocking information with Topher.

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Episode 5

True Believer

Fri, Mar 13, 2009 59 mins

Echo infiltrates a dangerous cult in order to save a woman who's being held against her will, but the mission may be complicated by the imprint given her: that of a visually impaired woman.

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Episode 6

Man on the Street

Fri, Mar 20, 2009 59 mins

Echo is turned into a model wife for an Internet mogul (Patton Oswalt); the identity of Sierra's attacker is learned; Mellie's life is endangered; Ballard comes face-to-face with Echo.

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Episode 7

Echoes

Fri, Mar 27, 2009 59 mins

Echo returns to school when a college campus is threatened by the outbreak of a deadly virus. At the same time, parts of her previous life are brought into focus.

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Episode 8

Needs

Fri, Apr 3, 2009 59 mins

After she, Sierra and Victor awaken in the Dollhouse as their original selves, complete with their own memories, Echo leads the Actives in an escape attempt. Ballard, meanwhile, learns more about the location of the Dollhouse.

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Episode 9

A Spy in the House of Love

Fri, Apr 10, 2009 59 mins

Echo and Sierra are turned into spy hunters in order to track down a Dollhouse traitor. Meanwhile, Mellie delivers surprising news to Ballard; and Adelle has a secret.

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Episode 10

Haunted

Fri, Apr 24, 2009 59 mins

After a friend of Adelle's is slain, Adelle has Echo programmed with the dead woman's memories and personality in order to find the killer. In other events, Ballard investigates Mellie's past and Topher imprints Sierra for a secret engagement.

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Episode 11

Briar Rose

Fri, May 1, 2009 59 mins

Alan Tudyk guest stars as the Dollhouse designer, who finds himself the focus of Ballard's investigation. Meanwhile, Echo helps a young girl cope with her painful past; Adelle searches the attic for answers; and Alpha reveals himself.

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Episode 12

Omega

Fri, May 8, 2009 59 mins

The Season 1 finale finds Alpha's Echo obsession growing ever more dangerous, Ballard's search for the Dollhouse coming to a conclusion, an Active being permanently deactivated and another's surprising past coming to light. Stephen Kepler: Alan Tudyk.

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Episode 13

Epitaph One

Fri, May 15, 2009 55 mins

In 2019, a group of "actuals" attempt to escape the chaos that Rossum Corporation's imprinting technology has wrought on the world by locating Safe Haven, a place where no one's mind can be wiped, but instead stumble into the long-dormant Dollhouse.

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