Thursday, September 24, 2009

Season Two: Dollhouse Returns!

Dollhouse returns tomorrow night, YAY! For a show that was touch and go before it ever even premiered, Season 2 comes as a welcome, happy surprise.
And to kick things off, a BSG reunion!


Picking up a few months after the Season 1 finale, Echo is the new bride of a charismatic businessman (guest star Jamie Bamber), who is tied to an old FBI case that Paul was unable to close. Meanwhile, Dr. Saunders struggles with her discovery that she is a Doll and targets Topher. Written and directed by Joss Whedon.

Mo Ryan at the Chicago Tribune has the scoop, including episode summaries and video interviews with Joss, Helo, and Eliza.

What do we have to look forward to?
The relationships inside the Dollhouse are what Whedon and his writers will be taking advantage of in Season 2 ... Though he didn't rule out doing self-contained episodes, the show would move away from an "engagement of the week" for Echo and move more toward the conspiracy-flavored character drama we saw in the last few episodes of Season 1.

"This year we're going to see the results of everything she [Echo] went through last year -- particularly the event [in the finale] with Alpha, where she was downloaded with all the personalities -- we're going to see the effect that's had on her and we're going to find her to be a great deal less passive and a great deal more directed in what she wants, and that of course is going to make her life a lot harder," Whedon noted

If that's not enough spoilery goodness for you, io9 has the inside intel on the roles Summer "River Tam / Cameron" Glau and Ray "Nobody plays the devil with as much glee as me" Wise will play.

For another take on where the show might be headed, check out my recap of Epitaph One over at Tubular.

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