8.0
4,168 votes
Dollhouse

Dollhouse

FOX 2009

The show revolves around a corporation running numerous underground establishments across the globe which program individuals referred to as Actives with temporary personalities and skills. Wealthy clients hire Actives at great expense for various purposes. The series follows the Active known as Echo, on her journey towards self-awareness.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Dollhouse

Dollhouse - S2E2

#1 - Instinct

7.33

Season 2 - Episode 2

Echo is imprinted with the personality of a mother with a newborn baby. Complications arise when, thanks to Topher's programming, Echo takes too strongly to motherhood. Perrin ramps up his investigation into Rossum and DeWitt pays November a visit.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 254 votes.

Dollhouse - S1E1

#2 - Ghost

7.49

Season 1 - Episode 1

Echo is one of the "Actives" in the elite and illegal Dollhouse. Through different personality downloads, she plays the role of a lovestruck girl on a romantic weekend, and then a ruthlessly efficient kidnapping negotiator. FBI Agent Paul Ballard is struggling with his assignment to uncover information on the Dollhouse.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 512 votes.

Dollhouse - S1E3

#3 - Stage Fright

7.59

Season 1 - Episode 3

Echo becomes a backup singer to watch out for a female singing sensation with a very overzealous fan. Agent Ballard's investigation takes a turn for the worse.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 343 votes.

Dollhouse - S1E5

#4 - True Believer

7.61

Season 1 - Episode 5

Imprinted as a visually impaired woman, Echo must infiltrate a heavily guarded cult in order to rescue a woman held against her will.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 322 votes.

Dollhouse - S2E3

#5 - Belle Chose

7.63

Season 2 - Episode 3

Echo and Victor’s imprints collide when Echo is sent on an assignment as a fun-loving, seductive college student and Victor is imprinted as the psychotic nephew of a Dollhouse shareholder.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 237 votes.

Dollhouse - S1E4

#6 - Gray Hour

7.66

Season 1 - Episode 4

Echo becomes an expert safe-cracker, and 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.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 340 votes.

Dollhouse - S2E1

#7 - Vows

7.70

Season 2 - Episode 1

It has been several months since Alpha's reign of terror and Echo, who is now randomly picking up flashes of past engagements, weds a British businessman who has ties to one of Ballard's open FBI cases. Topher becomes the target of Dr. Saunder's aggression after she finds out that she is actually a doll named Whiskey. Boyd takes on a risky venture and mixes business with pleasure, while DeWitt makes Ballard an irresistable offer.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 269 votes.

Dollhouse - S2E6

#8 - The Left Hand

7.72

Season 2 - Episode 6

Echo and Bennett have a shocking meeting as Adelle goes head-to-head with the ruthless head of the DC Dollhouse. Topher sees double when he must involve Victor in his espionage. Perrin finds a surprising witness to testify against the Rossum Corporation, but find he may be living in a house of cards.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 230 votes.

Dollhouse - S1E7

#9 - Echoes

7.78

Season 1 - Episode 7

A deadly virus outbreak on a college campus sends Echo back to school where pieces of her past come into focus.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 302 votes.

Dollhouse - S1E10

#10 - Haunted

7.79

Season 1 - Episode 10

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.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 285 votes.

Dollhouse - S1E2
#11 - The Target
7.81
Season 1 - Episode 2

Echo becomes the female counterpart to a handsome young outdoorsman, but it may turn out that neither of the pair is what they seem to be. Meanwhile, Agent Ballard is encouraged when he receives a clue to Echo's true identity.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 398 votes.

Dollhouse - S2E7
#12 - Meet Jane Doe
7.82
Season 2 - Episode 7

After her entanglements with Senator Perrin and the DC Dollhouse, Echo finds herself out in the world-at-large as she struggles to control her multiple memory downloads. Topher discovers the dangers of science that will have devastating effects on the future, while Adelle engages in a power struggle with Harding.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 235 votes.

#13 - Epitaph One
7.86
Season 1 - Episode 13

The year is 2019, and the world is broken. A small band of survivors discovers an abandoned Dollhouse and as they explore they begin to understand the shadowy organization and to suspect that they may have been responsible for the current state of the world.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 265 votes.

Dollhouse - S2E9
#14 - Stop-Loss
7.95
Season 2 - Episode 9

As his contract with the Dollhouse expires, Victor is released back into the world, where his military past threatens his future with Sierra. Meanwhile, Echo is deemed too dangerous and is sent into her worst nightmare.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 223 votes.

Dollhouse - S2E8
#15 - A Love Supreme
7.95
Season 2 - Episode 8

When Echo's past romantic engagements are found murdered, the Dollhouse fears that Alpha has returned to seek his revenge. Adelle grows suspicious of Ballard who hopes to find allies in Boyd and Topher. The Actives turn against their handlers, leaving one member of the house permanently mind-wiped.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 229 votes.

Dollhouse - S1E8
#16 - Needs
7.98
Season 1 - Episode 8

When Echo, Sierra and Victor awaken in the Dollhouse with most of their original personalities intact but no memories, 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.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 305 votes.

Dollhouse - S1E9
#17 - A Spy in the House of Love
8.00
Season 1 - Episode 9

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.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 287 votes.

Dollhouse - S1E6
#18 - Man on the Street
8.02
Season 1 - Episode 6

Echo becomes the perfect wife for a lonely internet mogul and Sierra’s attacker is revealed. 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 time.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 306 votes.

Dollhouse - S2E5
#19 - The Public Eye
8.04
Season 2 - Episode 5

When Senator Perrin makes his stand against the Rossum Corporation, Echo attempts to stop his expose. Adelle, and Topher begin to see what they are up against in the rival of Washington DC.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 234 votes.

Dollhouse - S1E12
#20 - Omega
8.07
Season 1 - Episode 12

Alpha’s reign of terror continues as his obsession with Echo endangers Caroline’s survival. 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.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Dollhouse from 289 votes.

Last updated: feb 14, 2021

Comments

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Dollhouse is an intriguing, messed up, quirky, thought-provoking, series that's full of twists, mind benders, and a lot of creepy storylines. Yet it's funny and light-hearted most times. I did not really "enjoy" watching Dollhouse, but I was so fascinated and so taken by it that I had to watch it all. And I loved it, in an awkward way.

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This show is what started my series-binche-watching-addiction. It's also the only series I ever watched more then once. Dollhouse is the best show ever, with the coolest ending to a series ever!

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Episode 3 of season one had to be the worst TV show I've ever seen in my life! Devoid of any logic, bad acting and completely uninteresting, it must have been written by a 2 year-old. Stopped watching at this point. May return if nothing else to watch.

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Joss Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jane Espenson, and Tim Minear is a great combination. If you like the past work of Joss Whedon and company then check this out. Just like Firefly, you might require about four episodes before you really know if this is for you. Understand the full potential wasn't achieved in the shy two seasons it was given.

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Great show, It's nice it does not 'just stop' after two seasons; the story is rather complete. :)

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The show is good, with a nice idea. We may say that Westworld is an upgrade to this show. I meanly watch the show because of Eliza Dushku too.

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the end it's just not fair .. she should find her happy end with him great show :)

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there are some really cool high concept stuff in the show but there is this overall lameness and predictability to it

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I enjoyed the series. The writing was great, disappointed it was cancelled.

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The concept of Dollhouse is incredibly offensive. People are programmed to act without their consent. Prior consent is completely irrelevant due to the fact that the person that gave consent no longer exists. Dolls are modern slaves and prostitutes. Disgusting.

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