Dollhouse: Season 2 (2009 - 2010)





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Air date: Sep 25, 2009
Air date: Oct 2, 2009
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"Dollhouse" just barely received a second-season renewal following some pretty dismal ratings, and creator Joss Whedon decided to use that extra time to depict how the corporation behind the titular organization was planning to silently take over the world—and how that attempt eventually led to a nightmarish future in which most of humanity has their minds scrambled. Echo (Eliza Dushku) continues to delve deeper into the conspiracy, while doing her best to hold onto her personality as her memories are wiped by the Dollhouse's technology. At the same time, Paul Ballard (Tahmoh Penikett) adjusts to his new role as Echo's handler, Dr. Claire Saunders (Amy Acker) confronts an existential crisis and Adelle DeWitt (Olivia Williams) makes a power play against her employers.


Tahmoh Penikett
as Paul Ballard
Olivia Williams
as Adelle DeWitt
Harry Lennix
as Boyd Langton
Fran Kranz
as Topher Brink
Summer Glau
as Bennett Halverson
Miracle Laurie
as November/Madeline/Mellie
Amy Acker
as Dr. Claire Saunders
Jamie Bamber
as Martin Klar
Alexis Denisof
as Sen. Daniel Perrin
Reed Diamond
as Laurence Dominic
Keith Carradine
as Matthew Harding
Stacey Scowley
as Cindy Perrin
Vincent Ventresca
as Nolan Kinnard
Ayre Gross
as Professor Gossen
Zoran Radanovich
as Hugo Taubman
Joe Sikora
as Terry Karrens
Clyde Kusatsu
as Dr. Makido
Ray Wise
as Stewart Lipman
Adam Godley
as Clyde Randolph
Tzi Ma
as Matsu
Philip Casnoff
as Clive Ambrose
Danielle Langlois
as Aunt Shiela
Deanna Douglas
as Little Sister
Tara Holt
as Big Sister
Jay Malone
as Young Man
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Critic Reviews for Dollhouse Season 2

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Dollhouse is a show with built-in moral questions, a lot of which surround sex and identity and agency, but it seems like it's backing away from a lot of those.

Feb 27, 2019 | Full Review…

In the first season, [the show's premise] just felt weirdly exploitative for the viewer, but the sweeping arc of the second season began to question the ethics of imagined technologies and turn the first season's plotlines on their heads.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dollhouse: Season 2

could have been so good it was not given a real chance still wish eliza had done the faith series

The network made a wise decision in killing this show. An intriguing idea made idiotic by script and acting.Sexist


Some awesome, chilling moments. Shame it was cancelled, this season and especially the end were super rushed. There was potential for much more but it was wasted.

Everyone was stunned when Dollhouse was renewed for a second season. Considering the show’s poor ratings (brought to you by your good friends at the Friday Night Death SlotTM), it was widely assumed that Dollhouse’s thirteen episodes would stand alone. However, FOX decided to give it one more try. Although they would later cancel the show, they gave the creative team a heads-up a few episodes in, allowing the producers to tie the series up with a bow. The series has kind of a weird progression. It starts ramping up slowly, with episodic content largely driving the story, and then moves to almost a completely serialized story towards the middle, before finishing off with a season finale that was a sequel to the unaired-thirteenth-episode, but also ties in to both the end of the second season and (retroactively) the end of the first season. The first real game-changer happens in the two-part “The Public Eye” and “The Left Hand.” It brings together a lot of cool plot ideas, and introduces us to another Dollhouse programmer, Bennett Halverson (played wonderfully awkwardly by Summer Glau). We also see the conclusion of the Daniel Perrin (played non-Britishly by Alexis Denisof) storyline, which establishes the L.A. Dollhouse as the closest thing we have to Good Guys. Other episodes of note are “Stop-Loss,” which focuses on Victor being reintroduced to the world, and “The Attic,” which starts really head-trippy, but give a lot of extremely important backstory about Rossum’s plans. Finally, “Getting Closer” gives us more context for Caroline and Bennett, and it finishes in a spectacular reveal, which pays off in “The Hollow Man”. Here, I find the setup of the series (Season 1) was better than the payoff (Season 2). As Whedon & co. were expecting to be shut down at a moment’s notice, you can scarcely blame them.

Just finished Dollhouse season 2. Awesome show sad its over, Eliza Dushku & Joss Wheden are awesome!

Yes, it is disappointing this show was cut so short in the middle of so many different unraveling plots, and the end result unsatisfying given the fact that it could have easily done with at the very least one more season. There's so many points of intrigue given very little development or screen time that could have gone on for entire episodes, but I still find myself un-ironically in love with Dollhouse and everything to do with this fun, often hilarious, campy series that has delivered to me an abundance of thrills within its meager two seasons. I thoroughly enjoyed what I got out of this series, though I could have easily gone for more.

Fantastic concept, excellent delivery.

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