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Exclusive: Clip From Dollhouse Epitaph 1
Taste the unaired bonus episode

03 September 2009  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  

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We admit it: Joss Whedon's Dollhouse is slow to get going. But by the end of season one it turned into something really good - and when you get the DVD box set and watch unaired bonus episode Epitaph One, you're going to realise just how far this series can go, and how good it can get.

The basic premise of the show is that human personalities can be removed, stored and replaced at will, allowing the empty vessels to be reprogrammed as whatever is necessary and hired out to the highest bidder. They can be spys, crooks, lovers or whores - if you have the money. But by Epitaph One, it's all gone wrong, and Eliza Dushku's Echo (our heroine, more or less) is leading the other dolls to safety, but pauses to talk to Olivia Williams' Adelle DeWitt en route. We won't say much more than that; watch this taster, and then you're going to have to find the full episode.

The Dollhouse DVD is out next Monday, and if by some chance you remain  unconvinced of Joss Whedon's godlike brilliance, watch this and this. Oh boy.

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Not that I don't love Dollhouse and Joss Whedon... and I hate to state the blindingly obvious... But why are Empire reporting on a TV show? More

Posted by SpaceLion at 00:40 on 07 September 2009 | Report This Post

As if I needed comvincing? I now love this man even more. More

Posted by Yorkshirebint at 17:47 on 04 September 2009 | Report This Post

Hi.....Big Fan
Joss I love you and your shows that always start off crappy (with the exception of firefly) but then get really really good. Ahhhh dollhouse. Ahhh firefly. Ahhhh angel....and Buffy. oh buffy...........i love you buffy sorry. Joss whedon day dream More

Posted by mosephland at 15:13 on 04 September 2009 | Report This Post

Whats Happening next
i have to say i thought that dollhouse is a briliant original idea fro a program (also the really hot women help to) but after watching Epitaph 1 it has slightly confused thing now this is obviously where its goin to end up (or an outcome that can be changed) it just begs the question of where are they going next are they goin back to the way the series was of are they going to continue with the post Apocalyptic hell that they show More

Posted by scottishlegend at 09:19 on 04 September 2009 | Report This Post

Dollhouse is crap
Dollhouse is just crap.Why are Empire publicising this series anyway? Are they best buds with Joss Whedon or something? More

Posted by darth silas at 23:55 on 03 September 2009 | Report This Post

Really enjoyed Dollhouse and cant wait for the next season. The episode Epitaph 1 (already shown in the UK) managed to turn the whole idea of imprinting niftly on its head and all those little teasers that the FBI agent should try to look past the Dollhouses brothel-esque facade and find out its true purpose suddenly make frightening sense. Loved that Felicia Day was one of the refuges - Joss sure likes to collect and re-use his actors! :) More

Posted by nclowe at 21:44 on 03 September 2009 | Report This Post

his taster, and then you're going to have to find the full episode.ound it a few weeks ago on the Sci-Fi channel, it's still on my Sky+ actually. They're repeating the series just now too so it'll be shown again soon More

Posted by Shifty Bench at 20:03 on 03 September 2009 | Report This Post

eh? More

Posted by dunstabledoug at 15:08 on 03 September 2009 | Report This Post

So many possibilities to explore...
The premise for Dollhouse is refreshingly simple, but there are so many potential storylines and arcs that could be explored, it's a pretty genius concept. The show really could go in any direction. The first 5 episodes are pretty much mid-season fillers, but by the time the 6th episode, written and directed by Whedon, rolled around, I was absolutely hooked. That and Epitah 1 were my favourite episodes, and there's so much to look forward to in season 2. I hope they go mega, mega dark with the p More

Posted by MusicLovesYou at 14:26 on 03 September 2009 | Report This Post

Yeah - as the others have said - this was aired in the UK. I liked it even though is was a crazy shift of focus from the rest of the season. I'm pretty sure that we can count this as conclusive proof that Whedon fully expected Dollhouse to get cancelled hence this strange finale. He's tied himself up a bit now because he's shown a future with most of his characters in it, so he can't really kill any off them off now - without some lame "we've changed the future" type story. That More

Posted by jmebaby25 at 13:17 on 03 September 2009 | Report This Post

The point has already been made that this episode was aired last month of Sci-Fi (and was only made so fox could have a semi-conclusion if they had cancelled the show). Therefore, how is this news, and not just blatant advertising? More

Posted by Gerard Prior at 12:13 on 03 September 2009 | Report This Post

Same point as above already been aired on Sky but yeah this would have been a more interesting original basis for the show kind of hoping they get there quick. More

Posted by phil blakeman at 11:59 on 03 September 2009 | Report This Post

and by unaired you mean shown a couple of weeks ago on the Sci Fi channel after they finished airing the first series. It was only america who didn't get to see this on TV, us Brits (with Sky obviously) saw it the week after the finale. More

Posted by clarkkent at 11:26 on 03 September 2009 | Report This Post

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