Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Tv Nibble: Epitaph One Flashbacks – Part 1

Welcome to the first of the Epitaph One flashback nibbles. I will be going through the flashbacks in the order they were shown in the episode, which, granted, may not be the order in which they snapshot(8)happened chronologically speaking. Today we’ll take a look at the first one.

The first flashback takes place between Angela DeWitt and a Dollhouse Client. The flashback offers little in the way of clues to the future (unlike the other flashbacks in this episode) in fact all it does really is tell us what an active is. It reminds us that an Active does not pretend, an active feels emotions as if they were real, as in, for example, last weeks episode where Echo’s connection to the baby she believed she gave birth too was so strong that she retained snapshot(7)her maternal instincts after she had been wiped.

She reminds us that the Dollhouse clients are rich enough that they can have anything and anyone they want. The reason they come to the Dollhouse is because they are lacking something real. “An active doesn’t judge, doesn’t pretend, this will be the purest most genuine human encounter of your life, and hers…”

As the Actuals remind us, immediately after this flashback, the Dollhouse, the technology that caused what is effectively the end of mankind, originally started out as a way to make the rich happier. (Although I believe the words were Brothel and Believable Hookers…)

Ok, that’s all for now, tune in next time for more Dollhouse Flashbacks… 

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