Ep. “The Man On The Street”
So this is the first episode where the “active mission” was not the main focus. It circled around Agent Ballard making major headway on uncovering the Dollhouse and finding Caroline/Echo. I really liked how the episode worked around the lore of the Dollhouse rumor, it was interesting to see the people’s knowledge of the Dollhouse and what it implies both socially and scientifically.
In the episode, Agent Ballard comes in contact with Echo as she is portraying an Internet mogul’s wife, but he gets distracted by security and Echo is extracted before he can talk to her. Later on, however, after Agent Ballard attacked one of the Dollhouse’s clients, Echo is sent back in to eliminate him. What the agency doesn’t know though is that one of the people within the Dollhouse added a little bit to her imprint…it was a message to Agent Ballard about how he needed to go off grid and investigate the Dollhouse on his own. That the insider will help him along the way and how the Dollhouse organization is much larger than he ever thought.
“There are three flowers in a vase and the third one is blue.” Mellie is an ACTIVE?! What!?! And she kicks ass?! I was totally and completely surprised by this new twist, and it looks like she is going to be a big focus of next week’s episode. I can’t wait to see how she is used in the future. “There are three flowers in a vase and the third one is yellow.”