Oh Gasmi, we got all we could ask for on this week’s Dollhouse, 345 trips back to that most magical year, 2007, some of the sweetest geek on geek love ever recorded on television, and twists, twists, twists. So quit fooling around and make the jump so we can get to the good stuff.
Our episode starts three years ago. Ah, 2007, things were so much simpler back then. Eddie Murphy and Scary Spice were making a baby (which I still say is going to grow up to be the best fat suit wearing lip-syncer ever), Spiderman 3 gave us just what Bob Mackey always thought superheroes needed, jazz hands. Isaiah Washington decided the world was ready to laugh at homophobic slurs at nationally televised events. Okay, we weren’t ready and Isaiah got poopcanned [5 minute pause for happy dance], but they were good times.
Do you know what hasn’t changed? Lindsey Lohan is still just as crazy today as she was back then. Yay continuity!
Oh LiLo, you are the rock I can build my life on
Anyway, it’s three years ago and Echo, sorry, Caroline and some doofus stumble into a swanky office looking for a place to make out. Okay, the doofus is looking to make out, and is leaning more towards going to the roof so he doesn’t get fired. Not our Caroline though, she is nosing around and the office starts to look more and more specific.
The doofus keeps getting antsier, that is until Caroline bends down to pull down his pants, and the doofus suddenly starts to think that maybe it might be okay to be in this office. When Caroline handcuffs him to a very handy overhanging pipe, he only gets a little worried because he’s still hoping to get a Penthouse Forum letter out of this one. The situation turns into a complete doofus disaster when Caroline starts rifling through the desk, and the night’s chances for nookie drop down to nil.
The doofus is keeping up a steady patter of whining about how screwed he is, which Caroline is ignoring because she’s found a couple of Rossum files in the desk drawer.
What the? who keeps this many empty Johnny Walker black miniatures in their desk?
Oh hey, I know that desk! I watched DeWitt drool all over it when she went on her epic toot a couple of episodes back. Everything is starting to come together.
One of the files Caroline finds is her own, boring big snore, but the other one is sure to grab our attention, it’s for our favorite Dr. Strangelovette, Bennett. Okay, she might not be your favorite, but I’ve had a soft sport for her ever since she lit up Echo like the little guy in the Operation game.
Caroline takes the files and the doofus is asking if she can just get the hell out now, but she flicks a switch, and a TV showing playback from closed circuit cameras pops into view and Caroline gets her first look at the Dollhouse.
We cut back to the present where we see everybody right where we left them last at the end of the last episode, in DeWitt’s office. We get a lot of exposition about how Rossum is gunning for them now, and Topher wants to what they are going to do about stopping his remote doll making gizmo now that we know it leads to the downfall of civilization. This last bit gets downplayed by DeWitt, because she says if they stop Rossum, no gizmo, yay civilization! Okay she doesn’t use those exact words because Olivia Williams was in the Royal Shakespeare Company and her accent marks her as a serious tea swilling crumpet monkey.
Echo pulls everyone’s attention back to where it belongs, on the star of the show. Err, I mean how they need put Caroline’s personality back in her tater so they can figure out who the evil Mr. Big is. There’s some more rumbling from the peanut gallery, but they go with this plan because it keeps the attention on Eliza Dushku without her pretending to be blind again.
Everyone moseys on over to Topher’s lab to put Echo in the chair, which gives her and Pucker Face their first chance to flirt since he made his triumphant return from mental rutabaga land, and Echo virtually died for our sins. Echo’s kind of surprised because Pucker Face’s flirting is pretty substandard even for a guy with only two facial expressions. Echo doesn’t get a chance to put a lot of thought into this, because Ivy announces the night’s first big plot twist. The cartridge with Caroline’s original personality is missing. Wow, you probably have all sorts of questions about how this could happen, and all I can say is hang on to them, because it’s time for another FLASHBACK!
We’re back in 2007, the year Paris Hilton went to jail, and got out, and got sent back all in one day. Top that Charlie Manson! Anyway, we are at the preeminent technical college in America, Tucson Tech. Really Josh Whedon, Tucson Tech? It sounds like the name of a place you go to study HVAC repair.
Unraveling the mysteries of the heating duct for over 50 years
Well don’t let the name fool you, because Bennett is there and well on her way to being an evil brain manipulating genius. Oh and she also only needs two more classes to be okay to work on air conditioners. Still, we see that college life isn’t easy, even for fledgling Doctor Frankensteins. Yes, it seems our little Bennett is having trouble fitting in, and this is back when she’s got two good arms.
We get a peek into the hassles poor Bennett is dealing with at Tucson Tech, when we see her having to deal with two stuck up snootymcsnooties who won’t let her sit down and eat her lunch, and mistake her for a waitress. Luckily for the plot, Echo, I mean Caroline, shows up and looks like she’s all set to upchuck all over the snooties and they exit to extra land, stage left.
Not to worry about any vomiting happening in prime time, because it turns out Caroline was only pretending to be about to puke, and now there is plenty of room for her and Bennett to have a little lunch and get to be besties.
Annnnnnnnddddd, we’re back! We come back to 2010, a simpler time where Kate Gosslin could spend 20 hours and seven grand getting hair extensions and still be thought of as a good mother. Well by Kate Gosslin, by every one else? Not so much. Anyway, we cut back to the present day and we see Echo watching a video clip of Caroline as DeWitt tells her that she shouldn’t be surprised if Caroline is notso hotso when they finally meet. When Echo presses for the details, all Dewitt will say is Caroline left a trail of destruction behind her wherever she went. Oh really Adele? Tell me did she turn over a brain gizmo to the most evil people in the world to get off tea wallah duty? No? Then let’s ease up on the judging, okay sweet cakes?
While this is going on, we go over to Topher and Ivy who are arguing about whether putting Caroline back into Echo’s brain is such a good idea. Ivy thinks there is a pretty good chance that Echo ends up going completely nutters, but it’s kind of a moot point, because they don’t have that cartridge, right?
Well, yes and no, because it looks like they actually have come up with a plan B. While Topher and Ivy were spitting exposition at each other they were also fiddling with the chair and hooking it up to some cables that run to their computer, and when Topher slips in a cartridge they flip the switch.
We go to the DC dollhouse where 2010 One Armed Bennett is evil geniusing like a maniac, and doing an imprint on a doll. That is until the squiggles on the computer start getting squiggly and she knows right away that Topher is messing with her chair. She tells her flunky to stop the imprint right away and steps out of the room. Big mistake on her part, because when she turns around this doll grabs her and shoves her up against the wall.
It gets better, because Pucker Face and Victor enter stage right and start making with the abducting. Victor is all set to exit stage left, but Pucker Face sees Big Face Girl and before you know it, it’s a double kidnapping.
When we come back from the commercial we are back in LA and Bennett is getting walked through the Dollhouse by DeWitt which gives them both a chance to be extra snippy with each other, and Bennett does a surprisingly good job holding her own against DeWitt.
They end up in Topher’s office and Bennett immediately freaks when she sees the guy who broke her heart and cracked her jaw the last time they were together. Bennett tells DeWitt she wants to report Topher for assaulting her.
DeWitt manages to keep her eye rolling to a minimum as she points out that they kidnapped Bennett, so they probably aren’t the people who will be the most sympathetic to this news. DeWitt then starts warming up to threaten Bennett, but Topher is hopping up and down like he’s about to piss his britches making the ixnay sign that DeWitt backs off before we find out just what terrible fate she was going to promise Bennett if she didn’t play ball. Instead she asks Bennett if she would like anything and as soon as Bennett mentions she would like a diet soda, Topher blurts out that he has some in his fridge.
ixsnay on the orturetay
Topher then tries to recover from this fairly dorky maneuver by trying to make a suave remark about how Bennett showed him her lab, so now it’s time for Topher to show her his. I will give Topher credit for this, as soon as those lame words have left his mouth; he knows he’s screwed up. Of course, even if he didn’t, the fact that every woman in the room responded to this offer by making a face like one of their ovaries just withered up and died would have been a pretty good hint too. Still Bennett realizes she doesn’t have much of a choice so she and the anti-George Clooney exit stage right.
my eggs are dying! My eggs are dying!
DeWitt and Boyd do a quick walk and talk as they leave Topher and Bennett to get reacquainted. DeWitt is a little cranky that Pucker Face brought Big Face Girl back with him, because it will tip the bad guys off even sooner that they are going to war. Boyd tells her Pucker Face did the right thing, and DeWitt says she knows, but that they are going to have to go into full lockdown mode sooner then she had planned.
Hey, speaking of Pucker Face and Big Face Girl, when she gets lead off to painting class Echo comes up to have a little chat with her sweet baboo. She tells PF he did the right thing snatching Big Face Girl, but Pucker Face doesn’t want to hear it. He’s kicking himself for letting her go at the airport and never checking in with her again to see if she was okay. Echo tells him not to worry because they will make Big Face girl right. This doesn’t sooth Pucker Face but it does give him a chance to get kind of pissy about being turned into a doll and then he exits stage right.
Back in Topher world, he and Bennett are doing what they do best, being very awkward around each other. That is until Topher pulls out this smashed to hell data wedge and asks for Bennett’s help putting it back together. Then before you know it, they are both spouting techno gobblygook, and they are playing that tinklely music in the background. Yes, love is in the air for our favorite nerds, and all it took was an almost impossible tech problem to bring them together. For them science and tech works the way chocolate and porn works for everyone else, sickos.
Anyway, in about 10 seconds Bennett has figured out how to solveded the problem, which gives Topher plenty of time to apologize for clocking her back in DC. Things are getting rather intimate and right when Topher is about to lay a big wet one on her, Bennett decides it would be a good time to ask Topher just whose personality is on that busted wedge.
Whew, the last time I saw a mouth like that, it had a hook in it
Topher puts his tongue back in his mouth (Yay!) and gets really evasive, but of course once Echo wanders by Bennett puts two and two together, and oh Nellie, she does not look unpissed.
Seeing as it’s been three minutes since the last one, we have another FLASHBACK!
We’re back at Tucson Tech, and Bennett’s and Echo’s, sorry, Caroline’s relationship has moved on to that most special level, the makeover. Yep, Caroline has taken it upon herself to unleash Bennett’s inner hottie, which pretty much boils down to getting Bennett to lose the Woodsy the Owl glasses, oh and she is going to dye her hair too. They make girl talk about Bennett’s first day at her new job working for the Rossum Corporation. Bennett is pretty touched by everything Caroline has done for her, because nobody has ever liked Bennett before. Luckily Bennett can’t see the way Caroline is eyeballing her Rossum ID badge like the way I look at the last snickers in the vending machine.
We come back to 2010, and it looks like Boyd has gone home, and holy crap it sounds like he lives with somebody. As Boyd is walking into the room he is talking about how they are about to lock down the Dollhouse and he wants whoever is there to come with him. He then walks into the dining room, and double holy crap Whiskey Sour is waiting for him with a big glass of wine. And then triple holy crap he lays a big juicy on her and they start making out. (Okay, I have to admit when this happened, I did my best “ohhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhhh!” in my best Barry White voice, which was still pretty awful, but I think it captured the mood.)
Over at the Dollhouse, Caroline, I mean Echo asks Topher how things are going with Bennett, which forces Topher to admit he just got beat up by a one armed girl. Yeppers, Topher is sporting a pretty nasty booboo on his lip, but Echo doesn’t really care about this. What she wants to know, is what did Topher do to Pucker Face while she was in The Attic.
For the 500th time this season, Topher points out that Pucker Face’s brain was completely fried when Alpha finished sucking it dry, and he needed some place to put Pucker Face’s motor functions otherwise they would have just made a living breathing 200 pound paperweight. Echo asks if he put these motor gizmo whatjamacallits where Pucker Face’s feeling for Echo were, and Topher is like uh huh, but is really sad about it.
Echo then tells him he is still bleeding from his Bennett booboo, which makes for the perfect entrance for Whiskey Sour who enters stage right with her sweet baboo Boyd. Topher and Echo are shocked to see Whiskey back, and once they figure out she’s been shacked up they manage to keep from making a hole with one hand and pumping their finger in it to joke about how Boyd and Whiskey Sour must have been bonking all this time. God I would kill to work with people who were this mature. Okay, the people I work with would kill if I were this mature, but the thought is in play, and that’s what counts, right?
Everyone gets through the welcome backs for Whiskey Sour, and then DeWitt pops in and seeing Whiskey Sour brings on yet another, FLASHBACK!
We are back at the Dollhouse and Whiskey is with the original Doctor Sanders, who was old and a dude. Apparently WS got a booboo and DeWitt is telling the doc to get her patched up as quickly as he can because Whiskey is “our number one.” DeWitt gets interrupted by Dominic, who tells her they figured out the Doofus let somebody into her office, and not only that, but it’s our old buddy Caroline. DeWitt tells Dominic to see if anything is missing, and Dominic tells her he already checked and they are missing Caroline’s file, and Bennett’s. It gets even juicier, because Dominic says they tracked Caroline down, and guess who is Bennett’s new roomie at Tucson Tech?
DeWitt tells Dominic to book a flight for them because they are heading for Tucson, even though she hates Tucson. Aww DeWitt, give it a chance. They have lots of golf courses and if you turn your air conditioner off, you can smelt steel on top of your refrigerator.
This flashback bleeds into another flashback. Caroline comes back to her dorm room, and her bestest buddy, Bennett is waiting for her. Bennett is a little ticked, because when she went into Caroline’s closet to borrow the semi-trampy outfit she is now wearing, she found her Rossum file that Caroline stole at the beginning of the episode. Caroline explains that she is fighting the Rossum Corporation because they are BAD, and when she found out they were interested in Bennett, she decided she would be too. Caroline is kind of surprised because Bennett isn’t made that Caroline used her; she’d sad that Caroline won’t keep using her. And if you were wondering just what mindset a woman would have to have to be in the running for Topher’s sweetie, this scene explains a lot. Anyway, when Caroline finds this out, she asks Bennett if she wants to blow up the Rossum building.
Even in 2007, Eliza Dushku’s love of hooker boots knew no bounds
We cut back to the present day and Echo is watching Bennett, who is locked up in a cell for giving Topher the aforementioned booboo. Boyd comes in and he and Echo have a really sweet talk and he tells her that Echo is a person, and that when Caroline meets her, Boyd is sure she will be proud. It’s a sweet scene, and we get to see that Boyd is about as close to a father as Echo is going to get.
Then Boyd tells Echo he has to put the Dollhouse on lockdown, and Echo asks for three minutes and exits stage right. The next we see of Echo she is leading Victor and Sierra upstairs to an open door. She tells them to take off and to go off somewhere and be happy, and it’s pretty much the same speech she’s been making to them for the last three episodes. Anyway, they have one last hug, and Victor and Sierra leg it out to start their new life.
Echo is pretty happy about this development, which is why she gets the hell scared out of her when Dominic shows up in his Attic mummy suit. He tells her Rossum killed Clyde 1.0 and they are on their way to the Dollhouse and then he passes out which gives us the perfect excuse for a commercial break.
When we come back from the ads from our nice sponsors, everyone is in Topher’s office looking at Dominic like he’s a flat screen TV. DeWitt tells everyone they are going to assume that what Dominic told them was the truth and give all the actives their original personalities back before they leave. Topher asks where they are going, and DeWitt says they are going to Tucson.
We get yet another FLASHBACK. Caroline and Bennett are breaking into the Rossum building to make it go hooie kabloie. Caroline is wearing her matrixy leather spy coat, and she is going to go in the air duct and plant bombs, while Bennett plays Dig Dug on her computer. I mean, she is going to go over the building schematics and tell Caroline where she is going. The important thing for Bennett is they are going to be together forever. Wow, she was just as crazy with two good arms as she is with one dead one; she’s just taken creepy in a different direction.
Caroline is walking through the world’s biggest air duct and putting these things they say are bombs on the wall, but they look a lot like remote controls. The important thing to remember is the timers are ticking and in ten minutes the building is going to go boom.
All of a sudden Caroline finds this lab that isn’t on the blueprint. Bennett tells her to forget about it and haul butt before she goes explodo, but Caroline is the star of the show, and has a producer’s credit. Err, I mean she’s a kickass revolutionary so she goes inside to check it out.
They are at the Rossum Corporation, so of course everything is creepy, especially because the lab is full of people who seem to be asleep, well except for the one guy who starts singing opera. Ah! Classical music! How did that get on my TV? I specifically don’t give money during PBS pledge drives so this won’t happen. Well it scares the crap out of Caroline too, and she starts babbling to Bennett about how they have to stop the bombs because there are people down there, and pretty much has completely forgotten everything we talked about two paragraphs ago, and I am starting to get the feeling Caroline was a child left behind.
Caroline keeps pitching a poopfit and starts telling Bennett she has to get out of there, but Bennett as being the creepiest roommate ever at Tucson Tech won’t leave, and then there’s a big explosion. Okay, not really, the soundtrack makes an explosion sound and the screen turns white, and Fox shows us some more commercials.
We come back to the show we are back at the Dollhouse and Dominic is shaking like a prize winning Chihuahua. Whiskey Sour says he’s going into shock, and he needs to go to the hospital. DeWitt is like tough noogies, because they are evacuating all the actives, so they should just put him back in The Attic.
This gives Pucker Face the chance to do what he does best, get on his moral high horse and pitch a poop fit. DeWitt doesn’t want to hear it, and he gets extra cranky when Echo comes over and says DeWitt is doing the right thing. He tells Echo he doesn’t know her any more, and Echo says she knows, but on the plus side he can still pat his head and rub his tummy at the same time, so it’s not a complete loss.
Before Pucker Face can start whining again, DeWitt throws him a curveball. Seeing as he brought Big Face Girl back with him, she has decided to put Millie, the world’s most codependent girlfriend in Big Face Girl’s cabeza, because that way she won’t go wandering off to appear before senate subcommittees, and as an added bonus it will create an uncomfortable love triangle between Pucker Face, Echo, and Big Face Girl.
Okay, nobody planned on that second part, but things do get super awkward when Millie shows up, because Pucker Face has more affection for her now then for Echo. DeWitt gets called from this mess when Boyd comes up and whispers in her ear, and they exit stage left.
When DeWitt and Boyd get to her office, the poop has most definitely hit the fan. Evil Keith Caradine’s boss is there, and he tells DeWitt she is to go with his goons to get her brain scrubbed and the big boss man is going to “liquidate their inventory.” Boyd says he don’t think so, and pulls a gun. The big boss man and his goons all get shot in the head, but there is an oh crap drawback because after the last body hits the floor, we find out Boyd got shot.
We go from this to another FLASHBACK. We are back at the Rossum building and even though Caroline laid all the explosive charges, she came through without a scratch, and she finds Bennett with her arm pinned under a bunch of debris that Caroline can’t move.
This is essentially the exact scene Bennett piped into Echo’s brain that time she tortured her, only we don’t see it through Bennett’s eyes. Yes, Caroline does end up leaving Bennett, but she puts Bennett’s ID badge on her that will give her the excuse to be in the offices that night. Oh and when Caroline says only one of us will get this way, she is referring to herself, not Bennett. Of course none of this matters to Bennett, because they were supposed to be together forever and ever, Whah! Okay, I’m just going to say it, if Bennett were a lesbian, she’d be the kind who brings all her stuff in a U-Haul on the second date.
We cut back to the present and Echo decides to quit pussy footing around. She barges in to Bennett’s cell and tells her she needs to start helping Topher get that Caroline wedge put back together. Bennett doesn’t want to do it, but Echo says that once they get the info she’ll let Bennett do whatever she wants to Caroline. Okay, I’m guessing that Echo is forgetting that she and Caroline share the same body, but Bennett likes the sound of it, and it advances the plot so we are just going to go with it.
Back up in DeWitt’s office, she tells Boyd he needs to hot foot it out of the dollhouse, because there is no way Big Boss Man isn’t going to be pissed when he finds out he got killed. Okay in real life that sentence makes no sense, but remember on this show, the bad guys can put their personalities into multiple bodies. Boyd asks the common sense question as to how Big Boss man is going to find out about it, and DeWitt says she is going to tell him, and sits down and starts typing the email right in front of him. Boyd can see how this will draw Rossum’s attention away from the rest of the good guys, and once DeWitt tells him Whiskey Sour should stay at the Dollhouse he exits stage left.
Over in Topher’s lab he is just about finished putting all the original personalities back into the actives, when he sees Bennett is back working on their big pile of broken tech. Topher tells Ivy to handle the last treatment, and he goes over and finds out that Bennett has changed her mind, and when she asks if he’ll lend her a hand, he says she can have two. I really like these two together, but a one armed love interest for Topher, just doesn’t lend itself to smoothness.
We cut from two lovers getting back together to two being separated. Whiskey Sour comes in while Boyd is packing, and at first she tries to be the good doctor and gives him stuff to treat his gunshot wound, and the fourteen forms he needs to fill out in triplicate before his insurance company will even think about paying for it. Boyd tells her not to worry about it, the script says he’ll be fine, and Whiskey sour breaks down and gives him a big hug (maybe not the best thing to do to someone who just got shot in the torso, but that’s just Doctor Waffleboy talking). Boyd gives her a big hug back, and promises to come back for her, and then he exits stage right.
Back in Topher’s office, Bennett is making all sorts of progress on the broken whatjamjigit. Topher has devoted himself completely to making googly eyes at her. Yep, our little Topher is in luuuuvvvv. How much? Do you remember Thumper in Bambi when he met the lady rabbit? Well imagine that to about the 16th power; it’s like Mark Maguire steroids (which by the way don’t help you hit homeruns, but you take them anyway because your testicles were so big they were interfering with you running on the base path.).
Anyway, Bennett is making googly eyes too, but she is getting some actual work done too, and she tells Topher if he had a tech gizmo the job would go faster. Topher gets up to go and takes about two steps, and then he comes back and lays a serious lip lock on Bennett. Sorry, but this needs to be said, YAY!!!!!
I mentioned YAY, right?
Of course every time Topher kisses Bennett it aggravates his booboo, which makes him go ow, which makes Bennett say she’s sorry and because they kiss about 9 times that leads to a lot of ows and sorrys. Finally Topher leaves to go get the gizmo, but not before he gets Bennett to promise they are going to do this a lot if they save the world.
Right as he leaves, Whiskey Sour tells Bennett Topher is in love with her. At first Bennett wants to know who Whiskey Sour is, but once they are introduced she asks Whiskey if she thinks Topher really likes her. Whiskey Sour points out that she didn’t say Topher liked her, and Whiskey never thought he would ever admit the existence of another human being let alone love one, so Bennett is pretty much the bee’s knees.
Oh, and Whiskey Sour casually asks Bennett if she is going to be able to fix the thingamajig and when Bennett says yes, Whiskey Sour blows her brains out. Wow, there’s another twist! Yep, it turns out Whiskey Sour is a Rossum sleeper and after splattering poor Topher with his sweet baboo’s brains (he came back with the gizmo right when Whiskey shot Bennett), Whiskey Sour exits stage right.
We come back from another commercial, and you guessed, we get another FLASHBACK! Caroline gets caught by Dominic and DeWitt. At first they are just going to take Caroline back to the Dollhouse, but DeWitt gets a call from the Big head honcho of the company, and it turns out he wants to talk with Echo. They promptly put Echo in an elevator and send her up alone to the top floor to meet Mr. Big. Of course they don’t go with her, because otherwise they would know who Mr. Big is and that would pretty much make this episode a complete waste of time.
We go back to the present day, and just so everyone remembers, the present day sucks the big green wienie. Bennett is dead, Topher has curled up in the fetal position, oh and just to put a cherry on the sundae, all the lights go out. DeWitt finally gets Topher to snap out of his well deserve funk long enough to fix the Caroline wedge thingamajig. Ivy starts to help him, but Topher tells her to take off so she won’t turn into him. Trust me, it makes more sense if you watch the show, anyway she exits Stage right.
It’s a good thing too, because there are a bunch of big explosions and we see Rossum’s goons have broken into the Dollhouse. Pucker Face exits stage right to go get some serious guns so they can shot their way out of the dollhouse and that leaves DeWitt and Echo to wait for Topher to finish gizmoing, and viola, he’s finished. He tells DeWitt she is too important to get captured so she takes off and it’s just down to him and Echo.
Topher gets Echo in the chair and fires up the Caroline wedge, right when this Rossum goon breaks in. Luckily he doesn’t kill Topher, he just knocks him out, and then the guy stares at Echo as she sits in the chair. Well the goon doesn’t stare for long, because Boyd comes in behind him and snaps his goony neck. Excuse me but this needs to be said too, YAY! After Boyd de-goons the room he tells Caroline to hang in there, and courtesy of the thingamajig, we get our last FLASHBACK of the night.
Caroline rides the elevator all the way up to the top floor, and when she gets up there she meets this kind of nebbish looking guy who asks her if she would like some tea. Caroline don’t want no stinking tea, and asks him if he’s Rossum. The Nebbish Guy points out that there is no Rossum. Rossum is just a name from a play that they used for the company.
We find out the Nebbish Guy is actually Clyde 2.0, well more like about 5.0 because as he tells Echo, he uses a lot of bodies. Anyway Clyde says he and his partner are very excited to finally meet her. This is when MR Big walks into the scene, and you’d better grab your colon, because it’s Boyd! Yep, our Boyd, who’s looked out for everyone the entire series is actually the big villain.
Boyd walks up to Caroline and tells her she is very special and she is going to help them in ways she can’t even imagine. It’s pretty much the same pep talk he gave her earlier in the episode, only a lot more creepier, because, well he’s like super evil.
Caroline gets surly and asks if she is going to be another one of their zombies. Boyd tells her no, she’s much too special and she won’t be harmed in any way. Caroline then asks if she is just supposed to trust Boyd, and he manages to twist the meaning of three words we all thought we knew pretty well on this show, “with your life.” The End.
Wow, shoot this week was so good, I’ll say that backwards. Wow. Ever since this show came back in December, it seems like every week I think we’ve just seen the best episode of this show, but this one was just flat out incredible. I mean I hate to say it about a show that aired on January 8th, but I don’t think we’re going to see a more shocking episode of TV this year. And the best part? We still get two more episodes.
The Boyd twist was incredible, and not just when you watch it. I don’t know about you, but I got to thinking about the rest of the series, and how everything we thought we knew just got turned upside down. If the hallmark of great TV is getting you to think about it when you aren’t watching it, then this episode is some of the greatest TV, I’ve seen in awhile. Have I mentioned wow yet?
I loved getting to see Topher and Bennett back together again. Okay, I didn’t like watching her pretty brains get turned into modern art, but watching those two turned me into the amazing colossal pu@#y that deep down inside I really am when I’m not ginning up cheap internet snark. Also when Topher said, “I always had a crush on you, even when I thought you were a dude. [He turns to leave but stops] Of course, this is better.” The best line of the night.
“You let them roam, like free range chickens. We keep ours like veal.” The most creepiest line at least right up until we found out Boyd was king bad guy.
I’ve got to tell you guys, I had all sorts of theories for what’s going happen, but after the Boyd twist, I give up and am just going to keep my hands and arms inside the car and enjoy the ride for the rest of the way.
Oh by the way Fox, thanks for making sure we only get two more episodes of this because we wouldn’t want to see TV this good every week when you can show House repeats, burn in hell.
Oh, and you like cool geeky stuff about where ideas and names from shows come from, go to a search engine and type in “Rossum Corporation” and “Wikipedia” and you’ll get pointed to a pretty cool article.
Well what did you guys think of this one? Did anyone have even a clue about Boyd? And does anyone have any idea what Rossum is planning to use Echo for?
Anyway, thanks for stopping by and we’ll talk soon.