As somebody who loves serialized sci-fi, and who just witnessed the all-time greatest example of that genre sign off last night and would love to have something remotely as cool step up to the plate, I have to say that this week's episode of 'Dollhouse' absolutely, positively, rocked - and rocked hard. Finally FOX is letting Joss be Joss, just as Eliza promised us, and the possibilities of this show just blossomed like a forth of July fireworks extravaganza. Fantastic fight scene that went on and on (and I didn't notice the stunt makeup mishap that seems to have ruined that scene for some others). The clever-by-far dialog and subtle humor that we expect from this guy finally made an appearance. Should have had something for everyone that was wondering where the frak this thing was supposed to be going. Now, my friends, we know.
But more than that, we finally got a heapin' helpin' dose of mythology goodness. We discovered that the Dollhouse is one frakkin' global monstrosity and poor agent Ballard is seriously outgunned. Perhaps it's best he leaves the FBI and it's intrinsic straight jacket. He can get more done with his lifelong obsession if he operates outside the rules. Just what we expect of our anti-heroes, eh? This show begins... now.