Four new clips from tonight's Dollhouse episode have gone online, and they prove, once and for all, how versatile and clever Joss Whedon's brain-erasure show is. There might be spoilers.
In tonight's episode, "Haunted," Adelle's friend dies - but luckily the dead woman had her brain scanned a few weeks earlier. So Adelle is able to program her complete personality and memories into Echo. (And the fact that she picked Echo, the Doll most likely to go off-mission, seems interesting here.) Newly ensconced in Eliza Dushku's "reaching for the sky" body, she decides to solve her own murder. Meanwhile, Topher programs Sierra to become his nerdy best friend - and they do everything except have sex.
That's the thing about Dollhouse: I really believe Whedon and company have barely scratched the surface of this premise. Look how much drama Caprica got out of one instance of someone's brain being backed up onto a hard drive and then restored to a new body. (All 300 megabytes worth of brain storage!) By including a premise where brains are both readable and writable, Dollhouse opens up so many more possibilities.
I'm still really hoping this show gets a second season so we can see it really begin to stretch out.