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This is a list of Dollhouse episodes.

The original pilot - "Echo"[]

The original pilot was released on the Dollhouse Season One DVD as a bonus feature. Since the show has significantly changed since the pilot was shot and parts of it were cannibalized for other episodes, it is not considered canonical or part of the official storyline.

Screenshot Title Writer Director Prod. no.
Echothumb "Echo" Joss Whedon Joss Whedon 1APK79
When FBI Agent Paul Ballard gets a hold of a picture showing Echo, Adelle's operation is in danger of being exposed. She sends Echo and Victor to get rid of Agent Ballard. In the meantime, Echo, Victor and Sierra show signs of bonding during lunch, although they should not remember each other after a wipe.

Season 1: 2009[]

Screenshot Title Writer(s) Director Airdate # Series # Prod. no.
Ghosthumb "Ghost" Joss Whedon Joss Whedon Feb 13, 2009 1x01 1 1APK01
The Dollhouse is a secret and highly illegal facility run by Adelle DeWitt. It is the home of the Actives - or Dolls - and also the place where they get programmed and mind-wiped. Echo's assignments include the role of a lovestruck girl on a romantic weekend, and then a ruthlessly efficient kidnapping negotiator. Meanwhile, FBI Agent Paul Ballard is struggling with his assignment to uncover information on the Dollhouse.
Targetthumb "The Target" Steven DeKnight Steven DeKnight Feb 20, 2009 1x02 2 1APK03
Echo is imprinted to be the female counterpart to an avid outdoorsman, Richard Connell, and quickly learns how the hunter becomes the hunted during her wilderness adventure. Agent Ballard receives a clue to Echo’s real identity, encouraging him to continue his investigation, while flashbacks reveal the tragic events at the Dollhouse that led to Boyd's arrival and Dr. Saunders’ scars.
Stagefrightthumb "Stage Fright" Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon David Solomon Feb 27, 2009 1x03 3 1APK04
Echo provides protection to Rayna Russell, a pop star, by becoming her backup singer. Rayna has a very obsessive fan who wants to kill her, and Sierra gets imprinted as Rayna's number one fan to capture his attention. Ballard's investigation, meanwhile, takes a wrong turn when Lubov sends him into a trap which Paul barely survives.
Grayhourthumb "Gray Hour" Elizabeth Craft & Sarah Fain Rod Hardy Mar 6, 2009 1x04 4 1APK02
Echo’s stint as a midwife doesn’t prove as laborious as when she becomes an expert safe-cracker, and more than an invaluable piece of art is stolen from her on the engagement, forcing Sierra to take on a familiar persona. Agent Ballard gives Lubov an ultimatum, and Adelle confides shocking information to Topher.
Truebelieverthumb "True Believer" Tim Minear Allan Kroeker Mar 13, 2009 1x05 5 1APK06
Echo is imprinted with the persona of someone with blind faith—who is also actually blind and an unknowing spy for the government—to infiltrate a dangerous cult, while Dr. Saunders and Topher investigate an unusual development between the blank Victor and Sierra.
Manonthestreetthumb "Man on the Street" Joss Whedon David Straiton Mar 20, 2009 1x06 6 1APK05
Echo becomes the perfect wife for a lonely Internet mogul (guest star Patton Oswalt), and Sierra’s attacker is revealed, while a TV reporter prepares an expose on the Dollhouse. Meanwhile, Mellie’s life is in danger and Agent Ballard’s investigation takes a surprising turn when he comes face-to-face and fist-to-fist with Echo for the very first time.
Echoesthumb "Echoes" Elizabeth Craft & Sarah Fain James Contner Mar 27, 2009 1x07 7 1APK07
A deadly virus outbreak on a college campus sends Echo back to school where pieces of her past come into focus.
Needsthumb "Needs" Tracy Bellomo Felix Alcalá Apr 3, 2009 1x08 8 1APK08
When Echo, Sierra and Victor awaken in the Dollhouse with most of their original personalities and memories intact, Echo leads the charge to free the Actives from their apparent captivity and escape the Dollhouse forever. Meanwhile, Ballard discovers the Dollhouse is closer than he thinks.
Sitholthumb "A Spy in the House of Love" Andrew Chambliss David Solomon Apr 10, 2009 1x09 9 1APK10
When a traitor is discovered inside the Dollhouse, Echo and Sierra are programmed as spy hunters to uncover the culprit. Meanwhile, Ballard receives surprising news from Mellie, and Adelle harbors a secret.
Hauntedthumb2 "Haunted" Jane Espenson, Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon Elodie Keene Apr 24, 2009 1x10 10 1APK09
When Adelle’s wealthy friend is murdered, Adelle imprints Echo with the woman’s memories and personality to solve the case. Ballard looks into Mellie’s past, and Topher secretly programs Sierra for an engagement.
Briarrosethumb "Briar Rose" Jane Espenson Dwight Little May 1, 2009 1x11 11 1APK11
Ballard's investigation leads him to the agoraphobic designer of the Dollhouse (guest star Alan Tudyk), and the story of “Sleeping Beauty” foreshadows Echo’s future, while allowing her to help a young girl deal with her traumatic past. Adelle goes to the Attic in search of answers, while Alpha reveals himself to set his end game in motion.
Omegathumb2 "Omega" Tim Minear Tim Minear May 8, 2009 1x12 12 1APK12
Alpha's reign of terror continues as his obsession with Echo endangers Caroline's survival; Ballard must make a life-changing decision; and one Doll is permanently deactivated while another's shocking past is revealed. Sierra and November are sent on an engagement as bounty hunters.
Epitaphonethumb "Epitaph One" Joss Whedon (story), Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon (teleplay) David Solomon 1x13 13 1APK13
In 2019 Rossum has let the Dollhouse technology slip out of its hands, leading to wiping and imprinting on a massive scale. The world is in chaos and a group of renegades trying to avoid the tech that destroyed mankind search for Safe Haven. Instead, they find the place where the tech originated: The Dollhouse.

20th Century Fox Television produced "Epitaph One" as a thirteenth episode to meet contractual obligations. This episode was originally not to be aired on Fox, since Fox didn't pay for it, making "Omega" effectively the U.S. season finale. "Epitaph One" was released on the Dollhouse Season One DVD set, it was screened at San Diego Comic Con 2009 and is expected to air in most international markets.


On July 22, 2008 Joss Whedon announced he was planning to shoot one Dollhouse webisode for every regular Season 1 episode produced.[1] Eventually these plans were dropped during the retooling of the show in the fall of 2008.

Season 2: 2009-2010[]

Fox picked up a second season of the show for the Fall of 2009, consisting of 13 episodes.

Screenshot Title Writer(s) Director Airdate # Series # Prod. no.
Vowsthumb "Vows" Joss Whedon Joss Whedon Sep 25, 2009 2x01 14 2APK01
Picking up a few months after the first season finale, Echo, who now sporadically remembers past "imprints" due to Alpha's machinations, weds a wealthy and charismatic British businessmen tied to one of Agent Ballard's open FBI cases. Dr. Saunders struggles with being an Active and makes Topher the target of her aggression, and Boyd mixes business with pleasure in a risky venture. Meanwhile, Adelle makes Ballard an offer he can't refuse.
Instinctthumb "Instinct" Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters Marita Grabiak Oct 2, 2009 2x02 15 2APK03
When Echo is imprinted as a mother with a newborn baby, she takes too strongly to motherhood as a result of Topher’s modifications. Meanwhile, Adelle pays November a visit, and Senator Daniel Perrin ramps up his investigation into the Rossum Corporation.
Bellechosethumb "Belle Chose" Tim Minear David Solomon Oct 9, 2009 2x03 16 2APK02
Echo and Victor’s imprints collide when Echo is sent on an assignment as a fun-loving, seductive college student and Victor is imprinted as the psychotic nephew of a Dollhouse shareholder (guest star Michael Hogan).
Belongingthumb2 "Belonging" Maurissa Tancharoen & Jed Whedon Jonathan Frakes Oct 23, 2009 2x04 17 2APK04
Sierra is forced to face her past as her connection to the Rossum Corporation leads to obsession and murder.
Thepubliceyethumb "The Public Eye" Andrew Chambliss David Solomon Dec 4, 2009 2x05 18 2APK05
Echo is sent to stop Senator Daniel Perrin before he can expose the Dollhouse’s secrets. Adelle and Topher travel to the Washington, DC, Dollhouse where they meet its genius programmer, Bennett Halverson (Summer Glau), a woman with a mysterious past connection to Echo.
Thelefthandthumb "The Left Hand" Tracy Bellomo Wendey Stanzler Dec 4, 2009 2x06 19 2APK06
Echo and Bennett have a shocking meeting as Adelle goes head-to-head with the ruthless head of the D.C. Dollhouse (guest star Ray Wise). Topher sees double when he must involve Victor in his espionage. Perrin finds a surprising witness to testify against the Rossum Corporation, but find he may be living in a house of cards.
Meetjanedoethumb "Meet Jane Doe" Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon and Andrew Chambliss Dwight Little Dec 11, 2009 2x07 20 2APK07
After her entanglements with Senator Perrin and the D.C. Dollhouse, Echo finds herself out in the world-at-large as she struggles to control her multiple memory downloads. Topher discovers the dangers of science that will have devastating effects on the future, while Adelle engages in a power struggle with Harding (guest star Keith Carradine).
Alovesupremethumb "A Love Supreme" Jenny DeArmitt David Straiton Dec 11, 2009 2x08 21 2APK08
When Echo’s past romantic engagements are found murdered, the Dollhouse fears that Alpha has returned to seek his revenge. Adelle grows suspicious of Ballard who hopes to find allies in Boyd and Topher. The Actives turn against their handlers, leaving one member of the house permanently mind-wiped.
Stoplossthumb "Stop-Loss" Andrew Chambliss Felix Alcalá Dec 18, 2009 2x09 22 2APK09
Victor's past is revealed. As his contract with the Dollhouse expires, Victor is released back into the world, where his military past threatens his future with Sierra.
Theatticthumb "The Attic" Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon John Cassaday Dec 18, 2009 2x10 23 2APK10
Echo is deemed too dangerous and sent into her worst nightmare.
Gettingcloserthumb "Getting Closer" Tim Minear Tim Minear Jan 8, 2010 2x11 24 2APK11
With the Rossum Corporation's conspiracy now fully revealed, Echo and her allies must now make their stand to stop Rossum from enslaving the free world. Echo will finally face herself as Caroline, even as Ballard struggles with the facts of his new existence.
Thehollowmenthumb "The Hollow Men" Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters and Tracy Bellomo Terrence O'Hara Jan 15, 2010 2x12 25 2APK12
Sacrifices are made as Echo leads her team to Arizona in a final attempt to dismantle the Rossum Corporation's mainframe.
EpitaphTwoThumbnail "Epitaph Two: Return" Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon and Andrew Chambliss David Solomon Jan 29, 2010 2x13 26 2APK13
In the year 2020, one year after the events of "Epitaph One," the last of the Actuals, along with the body of Iris still imprinted as Caroline, must find the original Echo/Caroline at Safe Haven so that Echo and her allies can attempt to restore order to a devastated future world before mankind is completely destroyed.

Notes and references[]

  1. Hibberd, James (2008-07-22). Fox plans 'Dollhouse' webisodes. The Live Feed. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved on 2008-07-23.

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