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The first season of the television series Dollhouse, premiered on February 13, 2009, on Fox and concluded its 12-episode season on May 8, 2009.


The story follows Echo, a "doll" or "Active" for the Los Angeles "Dollhouse", one of several facilities, called "Houses", run by a company which hires out human beings to wealthy clients. These "engagements" range from romantic interludes to high-risk criminal enterprises. Each Active has their original memories wiped and exists in a childlike blank state until programmed via the insertion of new memories and personalities for each mission. Actives such as Echo are ostensibly volunteers who have surrendered their minds and bodies to the organization for five-year stints, during which their original personalities are saved on hard drives, in exchange for vast amounts of money and solutions to any other problematic circumstances in their lives. Echo is unique, however, in that she remembers small amounts even after personality "wipes", and gradually develops an increasingly cognizant self-awareness and personality that's resistant to erasure. This concept allows the series to examine the notions of identity and personhood.



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  1. "Echo"
  2. "Ghost"
  3. "The Target"
  4. "Stage Fright"
  5. "Gray Hour"
  6. "True Believer"
  7. "Man on the Street"
  8. "Echoes"
  9. "Needs"
  10. "A Spy in the House of Love"
  11. "Haunted"
  12. "Briar Rose"
  13. "Omega"
  14. "Epitaph One"


  • The season aired on Fridays at 9:00 pm ET. Together with Fringe, Dollhouse was a part of Fox's "Remote-Free TV" initiative to keep people from switching channels during commercial breaks. Therefore, every episode of this season was 47–50 minutes long compared to a usual 40–43 minute length for regular network television.