Epitaph One – Finale Scene

by admin on July 25, 2009 · 4 comments


Here is the final scene from the “unaired”, but illegally downloadable, Dollhouse episode “Epitaph One“. Spoiler Alert.

Seems a bit corny to me, what with the tear inducing music and the Dakota Fanningesque child, but it’s difficult to judge without seeing the full episode (out of choice, I’m sure I’ll watch it once I..err..fork out for the..um..DVD). One question I do have, does this episode count in the canon of the show? I doubt it, since they have a second season which presumably wont take place in an apocalyptic 2023, or whatever.

wiesengrund July 25, 2009 at 11:27 am

The actress is Adair Tishler (Molly from Heroes), and I thought she did her job very well.

I think this ending deserves it’s tear inducing moments, since the whole episode really builds up nicely towards this.

And to answer your question: This episode is canon, but Season 2 will not continue after it. S2 will tell the tale after “Omega”, and the show will slowly build towards this episode (although apparently there is a scene in 2×01 that shows us the E1-world… a flash-forward of some kind). Also, not everything depicted in this ep can be taken for granted.

Roco July 26, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Yeah, she wasn’t “bad” per se. I just wasn’t feeling the pretentiousness of the overly used ‘wise child’ card. That said, without context it’s difficult to feel any connection towards a scene, so I may feel differently when I get round to watching the episode.

Thanks for the clarification – so I guess whatever happens, the series will have to build up to “Epitaph One”. This might cause some inflexibility with the storytelling, considering 1.13 was probably written with cancelation in mind..

Adam July 26, 2009 at 7:57 pm

I’ve decided not to watch that, but the episode has been definitely been getting some positive buzz.


Harry July 27, 2009 at 4:01 pm

This episode is about as good and epic as television (or should we say DVD?) can get.

The child did an amazing job. Did you even get that she carries Carolines mind in her body and is hoping to find her true self alive? (I was expecting a comment like ‘this little girls is so much better than Eliza’ here) I honestly would have never expected that Dollhouse can be this good; this episode alone rules out the whole first season and leaves us with so much to hope for in season 2.

@canon: The episode is canon, but the flashbacks within the episode don’t have to be necessarily true, because they are just memories…

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