Back when I wrote that article about the final 9 episodes of the series, there wasn’t much said about the final episodes.
‘cos, you know, I couldn’t say about Team Echo finding out about what happens in the future, and about the head of Rossum, and the mind blowing thing.
So, here’s what left:
Episode 12 – The Hollow Men
January 15th 2010
Written by Michelle Fazekas & Tara Butters & Tracy Bellomo
Directed by Terence O’Hara
Why you should be excited: Topher’s tech is apparently going to end civilisation so Team Echo are supposed to be stopping that, but there’s a minor pesky detail in the way: somebody has been manipulating everything in the background. This episode is explosive – every character in this series has a past, and they’re all in that ‘house for different reasons. This episode is, to me, the series finale. It’s the episode where the characters we love finally crash into each other.
So what the hell follows?
Directed by David Solomon
Why you should be excited: The people behind the best episodes of the series (‘Epitaph One’, ‘Belonging’, ‘Spy In The House of Love’, ‘The Attic’) are back…
…To write Dollhouse: The Movie. Instead of waiting several years and bashing their lives into a brick wall to structure a motion picture serving a general audience and hardcore fans*, the writers have made the last episode of Dollhouse the swansong to this insane journey. I’m almost certain this is the last time you’ll ever see these characters in live action, and that’s the bitter truth. So those final minutes have to mean something. And they do. This isn’t the random final episode of a cancelled TV show.
* Thank you Joss. Still my favourite movie.