Advertisements (ETA: For the few that did not follow the other Dollhouse pre-air threads, this is in fact episode *2* as the title indicates. Episode 1, the pilot, was thrown out at Joss' request.) Not sure what to think yet. The most apparent observation for me was that this definitely didn't have quite the same sparkle as any of Joss' previous TV series. It's still early, though, so that's not really a major concern for me. The opening scene with Echo and the lady who runs the Dollhouse seemed very tacked on, and did not seem to segue very well into the series. I was a bit lost at first until I figured out that was a flashback. If the goal is to keep the Actives "innocent" while in the Dollhouse, they seriously need to re-evaluate policies - like, maybe, LOCK THE DOOR when you don't want an active walking in on a procedure - and how about not making an entire wall translucent when there's lots of flashy sparkling light that would attract anyone's attention, including the Actives. This definitely does seem to be a very episodic (i.e. opposite of serial) series, per FOX's request, which is OK, I guess. We'll see how successful they are at developing the season arc within that framework.