...but, although Echo gets tackled by a deputy, when he pulls a gun on her, this triggers what looks like a disco ball effect around her, which is presumably intended to show that she's accessing one or more of her past imprints. She boots the gun out of the guy's hand and proceeds to quickly and effectively beat the crap out of him before running off into the commercial break. So to recap: She came, she saw, she got a starving immigrant arrested. What's on tap for the second show?
Three months later, Keith Carradine has apparently taken over running the L.A. Dollhouse, and he and some douchebag client are being all "Gentlemen, to evil!" while Adelle serves them tea. Yes, apparently Adelle has been reduced to Scenario Planner/Serving Wench, and as she leaves to get on the former part of that description, the client appreciatively notes that not only does she do a good job, she's also quite attractive. Keith Carradine sniffs, "In her day," and while I love the job you do, Keith Carradine, I find it hard to believe you and your far receded hairline wouldn't still hit that.
Echo is not only cleaned up and presumably eating first-run food, but also has a job in a hospital that entails wearing blue scrubs. She has a little chat with the nurse on duty about how some co-worker of theirs had "her head in the toilet" all night, so she, the nurse, is going to have to cover her shift at the local jail, "giving flu shots to the fine men and women at County." From what we've seen of their people, that shouldn't take long. Echo brings up the fact that the nurse was supposed to have a date, and agrees to cover the jail run in her stead. Which I suppose makes sense -- after all, congeniality has been a common trait in most of her imprints.
Adelle comes in to see Boyd, and after some talk about the sadist tendencies of the douchebag client, she snits that it seems like ages ago that they actually cared whether the Actives survived. And if that's no longer the case, it would seem like a hopeless business model were it not for Topher's later revelation. Boyd counters that he's not sure if she's bent out of shape over the Actives or if it's merely because she's no longer in control, and this seems uncharacteristically harsh coming from him, but as we'll see, Adelle ain't exactly what she used to be either.