...and then he's emerging from the building and telling Tanaka, who's moved to intercept him, to keep nodding, as they're being watched. Upstairs, Boyd asks Adelle if she trusts Ballard, and she replies, "I trust that I know what he wants," which is all you really need to hear to know how this is going to go. And indeed, after Ballard "confesses" that he called the fake threat in because the Dollhouse is in an underground building, and all he has to do is come look for himself, Tanaka disgustedly pulls his men out of there, although the one surprising thing is that he doesn't arrest Ballard on the spot. Once Tanaka turns his back, Ballard swivels to the camera and gives Adelle a conspiratorial smile, and his character would be a lot more enjoyable with more moments like these. Even funnier, though, would be if he went to go back into the Dollhouse and found the door locked. Anyway, Adelle doesn't have much time to celebrate this victory, as Topher enters with the news that he went to inventory Echo's old imprints to try to get a clue as to which one Alpha might have used -- and they're all gone, the primaries and backups. "Every personality we've ever imprinted on Echo... they're gone." You'd think that would mean we're safe from hearing "blue skies" ever again, but you'd be wrong. Although that particular imprint should be in the Sierra section as well, I'd imagine. Just my luck. But Topher, maybe next time at least put the backups in a different part of the building? Boyd asks what good the wedges with the personalities would be to Alpha, and Topher again gets that hilarious "The thing about that is..." face...
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: B+ | 2057 USERS: B
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