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Herc Says Tonight’s DOLLHOUSE Is The Best Season-Two Installment So Far!! Learn What’s Ahead!! (Hint: Oswalt!!)

I am – Hercules!! Two long months ago Fox sent AICN the first of tonight’s two hours of "Dollhouse," the one titled “The Public Eye.” Featuring Summer Glau as the D.C. version of Topher, “Eye” is the best episode of “Dollhouse” I’ve seen this season. Prepare to see tonight and in coming weeks the introduction of: * Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks”) as Adelle’s D.C. counterpart, * Glenn Morshower (“24”) as “Sheriff Rand” and * series writer Maurissa Tancharoen as the Los Angeles active Kilo. Brace also for the return of: * Alexis Denisof as the inquisitive U.S. senator Daniel Perrin, * Miracle Laurie as former L.A. active Mad “November” Costley, * Liza Lapira as Dollhouse lab girl Ivy, * Keith Carradine as Dollhouse overlord Matthew Harding, * Reed Diamond as former Dollhouse security chief Laurence Dominic, * Alan Tudyk as broken active Alpha, * Adair Tishler as Kid Caroline, * Felicia Day as future warrior Mag, and * Patton Oswalt as Internet mogul Joel Mynor. Ahead:
Dec. 4: "The Public Eye"/"The Left Hand" Echo is sent to stop Senator Daniel Perrin (guest star Alexis Denisof) before he can expose the Dollhouse’s secrets, and Adelle and Topher travel to the Washington, D.C. Dollhouse where they meet its genius programmer, Bennett Halverson (guest star Glau), a woman with a mysterious past connection to Echo. Then, in the second hour, Echo and Bennett have a shocking meeting as Adelle goes head-to-head with the ruthless head of the Washington, D.C. Dollhouse (guest star Ray Wise). Meanwhile, Topher sees double when he involves Victor in his espionage, and Perrin finds a surprising witness to testify against the Rossum Corporation. Cast: Eliza Dushku as Echo; Tahmoh Penikett as Paul Ballard; Olivia Williams as Adelle DeWitt; Harry Lennix as Boyd Langton; Fran Kranz as Topher Brink; Enver Gjokaj as Victor; Dichen Lachman as Sierra. Guest Cast: Summer Glau as Bennett Halverson; Ray Wise as Stewart Lipman; Miracle Laurie as Madeline/November; Keith Carradine as Matthew Harding; Alexis Denisof as Senator Daniel Perrin; Stacey Scowley as Cindy Perrin; Nelson Franklin as Burt Styne; Maurissa Tancharoen as Kilo.
Dec. 11: "Meet Jane Doe"/"A Love Supreme" In the aftermath of her entanglements at the D.C. Dollhouse, Echo finds herself out in the world struggling to keep her multiple personalities under control. Adelle finds her grip on the house challenged by Harding, and Boyd receives a mysterious phone call. Meanwhile, when Echo’s past romantic engagements are murdered, suspicion falls on Alpha, whose return leaves one member of the house permanently mind-wiped. Guest Cast: Keith Carradine as Matthew Harding; Liza Lapira as Ivy; Philip Casnoff as Clive Ambrose; Maurissa Tancharoen as Kilo; Glenn Morshower as Sheriff Rand; Ana Claudia Talancon as Galena; Jonathan Del Arco as Mr. Caviezel; Kevin Linehan as Deputy Merrick; Alan Tudyk as Alpha; Patton Oswalt as Joel Mynor; Brett Claywell as Matt; David Lee Smith as Clay Corman.
Dec. 18: "Stop-Loss"/"The Attic" As his contract with the Dollhouse expires, Victor is released back into the world, where his military past threatens his future with Sierra. Meanwhile, Echo is deemed too dangerous and is sent into her worst nightmare. Guest Cast: Liza Lapira as Ivy; Michael Kin as Hagan; Reed Diamond as Laurence Dominic; Vincent Ventresca as Nolan Kinnard; Adam Godley as Clyde Randolph; Tzi Ma as Matsu; Keir Thirus as Myers.
Mo Ryan at the Chicago Tribune summarizes what we know about the final three episodes of the series:
"Dollhouse" returns Jan. 8. Amy Acker guests in the Jan. 8 and Jan. 15 episodes. On Jan. 22, "Dollhouse" airs its series finale, "Epitaph Two: Return," which was written by Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon and Andrew Chambliss. Felicia Day and Adair Tishler return as guest stars, as the show revisits the apocalyptic scenario glimpsed in "Epitaph One."
Find fascinating clips from tonight’s episodes as well as a transcript of Ryan’s lengthy and excellent Dec. 2 interview with Whedon here. 8 p.m. Friday. Fox.
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