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Epitaph Two: Return

"Epitaph Two: Return" is the 13th episode of the second season, the show's 26th episode overall and the series finale of the American science fiction television series Dollhouse. The episode was written by Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Andrew Chambliss, and directed by David Solomon. It aired in the United States on Fox on January 29, 2010. The episode was scheduled to air on January 22, 2010, but was subsequently delayed a week due to a joint telethon with ABC, CBS, NBC, and The CW, for Haiti shown on January 22, 2010. "Epitaph Two: Return" did not use a title sequence. Instead it uses footage from "Epitaph One" to set the story, followed by the intertitle. However the intertitle does not possess the pods in the background as it has during the series, instead electing for just a plain black background. This episode is set in 2020. After travelling from Los Angeles, Zone, Mag and Caroline have reached Safe Haven. However, Topher, who has been rescued after being forced to work for Rossum, is close to finishing a plan that will restore the world population's original personas. However, everyone must return to the Dollhouse to complete this plan. This episode is successor to "Epitaph One", which was un-aired in the United States.

The Hollow Men

"The Hollow Men" is the 12th episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series Dollhouse and the show's 25th episode overall. The episode was written by Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters, and Tracy Bellomo, and directed by Terrence O'Hara. It aired in the United States on Fox on January 15, 2010. This episode immediately follows "Getting Closer". As such the group head to Tucson, where the Rossum Headquarters is, to take down the mainframe.

Getting Closer

"Getting Closer" is the 11th episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series Dollhouse and the show's 24th episode overall. The episode was written and directed by Tim Minear. It aired in the United States on Fox on January 8, 2010. This episode sees the beginning of the events that will lead to the post-apocalyptic world in "Epitaph One". Like "Epitaph One" and the season one episode "Echoes", this episode is partially told through a series of flashbacks.

The Attic

When Adelle, Boyd, and the rest of the Dollhouse fear that Echo's uncontrollable mind imprints are making her a danger to their goals, they send her to "the Attic" where Echo is forced to face her worst nightmare in order to survive.

Stop-Loss

"Stop-Loss" is the ninth episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series Dollhouse and the show's 22nd episode overall. The episode was written by Andrew Chambliss and directed by Félix Enríquez Alcalá. It aired in the United States on Fox on December 18, 2009. This episode focuses on Victor, after he leaves the Dollhouse. Another part of Rossum's agenda is revealed. This episode was aired back-to-back with "The Attic".

A Love Supreme

"A Love Supreme" is the eighth episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series Dollhouse and the show's 21st episode overall. The episode was written by Jenny DeArmitt and directed by David Straiton. It aired in the United States on Fox on December 11, 2009. In this episode Alpha returns following his surveillance of Echo during her months away from the Dollhouse. This episode was aired back-to-back with "Meet Jane Doe."

Meet Jane Doe

"Meet Jane Doe" is the seventh episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series Dollhouse and the show's 20th episode overall. The episode was written by Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon and Andrew Chambliss and directed by Dwight Little. It aired in the United States on Fox on December 11, 2009. This is the final episode of a three episodic arc where the Rossum Corporation's agenda is revealed. This episode was aired back-to-back with "A Love Supreme".

The Left Hand

The Public Eye

Belonging

"Belonging" is the fourth episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series Dollhouse and the show's 17th episode overall. The episode was written by Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon and directed by Jonathan Frakes, his sole credit in the series. It aired in the United States on Fox on October 23, 2009. This episode delves into the past of the character Priya Tsetsang/Sierra, showing how she was forced to become a doll, and can be seen as a prelude to the ethical dilemma of permanent imprinting first explored in "Epitaph One". This episode also explores Echo's continuing evolution in her tabula rasa state.

Belle Chose

"Belle Chose" is the third episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series Dollhouse and the show's 16th episode overall. The episode was written by Tim Minear and directed by David Solomon. It aired in the United States on Fox on October 9, 2009. In this episode, Echo is imprinted as a college student to play out the fantasy of a rich professor. Victor is imprinted with the personality of Terry Karrens, – a kidnapper and man on the verge of becoming a serial killer. When Victor/Terry escapes from the Dollhouse to finish his "game" with his trapped and terrified victims, Topher attempts a remote wipe with disastrous results, imprinting Victor as Kiki the college girl, and Echo as Terry.

Instinct

"Instinct" is the second episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series Dollhouse and the show's 15th episode overall. The episode was written by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters and directed by Marita Grabiak, the first in the series she has directed. It aired in the United States on Fox on October 2, 2009. In this episode, Echo has been imprinted as a mother of a child. However Topher has managed to change Echo on a glandular level, giving Echo strong maternal instincts. This unfortunately causes Echo to be paranoid causing her to kidnap the child. Ballard not only has to find Echo, but is forced to face his past as Madeline Costley, known to Ballard as Mellie, comes back into the Dollhouse for a diagnostic.

Vows

"Vows" is the premiere of the second season of the American science fiction television series Dollhouse and the show's 14th episode overall. The episode was written and directed by series creator and executive producer Joss Whedon, and aired in the United States on Fox on September 25, 2009. "Vows" follows the first season finale, "Omega", and takes place several months after the events of that episode. Therefore, it is set in the present as opposed to the unaired thirteenth episode, "Epitaph One". In the episode, Echo is sent on an engagement as a young woman who marries an elusive international arms dealer, played by Jamie Bamber, and Ballard is offered a position as Echo's new handler. Dr. Saunders struggles with the revelation that she is a Doll and gets some surprising revelations from Topher. A U.S. Senator starts an investigation into the Rossum Corporation. The episode was met with mostly positive reviews.