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The Best Episodes of Dollhouse

Every episode of Dollhouse ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Dollhouse!

Echo is a member of a highly illegal and underground group of individuals whose personalities have been wiped clean so they can be imprinted with any number of new personas. Confined between missions to a secret facility known as the Dollhouse, the "Actives" are hired by the wealthy, powerful and connected to wholly become—with mind, personality and physiology—whomever the client wants or needs them to be. They know no other life than the specific engagements they are in at that time—or do they?

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The best episode of "Dollhouse" is "The Attic", rated 9/10 from 819 user votes. It was directed by John Cassaday and written by Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon. "The Attic" aired on 12/18/2009 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Getting Closer".

  • The Attic
    9.0/10 819 votes

    #1 - The Attic

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2009-12-18

    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.

    Director: John Cassaday

    Writer: Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon

  • Getting Closer
    8.8/10 724 votes

    #2 - Getting Closer

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2010-01-08

    Topher races to reconstruct Echo's original personality and memories when Adelle realizes they are the key to averting a devastating future. Meanwhile, Echo and Bennett's shared past and the identity of The Rossum Corporation's mysterious leader are revealed.

    Director: Tim Minear

    Writer: Tim Minear

  • Epitaph Two: Return
    8.8/10 921 votes

    #3 - Epitaph Two: Return

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2010-01-29

    In the year 2020, Echo and her surviving Dollhouse crew attempt to restore order to a devastating future world before mankind is eliminated.

    Director: David Solomon

    Writer: Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Andrew Chambliss

  • Belonging
    8.7/10 857 votes

    #4 - Belonging

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2009-10-23

    Sierra is forced to face her past as her connection to the Rossum Corporation leads to obsession and murder.

    Director: Jonathan Frakes

    Writer: Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon

  • A Spy in the House of Love
    8.6/10 943 votes

    #5 - A Spy in the House of Love

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2009-04-10

    When a traitor is discovered inside the Dollhouse, Echo and Sierra are programmed as spy hunters to uncover the culprit. Meanwhile, Ballard receives surprising news from Mellie, and Adelle harbors a secret.

    Director: David Solomon

    Writer: N/A

  • Briar Rose
    8.6/10 974 votes

    #6 - Briar Rose

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2009-05-01

    Ballard’s investigation leads him to the agoraphobic designer of the Dollhouse (guest star Alan Tudyk), and the story of “Sleeping Beauty” foreshadows Echo’s future, while allowing her to help a young girl deal with her traumatic past. Adelle goes to the attic in search of answers, while Alpha reveals himself and sets his game in motion.

    Director: Dwight H. Little

    Writer: Jane Espenson

  • Man on the Street
    8.5/10 1,095 votes

    #7 - Man on the Street

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2009-03-20

    Echo becomes the perfect wife for a lonely internet mogul, and Sierra's attacker is revealed. Meanwhile, Mellie's life is in danger and Agent Ballard's investigation takes a surprising turn when he comes face-to-face and goes fist-to-fist with Echo for the first very time.

    Director: Allan Kroeker

    Writer: Tim Minear, Joss Whedon

  • Omega
    8.5/10 953 votes

    #8 - Omega

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2009-05-08

    Alpha’s reign of terror continues as his obsession with Echo endangers Caroline’s survival. Ballard’s search for the Dollhouse comes to an end, forcing him to make a life-changing decision. Meanwhile, one Doll is permanently deactivated while another’s shocking past is revealed.

    Director: Tim Minear

    Writer: Tim Minear

  • The Hollow Men
    8.5/10 693 votes

    #9 - The Hollow Men

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2010-01-15

    Sacrifices are made when Echo leads her crew to Arizona to dismantle the Rossum Corporation's mainframe.

    Director: Terrence O'Hara

    Writer: N/A

  • The Left Hand (2)
    8.4/10 726 votes

    #10 - The Left Hand (2)

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2009-12-04

    Echo and Bennett have a shocking meeting as Adelle goes head-to-head with the ruthless head of the DC Dollhouse. Topher sees double when he must involve Victor in his espionage. Perrin finds a surprising witness to testify against the Rossum Corporation, but find he may be living in a house of cards.

    Director: Wendey Stanzler

    Writer: N/A

  • A Love Supreme
    8.4/10 676 votes

    #11 - A Love Supreme

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2009-12-11

    When Echo's past romantic engagements are found murdered, the Dollhouse fears that Alpha has returned to seek his revenge. Adelle grows suspicious of Ballard who hopes to find allies in Boyd and Topher. The Actives turn against their handlers, leaving one member of the house permanently mind-wiped.

    Director: David Straiton

    Writer: N/A

  • Needs
    8.2/10 959 votes

    #12 - Needs

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2009-04-03

    When Echo, Sierra and Victor awaken in the Dollhouse with most of their original personalities and memories intact, Echo leads the charge to free the Actives from their apparent captivity and escape the Dollhouse forever. Meanwhile, Ballard discovers the Dollhouse is closer than he thinks.

    Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá

    Writer: N/A

  • The Public Eye (1)
    8.2/10 693 votes

    #13 - The Public Eye (1)

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2009-12-04

    When Senator Perrin makes his stand against the Rossum Corporation, Echo attempts to stop his expose. Adelle, and Topher begin to see what they are up against in the rival of Washington DC.

    Director: David Solomon

    Writer: Andrew Chambliss

  • Meet Jane Doe
    7.9/10 657 votes

    #14 - Meet Jane Doe

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2009-12-11

    After her entanglements with Senator Perrin and the DC Dollhouse, Echo finds herself out in the world-at-large as she struggles to control her multiple memory downloads. Topher discovers the dangers of science that will have devastating effects on the future, while Adelle engages in a power struggle with Harding.

    Director: Dwight H. Little

    Writer: Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Andrew Chambliss

  • Stop-Loss
    7.9/10 660 votes

    #15 - Stop-Loss

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2009-12-18

    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.

    Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá

    Writer: Andrew Chambliss

  • The Target
    7.8/10 1,168 votes

    #16 - The Target

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2009-02-20

    Echo becomes the female counterpart to an outdoorsman; Agent Ballard is encouraged when he receives a clue to Echo's true identity.

    Director: Steven S. DeKnight

    Writer: Steven S. DeKnight

  • Echoes
    7.8/10 978 votes

    #17 - Echoes

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2009-03-27

    A deadly virus outbreak on a college campus sends Echo back to school where pieces of her past come into focus.

    Director: James A. Contner

    Writer: N/A

  • Haunted
    7.7/10 936 votes

    #18 - Haunted

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2009-04-24

    When Adelle’s wealthy friend is murdered, Adelle imprints Echo with the woman’s memories and personality to solve the case. Ballard looks into Mellie’s past, and Topher secretly programs Sierra for an engagement.

    Director: Elodie Keene, David Solomon

    Writer: Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Jane Espenson

  • Belle Chose
    7.7/10 738 votes

    #19 - Belle Chose

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2009-10-09

    Echo and Victor’s imprints collide when Echo is sent on an assignment as a fun-loving, seductive college student and Victor is imprinted as the psychotic nephew of a Dollhouse shareholder.

    Director: David Solomon

    Writer: Tim Minear

  • Gray Hour
    7.6/10 1,007 votes

    #20 - Gray Hour

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2009-03-06

    Echo becomes an expert safe-cracker, and an invaluable piece of art is stolen from her on the engagement, forcing Sierra to take on a familiar persona. Agent Ballard gives Lubov an ultimatum, and Adelle confides shocking information to Topher.

    Director: Rod Hardy, David Solomon

    Writer: N/A

  • Vows
    7.6/10 850 votes

    #21 - Vows

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2009-09-25

    It has been several months since Alpha's reign of terror and Echo, who is now randomly picking up flashes of past engagements, weds a British businessman who has ties to one of Ballard's open FBI cases. Topher becomes the target of Dr. Saunder's aggression after she finds out that she is actually a doll named Whiskey. Boyd takes on a risky venture and mixes business with pleasure, while DeWitt makes Ballard an irresistible offer.

    Director: Joss Whedon

    Writer: Joss Whedon

  • Ghost
    7.3/10 1,351 votes

    #22 - Ghost

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2009-02-13

    Echo is one of the "Actives" in the elite and illegal Dollhouse. Through different personality downloads, she plays the role of a lovestruck girl on a romantic weekend, and then a ruthlessly efficient kidnapping negotiator. FBI Agent Paul Ballard is struggling with his assignment to uncover information on the Dollhouse.

    Director: Joss Whedon

    Writer: Joss Whedon

  • True Believer
    7.2/10 938 votes

    #23 - True Believer

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2009-03-13

    Imprinted as a visually impaired woman, Echo must infiltrate a heavily guarded cult in order to rescue a woman held against her will.

    Director: Allan Kroeker, David Solomon

    Writer: Tim Minear, Joss Whedon

  • Instinct
    7.2/10 730 votes

    #24 - Instinct

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2009-10-02

    Echo is imprinted with the personality of a mother with a newborn baby. Complications arise when, thanks to Topher's programming, Echo takes too strongly to motherhood. Perrin ramps up his investigation into Rossum and DeWitt pays November a visit.

    Director: Marita Grabiak

    Writer: N/A

  • Stage Fright
    7.0/10 1,083 votes

    #25 - Stage Fright

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2009-02-27

    Echo becomes a backup singer to watch out for a female singing sensation with a very overzealous fan. Agent Ballard's investigation takes a turn for the worse.

    Director: Rod Hardy, David Solomon

    Writer: Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon