Danger Gal Friday: Echo

Echo DollhouseThis week’s Danger Gal Friday post profiles Echo from the Joss Whedon series Dollhouse and portrayed by Eliza Dushku.

Dollhouse was centered on the theme of identity and played with the roles we take on ourselves and the ones society enforces on us. “Dolls,” those agents of the “Dollhouse,” a secret corporation whose “actives” have had their real memories removed and numerous other identities implanted depending on the role the client wants for them. Between jobs their memories are wiped clean. Echo, however, is starting to remember bits and pieces from each download.

Throughout the course of this short-lived series Echo played everything from blind religious cult member to bodyguard to backup singer and discovers pieces of her original personality: Caroline. In the end, Echo integrates Caroline into her other personalities to become an amalgam of all the women she’s portrayed. In this new persona, Echo rallies the other actives and a few who ran the Dollhouse to stop the corporation from taking over the world.

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