Echo, aka Taffy, leads her crew on an Ocean's 11 style caper to steal a piece of the Parthenon for a wealthy collector (Tony Amendola), but as usual, the op goes sideways. Though Boyd successfully comes to the rescue, it's the speculation that Alpha is somehow involved and Adele DeWitt's (Olivia Williams) bosses are displeased that really drive this episode. Agent Ballard's dogged pursuit continues, but he's ramped up the pressure on Lubov (Victor).

Episode Grade: A



Echo signs on as a backup singer on the Rayna Russell (Jaime Lee Kirchner) tour after a series of near fatal accidents occur during shows and rehearsal. As it turns out, the singer is working hand in hand with an obsessed fan bent on giving the star what she wants, freedom from the emotional pain that appears to be at the heart of her anguish. However, the increasing conflict between DeWitt and Dominic regarding Echo's value to the Dollhouse continues leaving little doubt that a showdown can't be too far behind.

Episode Grade: Dave B  Wayne B-



SyFy presents its newest genre fare, and it is most certainly not for the faint of heart. Grace D'Argento (Christina Ochoa) and policeman Arthur Bailey (Alan Ritchson) team up in the Blood Drive, a cross country automobile race in cars fueled by human blood. Set in a near term dystopian future, viewers are treated to evil androids, sexual situations, a blood spattered femme fatale, and awesomely cool cars. Grindhouse television has arrived. Are audiences ready for it?



Joss Whedon follows the same formula that appeared in the pilot as we follow Echo on a wilderness engagement that turns out to mirror the Richard Connell short story "The Most Dangerous Game." Meanwhile, through a series of flashbacks ,we learn that while Echo's visual glitches may not be as serious as Alpha's murder spree, they exist nonetheless. And Agent Paul Ballard continues to doggedly pursue the Dollhouse despite law enforcement opposition.

Episode Grade: A-



Joss Whedon's cautionary tale Dollhouse takes off with "Ghost" which introduces us to the secret high-end establishment that caters to the ultra wealthy whenever they can't find what it is they want or often need. We follow Caroline Farrell, now known as Echo, as she moves from good time party girl to an extremely competent negotiator tasked with recovering the young daughter of a wealthy businessman.

Episode Grade: Dave  A  Wayne  A-



In between shows, Dave and Wayne talk about podcasts they listen to, non-genre shows on their viewing schedules, and their favorite current shows. Should the next Doctor be a woman? What does it take for you to quit a show? Are you a binger or do you like to savor each episode?

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The Travelers' season finale sets in motion future and present events that threaten to radically alter how we approach the series. While Grace and Ellis argue about how things should be handled in the 21st, it becomes painfully clear that the Helios mission did not achieve the expected and desired results. Now what? With MacLaren's team now in FBI custody, perhaps the most intriguing question revolves around how the team will explain the Quantum Frame and what role the Director will play moving forward.

Episode Grade: Dave A+  Wayne A



Marcy's medical problems reach a critical point, and two high level travelers appear to reveal a narrative twist that sets up season two nicely. Unfortunately, Marcy's "treatment" comes at a cost, but more than that, the others face some personal dilemmas that they'd previously been able to push off to the side.

Episode Grade: A



As Grant MacLaren fights for his life after barely surviving the plane crash, a travelers medical team employs its entire futuristic arsenal to bring him back from the brink. Now that traveler MacLaren possesses some of his host's memories, particularly as they pertain to his relationship with his wife, it remains to be seen how that impacts his connection with Carly. We also air our thoughts about the return of Doctor Who for Series 10 and The Doctor's new companion Bill.

Episode Grade: Dave A-  Wayne A



McLaren's team members each face a confrontation likely to produce a ripple effect down the road, but it's McLaren's impending doom that forces the group into action when the plane he's on crashes killing all on board. Well, except for Congressman Bishop and Kat McLaren.

Episode Grade: Dave A+  Wayne A



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