iTunes making Dollhouse: Epitaph One available for everyone
by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 12th 2009 4:25PM
"Epitaph One" didn't air as part of Dollhouse's first season. But fans at the San Diego Comic-Con got to watch it, as do those that plunk down their hard-earned cash for the Season One DVD. But, if you're still on the fence about the show, now you have the opportunity to watch "Epitaph One" to make up your mind via iTunes.
And if you found absolutely anything at all to like about Dollhouse, then you owe it to yourself to check out "Epitaph One." Not only is it by far the best episode of Dollhouse yet, it's one of the best single episode installments of any science fiction premise I've seen; I go on and on like this in my review of "Epitaph One" from a few weeks back.
With the new season gearing up to go soon, this is a brilliant move. "Epitaph One" is one of the best reviewed episodes of the series, and one of the most buzzed about "lost" episodes in quite some time for any series.
Now to give fans a legitimate opportunity to see the episode, since FOX is still not saying they'll air it, you can see what is, for all intents and purposes, the ultimate fate of the Dollhouse and its denizens. Kind of. While Whedon says "Epitaph One" is canon, he also indicated that since we're told the future history through memories, there's no guarantee that they're 100% reliable.
Regardless, FOX has said they're going to leave Whedon alone with this one. If he can even match the numbers for the first season this year, they'll probably renew it into a third season. This is an amazing show of faith by the network that Whedon does know what he's doing, and can do better work when he's left alone *cough*Firefly*cough*.
Even Dollhouse is a very different show than what FOX would have had us believe with the firt few episodes; they were tinkering again. Just watch "Epitaph One" or the aborted pilot to see how Whedon wanted to get deeper into the inner workings of the technology at play here from the beginning. So if you gave up on it early, don't.
And, of course, all of this keeps Dollhouse in the news and on people's minds for the season premiere Friday, September 25th and 9pm.