You can take away her identity, but you can't rob her of her butthalves.That's just some basic long term character and plot building dialogue. No big deal. I'm a total pro so I could write like 10 to 75 pages of that as needed.
I can do that sort of thing for any show, but Dollhouse is special. Each episode's story is usually determined by the needs of the client established near the beginning of the first act.
INT. BRITISH LADY'S OFFICE - DAY
BRITISH LADY is speaking with a CLIENT interested in hiring a hooker.
I have very...special needs.BRITISH LADY
We have very...special hookers.CLIENT
Excellent. I need a woman who think she's a centaur.BRITISH LADY
Consider it done.CLIENT
And she's a lawyer.BRITISH LADY
And she thinks she has three buttholes.BRITISH LADY
Now you're talking...(passes a folder to the client) I think you will find the buttholes on this girl... more than satisfactory.
The Client opens the folder. ZOOM in on a photograph of Echo.CLIENT
We'll see how satisfactory those buttholes are...
Commercial OUTRO with ECHO wiggling around naked and blowing in the wind.
A thousand years ago, dudes were dying from splinters, but now the wizard potion that cleans our light wounds costs less than a Dr. Pepper in 1994. I love this medicinal 7up.
U2 and Apple have conspired to place a U2 album into your music in the year 2014. You own a U2 album. And you can't get rid of it.
Ron Paul spins in his chair, trying to grab his decorative antique musket but Freddy gets it first.
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