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.
TOTAL WRECK - crazy-eyed hound is covered in cobwebs, has a vespiary on back, graffiti on side and savage thirst for boat fuel. Frankly, I'm in over my head. He's in room 115 at Motel 6, yours free. 555-2851
Yes, it's the perfect form for surviving a car crash. But it's also the perfect form for so much more, like surviving the trauma of reading any news headline in 2016.
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