Even with the current WGA strike putting Dollhouse in Jeopardy, I still can’t help but be excited about the prospect of this new series. This week in Ask Ausiello, there are some good tidbits of information.
I couldn’t agree with you more. And I haven’t even told you yet what Joss told me about Eliza’s leading man. Yep, a male character will be involved with her Echo alter ego, but, Whedon noted, “not in a buddy way. Their relationship will take some time to come together and will be constantly evolving.” If you’re thinking Buffy and Angel, Part Deux, think again. “Echo is not capable of having a true love,” he insists, since she becomes someone new, body and soul, every week. On the other hand, he contradicts, because of that, in a way, “She’ll have a true love every week. It’s part of her plight that when she feels something strongly, it gets taken away from her. And the person she’s closest to in the show, her relationship with him will not in any way be simple. Nobody in this piece comes away clean.” Man, I’m confused already — and I love it!
Ausiello also hints that Spike‘s James Marsters is rumored to fill the role of Echo’s leading man. The more I hear about this show the more I get excited. It appears that Joss and Eliza have good creative control, which in my opinion is great news.