History TearJerker / Dollhouse

28th Jan '15 8:43:33 PM hujwernoo
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* Rossum and Senator Perrin betraying Madeleine at the end of "The Left Hand" by "proving" that she was mentally unstable and that her memories of the Dollhouse were actually the result of brainwashing, and that instead she was in a psychiatric hospital for three years.



* [[spoiler: Saunders killing Bennett.]]
* Rossum and Senator Perrin betraying Madeleine at the end of "The Left Hand" by "proving" that she was mentally unstable and that her memories of the Dollhouse were actually the result of brainwashing, and that instead she was in a psychiatric hospital for three years.



"[[spoiler: We have time.]]"

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"[[spoiler: -->"[[spoiler: We have time.]]"
4th Nov '14 8:13:11 PM hujwernoo
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*** Eight more words: "I don't want to cause any more pain."
16th Dec '13 2:59:17 AM IchigoMontoya
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* Joel Mynor and his wife Rebecca (imprinted into Echo) on ''{{Dollhouse}}'' in "Man on the Street" (1x06), especially the end of that episode, when he gets to welcome his "wife" to the new house she never got to see (the real Rebecca died in a car crash on her way there). He's a creep, but he's a sweet creep.

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* Joel Mynor and his wife Rebecca (imprinted into Echo) on ''{{Dollhouse}}'' in "Man on the Street" (1x06), especially the end of that episode, when he gets to welcome his "wife" to the new house she never got to see (the real Rebecca died in a car crash on her way there). He's a creep, but he's a sweet creep.



* The scene that shows Boyd leaving in Epitaph One. I don't even really care for Boyd, but Amy Acker deserves serious props for that scene. She makes you feel so much with the sentence, "I wish we had more time."

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* The scene that shows Boyd leaving in Epitaph One. I don't even really care for Boyd, but Amy Acker deserves serious props for that scene. She makes you feel so much with the sentence, "I wish we had more time."
16th Dec '13 2:57:52 AM IchigoMontoya
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** What resonated with this troper was Echo, in her supposedly inactive persona, choosing to be sent back to Joel to complete the engagement. Brings a whole new dimension to her joy in the final scene.

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** What resonated with this troper was * Echo, in her supposedly inactive persona, choosing to be sent back to Joel to complete the engagement. Brings a whole new dimension to her joy in the final scene.



* Paul's [[spoiler: brain-death]], straight after he and Echo fell in love with each other. Not fair!

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* Paul's [[spoiler: brain-death]], straight after he and Echo fell in love with each other. Not fair!



The scene goes on and it's all so sad and you can feel Paul's heart breaking. Poor thing.



* "A Spy in the House of Love" fucked my tear ducts up. And my sense of right and wrong. Every time I watch the episode I want Adelle to be able to keep Roger so badly. No fair making me root for a rapist show.
** [[spoiler:Repeated at the start of "Stop-Loss" (2x09). Adelle brings back Roger the night before Victor is to regain his freedom as Anthony, but Roger spurns her because he loves another (Sierra), then assures Adelle she's "too good" to need to bed an Active. Adelle breaks down sobbing.]]

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* "A Spy in the House of Love" fucked my tear ducts up. And my sense of right and wrong. Every time I watch the episode I want Adelle to be able to keep Roger so badly. No fair making me root for a rapist show.
** [[spoiler:Repeated at [[spoiler:At the start of "Stop-Loss" (2x09). (2x09), Adelle brings back Roger the night before Victor is to regain his freedom as Anthony, but Roger spurns her because he loves another (Sierra), then assures Adelle she's "too good" to need to bed an Active. Adelle breaks down sobbing.]]



** I was more affected by her friend's husband. Poor dear...
*** This is a more subtle tearjerker, but we also should note that during that episode, Margaret was literally within arm's reach of her beloved husband Jack - but, poignantly, could never tell him so because she couldn't blow her cover. (Though she slipped once - [[spoiler: after Jack was wounded helping to take down her murdering son Nicholas, Margaret instinctively ran to him and shouted "Darling!" before catching herself.]])
**** "Haunted" also has the moment when Margaret's daughter talks about growing up with a cold, unaffectionate mother, who suddenly shows love towards someone else. Heartbreaking, at least if you're like me and didn't get enough hugs as a child.

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** I was more affected by her friend's husband. Poor dear...
*** This is a more subtle tearjerker, but we also should note that during that episode,
Margaret was literally within arm's reach of her beloved husband Jack - but, poignantly, could never tell him so because she couldn't blow her cover. (Though she slipped once - [[spoiler: after Jack was wounded helping to take down her murdering son Nicholas, Margaret instinctively ran to him and shouted "Darling!" before catching herself.]])
**** "Haunted" **"Haunted" also has the moment when Margaret's daughter talks about growing up with a cold, unaffectionate mother, mother who suddenly shows love towards someone else. Heartbreaking, at least if you're like me and didn't get enough hugs as a child.



* This troper got teary-eyed at future!Topher's breakdown in "Epitaph One", as Adelle hugs him and tells him it's all right. "I know what I know, I know what I know, I know what I know..."
** This troper was caught a few seconds earlier on the "Promise me you won't answer the phone!" line.
** What brings makes my eyes sting, is when Whiskey says she has to wait there, and we remember Boyd telling her he would be back for her after their tearful parting. [[spoiler: He won't be back. And not only that, the Boyd she fell in love may or may not have been a lie - {{Well Intentioned Extremist}} with shades of {{FatherFigure}} at best, a {{NietzscheWannabe}} at worst.]] Damn you, Whedon.
** This troper spent most of that flashback in tears. Adelle is so broken and yet still Adelle, and it is only because she is so ''broken'' that she can finally be the mother figure to Topher that she always could be. That entire flashback is so heartrendingly beautiful.

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* This troper got teary-eyed at future!Topher's Future!Topher's breakdown in "Epitaph One", as Adelle hugs him and tells him it's all right. "I know what I know, I know what I know, I know what I know..."
** This troper was caught a few seconds earlier on the "Promise me you won't answer the phone!" line.
** What brings makes my eyes sting, is when Whiskey says she has to wait there, and we remember Boyd telling her he would be back for her after their tearful parting. [[spoiler: He won't be back. And not only that, the Boyd she fell in love may or may not have been a lie - {{Well Intentioned Extremist}} with shades of {{FatherFigure}} at best, a {{NietzscheWannabe}} at worst.]] Damn you, Whedon.
** This troper spent most of that flashback in tears. Adelle is so broken and yet still Adelle, and it is only because she is so ''broken'' that she can finally be the mother figure to Topher that she always could be. That entire flashback is so heartrendingly beautiful.
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** "Why shouldn't I love you? Aren't you loveable?! Aren't you Big Brother? Aren't you the Lord my God?! Why should I fight your divine plan?"

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** "Why shouldn't I love you? Aren't you loveable?! lovable?! Aren't you Big Brother? Aren't you the Lord my God?! Why should I fight your divine plan?"



** the very beginning of "Belonging"--Topher crying and saying something along the lines of "I only wanted to help her!"

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** the The very beginning of "Belonging"--Topher crying and saying something along the lines of "I only wanted to help her!"



* "Getting Closer": [[spoiler:Topher seems like he's finally happy, Saunders comes to talk with Bennett for a moment in what seems like a PetTheDog moment... and then she shoots her in the head just as Topher comes back into the room. Topher's HeroicBSOD - "We can bring her back, we can bring her back" - doesn't help.]]

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* "Getting Closer": [[spoiler:Topher seems like he's finally happy, Saunders comes to talk with Bennett for a moment in what seems like a PetTheDog moment... and then she shoots her in the head just as Topher comes back into the room. Topher's HeroicBSOD - "We can bring her back, we can bring her back" - doesn't help.]]



** The revelation that [[spoiler: Boyd, this troper's favorite character and sweet-and-soft PapaWolf was actually behind Rossum, was enough to reduce me to tears. Damn you Joss Whedon and your plot twists too!]]



** [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide Mellie?]]]] Please, everyone, don't forget [[spoiler:Mellie!]]
*** Especially her [[spoiler:turning around so Paul wouldn't see her crying.]]

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** * [[spoiler:[[DrivenToSuicide Mellie?]]]] Please, everyone, don't forget [[spoiler:Mellie!]]
***
Mellie's suicide]].]] Especially her [[spoiler:turning around so Paul wouldn't see her crying.]]



** And for some [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming happy tears]], try [[spoiler:the scene immediately after the Echo-Paul moment, when we see Priya, Tony, and their son together as a family. Having the parents give little Tony one of the children's books they used to read when they were dolls is a wonderful touch, indeed a taste of FridgeBrilliance.]]
** This troper burst into tears watching Topher take notes from Bennett's instuctional video, then pause it, put his finger over her mouth and thank her. This probably had something to do with watching the last three episodes in one go.
** This Troper was literally speechless after [[spoiler:Topher's Heroic Sacrifice. Right before he was hit, he said "Huh," almost like he was sane again.]] (Not to mention, Topher was this troper's absolute favorite character.)
* [[spoiler: Saunders killing Bennett]] hit me so ''hard'' that I still haven't been able to watch the last two episodes of the show.

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** And for some [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming [[Heartwarming/{{Dollhouse}} happy tears]], try [[spoiler:the scene immediately after the Echo-Paul moment, when we see Priya, Tony, and their son together as a family. Having the parents give little Tony one of the children's books they used to read when they were dolls is a wonderful touch, indeed a taste of FridgeBrilliance.]]
** This troper burst into tears watching Topher take notes from Bennett's instuctional video, then pause it, put his finger over her mouth and thank her. This probably had something to do with watching the last three episodes in one go.
** This Troper was literally speechless after [[spoiler:Topher's Heroic Sacrifice. Right before he was hit, he said "Huh," almost like he was sane again.]] (Not to mention, Topher was this troper's absolute favorite character.)
* [[spoiler: Saunders killing Bennett]] hit me so ''hard'' that I still haven't been able to watch the last two episodes of the show.Bennett.]]





* The last ever words in the series, anyone. Break my heart thanks, Joss.

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\n\n* The last ever words in the series, anyone. Break my heart thanks, Joss.series.
19th Nov '13 12:07:37 AM Odon
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** "Why shouldn't I love you? Aren't you loveable?! Aren't you Big Brother? Aren't you the Lord my God?! Why should I fight your divine plan?"



* "Why shouldn't I love you? Aren't you loveable?! Aren't you Big Brother? Aren't you the Lord my God?! Why should I fight your divine plan?"

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* "Why shouldn't I love you? Aren't you loveable?! Aren't you Big Brother? Aren't you the Lord my God?! Why should I fight your divine plan?"

19th Nov '13 12:04:32 AM Odon
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* "Why shouldn't I love you? Aren't you loveable?! Aren't you Big Brother? Aren't you the Lord my God?! Why should I fight your divine plan?"
29th Mar '13 5:23:02 PM JRPictures
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---->'''Paul:''' I'f you're pissed I'm still investigating the Dollhouse-

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---->'''Paul:''' I'f If you're pissed I'm still investigating the Dollhouse-
3rd Mar '13 7:06:07 AM nymph
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* Opinions vary on whether the episode was amazing or unoriginal and melodramatic, but dear God "Instincts." If you weren't sure how you felt about what the Dollhouse was doing, this episode should probably help you decide.
28th Feb '13 7:02:07 PM nymph
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*** The sheer joy in her face when Echo!Margaret is riding her horse again.
1st Jan '13 1:43:12 AM Sydney163
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*** Caroline-in-Iris looking at the picture of her own body, not knowing if it's even still alive...
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