Years after Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly ended, Joss Whedon had his most controversial show yet air on television. This one a short-lived dystopian sci-fi thriller called Dollhouse. After being a lovable science geek named Fred on the show Angel, Amy Acker returned to the “Whedonverse” in Dollhouse as medical doctor, Dr. Claire Saunders.
Nothing is what it seems in the world of Dollhouse. In this world, there is a company called the Rossum Corporation which has created the technology to wipe people’s personalities and imprint them with new ones and then rent them out for whatever the client wants. These shells of humans are called “actives” or “dolls”. The problem is, you can’t always tell who is actually a doll in the show.