Can I begin this article with a big sigh of relief, after that old (by now) announcement that Dollhouse is getting a second season?

Now that’s done and over with, surely you have all those questions as the first season ended, both with the story (Paul Ballard, bad guy?) and with the cast themselves (Miracle Laurie, where?).  And, with news that ABC has picked up Happy Town for the middle of the coming fall, a big question mark hovered above Amy Acker’s head.

But this is pretty old news, so I’ll just get it out of the way, too.  Series creator Joss Whedon, to Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello, on what he’d do to keep Whiskey inside those walls: “[I’ll be] sending [the producers] chocolate and flowers.  We’re desperate to have her.”

But he was probably kidding.  He’d only do that, he says, if “we find out that we’re not going to use her for the bulk of the season … Everyone is not going to be in every episode, so it’s perfectly possible that there will just be stories that don’t involve Dr. Saunders.”

Now, the new detail comes off the trail of another television show–this time, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, which was officially shut down at Fox’s upfronts.  Of course, Summer Glau appeared on Joss’ other project, the much-missed Firefly, so maybe it’s a natural decision for him to get her on Dollhouse–Alan Tudyk was, after all, cast as Alpha.

“If anybody thinks [that idea] hasn’t occurred to me already then they have not met me,” he said.  “I mentioned it to her before [Terminator] was canceled.  I was like, ‘You know, we should get you in the house.’ But first we have to come up with something that works.”

Summer Glau, from a Terminator to an Active?  Not exactly his thoughts.

“Summer would be perfect to play an active, but she’s done that [type of role] a lot,” he said.  “I’d rather see her play someone who talks too much.  The most fun I have is when I get somebody who’s good and comfortable at doing something, and then I make them do something else.  Summer said to me, ‘I would like to play a normal girl before I die of extreme old age.'”

The floor is now open for you imprints–err, I mean ideas.

-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Sources: Entertainment Weekly (1) (2)
(Image courtesy of Fox)

Henrik Batallones

Staff Writer, BuddyTV