AN OBSERVATION ABOUT DOLLHOUSE OBSERVATIONS - UPDATED
Everyone complains about the premise of having Echo being someone different every episode and that when she's between engagements, her tabula rasa self is, well, stupid.
OK, I'm I the only one watching or am I just reading in something, but it seems bloody obvious to me that it's not going to stay that way. I see it coming to pass that her original personality (or maybe a newly formed one) will be present within each imprint and will be her default position (though she'll have to hide it). It seems to be (part of) Alpha's plan for whatever he has planned.
It almost seems as though some critics (professional and otherwise) are being willfully ignorant just so they can rag on the show.
C'mon. Whedon knows as well as you or I that you can't sustain a main character who has no character. My only concern is that by the time it comes to pass, the cancellation notice will have been handed down.
UPDATE: After watching "True Believer" I think it's become even more obvious that Echo will have a continuous character of her own. Once the fire was set, it seemed apparent to me that Echo's own personality and survival instincts (and "potty mouth") were overriding the Esther Carpenter imprint.
Next episode is supposedly the beginning of Whedon's doing what he wanted and not what the network wanted.