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19 August 2010 @ 09:02 pm
TV Meme Day 9  
OMG I will finish this goddamn meme if it's the last thing I do! O_o  Onwards to day 9...

TV Meme:

Day 01 – A show that should never have been canceled. (Moonlight)
Day 02 – A show that you wish more people were watching. (Aguila Roja)
Day 03 – Your favorite new show (aired this TV season). (The Vampire Diaries)
Day 04 – Your favorite show ever (Angel)
Day 05 – A show you hate (American Idol)
Day 06 – Favorite episode of your favorite TV show ("Birthday" from Angel)
Day 07 – Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show  ("The Cautionary Tale of Numero Cinco" from Angel)
Day 08 – A show everyone should watch (Supernatural)
Day 09 – Best scene ever

Day 10 – A show you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving
Day 11 – A show that disappointed you
Day 12 – An episode you’ve watched more than 5 times
Day 13 – Favorite childhood show
Day 14 – Favorite male character
Day 15 – Favorite female character
Day 16 – Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17 – Favorite miniseries
Day 18 – Favorite title sequence
Day 19 – Best TV show cast
Day 21 – Favorite ship
Day 22 – Favorite series finale
Day 23 – Most annoying character
Day 24 – Best quote
Day 25 – A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 – OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 – Best pilot episode
Day 28 – First TV show obsession
Day 29 – Current TV show obsession
Day 30 – Saddest character death show cast

Day 09 – Best scene ever:

Epic Topher/Claire Scene in 2x01 (Dollhouse)

Obviously this was another hard one to pick, since there are so many great scenes on my shows, but this is definitely one of my favorites, and one that I have watched over and over again. It is certainly the best scene of the series, IMO. It's just so beautifully shot, and so emotionally charged and intense, not to mention well written and well-acted by both parties, and we really gain some important insights into both characters through it. 

We realize that Topher certainly does have morality, despite appearances, and has suffered moral crises before (despite the dumb lines later about "this is your first moral crises" that contradicts this canon, ugh), and that he has a lower sense of self-worth than most people suspect.  His heartbreaking "you're better than me" line to Claire says it all.  He can sleep with any of the dolls he wants, use them as Adelle does, but he refuses to do so; it's obvious that he is very much attracted to Claire and has a crush on her, but as soon as he wakes up and realizes what's going on he immediately moves away from her and puts a stop to it--he refuses to take advantage of her, to do anything with one of his creations.  At the same time, we learn the truth about why Claire hates Topher (not because he made her that way!), and see her inner turmoil and distress after she learns the truth about herself and finds her whole world turned upside down.

It's just such a powerful scene in of itself, though as a Topher/Claire shipper (which cemented after this episode, lol) obviously I also enjoy this scene--the raw chemistry between these two is more evident than ever as well...;)  It makes me really sad though, not only for the content, but for the potential seen here that was lost because of stupid Joss not signing Amy Acker to a contract and losing her to Happy Town...:(  I hate that pretty much nothing happens again between them after this epic, amazing scene...*sigh*

Anyone else really love this scene?
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: "Himerus and Eros" by Spill Canvas
blasterboy606blasterboy606 on August 20th, 2010 03:49 am (UTC)
OH I love this scene! <3 You know I do! I don't ship them as a couple but they have the best chemistry and an amazing complex relationship. This scene is beyond fantastic!
sherrilina: Topher/Claire (Dollhouse)sherrilina on August 20th, 2010 02:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know you do, I was hoping you'd see this entry! :D ;). Even though you don't ship them, I'm glad you still the chemistry between them!