In the rush to end the series dollhouse episodes are jam packed these days. There are many brain nuggets that warrants deep discussion, but because so much are happening on screen, sometimes they are lost in the WTF moments.
In this week's episode 2x12 Hollow Men, there was a moment early on when Mellie tried to kiss Paul and Paul backed off, and Mellie said "i'm sorry... they say the way I feel about you is just a program huh, i'll try to remember that".
Then when they are inside the Rossum building, in a short exchange between Paul and Mellie, Mellie said "I am not real, Paul. I know this. I am a program." To which Paul replied "So am I, and i decided it doesn't matter anymore. We feel what we feel. And I don't want to reach the end without you."
It's ironic that it's Tahmoh's character saying this. Since Helo was the first one to accept cylon's humanity on BSG. It goes back to all those BSG discussions on whether or not Cylonz are human.
Is it the organic parts of us that makes us real or the way we think. Are dolls personality real? If a cylon sleeper agent such as Boomer's personality isn't real, then is Mellie real? What if I are programmed to think like me, like what Paul is going through. Is Paul still Paul with Paul's old memories programmed back into his head?
If only Joss has more time to explore....