Laurence Dominic serves as the Chief Security Officer for the Dollhouse. He considers the Actives rather expendable overall, as Dominic's job is to protect the secrecy and interests of the operation as a whole. He takes this task very seriously.
Dominic: You played a good hand, ma'am.
Adelle: I played a bad hand very well. There's a distinction.
Dominic: Of course.
Laurence: (about the Actives) Don't think of them as children, think of them as pets.
Claire: Is that supposed to be funny?
Laurence: If your child starts talking for the first time, you feel proud. If your dog does, you freak the hell out.