"The Doll Hunt" is the fourth episode of the Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime.
"Elle's memories come flooding back, revealing the truth of what happened to her in the desert. Meanwhile, LAPD Officer Davis puts together the clues that will lead her to Black Lotus."
In a memory, Elle lays next to a pool, receiving her black lotus tattoo from her boyfriend. After she compliments the tattoo, her lover leaves her, asking her not to forget him. She then awakes in the same place, but it is now completely dilapidated. She goes outside, finding a group of fellow replicants who, like her, have no recollection of how they got there. A group of hunters – Arthur Bannister, Hayden Hooper, Earl Grant, and Josephine Grant – open fire on the group, which disperses, with Elle running with Miu.
As the hunters track and kill other replicants – who are unable to fight back – Elle and Miu commandeer a buggy and drive away, picking up two others along the way. As the hunters give chase, the replicants find a rifle in the back, but are unable to shoot their pursuers. Elle loses control of the vehicle and it crashes.
Elle and Miu survive the wreck and Hooper is left to his own devices with them. He begins by tossing a knife to them and urges Elle to attack him, though she is unable to. He eggs her on by shooting Miu and killing her. He strikes Elle with his rifle and kicks her several times until she is able to fight back, much to Hooper's surprise. After a scuffle, Elle finds the knife and plunges it into Hooper's chest before taking his camera. She wanders into the desert until finding a transport vehicle and boarding it.
After fully recalling this memory, Elle angrily lashes out, putting Joseph's apartment into disarray. He arrives home just then and manages to calm her. Coming to terms with her nature as a replicant, she vows to find and kill the hunters. Joseph agrees to help her.
At the LAPD headquarters, Officer Davis fails to turn up any of Elle's prior history. She meets with Chief Grant, stating her belief that Elle is a replicant, combining her lack of history and the fact that Bannister's neck had been broken before he hit the ground. Grant insists Elle is not a replicant and tells Davis to end this investigation and leave her evidence with him. He examines Davis' drawing of Elle's tattoo, cursing as he tosses it back down.
- Jessica Henwick as Elle
- Will Yun Lee as Joseph
- Wes Bentley as Niander Wallace Jr.
- Samira Wiley as Officer Davis
- Gregg Henry as Senator Bannister
- Stephen Root as Police Chief Earl Grant
- Peyton List as Josephine Grant
- Henry Czerny as Doctor M
- Charlet Chung as Miu
- Colleen O'Shaughnessey as Grocery Woman
- Jason Spisak as Hooper
- Roger Craig Smith as Family Man
- Arisa Shida as Elle
- Takehito Koyasu as Niander Wallace Jr.
- Masane Tsukayama as Senator Bannister
- Hochu Otsuka as Police Chief Earl Grant
- Yoshiko Sakakibara as Josephine Grant
- Kazuki Yao as Hooper
- Takako Honda as Officer Davis
- Yurie Kozakai as Miu
- Akihiro Tajima as Family Man
- Masumi Taira as Grocery Woman
- Ryosuke Takahashi as Replicant
- MoeMi as Replicant Woman
- Chihiro Nishimori as Leader
- Ryoko Kobayashi as Elle
- Takahiro Araki as Joseph
- Rie Ueda as Officer Davis/Josephine Grant/Miu
- Tony Nakajima as Niander Wallace Jr./Groceries Woman
- Jun Shioya as Police Chief Earl Grant/Family Man
- Reo Kanshuji as Hooper
- Hiro Ueno as Doctor M
- Kaiji Soze as Senator Bannister
- Nobuhiko Tanaka
- Hiroto Tanaka
- Yuko Kawana
- Takashi Furuya
- Kouhei Matsuoka