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Under the Dome S02E01: "Heads Will Roll"


We're one hour back into Under the Dome and I'm already feeling more confused than Joe McAllister at a... well, anywhere, actually. He's not that smart. So many things happened in the Season 2 premiere that looking back on the episode, it feels like nothing happened. Wait, did anything really happen? Confusion reigns because "Heads Will Roll" was an hour of malformed gibberish masquerading as network television. Instead of featuring any semblance of rational decision-making, characters were talked into setting out in new directions—sometimes by dome ghosts—and the show passed it off as plot. There were two senseless and awesome deaths. And new characters emerged from the barrels they were hiding in throughout all of Season 1. Maybe the new science teacher should've had more of a presence during the Dome's first days in Chester's Mill to give Joe a little break from his Dome sleuthing?

HOWEVER! For the first time in its run, Under the Dome gently caressed the classic storytelling staple of something called "theme" with a whopper of a debate that transcends even the most impenetrable of domes: medieval science versus dumb-person hocus-pocus hooey! It's a thrilling question that's sure to keep audiences entranced for minutes. And how did the show pull that off? To quote the poet Jesse Pinkman, "Yeah bitch, magnets."

For almost an entire year, we'd been waiting in anticipation to see what happened after Julia dropped the mini-dome egg into the lake and pink lights shot into the sky and everything went white while the town gathered 'round to see Barbie hung for fake crimes. And the answer was so obvious—the Dome became a Magne-Dome. If we're to believe the nonsense that the characters came up with, it became magnetic and caused havoc to teach the people of Chester's Mill a lesson: Stop killing people!

So obviously right off the bat, the Dome killed someone. We all knew that a character was getting sent to that big Dome in the sky in the first few minutes, but did anyone, besides everyone, think it would be Officer Linda? She went out a hero after saving Barbie's life while the Magne-Dome selectively chose what it interpreted as magnetic and when it would pull said items into its magnetic grip. Barbie's handcuffs were definitely magnetic, but the fence poles behind him definitely were not.

I guess the closer you got to the Dome, the more magnetic things became, which makes sense. But if you were far enough away, it was no problem? Mostly the Magne-Dome became a repository for bikes, barbecues, and patio furniture, so I'm assuming there was a Bob's Bikes, Barbecues, and Patio Furniture store nearby, because otherwise how would you explain this:

Let's not forget that it was Linda's idea to go to the Dome, and once again her reasoning for the decision was full of irony. "We need to take a trip to the Dome, before we all do something we're all going to regret," she said. Well I bet she regretted this:


I won't miss Linda because she was a terrible cop who didn't do anything except for that time she shot Officer Paul, but it's important to note that her idiocy was a huge part of the fabric of this series. If only there was a way this show could make her come back somehow. Oh well, that'll never happen! It was also nice to see Junior and Big Jim stand there and shout while imminent death barreled down on Linda instead of, I dunno, trying to put the parking brake on in the SUV or something. After Officer Linda died, Barbie, Junior, and Big Jim were like, "Oh well, that's too bad," and carried on with their lives full of blaming each other. Junior and Big Jim got into their two billionth argument since this show started, and everything was right with the universe again.

Barbie bolted and tried to steal a truck, but the female owner of the truck came up behind him with a shotgun and said, "Hey you are that murderer guy!" and Barbie grabbed her gun and was like, "No I am not," and then gave the gun back to her and she was totally cool with him from there on out because if you accuse someone of being a murderer and they do something nice to you like disarm you and then hand back your gun and say "I am not a murderer" then you have to believe them. 

It turned out this lady, Rebecca Pine (classic Stephen King name), was the science teacher at Chester's Mill High (Go Fightin' Domes!), and she had been studying the Dome and for some reason not telling anyone about her findings. She believed that the magnetic fields the Dome produced were messing with people's brainwaves, though there was no rhyme or reason to how or when people would pass out from being over-magnetized. Under the Dome must be traumatizing for real-life scientists. I heard four scientists committed suicide just from watching this episode alone. 

For some unknown reason, Barbie suddenly became concerned with Joe McAllister's safety and ran to his house to save him but it was too late! Joe and and Norrie and Angie were already being attacked by a magnetized stove! 

Look at Norrie's face! She totally gave up and accepted she would be killed by a stove.

Stephen King wrote this episode, probably at gunpoint, so I had some great flashbacks to Maximum Overdrive as appliances turned on their human masters. And then I remembered that Maximum Overdrive was kind of dumb. This scene was also kind of dumb, so at least there was some consistency. Do I need to tell you that Barbie saved the kids from the stove? Barbie saved the kids from the stove. 

The Magne-Dome pulled out all of the nails from the house (one stuck Joe in the hand haha, you could say he got nailed ZING) and I guess the entire house was being held up by two dozen nails because it crumbled to the ground like it was made out of Jenga bricks.

This is a great time to check in with Julia. How's it going Julia? 


Boat-less Julia saved the woman with the help of a handsome stranger named Sam who had shifty eyes and they went back to his cabin and flirted a bunch and talked about how he wouldn't be welcome in town because he likes to get krunk on booze. But the real mystery is who was the woman who'd just appeared in the lake? She must have hatched from the mini-dome egg that Julia dropped in the water in the Season 1 finale, right? She's the real monarch I'm guessing, and the fact that I'm theorizing that a wet woman hatched from an egg at the bottom of the lake tells you all you need to know about this show. 

The girl would later wake up and walk around town and hover over Officer Linda's corpse and say "Whoops!" She's obviously the Dome Girl and she needed to apologize to Officer Linda for killing her on accident, because the Dome is here to protect, not slaughter, Chester's Mill. 

Also, I'm trying to organize this review in ways that make sense but it's really hard, so I'll just include an interesting detail about Sam right here. He's the brother of Big Jim's dead wife Pauline and he had a scrapbook of hers that had some sketches of four bloody hands and the girl who was pulled out of the lake. So maybe Pauline's kindergarten fingerpainting sketches weren't just embarrassing pieces of art? Ugh, this show is getting some crazy combination of complicated and stupid.

Meanwhile, at Chester's Mill High, the school was under attack by pigs. 

These pigs were never explained nor brought up again but I have to assume they're rabid swine that have acquired a taste for human flesh. NOW this show is getting interesting.

Inside the school, Rebecca Pine was showing off her model of Chester's Mill, which was elaborately detailed. This had to be a model that already existed pre-Dome, otherwise Rebecca Pine really needs a lesson in time management.

Rebecca postulated that if the town made a giant magnet within the Dome they could counteract the effects of the Magne-Dome. (Any scientists or magnet experts reading this who can verify that?) This did not sit well with Angie, who has adopted the religion of Domeism and rejects all science. She pulled Barbie aside and said that this was happening because they didn't kill Big Jim like the Dome asked them to. 

Speaking of Big Jim, he locked himself in his bomb shelter (how's that medicine taste, Jim?) and was visited by the ghost of Dodee, who kept on fingering her hole and showing it to Big Jim. It was gross and that is not debatable. 


Dodee kept on telling him stuff about sacrifice and how the Dome would get back at him by taking it out on Junior, but Jim was understandably freaked out about seeing the ghost of someone he killed and that's all he was concerned with. But he still delivered some great lines, like, "See ya sweetheart, go back to the Twilight Zone. I've got work to do." Or "Shut up and be dead! I'm busy!" I don't even know how he got stuck in the basement, what he was doing there in the first place, or what the point of these scenes was. To summarize, Dodee Ghost poked her bullet hole and then Jim got out of the basement, basically. 

Then the Magne-Dome pulsed some more and people started passing out, but Junior and Angie eating it was the best. 

What kind of weird reverse momentum pulled Angie backwards into a fall? I'm not sure the Dome had anything to with her spill; she may have just coincidentally slipped on her own, at the same time. Maybe she had an invisible dog leash on her? I dunno. This is what happens when you can't afford stuntmen. As for why certain people were passing out and others were not, the rules for not being affected by the Dome's magnetism appear to be that you have to be 1) over 25 years old, and B) one of the three main actors on the show. 

Julia and Barbie reunited and they licked each other's saliva. What I like about them is their relationship is so believable. He killed her husband and lied about it and then she found out and banged him.

Not too far away, Big Jim was NOT done seeing ghosts. And they kept on giving him bad advice! Maybe this Dome really does want him dead, I'm thinking.

But Julia inexplicably changed her mind and decided she wasn't a killer LIKE SOME PEOPLE *hint hint Big Jim* but that didn't stop Jim from stomping on the trap door until it opened!

After Julia went from killing Big Jim to saving Big Jim, the Dome was pleased and the whiteface that covered the Dome went away and it became translucent again. Julia told Big Jim that the Dome didn't want her to kill him, it wanted her to end the killing! That was the Dome's purpose the entire time! And so three people learned that lesson while everyone else was just waking up from unconsciousness. I have to say, there are probably easier ways for the Dome to explain things to people. 

More thoughts: So if the ghosts wanted Jim to die, does that mean they aren't part of the Dome? Could the Dome be trying to keep the ghosts out? That's what I'm going with. 

Not too long afterward, Rebecca Pine came up to Barbie and Julia, and Barbie kickstarted an awkward love triangle problem when he said:


He really blew that. And so we have more Domeism versus Sciencism debating to do! Who do you think stopped the Dome from becoming a hellish magnet of death?

Now that everything was solved and there were no more problems in town, Chester's Mill went back to normal with Angie's diner a place for everyone to forget about how the Dome was still overhead, food was scarce, water was drying up, oxygen was running out, and everyone passed out from Magnet Brain Syndrome. Some authorly looking fella even had a cup of coffee.

And what was up with Big Jim now? It's like he was a changed man and only wanted to do good for people. He gave Phil dead Officer Linda's badge and made him sheriff, because Phil has shown some acumen for being in law enforcement, like that time Barbie kicked Phil's ass even though Barbie was handcuffed. Big Jim even offered up his place for Joe, Norrie, and Carolyn to stay in. Carolyn said sure and had some solid reasoning behind her decision to go live with the most dangerous man in town.

Jesus, is this episode ever going to end? We're close, I promise. Not everyone was happy with Big Jim. Angie said she woulda killed him and wouldn't have wussed out like Julia did. This is important to know for the final scene, maybe. 

Then out of nowhere we saw Junior's mom Pauline in her art studio in a city far away! She's alive! So she didn't commit suicide like Big Jim said she did? It's useless paying attention to anything anyone says on this show, basically. And I really want this painting of Junior and am willing to pay fives of dollars for it if anyone can make it happen.

Then Pauline started brushing red paint over a painting of a door? Were we supposed to understand what was going on here? If you know what was going on can you let me know? Also, if you care, please let me know. 

But Under the Dome was not done making ghosts, and in the final scene, Angie followed Dome Girl into an empty school and caught her looking into a locker. But when Angie looked into a locker an angry hall monitor or ghost or possibly Big Jim decided to stop her by chopping her up with an axe! 


This was quite a shock since Britt Robertson is one of the few people on Under the Dome who can act, but maybe we should be thankful since she's giving the show a bar of quality that everything else can't reach. Anyway, Angie is totally dead, and now we'll be able to see how Robertson acts as a ghost. 

Overall I thought this episode was lousy and made very little sense. I'm not sure it even had such aspirations. It was like a script was written in chunks by 12 different people who didn't read what the person before them had written. But that's not only what I expect from Under the Dome, it's what I need. I couldn't be happier that this show is back. I just have one request: BRING BEN BACK NOW. This show is much harder to take without my stoner buddy. See you next week... UNDER THE DOME!!!


ADDEN-DOMES

– Why does Under the Dome continue to disgust us with a ghost sticking her finger in an open wound or a pregnant woman having her water break but we couldn't get one geyser of gore when Officer Linda was smashed against the dome by an SUV?

– Junior's little side trip hallucination scene was so fascinating, but I barely talked about it above. What was the deal with the snowglobe with the Zenith building inside? What's a Zenith building? Why did the snowglobe fill up with blood? Did the producers really need to use a harness cam on Junior?

– Do you think Angie will be back in ghost form?

– Who do you believe, science or Domeism? 


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AIRED ON 9/10/2015

Season 3 : Episode 13

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And the madness continues!, i have NO idea what the hell just happened , this show is completely insane!
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If you want to hate, hate really (I mean, *really*) bad miniseries, such as 'Rose Red' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkrxfnbAucM). It's also by Mr King and if you thought Under the Dome was bad...you're going to have so much fun taking the piss out of this one.

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OK, you have a good sense of humour but there's just too much hating going on...Maybe next time you could just focus on making gif-s with funny captions?
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These reviews are the best thing about this retarded show!
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If you think it's retarded why follow a longish summary about each episode?
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Because I like the reviews, they are funny and spot on. Pretty much exactly what I said in my original comment.
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Tim for president! Most of your remarks were being yelled at the TV by me last night. My wife, who usually tells me to stop yelling stuff after the first few, was yelling too. The show needs to be called "Mad, Mad Dome City" or something, there's so much illogic in it. They have to be doing this on purpose. But Tim, you say these things better than anyone and I have said many times in public and in writing:

"Tim Surette's reviews are almost always more entertaining than the shows themselves!" Gimme me a thumb up if you agree! (or not, I know I'm right)
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Ah, Tim, I have missed your reviews of Under the Dome so much! I continue to watch this truly awful show for the sole reason of helping it stay on the air, so I can read your hilarious reviews of it. If you ever stop reviewing it, I'm done with it.
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I don't even know how he got stuck in the basement, what he was doing there in the first place, or what the point of these scenes was at all.

he went in there to get more weapons.

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i cheered when linda was killed, but then i was sad she wouldnt be on any more to make fun of booo.

Angie better not be dead, she was the hottest chick on the show.

i guess the pink starts birthed the chick that came from the water???
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I think I owe an apology to The Walking Dead and The Following for, at times, comparing them to Under the Dome. Sure, they had plenty of moments of atrociousness, but I'd forgotten just how bad and how ridiculous this show really is...and much like Revolution, it's the only reason to watch.

"Barbie's handcuffs were definitely magnetic, but the fence poles behind him were definitely not."

Belt buckles, watches, take your pick...

"This show must be traumatizing for scientists to watch."

This show is traumatizing for ANYBODY with an ounce of sense or reason.

"The Magne-Dome pulled out all of the nails from the house (one stuck Joe in the hand ha ha, you could say he got nailed ZING)"

My favourite was Angie using a random piece of wood to try and get the nail out in what looked to be the most ineffective and painful way possible. But, it's okay, "The dome is pulling the nail through my hand."

"If only I had a boat"

I almost facepalmed myself unconscious

"Ugh, this is getting some crazy combination of complicated and stupid."

And it's ONLY episode 1
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I watch the walking dead and it's frustrating every time , it could be good , and I would love it to be good.
The following I like it because it's bad , and i hope it stays that way.
but under the dome is the funniest , can't wait to see the episodes , and the reviews after
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OMG, I'm reminded why these reviews are so much better than watching the actual show. I do have to admit, this is my guilty pleasure because it's just so bad that it's so bloody entertaining. I just find myself enjoying the show. And I do love Barbie and Julia.
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This episode tried to copy Game of Thrones' formula of killing off characters but it wasn't effective and yes previews show that Angie is dead and will probably be a ghost
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Following my previous reply to thsi review, I believe this is in order.
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I've waited for this show and I like it whatsoever. MAN! STEPHEN KING :)))
And the recap was awesome!! Thumbs Up!!
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The Dome, I believe, is punishing stupidity, which probably menas there will no survivors.

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OK, TV.com, we need that edit button now. Sure, we're all becoming experts at interperating typos, but should we have to?
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"Like I said, confusion reigns because "Heads Will Roll" was an hour of malformed gibberish masquerading as network television."


ROTFLMAO ...
If only the show were as good as these recaps! I'm still working up the courage to renew my love-hate relationship with Dunderdome
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This show is one of the worst experiences in TV viewing. Viewing this show and then read reading these recaps is one of the best. The writers have to be trying to be bad.
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Oh wait I almost forgot one of my favorite parts of the episode: the reveal that Junior's mom is still alive and living somewhere on the outside?! Whoa!

And people like Big Jim don't actually change, they just get more clever. He's had a momentary change in his behavior because of his concern and worry over his son. But honestly if his love were true love, in an unconditional parent kind of way, then his son wouldn't be so royally fucked up.

I have a feeling Big Jim will be returning to form very soon, with the Dome sending out more lovely visions of his imminent demise. Or perhaps it will now be Junior who has to be gotten rid of, because OMG he's going to freak out when he finds out about Angie. Or mabye the Dome will pacify him somehow? Thoughts?

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Oh Tim, so many good (and funny) points, not to mention a ton of new questions raised with this ever-evolving premise of Dome. I'd like to start by saying that I liked it, the season premiere that is. I have an extremely easy suspension of disbelief and am a (mostly) right-brain thinker, that being said, I don't usually notice logic misteps in a program unless: A. My BFF (who is also a logical thinker) points them out to me or B. I have watched something at least 3 times. Since she doesn't watch this show, I will have to rely upon Tim and the rest of the commenters for the oh so funny crazy shit that I would (hardly) ever notice upon a one time viewing.

Now for answers to your burning questions:
Stephen King wanted to shock us and shake things up a bit with a big of finger-holing

No idea about Junior whatsoever. Just strange, ominous foreshadowing, I presume.

Absolutely! She better be.

The Dome has exhibited the power to influence people with fake ghosts albeit often weak arguments. It has seemed at times to be benevolent, but then as was witnessed in this episode, to sometimes seem not so much. I have been trying to postulate in my mind just what the Dome is. We know that some people seemed to have an idea about the Dome before it arrived. And I think that whomever it was that said, I think the Dome is more than you think it is or whatever, was right.

Let's see, I've thought of it being:
  1. A government experiment gone wrong (or is it right?)
  2. An advanced alien test/trick/experiment to find out something about humanity
  3. Or some strange manifestation of some supernatural thing that we have yet to learn of
I don't think that the science teacher's little magnet thing was what made the Dome stop. I think it really did want to do something, convince them of something, and/or teach them some sort of sick twisted lesson. But to be fair I thought science teacher's theory had merit, as much as is possible given the circumstances.

And I too thought about how many grills were being sucked against the Dome. Maybe what it really wants is for everyone to have a nice cookout. Or maybe it actually hates cookouts.

Wow, my replies keep getting longer and longer, don't they?
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When they started talking about contractions I seriously started hoping someone would say "I think the water just broke" while looking up into the sky towards the end. That would be so badass.
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HaHaHa ur review was more interesting than the Premiere :-) Like WTF 2 main characters dead couldn't they did that in the season 1 final cause always someone big dies in the final and for the door painting with the red above looks more like a theatre exit door, so Jnr look for 1 go to mommy....
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Okay guys, pls don't say I'm the only person here feeling incredibly upset about having to read 'Steven King' in this review over and over again... That's StePHen for Dome's sake! :D
Otherwise, the review is hilarious, and personally, I loved the episode as well. I mean yeah, none of these 44 minutes seemed to make any sense, but isn't that why this show is so great? Besides, I don't expect the series to be scientifically valid. I actually think those unreasonable details are part of the fun. :)
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I'm 5min into the show and Just came here to say that if a magnetic pull is strong enough to lift a man or move a car from many meters away, then when in contact, it should have chopped Barbie's hands right off, not to mention the cop wouldn't be able to just move a key around.
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I really cannot overstate how much I love these reviews. It's gotten to the point where it's the only reason I watch this absolutely terrible show. I thought the woman splashing in the water might have been Maxine's mum STILL drowning. No place like Dome.
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This show is really not bad if ur heavily stoned, but thats the only way!

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Stove?? Not a washing machine or dishwasher?? Go figure!
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science teacher was playing in MISFITS...have u seen it?gr8 show!!
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Yes, OMG, I was trying to place her! I knew she was from a British show but couldn't remember which one. I love Misfits so much! It's one of my favorite (ended) series.
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One of my favorite series too
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This show is the best in a subverted way! But I sense Tim would rather be reviewing something else. Is it Revolution all over again? Anyway, Under the Dome reminds me of the wacky stuff that happened in The Event.

I can't help think of all the fun jokes I read last year. /For instance, when Julian introduced herself as Julia Shamway, I immediately thought of that other red-head, her cousin Gordon...

And for a moment I thought Dean Norris had found a better gig... Glad he's sticking around a while longer.
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Revolution, alas, at least tried to be serious which is why it failed so miserably. Dunderdome has no such aspirations which is why it succeds by failing so miserably.
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Damn. Where the hell is that edit button we ordered. Succeeds, succeeds, succeeds ...
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TV.com staff replied one of my messages and said a reply button would allow people to change what they had said causing miscommunication, or something. So they think we can live with typos instead.
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Yes, I kind of recall that. Something about people deleting their original posts, which they can do anyway. Bureaucratic BS. Thousands of other forums, most in fact, do it without compromising the intelligent exchange of ideas. TV.com has a mercenary motive here, and they won't change until we absolutely insist.
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Even I thought this episode was a bit bad. It didn't make much sense, and not in the good way. I dislike that they killed off Linda like that and I dislike the new science teacher woman... She's already annoying. I like the new guy though. I don't like when they kill off too many main characters and now they killed off Angie too. Weird... The show is still highly entertaining though.
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I'm sort of annoyed that they keep killing off the likable characters like Angie when Big Jim & Junior get to live.

I'm really confused as to what the Dome actually wants at this point. It wants the killing to stop but then Angie is killed off? Why isn't the Dome upset about that?
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Oh and also Angie is one of the 5(?) hands right? So is it (Dome) going to find a replacement or is that all inconsequential now that the monarch has been crowned which I feel is Barbie? Or is it some heretofore un-thought-of craziness?

-Praise Dome :-P
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There were 4 hands (Junior, Joe, Angie, and... Joe's girlfriend forgot the name)

I said elsewhere in the comments, I think the egg-girl is a metaphorical lady of the lake and the monarch is a metaphorical king arthur - meaning he isn't crowned yet (read: the writers have no idea)
It could be Julia, Barbie, Sam or possibly someone entirely new.

Heck, the monarch could be a bad guy the dome is actually warning from.

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Yes, I know so frustrating. I feel like if the Dome really does have their best interests at heart(?) then it would have given her fair warning that danger was waiting for her.

But then again, who doesn't know not to walk into a darkened hallway alone chasing (phantoms) strangers?! So does this mean that I'm a Domeist? LOL

And I am also a bit frustrated that Linda in all her cop knowledge didn't fall with him (Barbie) instead of just pushing him out of the way. I hate when people do that, like when somebody pushes someone out of the way of a car, but stands there and gets hit. I know it's split second decision making so don't everybody go all explanatory on me. It just bugs me. I liked her, she wasn't the best cop, but she had a great heart and this town needs people like that as a moral compass for doing the right thing and such.
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The only way I could make sense out of this mess is if we assume that there isn't just a "dome" - in other words, there is more than one side here.

We have no idea if whatever the entities that talked to hand gang last season (using joe's girlfriend's dead mom's image) are the same ones responsible from dropping the dome. Or if the dome really is connected to the mini dome.

It's possible there are multiple "factions" running around with different motives possibly even oposing ones.
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Another good point.
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Hahaha, loved this episode and loved this review. Dodee fingering her hole had me in stitches... and your screencap of Barbie and his quandary got a huge chuckle outta me. This show is just so bad and stupid... I love it.
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man i missed these reviews,
having said that, besides the usual nonsense and bad acting i think the episode wasn't that terrible and as usually pretty entertaining.
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I thought when the teacher mentioned the mentioned the center of town it'd be where the mini dome was, no the school. Someone should release a map, or better yet a Google Sketchup model, of Chester's Mill with the dome.


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This is a fascinating detail. If the writers can't even get that right, then they clearly don't care at all if they get anything right.
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hillarious review. WHY DID THEY HAVE TO KILL ANGIE?! I love Britt Robertson but jeeze the girl has bad luck with TV shows. Everything gets cancelled or she gets killed. So annoying.
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so she's officially the new Summer Glau?
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I don't think I laughed this much in a while, thank you for this magnificent review. I'm happy (?!) to see that this show hasn't changed even a bit. Wait, I lied, it makes even less sense now.

So, why were the things which were in the same place getting pulled towards the dome one after another? Why were they like, waiting in a line or something? Why weren't they getting pulled towards the dome at the same exact time? First the knives, than the stove etc. Also, why did ghost!Linda have spectacular hair? Apparently dying under the dome does wonders to your hair!
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They have hit on the elusive formula that "it is sooo bad, you just have to watch to see what happens next"..
I agree with most comments and it is true Tim that your satire is at it's best when you are trashing a show.
I think we all enjoy sci-fi fantasy stuff, that's why we tuned into the pilot. But I have no idea why we are still here?
See ya next week
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Ah, it's the chick out of Misfits.
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Oh, how I've missed these awesome reviews! :)
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and after all this nonsense I still find myself annoyed that Julia's fine, gold and leather wrist watch is dry & intact after her super-heroic-dive-in-the-lake-with-an-open-wound-in-the-chest. god, I hate being petty.
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I'm only watching this for these hilarious reviews.
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I watched it late and there were already 218 comments here. I cannot believe we are all "under the dome" and watched such rubbish again and again.

Perhaps the dome is making all of us watch.

From now on, the dome is acting like God teaching the residence lessons on how to be humans. It alone will decide who lives and dies.

So IT decided to kill the cop and my favorite Angie but Big Jim should be give a second chance to redeem himself.

Welcome to another season of rubbish dome.

For those who got out, congrats to you !

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Well, at least it's not like Falling Skies, which has undergone two seasonal resets in a row, meaning that the show is essentially back where it was two years ago, with no progress being made at all regarding the story, with the characters actually loosing ground. It's like those two years never happened: nothing has changed story-wise and watching the show has been a complete waste. At least Under The Dome isn't like that.

No, wait.......

How about that. It actually is just like Falling Skies. Episode 1, season 2 has actually been a series reset. The story from last season is left unresolved. Two new characters are introduced and two old ones axed or squished. A new story line is being introduced, or rather the story is being dragged in a different direction. Everything you had just watched, perhaps even character development, has been more or less tossed out the window. No, instead of the writer's resolving the story any time soon, they're going to have to add in a bunch of new b.s. essentially to get us to almost the same point at the end of this season as we were at the end of the last.

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The difference between this and falling skies is that both shows are terrible but:

1) Falling skies is BORING! Under the dome is insanely dumb but it's not as boring.
The fun is sort of watching it and realize how dumb it is cause the show clearly doesn't take itself too serious.
Stuff actually happen (with no sense what so ever) and half the time you think to yourself "okay, so where are they going with this now?!?"

While in Falling Skies you can see everything a mile away. Okay, we get it. They did the little kid into a Hitler youth like movement. Not only are they dragging it forever with the metaphor but just in case you are too stupid to realize it (which I doubt anyone is) they actually spell it out for you on screen.

Same for everyone in the so called "ghetto" or the little girl massiah complex thing. Are there seriously any more cliched storylines than these 3?

2) We don't have someone like Tim write up a hilarious recap of the crap going on for falling skies. (And if I'm wrong... somebody post a link ASAP!)
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I'm a Domeologist. Zenu totally could be responsible for this whole thing.
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Oh.. and Big Jim, the hangmens rope had enough length on it (for him to swing on) yet not enough for him to walk the extra foot or two, pull the lever and then jump through the open trap door... but obviously kicking out the trap door works better. wtf?

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Not to mention the rope was like three feet longer than when it was around Barbie's neck for some reason
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Seems like there was enough length that when he fell, it would have snapped his neck like a twig.
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When I saw the furniture and especially the stove moving across the floor I too immediately thought of Maximum Overdrive and thought the writers have not only based the show on Stephen King's writings, but it seemed like they were channeling him with making the appliances come to life and then you tell me that he wrote it... classic!

If only Stephen had either called Angie "sugar-buns" or someone had mentioned something about someone calling them an asshole and the circle would have been complete.

The shows bad.. but so bad it's ridiculously funny too.

"The Dome want's us to stop the killing" being the reason Big Jim lives, then 5 mins later, Angie gets sliced and diced... yeah... okay.

And as for Junior/James mother, outside her window was the same building/monolith that was in the snowglobe.
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Not since Breaking Bad have I seen an already brilliant show continually top itself.

Just kidding.

By the way, Big Jim got stuck in the shelter because a bunch of metal stuff got magnetically pulled onto the door. The door didn't get pulled upright when Big Jim unlocked it because the magnetism only switches on when there are people around to get hit by the things it pulls towards the Dome. Or maybe it's made of wood; I don't remember. Nonetheless this explains, among other things, why the knives, nails, stove and whatnot didn't start flying around until Joe and co entered the house.
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the town of chester's mill may be trapped under a dome, but I`m leaving this show behind.
"Stephen King wrote this episode" ? Woot DA Fucck?? im always promoting that a good writing staff/ writer makes a world of difference in shows. maybe he had the flu or was busy with something else and didn't put any time into it.
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If we attempted to make a list of actors and actresses that refused to be on this series because it was written so poorly and as a result portrayed their acting ability in the same manner, do you think that there would be any names on the list?

No matter how ridiculous they may be represented or how preposterous the premise may be it's another part in their portfolio and another paycheck in the bank. The actress that played Angie may very well have welcomed getting Axed from the show. Not being in the acting profession I can't pretend to understand their motivation but I could understand the full cast and crew of this show being nominated in some aspect for the Ed Woods Award. May Plan 9 from Under the Dome live on!

However, if there were no UTD series we wouldn't have Tim Surette's Reveiws to read or look forward to, and they are the best part!
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I didn't think they could surpass the stupidity of the first season, but this seemed even stupider. Maybe I'm just fortunate enough to have forgotten enough of the first season to not fully remember how stupid it was.

"Steven King wrote this episode"

WTF. LOL.
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Aww, I kind of liked Linda. Of all these Plan 9ians, she was the Plan 9iest.
The "Sciencey"ism vs Domeism thing looks like it's going to be really fun.
Also, that university: Notre Dome.
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Congratulations to tim review above he must studied hard at the university of Dome for two years LOL
So the dome has the whole message to stop the killing but doesn't have a problem of killing Linda plus other extras they couldn't afford to show their death as most of the budget was spent on the special effects. Also how come barbie , sam , big jim and julia are immune to fainting probably everyone else realised that they were supposed to be on Boardwalk Empire but mistakenly they appeared in this ! This show now cross into slasher flicks as well at the end so I expect some cheap thrills next episode!
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We're finally back and I couldn't be more relieved. Under the Dome is still hilariously terrible and you're back reviewing it hilariously. You always turn in your best work with bad shows like these, Tim!

Was it just me or did Dean Norris seem genuinely happy hanging himself? I'd like to think his thoughts when falling were: "YES! YES! YES! FINALLY! I promise to be more careful from now on when choosing my roles!" I can't believe he is still doing this to himself.

Junior's dream sequence was the funniest music video of all times and I want it to air on MTV!

As a completely not-authoritative, not-a-magnet-expert I can decidedly confirm the science wouldn't work. While the dome's magnetic field would indeed induce a current in the electromagnet the Domespeople put up which in turn would create a magnetic field insidethe magnet (most likely to be a coil of wires) opposing the dome's in direction. However, it would be of much smaller magnitude no matter how large the coil is and wouldn't cancel the outer field - this is discounting the fact that the induced magnetic field would be even weaker outside the coil. You can read up on the underlying effect here.

What the townspeople could do, though, is harness the current being induced and use it to solve their power problem (something which actually seems to be an issue - calling it for next week!).
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