Under the Dome

Season 1 Episode 13

Curtains

80
Aired Monday 10:00 PM Sep 16, 2013 on CBS
6.8
out of 10
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As Big Jim continues to secure his power and takes steps to eliminate Barbie, the Monarch is crowned and the Dome sends a familiar face to Joe and Norrie to reveal the secret of the Dome.

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  • THAT was the finale?

    4.5
    THAT was the finale? Terrible! The whole show has been building to 'the pink stars are falling' they actually rose and then white stars fell, so they couldn't even get that right!
  • sighhhh

    4.0
    What is there left to be said about this show ? , it's so bad that it is actually fun to watch , it is the perfect parody of a tv show , i hope next season brings lots more nonsense!
  • It should be illegal to end a finale like this. !SPOILERS! or a spoiler.

    7.0
    Despite this show trying to have climax moments like Lost (Sometimes though It had big moments in the middle of the episode too) , It is pretty decent. Although I would say most visual effects were pretty , pretty and pretty bad. Thankfully It got better tru the end of season. I almost stopped watching it because of the unnecessary badly done green screen shots.

    Only thing we have to wait until june 2014 for the second season is that there will be something big gonna happen. If that was the pink stars at the end of the finale , then we have nothing to wait for.

    I agree with some of the comments here. This should have been a mini series. This will obviously turn into a typical aftermath scenario where there will be a bad guy then he will die then there will be another bad guy and so on.

    I just realized that this show doesnt have humour at all. Oh wait , except Linda shooting a lock of a building full of propane. Is she getting dumber every episode?

    I just hope It will be worth it to wait for the second season.

    cheers.



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  • The Season Final Stunk!

    1.0


    This summer I watched two shows faithfully for the entire season. "Under The Dome" on CBS and "The Bridge" on FX. Enjoyed both until the very end, unfortunately, one had a lousy season finale and the other had a great one. "Under The Dome" had a lousy season ending and will NOT watch season 2 next summer. And it seemed to be geared for the younger set. However, "The Bridge" had a great season finale, super ending, made complete sense and WILL WATCH season 2 next summer. A more adult show, better actors, better story lines and made a lot more sense than the CBS show.moreless
  • A great finale for a show that started very good, became boring, lame and convenient and then revived on the last 2 episodes

    7.5
    *CONTAINS SPOILERS*



    It is true that UtD started unexpectedly good. Then, after just 4 episodes it was dragging the story lines in addition to a mediocre cast and poor writing that led to constant unexplained twists on characters' personalities.



    There is no doubt that this show could be one of the best but failed to do so. I was surprised because I was expecting something damn good from the executive producers (Stephen King and Stephen Spielberg).



    However, it is undeniably a watchable show for the Sci-Fi fans. Its visual effects are very good and mystery around the infamous dome is decently set.



    The finale episode of S1 was the 2nd best episode of the season, after the pilot. Semi-finale episode was the 3rd. We finally get a glimpse on the dome's origins, it is set upon this small town by one kind that can "astral-project" itself or create holograms. Obviously aliens. We are said that this indestructible dome is there to protect the town. That probably means that the aliens are to destroy the rest of the planet and they give a chance to this town to save itself. It's a win-win. They get to live, the aliens will have humans to run tests. This egg and its whimsical caprices are already an irritating psychological test, after all. We also realize that the dome was angry not because Junior left but because the monarch (Julia) was shot and almost died.



    The drawbacks of this episode is how Julia risked to touch the egg in the first place when it was glowing and then to sink it in the bottom of the river which made it ascend the famous "pink stars" that merely (?) changed the dome color from black to white. Undeniably, the egg is going to be safe in the bottom of the river as the hologram commanded but did Julia know that it needs to be sunk in water to make it run the next spin of craziness which led, mind you, in one of the most beautiful visual effects I've ever seen? Probably we will never know, much like most of the LOST mysteries. But I am generously rating this episode because it had mystery, good acting (finally), a glimpse on the dome's origins and a mind-blowing cliffhanger.



    I am already intrigued about the next season but the writing team needs serious enhancement and the actors have to boost their performance (on the last 2 episodes of this season their acting was pretty good to say the truth) and all I can hope is that on next season it will finally start explaining the mysteries we have already witnessed.



    PS. I hope the cataclysmic event that is going to happen outside the dome really happens, because it's going to be extra anti-climactic if the dome vanishes like it did on the book.moreless
Mike Vogel

Mike Vogel

Dale "Barbie" Barbara

Rachelle LeFevre

Rachelle LeFevre

Julia Shumway

Natalie Martinez

Natalie Martinez

Deputy Linda Esquivel

Britt Robertson

Britt Robertson

Angie McAlister

Alex Koch

Alex Koch

Junior Rennie

Colin Ford

Colin Ford

Joe McAlister

Chris Johnson (II)

Chris Johnson (II)

Volunteer

Guest Star

Kevin Patrick Murphy

Kevin Patrick Murphy

Farmer

Guest Star

Zuri Adele

Zuri Adele

Mother

Guest Star

Samantha Mathis

Samantha Mathis

Alice Calvert

Recurring Role

Mackenzie Lintz

Mackenzie Lintz

Norrie Calvert-Hill

Recurring Role

Dale Raoul

Dale Raoul

Andrea Grinnell

Recurring Role

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