Under the Dome

Season 1 Episode 4

Outbreak

47
Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jul 15, 2013 on CBS
7.4
out of 10
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153 votes
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When Chester's Mill is stricken by a meningitis outbreak, the townspeople panic when the clinic runs out of medicine and the Dome prevents anyone from bringing in new vaccine. Meanwhile, Julia learns the secret that Peter was hiding from her, and Junior is left in charge.

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  • All Over the Place

    6.5
    One crisis after another is making Under the Dome less and less believable each week. This outbreak of meningitis is no exception, leaving me wondering who had it to begin with that it became an issue so quickly. Julia and Barbie's little breakup was over-played and over-acted. I was so relieved when someone finally found Angie, though I feel like she's likely to be kept hidden away, if only to hold something over Junior's head, or to keep the town from finding out the councilman's dark secrets. Why am I still watching this?moreless
  • started out fine... now its hopeless

    3.0
    Am I the only one that things this is cheesy? Bad acting, the story is boring and unrealistic. I just think it is another excample of a good concept but non thought out.
  • Sickness and secrets, a dangerous combination (for Barbie, anyway)

    6.5
    I have some questions. The biggest one continues to be about the townsfolk, and why they have thus far been so slow to start stockpiling? Norrie's mother who is not Samantha Mathis (Aisha Hinds and okay, I promise to learn her character's name next week) is the only one who appears to be thinking ahead, wanting to steal some insulin from the clinic to boost her diabetic wife's dwindling supply. Smart! So, of course, shot down.



    Then there's Angie. Is it just me, or does her prison appear to be entirely lacking in bathroom facilities? Surely if she soiled herself, the bloom would be entirely off the rose for even such a whack job as Junior? At least the flood might have given her a chance to relieve her aching bladder without fear of shame.



    And Julia! Oh, I get blaming someone else for your own problems, and learning that your husband was a secret gambler who has bankrupted you and you believe left you without warning has got to be a shock. But talking to her brand new acquaintance Barbie as though he utterly betrayed her because he didn't give her his full life story ("I trusted you!") is about fifty kinds of ludicrous. Kicking him out of her house does make perfect sense, though it probably would have made more sense had she not had him come stay in the first place. And also: nice investigative journalisting there, Julia! You weren't even the slightest bit suspicious that YOUR HUSBAND had this whole secret life?



    So the women of this show? Not smart. And the guys? Well, there's the pompous and sinister Big Jim, the sociopathic Junior, the grizzled bookie collection agent Barbie and, ugh, Creepy Reverend Undertaker. Thank goodness for Angie's adorable and nerdy brother Joe (Colin Ford) who had quite the creepiest moment of the series so far, sitting up and looking directly at camera while unconscious experiencing one of his Prophecy Seizures or there'd be no one in this town worth caring about at all.moreless
  • Genius!

    10
    I'm addicted. I have watched episodes 1-4 and I cant pull my self away from the screen. This is almost as good as Jerico (before the government shut it down and took it off the I'm enthused to see how far this series will go.. I hope it plays out like Burn Notice. Would love to see this show for years to come. Enjoy ya'll!
  • Really enjoyable.

    10
    I really can't wonder why there are so many negative reviews of the show around here/ I suppose some people think that it is bad because it doesn't follow the book. I can't comment on that regard as I haven't read it.



    But I can comment on the actual show. And I'm really enjoying it. There are some characters which I feel don't get developed as much as they should be - Barbie and Big Jim most notably. But there are some characters which I really like - such as Julia and Joe and Linda.



    Today was interesting with an outbreak inside the dome. I'm wondering hoe the outbreak got into the dome, but hopefully that will get addressed later.



    Some interesting developments outside the dome, although I do agree with the previous viewer in that it would be nice to know more of what's going on outside the dome as well.



    All up, I'm really enjoying it. It's mysterious and intriguing and I can't wait for the next one!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 McAllister

Ned Bellamy

Ned Bellamy

Reverend Lester Coggins

Guest Star

Leon Rippy

Leon Rippy

Ollie Densmore

Guest Star

Celia Weston

Celia Weston

Mrs. Weston

Guest Star

Samantha Mathis

Samantha Mathis

Alice Calvert

Recurring Role

Mackenzie Lintz

Mackenzie Lintz

Norrie Calvert-Hill

Recurring Role

R. Keith Harris

R. Keith Harris

Peter Shumway

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Joe: Is that really normal?
      Norrie: You're a mutant, like Wolverine.
      Joe: You know X-Men?
      Norrie: I know a lot of stuff.

    • Linda: You were my third-grade teacher.
      Mrs. Moore: Of course. I remember you, Linda.
      Linda: You were an amazing teacher.
      Mrs. Moore: Oh, you were a terrible student.

    • Mrs. Moore: If you told me yesterday that the idea of Junior Rennie brandishing a shotgun would be reassuring... I'd have laughed my head off.

    • Carolyn: What have you two been doing all day?
      Norrie: Oh, just making out and stuff.
      Alice: Right. It's the "stuff" that usually worries us.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Norrie: Nope, you're a mutant like Wolverine.
      Referencing the Marvel Comics character who first appeared in The Incredible Hulk #180 (October 1974) and was created by Len Wein, John Romita Sr., and Herb Trimpe. Wolverine, aka Logan, is a mutant with the X-Men, possessing the power of enhanced regeneration, allowing him to heal wounds at an accelerated rate. His healing allowed him to receive a transplant of indestructible metal bones and claws, making it all but impossible to kill him.

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