Under the Dome

Season 2 Episode 4


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jul 21, 2014 on CBS
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Episode Summary


Barbie and Julia take opposing sides when Big Jim and Rebecca take extreme steps to extend the town's resources. Meanwhile, the mystery of Melanie Cross deepens.

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  • People aged differently before the Dome

    Sam, Pauline and Lyle alledgely are of the same age but are portrayed by actors born in 1978, 1967 and 1956.

    Something wrong happened in this town before the Dome to make the barber grow 18 years older than his pal and 11 than his former girlfriend since they were of the same age in 1988.
  • Dragged out too long

    I've got to the point where I don't care about the mystery of Melanie Cross anymore, this has been dragged out too long.
  • under the Dumb

    I am a big king fan and I am not sure what he was thinking when he let these guys tamper with his story lines. Season one had so much promise but things took a dive this season. I meen bad doesn't even describe the writing. . In the age of Google I find it hard to believe these writers can't check their basic science. Its Science Fiction! Its not about trolls or zombies .. It's supposed to be a gripping drama about what would happen in real life. That's what drew us in. If I could walk into that writers room I would start slapping heads around yelling "Do you WANT to get cancelled?". Where do you begin? The dome has WiFi and a Surface tablet can find the source down to the exact locker without a program even running on it? They are a foot across and the fact is a signal would find it difficult to get out of they only checked one! My god the corrections I would make to the last episode alone would be longer than the show itself! I liked this show at first, but who ever is in charge has decided that they are more clever than Mr king and can come up with better stories. Your dialog is awful your science is unbelievably your plot was written by someone with an abridged dictionary and a blender. I had hoped for better but I think this show is done after this season and with good reason. The show writers should go back and read all these revues and listen to all your sad pathetic mistakes. Maybe you should go write light dramas for Lifetime not tackling one our generations greatest writers novels.

    I feel ashamed now to admit I have watched this pile of cr... not just the pink stars that are falling anymore!!!moreless
  • Racial pandering?

    So the only black person in a town full of white people emerges as the town leader? Really?
  • everything is on repeat

    There is always evil against good, always someone disagreeing with someone, and we have a ghost in town. Can it get more sllier than this ?
Megan Ketch

Megan Ketch


Guest Star

Hannah Black

Hannah Black

Young Pauline

Guest Star

Austin James Parker

Austin James Parker

Young Sam

Guest Star

Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam

Lyle Chumley

Recurring Role

Grace Victoria Cox

Grace Victoria Cox

Melanie Cross

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Barbie: Jim, we need to talk about your extermination plan.
      Big Jim: Reduction option.
      Barbie: Okay, whatever.

    • Barbie: If this place runs out of food, let's hope that we're not on the menu.

    • Melanie: How can this be?
      Joe: Yearbooks don't lie.
      Melanie: It's from 25 years ago.
      Joe: Hey, this is kind of personal, but do you have probe marks?
      Norrie: Joe, please. Save your theory on intelligent life-forms of the universe for a TED talk.

    • Junior: If I'm gonna break you out, I want your hands together. Think of it as a prayer.

    • Joe: Maybe The Independent ran an article about why her family came to Chester's Mill in 1988. Or why she left.
      Norrie: In a town where Betsy Van Needles' record-breaking tomato makes the front page, I'd say we have a pretty good shot.

    • Norrie: How am I supposed to compete with a girl he thinks is from a galaxy far, far away?
      Barbie: I'm sure he's just trying to help.
      Norrie: Don't undermine my feelings of jealousy and abandonment. But since we're chatting, what's up with you and Julia?

    • Norrie: Whatever you did was super bad. Your eyebrow just twitched.
      Barbie: Yeah, it did. I'm really glad we could have this little chat.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: July 21, 2014 on Global
      Australia: July 22, 2014 on Ten
      New Zealand: August 13, 2014 on Prime
      Netherlands: September 1, 2014 on SBS
      UK: September 15, 2014 on Channel 5
      Finland: October 1, 2014 on Nelonen


    • Norrie: How am I supposed to compete with a girl he thinks is from a galaxy far, far away?
      Referencing the Star Wars movie franchise. Star Wars is an epic space opera franchise and a fictional universe initially developed by George Lucas during the 1970s and expanded since that time. Each movie in the series starts with the words "A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away...". This sentence became one of the series' most famous catchphrases, along with other lines like "May the Force be with you."