List of Under the Dome episodes

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Under the Dome is an American science fiction drama series developed for television by Brian K. Vaughan and based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. Both King and Vaughan serve as executive producers, alongside Neal Baer, Steven Spielberg, Stacey Snider, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, and Jack Bender. Baer and Vaughan serve as day-to-day showrunners. Under the Dome premiered on CBS on June 24, 2013.

The series takes place in Chester's Mill, Maine, a small American town that suddenly finds itself totally cut off from the rest of the world when an invisible, impenetrable barrier, referred to as "the Dome", mysteriously appears around it. While a contingent of the town's remaining government tries to maintain order, a small group of outsiders, led by Army veteran Dale "Barbie" Barbara (Mike Vogel), attempts to uncover the truth behind the Dome and how to escape from it.

As of September 22, 2014, 26 episodes of Under the Dome have aired, concluding the second season.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired Nielsen ratings
First aired Last aired 18–49 Viewers
1 13 June 24, 2013 September 16, 2013 2.7/8[1] 11.19[1]
2 13 June 30, 2014 September 22, 2014 1.6/5[2] 7.17[2]
3 13[3] June 25, 2015[4] N/A N/A N/A


Season 1 (2013)[edit]

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1 1 "Pilot" Niels Arden Oplev Teleplay by: Brian K. Vaughan June 24, 2013 (2013-06-24) 13.53[5]
Dale "Barbie" Barbara buries a man's body in the woods of Chester's Mill. As he is leaving the town, an invisible barrier descends on the borders of the township. Julia Shumway, who was investigating mysterious propane deliveries, takes a special interest in Barbie after he saves the life of teenager Joe McAlister. Town councilman James "Big Jim" Rennie makes an emergency radio announcement, while police chief Duke Perkins and his deputy Linda try to quell the rise of panic in the town. Big Jim's unstable son Junior kidnaps Angie McAlister when he begins to suspect she had an affair with Barbie. Carolyn Hill and her partner Alice Calvert are passing through Chester's Mill with their daughter Norrie, and Norrie has what they think is an epileptic seizure. Barbie realizes the man he buried was Julia's husband. Duke suggests to Linda that the entire town is being punished, when his pacemaker explodes as he approaches the barrier. The U.S. military descends upon Chester's Mill.
2 2 "The Fire" Jack Bender Rick Cleveland July 1, 2013 (2013-07-01) 11.81[6]
When Barbie realizes he left his dog tags at the cabin where he killed Julia's husband, he heads back to retrieve them but is ambushed by Junior who believes Angie is involved with him. At the radio station, Dodee and Phil pick up a military frequency discussing the dome and Julia commandeers the microphone to broadcast the information. While exploring, Joe and his friend Ben notice that the military is testing to see if water can get through the dome. Meanwhile, Big Jim has Reverend Coggins destroy the propane shipment records at Duke's house, but Coggins accidentally starts a fire while burning the evidence. Linda hears Coggins yell for help and pulls him out of the house, but the fire spreads when a nearby propane tank explodes, forcing the town to form a bucket brigade. Big Jim, who had ignored Coggins' cries for help, uses a tractor to contain the fire. Moments later, a hysterical Deputy Paul Randolph shoots his gun at the dome, but the bullet ricochets off it and kills Deputy Freddy.
3 3 "Manhunt" Paul Edwards Adam Stein July 8, 2013 (2013-07-08) 10.71[7]
Deputy Paul Randolph, locked up after accidentally killing Deputy Freddy, escapes his jail cell and locks Linda inside. Big Jim organizes a search party to find Paul by recruiting other townsmen and Barbie, while Linda resolves to find Paul on her own. In the woods, Paul sneaks up on Barbie and Big Jim to hold them at gunpoint, and Linda shows up and shoots Paul, prompting Big Jim to designate her as the new Sheriff. Julia tails Junior into the tunnels under the cement plant, where he is looking to find a way out, he hits the barrier of the dome. Meanwhile, Joe and Norrie find themselves in the middle of a party as Ben invites everyone in town to charge their electronics using Joe's generator. The party ends when the generator blows. Norrie and Joe touch hands and start having simultaneous seizures, repeating the same cryptic phrase "pink stars are falling."
4 4 "Outbreak" Kari Skogland Peter Calloway July 15, 2013 (2013-07-15) 11.13[8]
After Julia learns that Phil and Barbie are connected to her husband Peter, she questions Phil about Peter's whereabouts, but he passes out from an unexpected illness. As other townspeople including Linda begin to display similar symptoms, Alice volunteers her help at the clinic and discerns the town is suffering from meningitis. Junior enforces a quarantine of the clinic and pacifies the panicked patients attempting to break out. With a waning supply of antibiotics, Big Jim and Barbie head to the pharmacy but discover Reverend Coggins had already taken all the medicine, believing it was God's plan for the infected to die. Big Jim retrieves the antibiotics to treat the diseased while Barbie tracks down Julia at the cabin where she had followed leads to uncover documentation of Peter's bankruptcy. Meanwhile, Joe and Norrie experiment with their simultaneous seizures while Big Jim finds Angie in the underground shelter.
5 5 "Blue on Blue" Jack Bender Brian K. Vaughan July 22, 2013 (2013-07-22) 11.60[9]
Despite finding Angie in the shelter, Jim leaves her locked up, unable to believe his son would do such a thing. Meanwhile, the military has scheduled a visitors' day for the residents of Chester's Mill, where family members of people trapped in the dome can come and visit their loved ones along the barrier. Barbie finds out from a soldier that the military plans to attempt to destroy the dome with a missile, which will likely kill everyone inside. Big Jim orders everyone to take shelter in the tunnels underneath the city. As most of the town prepares for the inevitable, Joe and Norrie search for Angie, Junior finds Angie at her house and they spend what they believe will be their last moments together. As the missile approaches, Norrie and Joe share a kiss. The missile impacts the dome, laying waste to everything outside of it but leaving the town unscathed. As Big Jim investigates the edge of the dome, he is approached by Reverend Coggins, who is killed when Jim pushes his head into the dome.
6 6 "The Endless Thirst" Kari Skogland Soo Hugh July 29, 2013 (2013-07-29) 11.41[10]
After the town's water tower is inadvertently destroyed and the lake is found to be polluted, Barbie helps Linda stop the looting that breaks out in response to the waning resources. Angie tells Rose about her captivity by Junior and asks for her help, but they are accosted by the Dundee boys who loot the diner, killing Rose and knocking Angie unconscious. Barbie intervenes to rescue Angie and a rainstorm occurs and ends the chaos. Following his trade with Ollie Densmore for the town's use of Ollie's well in exchange for propane, Big Jim gives Angie the offer to protect her and Joe as long as she keeps her imprisonment by Junior a secret. After Julia and Dodee speculate that the source of the radio signal jam could be the answer to the dome's origin, Dodee fashions a triangulation device that leads them to Joe and Norrie, who are on a search to find insulin to save Alice. The teenagers shock Julia and Dodee when they show them the video of their seizures and end the signal jam by touching the dome together.
7 7 "Imperfect Circles" Miguel Sapochnik Caitlin Parrish August 5, 2013 (2013-08-05) 10.42[11]
Feeling threatened with his authority, Big Jim takes matters into his own hands. Julia's friend, Harriet, touches the dome and goes into labor so Julia takes her to the hospital. They are gas-jacked by the two Dundee brothers, but Barbie arrives and the two flee. Barbie then takes the woman in labor to Alice to help them. While that's happening, Junior and Big Jim argue about Junior disturbing Angie. Junior goes to the police station and goes with Linda to find the two murderers. Junior realizes that they are at an abandoned house and gets told by Linda that one of them almost raped Angie. Linda kills one of the brothers during a fight. Junior kills the other for the attempted murder when he tries to escape. Big Jim then checks on the city's stockpiled propane. Joe and Norrie try to find the center of the dome, finding a second mini-dome that holds a mysterious egg in it. Alice has a heart attack and dies in Norrie's arms. In the mini-dome, the egg's shell begins to light up, with pink-colored lights on the surface of the egg.
8 8 "Thicker Than Water" Jack Bender Adam Stein August 12, 2013 (2013-08-12) 10.36[12]
At night, Junior comes home but Big Jim points a gun at him and tells him to leave. The next morning, Big Jim confronts Ollie and gets Barbie, Linda, Junior and Carter to take the well from Ollie. As Jim is rounding up volunteers to attack Ollie's farm, Barbie and Linda plan to blow up the well so that the other well's water will return. Jim then realizes that Barbie is going to go ahead with bombing Ollie's well. While everyone realizes that the well has been destroyed, Junior appears and knocks Jim out. Big Jim is dragged into Ollie's living room and Ollie's men leave saying that they no longer need his water. Ollie then gives permission for Junior to kill Big Jim but instead, Junior asks Jim questions about his mother. At the police station, Linda is surprised to see Junior back and he tells her what happened. Joe tells Julia about the mini-dome and the egg and both go to see it. It is hinted that Angie may also be connected to the dome by the butterfly tattoo on her shoulder blade.
9 9 "The Fourth Hand" Roxann Dawson Daniel Truly August 19, 2013 (2013-08-19) 10.64[13]
Julia takes Barbie to see the mini-dome and the egg, but they have both disappeared. Barbie and Linda find a highly strung out drug addict who is undergoing withdrawal symptoms from Rapture, a drug that he had purchased from Reverend Coggins. A thorough search by Linda and Barbie uncovers drug-making equipment in one of Reverend Coggins' coffins. Angie takes over the diner, and asks Big Jim to put her name on the diner's deed. Junior brings Angie back home after a seizure similar to Joe and Norrie's. Norrie notices Angie's butterfly tattoo and wonders if she is the "monarch". Julia tries to borrow the directional antenna from Dodee but Dodee says that the Yagi isn't working anymore. Big Jim receives an unexpected visitor – Max, a business partner who created Rapture. She was trapped under the dome because she had decided to pay Big Jim a visit on the day the dome fell over Chester's Mill.
10 10 "Let the Games Begin" Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Andres Fischer-Centeno & Peter Calloway August 26, 2013 (2013-08-26) 11.11[14]
Linda takes Julia to help investigate Duke's involvement with previous criminal activity in Chester's Mill. During their investigation, Linda finds a note from Duke saying that after his son died from a drug addiction, he vowed to get drugs out of the town by making a deal with Maxine; he and others bought the propane she needed, and she would keep drugs out of the town. She finds out that Barbie killed her husband, but she interprets it as Peter wanting to die due to his overwhelming debt. Big Jim finds a house on a nearby island that Maxine is supposedly hiding at, and finds the house's caretaker Agatha, revealed to be Maxine's mother. Joe, Angie, and Norrie touch the mini-dome in their barn simultaneously. The dome then reveals a fourth handprint. Angie show Norris and Joe a painting Junior's mother made of a dream she had, depicting Junior and "pink stars falling in lines." The three then take Junior to the barn, and as the four of them touch the dome, the egg in the middle releases pink stars.
11 11 "Speak of the Devil" David M. Barrett Scott Gold September 2, 2013 (2013-09-02) 11.15[15]
Big Jim turns the town against and forms a manhunt on Barbie after the truth about his past is revealed. Junior decides to leave the three and forget about the mini-dome. As funnel clouds appear and grow, the wind picks up a bench, which almost hits Angie, but is saved by Junior. Julia is shot by Maxine, but as the clouds subside, and Julia's heart begins to beat again. Later, Barbie gets Big Jim's help to take down Maxine. The two head to Maxine's underground club and the power then goes out from Barbie's activated alarm. Barbie and Big Jim then steal their guns and lead them outside. Big Jim kills both Maxine and the gunman, and tries to shoot Barbie, but fails. Big Jim accuses Barbie of killing the two to Linda. Norrie, Joe, Angie and Junior touch the dome at the same time, and see a vision of Big Jim bleeding from stab wounds. The vision then has the four holding bloody knives. The other three consider that in order for the dome to come down, they have to kill Big Jim.
12 12 "Exigent Circumstances" Peter Leto Adam Stein & Caitlin Parrish September 9, 2013 (2013-09-09) 9.72[16]
As Barbie hides in the woods, Big convinces the townspeople to continue the search for Barbie. During the radio transmissions, Dodee remembers what happened to her when she touched the mini-dome. She takes Big Jim to the radio station and tells him about the egg in the mini-dome. Big Jim hears the people on the transmission discuss events in the dome, including Reverend Coggins's murder. Dodee overhears this, and to show Jim that she is still trustworthy, she tells him about the egg. Big Jim ends up killing Dodee and burn the station, blaming Barbie. However, the egg is no longer in the barn; Joe's friend Ben has hidden the mini-dome in his house. The mini-dome is forced to be covered in blankets after a piercing noise begins. Ben, Joe, Norrie, and Carolyn take off the blankets to find the dome glowing orange. Julia wakes up with Angie helping her recollect. Big Jim walks Barbie to the front of town hall, where many townspeople wait for Barbie's guilty plea. He pleads not guilty.
13 13 "Curtains" Jack Bender Brian K. Vaughan & Scott Gold September 16, 2013 (2013-09-16) 12.10[17]
The monarch hatches, and the butterfly starts flying around inside the mini dome violently and creating expanding black spots where it crashes against the surface. These spots are mirrored in the big dome and begin to expand, casting the town into darkness. Junior, Angie, Joe, and Norrie then touch the dome together, the mini dome shatters releasing both the egg and butterfly, where they discover that the Monarch is Julia. They receive a visit from one of the dome's people. The visitor states that they have taken Alice's form to "bridge the divide", and that the reason for the dome is to protect them. Big Jim puts Barbie in a noose and then Julia has to choose to save the egg and the lives of the town, or save Barbie by giving the egg to Big Jim within one hour. She chooses the egg and protects it by throwing it into the lake. The egg starts to glow, and pink stars rise to the sky, where they remove the dark black "curtain", replacing it with a curtain of piercing bright white light.

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

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14 1 "Heads Will Roll" Jack Bender Stephen King June 30, 2014 (2014-06-30) 9.41[18]
Barbie's fate is left in the hands of Big Jim and Junior, after being falsely charged with numerous crimes. However, the dome releases a sound, which causes Linda to halt the execution. The dome has become magnetized, causing observers to pass out. Linda is killed from being crushed against the dome's wall by a vehicle. Meanwhile, Julia meets Sam Verdreaux, while rescuing a mysterious girl from drowning. To save the rest of the townspeople, Barbie meets Rebecca Pine, a high school science teacher who has theories about the dome. Big Jim thinks the dome is telling him to sacrifice himself, and he asks Julia and Barbie for assistance. Julia refuses to follow through, and she prevents Big Jim's death by cutting the rope. The townspeople begin to wake up. Later that night, Angie sees the girl who was rescued and follows her to the school, where she is seen looking into a locker. Angie looks to see what is inside, before she is cut down by an unseen assailant.
15 2 "Infestation" Ernest Dickerson Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson July 7, 2014 (2014-07-07) 7.70[19]
Having being spared by The Dome, Big Jim starts to have a change of heart, changing rapidly from the previous mindset of himself being most important, to being generally helpful towards the entire town. Rebecca takes action after a caterpillar infestation begins to take control of all the town's crops, by burning fields, and enlisting Big Jim and Barbie to spray the fields with pesticides. The fuel runs low on the aeroplane, however, Big Jim helps Barbie by revealing a secret reserve tank. Following Angie's murder, there is a manhunt for the person responsible for the crime. Initially, the girl who was rescued by Julia is the main suspect, as her shoe print was found near the crime scene, however it is soon revealed that it was a man who did the deed. Junior heads to the prison cell to kill the mysterious stranger, before being stopped. Junior then heads to his Uncle Sam's shack to reveal that the previous night, he was drunk, and he believes that he may have been the man who killed Angie.
16 3 "Force Majeure" Peter Leto Adam Stein July 14, 2014 (2014-07-14) 7.64[20]
Rebecca and Big Jim decide to conduct a census on the town to decide who will get to live and who will die. Chester's Mill is faced with red acid rain and all are forced to stay indoors. At the school, Joe, Norrie and the unknown girl detect a short-lived internet connection. Junior receives a message from his mother telling him that she is alive and to trust only the town's barber, Lyle. Rebecca and Big Jim are going to clear the lake when they are attacked by Lyle. Lyle tortures Rebecca to try to make her agree that they must accept their fate. Barbie, Sam and Julia save Big Jim, and then set out to find Rebecca. Meanwhile Joe, Norrie and the unknown girl open the locker that Angie closed just before dying, they find nothing. They later come across a photo of the unknown girl during in the 80's and find that her name is Melanie. Junior demands answers from Lyle, who tells him that in time he will have all his answers.
17 4 "Revelation" Holly Dale Alexandra McNally July 21, 2014 (2014-07-21) 6.74[21]
With Big Jim on board, Rebecca pushes ahead the plan to reduce the population. Rebecca discovers a pig that died from the flu and gets blood from the carcass. Liking the idea of using natural selection and letting the virus do the work, Big Jim heads to the diner to contaminate some water. Julia connects the deaths to Rebecca's plans and believes that the diner will be the contamination point. They go there and stop Big Jim but he doesn't have the virus. Rebecca didn't trust him and she takes the virus to the church. Both Big Jim and Rebecca get locked up in jail. Lyle shows Junior postcards he had received from Pauline since helping her fake her death. They go to Sam's cabin looking for Pauline's journal. When Barbie finds Joe, Norrie, and Melanie, they tell him about the internet at the school. They all begin looking through old newspapers and find an article about Melanie Cross' disappearance. In 1988 she, Pauline, Lyle, and Sam found a meteorite with the egg. Melanie was pushed and killed.
18 5 "Reconciliation" Ed Ornelas Cathryn Humphris July 28, 2014 (2014-07-28) 6.57[22]
As Julia is explaining the trial of Big Jim and Rebecca, one of the men in the crowd pulls out a gun. Phil shoots and kills the man, before heading to the cell block to free Big Jim and Rebecca, but Big Jim tells him that the town would kill him if he were released. Julia organizes a food program, but the storehouse is burned in an explosion. Junior tells Sam about the four hands, and believing that if all four hands are dead the Dome will come down, Sam almost smothers Junior, but stops when Junior wakes. Carolyn, Norrie's mother, finds a back store room where Phil hid the food and he attempts to kill her, but Barbie shoots him in the shoulder. In addition to the hidden storeroom food, Andrea, the widow of a survivalist, shows Julia her massive food supply which should last the town for months. At the diner Julia announces that they must forgive the past and frees Big Jim and Rebecca. Junior, Rebecca, and Sam find a mysterious tunnel leading from Melanie's old school locker.
19 6 "In the Dark" Jack Bender Caitlin Parrish August 4, 2014 (2014-08-04) 6.83[23]
Barbie and Sam investigate the tunnel behind the school locker, but an explosion causes a cave-in and cuts them off from Junior. Meanwhile, a dust storm brought on by the acidity of the red rain overtakes the town. Julia helps Barbie rather than focusing on the weather crisis, while Big Jim regains the townspeople's support. He eventually convinces the people to build a mist-dispersing windmill, which calms the dust storm. Below ground, Barbie and Sam explore a cave system, eventually reaching a chasm, which they reason must lie outside the dome's boundaries. The two reminisce about the past, and Barbie sees the scratches on Sam's shoulder and realizes Sam murdered Angie. He warns Barbie that the dome will fall when the four hands are dead, and leaps into the chasm. Julia and Rebecca blast through the cave-in, rescuing Barbie. Meanwhile, Joe, Norrie, Melanie and Junior hide from Lyle, and recover the egg from the lake. The stars take on a shape of an obelisk standing in Melanie's hometown.
20 7 "Going Home" David Barrett Peter Calloway August 11, 2014 (2014-08-11) 6.90[24]
Barbie awakens in Zenith after earlier falling from the cliff edge at the school in an effort to recover Sam's body. He then decides to return to his apartment for some money and is confronted by armed men from his past, who demand that he complete a job he didn't finish. He leads them to his fathers home and subdues them and reunites with Don, his father. Meanwhile, Big Jim decides to hold a memorial service for Barbie at the diner when he learns from Rebecca that he had died and invites the towns people. Now in Zenith, Sam reunites with Pauline and tells her about his experience in Chester's Mill, and learns her reason for faking her death, and about Lyles situation. Julia decides to return to the cliff edge with Joe, Norrie, and Melanie and watches on as Joe flies a drone down the cliff edge. When the drone disappears, they discover an image of a playground, and of an obelisk, and believe that Barbie may be alive. Barbie learns about the Dome situation, and then convinces his father to help him return to it.
21 8 "Awakening" Jack Bender Andres Fischer-Centeno & Daniel Truly August 18, 2014 (2014-08-18) 7.30[25]
Barbie decides to enlist the help of his father to send a message to Julia, but he orders Hunter to modify the message. Julia receives the message and believes it may not be from him. After discussing the message with Joe, Norrie and Melanie, she decides to respond in a way that only Barbie understands. In Zenith, Barbie discovers that his father had doctored the message to Julia from a hacker. Believing that his father's computer may have answers, Barbie breaks into it with Hunters help and makes a discovery. Now at his fathers company, Barbie sends a cryptic message to Julia telling her that he's alive. He tells her to meet her at the Dome edge. With Hunters help, Barbie assumes a false identity of an Aktion employee and makes his way through the checkpoints to the Dome. Meanwhile, Sam and Pauline attempt to talk with Lyle about the the red door. That night, Barbie reunites with Julia at the Dome wall and gives her a message. She watches as armed men capture Barbie.
22 9 "The Red Door" Peter Weller Kelly Souders & Brian Peterson & Adam Stein August 25, 2014 (2014-08-25) 6.60[26]
Barbie is interrogated by a private company hired by Don Barbara's company Aktion Energy and is asked about the egg. Don decides to send a message to Julia and speaks about Barbie's safety should she not hand the egg over. Barbie is able to escape by knocking out a guard and makes his way to the Hounds of Diana headquarters and reunites with Sam, Lyle, Hunter and Pauline. Sam confesses to Pauline that he had killed Angie, but she blames herself for his actions. Back at Chester's Mill, Big Jim decides to make a deal with a guard at the Dome wall that guarantees safe passage to Zenith for himself and Junior in exchange for the egg. The group decide to return to Barbie's former home and discover the Red Door that they believe can return them to Chester's Mill. They make their way inside the root cellar and are each enveloped by mist and experience a vision from their past. They awaken in a lake in Chester's Mill, and Pauline decides to return home and meets Big Jim.
23 10 "The Fall" Eriq La Salle Alexandra McNally & Mark Linehan Bruner September 1, 2014 (2014-09-01) 6.29[27]
Barbie and Julia prepare the residents for an evacuation and discuss the situation in Zenith. Julia believes she should go first and negotiate for safe passage, but Barbie believes it to be unsafe. They are unaware that Big Jim had met with the men at the Dome's edge and has his own deal set up. Barbie discusses his vision while returning to Chester's Mill, that of him as a boy and a red door; he realizes Melanie is his sister. Junior brutally attacks Sam for killing Angie, but is convinced by Angie's apparition to spare Sam's life. Melanie decides to hide the egg in Big Jim's bunker Junior's help. When the egg emits a high pitched scream, Pauline is faced with crippling headaches. Big Jim locks her inside the house, and when he tells Joe and Norrie of the effect the egg is having on Pauline, he forces them to throw it over the cliff edge. Big Jim returns home and learns Pauline's headaches have stopped, but she is disappointed with what he has done with the egg.
24 11 "Black Ice" Jack Bender Adam Stein & Peter Calloway September 8, 2014 (2014-09-08) 6.62[28]
The Dome begins to rotate, which shifts colder air down, sending Chester's Mill into a deep freeze. The townspeople take shelter to stay warm in the school, where Rebecca and Sam tend to the ill. Barbie and Julia are in an ambulance on the way to pick up food, when the vehicle capsizes, resulting in a piece of metal getting lodged in Julia's leg. Barbie carries her back and manages to revive her just in time. Big Jim heads down to the dock to look for fuel for the heat generator, when he stumbles upon Lyle in the lake, and rescues him. The Dome begins to rotate back in the morning, and the temperature starts to moderate again. Joe and Norrie grow suspicious of Hunter and follow him to the Dome's edge, where they see him communicating via written messages with the head guard. The two kids confront Hunter afterwards, who explains that he was giving the guard false information so that the men will leave Chester's Mill alone. The Dome then starts contracting inward.
25 12 "Turn" Peter Leto William Kendall & Daniel Truly September 15, 2014 (2014-09-15) 7.04[29]
The Dome continues to slowly contract, causing tremors and other damage. Junior and Lyle review Pauline's notebook, looking for any clues that might be helpful. Melanie's condition continues to worsen and Rebecca gives her a blood transfusion. Barbie takes Hunter to the edge of the Dome and talks to his father, convincing him that Melanie is alive within the Dome and the only way to save her is for him to return the egg to Chester's Mill. As Barbie's father takes the egg to the Red Door, the men in black stop him, saying they have orders. This causes the Dome to contract again. Big Jim encourages Pauline to paint, even though her visions have stopped. Since Angie was killed, only seven hands are available, but they realize that Melanie counts as two hands, representing the past and the present. When they hold both of her hands, the ground opens up and Melanie is sucked into a hole. Big Jim congratulates Pauline, but Lyle stabs her in the back, and Big Jim stabs him in a fit of rage.
26 13 "Go Now" Jack Bender Caitlin Parrish & Cathryn Humphris September 22, 2014 (2014-09-22) 7.52[30]
Barbie and the others wonder how to explore the crater. Joe, Norrie and Hunter go down into the crater and do an exploration of the cave, reporting their findings to Barbie, and the townspeople start heading toward the crater. Sam diagnoses that Pauline has sustained injuries and will die unless she gets surgery. While Pauline is alone with Rebecca, she begs to be given a morphine overdose. Rebecca gives the overdose, and Pauline passes away. Big Jim sees Rebecca with the needle, which angers Big Jim enough to kill her. Big Jim speaks to the Dome, demanding it to bring Pauline back to life or he will kill the Dome's hands. Julia is called away from the crater, lured by Big Jim. Julia stabs Big Jim in the foot and starts to run, meeting Junior in the woods who takes care of Big Jim. Barbie crosses a crevice in the cave, but Julia is unable to cross. Barbie goes ahead and catches up to the townspeople, who end up at a wall. Barbie touches the rock and it crumbles, revealing Melanie.

Season 3[edit]

On October 9, 2014, CBS announced that Under the Dome was renewed for a third season.[31] Production will begin on March 11, 2015.[32] The show will begin airing on June 25, 2015 on Thursdays instead of Mondays, with a two-hour premiere.[4] Marg Helgenberger will guest star in an extended arc, beginning with the premiere.[4]

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27 1 "Move On"[33] Peter Leto Adam Stein June 25, 2015 (2015-06-25)[4] TBD
28 2 "But I'm Not"[34] Peter Weller Tim Schlattmann June 25, 2015 (2015-06-25)[4] TBD
29 3 "Redux"[35] Olatunde Osanumi Alex McNally July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02)[36] TBD


Special No. Title Narrator Aired between Original air date U.S. viewers
1 "Under the Dome: Inside Chester's Mill" Dwight Yoakam "Curtains"
"Heads Will Roll"
June 23, 2014 (2014-06-23) 4.34[37]
The special features a condensed recap of the first season, interviews with the cast and crew, and a sneak preview of the second season premiere.


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