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Under the Dome

Under the Dome

Chester's Mill is a place like any other. At least, it used to be. Until we were cut off from the rest of the world by a mysterious dome. Invisible, indestructible, inescapable. We don't know where it came from or why it's here, but now that we're all trapped under the dome together, none of our secrets are safe.

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a woman’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, and people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when—or if—it will go away.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet with a mysterious past, is trapped in Chester's Mill and finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens—town newspaper editor Julia Shumway, physician’s assistant Angie McAlister, her brother Joe. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing—even murder—to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn’t just short. It’s running out.
  • Currently 7.2/10
7.2/10 (78 Votes cast)

Episode Info

Next: 2x10 -- The Fall (Sep/01/2014)

Big Jim finally learns the shocking truth about what really happened to his wife, Pauline, when they are reunited. Meanwhile, climate change poses a new threat to Chester's Mill.

Prev: 2x09 -- The Red Door (Aug/25/2014)

Barbie's father Don plays an elaborate game to get Barbie to hand the egg over to him. Meanwhile, Big Jim learns that Julia has the egg and makes a deal with Don to get himself and Junior released from the Dome. And Pauline, Sam, and Lyle try to track down the red door and return to Chester's Mill to atone for their sins.

  • Currently 7.4/10
7.4/10 (5 Votes cast)

Mike Vogel
As Dale "Barbie" Barbara
Rachelle LeFevre
As Julia Shumway
Alex Koch
As Junior Rennie (as Alexander Koch)
Eddie Cahill
As Sam Verdreaux (Season 2+)
Colin Ford
As Joe McAlister
Nicholas Strong
As Phil Bushey
Mackenzie Lintz
As Norrie Calvert-Hill (Season 2+)
Karla Crome
As Rebecca Pine (Season 2+)
Dean Norris
As James "Big Jim" Rennie
Natalie Martinez
As Deputy Linda Esquivel



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a preview of life under tyrant chairmanORating: 16 likes, 0 dislikes

such unprosperity and reduced to survivalism

though the series is entertaining and inspires returning visitors Read more

Review posted on Wednesday, August 28th 2013 at 3:39 am


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under the thumbRating: 11 likes, 0 dislikes

choose aliens before allowing selective enforcement of "greatleader" to destroy us all with false hope and evil change Read more

Review posted on Sunday, October 27th 2013 at 10:55 pm


Reviews: 46
Rating: 7 likes, 1 dislikes

"you can keep your doctor [if you can afford it]"

some of the same fascism principles explored in the bubble Read more

Review posted on Monday, April 7th 2014 at 10:17 am

6 reviews available
2x9: The Red Door recap: Barbie's captors take him to a room, tie him to a chair, and remove his hood. The interrogator tells him that he's safe as long as he talks, and explains that they're not the police or the military. He demands to know why Barbie went to the Dome, but Barbie refuses to explain. The interrogator knows who Barbie is, and demands to know how he got out of Chester's Mill. He repeats Barbie's words to Julia not to jump, and Barbie asks what he's done to help anybody trapped inside of the Dome. When the interrogator says that they plan to have Julia hand over "the power source," Barbie knows what he's talking about and says that they're never going to get it. The interrogator punches him and walks out... read more.

2x8: Awakening recap: Big Jim goes to the closet in his office and looks at the sheriff's uniform, and then puts on a gun and badge. He drives to Rebecca's house as she comes out on the porch, and hands her a walkie-talkie. Rebecca reminds him that he broke into her house and Big Jim says that he gets overzealous and apologizes. Seemingly satisfied, Rebecca reminds him that the previous sheriffs haven't been treated well by the Dome. Big Jim figures that the Dome has something else in mind for him, gives her a radio, and heads back to his car. Rebecca hesitantly thanks him as he goes... read more.

2x7: Going Home recap: Barbie wakes up in Julia's bed, startled, and explains that he was dreaming about Sam jumping off the cliff. As she goes through Pauline's journal, Julia insists that Sam was crazy and his death wasn't Barbie's fault. Barbie tells her to get some sleep and says that they'll have to break the news to Junior and Joe in the morning... read more.

2x6: In the Dark recap: Junior shines a light down into the tunnel behind Melanie's locker and then carefully climbs down. Rebecca and Sam train their flashlights on him so that he can make his way, and Junior finds the school basement. There are footprints leading into a tunnel and Rebecca suggests that they bring in Barbie. Junior insists on going after Angie's killer but Sam goes with him and climbs down... read more.

2x5: Reconciliation recap: Melanie wakes up to find Joe and Norrie looking at her. They say that she was moaning in her sleep, and Melanie says that she needs to find Sam and figure out what happened on the night she died. Joe reminds her that they promised not to do anything until Barbie talked to Julia... read more.
Recurring Guests

Mackenzie Lintz as Norrie Calvert-Hill (13 eps)
Dale Raoul as Andrea Grinnell (11 eps)
Grace Victoria Cox as Melanie Cross (11 eps)
John Elvis as Ben (8 eps)
Samantha Mathis as Alice Calvert (7 eps)
Sherry Stringfield as Pauline Rennie (7 eps)
Dwight Yoakam as Lyle Chumley (6 eps)
Beth Broderick as Rose Twitchell (5 eps)
Leon Rippy as Ollie Densmore (5 eps)
Crystal Martinez as Nurse Adams (5 eps)

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Warning: Under the Dome guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Status: Returning Series
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: June 24, 2013
Episode Order: 13
• A bura alatt (Used In Hungary)
• Prisão Invisível (Under the Dome), (Used In Brazil)
• Под куполом (Used In Russia)
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