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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.
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7.2/10 (82 Votes cast)

Episode Info

Next: 2x13 -- Go Now (Sep/22/2014)

A potential exit from the Dome is revealed just as the walls begin closing in on those trapped in Chester's Mill.

Prev: 2x12 -- Turn (Sep/15/2014)

The Dome contracts, threatening to crush the residents of Chester's Mill. While Rebecca looks to science for an answer, Julia relies on faith. Meanwhile, Big Jim reconciles with Pauline and tries to help her gain a vision of a way to save Melanie, whose life is tied to the egg.

  • 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



Reviews: 67
a preview of life under tyrant chairmanORating: 17 likes, 1 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


Reviews: 45
under the thumbRating: 12 likes, 1 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: 8 likes, 2 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
2x12: Turn recap: Joe and Norrie bring Rebecca to the edge of the Dome and show her how the Dome is slowly retracting inward. The teacher says that she'll figure it out and has the teenagers and Hunter spread the word for everyone to meet in the center of town... read more.

2x11: Black Ice recap: At the playground in Zenith, the scientific team finds the egg. When they try to pick it up, it gives off a buzzing noise and glows, and blasts back the scientist trying to pick it up... read more.

2x10: The Fall recap: Big Jim enters Junior's room and stares at the wife he believed was dead. He insists that she can't be alive, and wonders if the Dome is sending him a vision. Pauline assures him that she's real and Lester and Lyle helped her put a cadaver in her wrecked car and then set it on fire to cover the evidence. She tells Big Jim that it was the only way she could get out of Chester's Mill and protect her family. Big Jim refuses to let her make excuses for what she did and says that she destroyed her son. Pauline says that she came back but Big Jim walks out in disgust... read more.

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.
Recurring Guests

Mackenzie Lintz as Norrie Calvert-Hill (13 eps)
Grace Victoria Cox as Melanie Cross (13 eps)
Dale Raoul as Andrea Grinnell (12 eps)
Sherry Stringfield as Pauline Rennie (9 eps)
John Elvis as Ben (9 eps)
Samantha Mathis as Alice Calvert (7 eps)
Dwight Yoakam as Lyle Chumley (7 eps)
Max Ehrich as Hunter May (6 eps)
Beth Broderick as Rose Twitchell (5 eps)
Estes Tarver as Tom Tilden (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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