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When Paul escapes from custody, Big Jim worries that Linda can't handle it so he organizes a search party and takes Barbie along. Meanwhile, Joe finds his house the center of attention when the teenagers realize he has a generator and no parents at home, and Junior tries to find a way out beneath the dome.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Airdate: Monday July 08th, 2013

Director: Paul Edwards (1)
Writer: Adam Stein

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Global) Jul 08, 2013
AU (ten) Jul 09, 2013
UK (Channel 5) Sep 02, 2013
DE (Pro7) Sep 04, 2013
Hungary Sep 18, 2013
Ireland Sep 19, 2013
SE (Kanal 5) Oct 17, 2013
FI (Nelonen) Jan 08, 2014


Guest Stars
Mackenzie LintzMackenzie Lintz
As Norrie Calvert-Hill
Beth BroderickBeth Broderick
As Rose Twitchell
Ned BellamyNed Bellamy
As Reverend Lester Coggins
Leon RippyLeon Rippy
As Ollie Densmore

Co-Guest Stars
John ElvisJohn Elvis
As Ben (Ben Drake)
Kevin SizemoreKevin Sizemore
As Paul (Paul Randolph)
Andrew VogelAndrew Vogel
As Carter
Katie GarfieldKatie Garfield
As Girl #1
Darryl BookerDarryl Booker
As Townsman #1
Nick BastaNick Basta
As Townsman #2
Bill EudalyBill Eudaly
As Older Man
Deborah ChildsDeborah Childs
As Older Woman
Main Cast
Mike VogelMike Vogel
As Dale "Barbie" Barbara
Rachelle LeFevreRachelle LeFevre
As Julia Shumway
Alex KochAlex Koch
As Junior Rennie
Colin FordColin Ford
As Joe McAlister
Dean NorrisDean Norris
As James "Big Jim" Rennie
Nicholas StrongNicholas Strong
As Phil Bushey
Natalie MartinezNatalie Martinez
As Deputy Linda Esquivel
Britt RobertsonBritt Robertson
As Angie McAlister
Aisha HindsAisha Hinds
As Carolyn Hill


The town's teenager are partying while Joe watches the video he took of Paul Randolph accidentally shooting Freddy. Ben comes over and admits that Barbie is pretty cool, and Joe wonders if he's black ops. Two girls come over and are glad to see that someone has texting, and they watch the video again...

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Episode Quotes
Phil: I like this symbiotic thing we got going on, man.
Julia: Key to a civilized society is a well-informed public.
Phil: Oh, that and indoor plumbing.
Julia: Oh, I forgot about indoor plumbing. Fingers crossed that holds out.

Joe: Did you invite anyone else?
Ben: Uh, I might have mentioned the generator to a few people.
Joe: What about the whole advisories-to-stay-inside thing.
Ben: Dude, it's the apocalypse. Advisories don't apply.

Big Jim: Back at school we had this all-state wideout, a real, uh... a real showboater, you know? He called me "Big Jim," uh, but as a joke, you know? Laughing at me. And one day we, um... we had to scrimmage, and he was taunting me, you know? "Come on, Big Jim. You can't touch me, Big Jim," you know? So... I put the mother of all hits on this punk. I mean, helmet first, went in low, completely shattered his pelvis. Guess what. Big Jim wasn't a joke no more. What does that tell you?
Barbie: Well, that tells me that being on your team could be hazardous to my health.
Big Jim: Sometimes an example needs to be made, you know? Command respect. An eye for an eye.

Cultural References
Big Jim: Just like Butch and Sundance, huh?

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 movie loosely based on the real-life 19th century bank robbers. The movie ends with them surrounded by the Bolivian Army and charging out to shoot it out with their opponents.

Ben: The guys got The Simpson Movie going on a loop. They totally saw the dome coming.

The Simpsons Movie (2007) featured the town of Springfield being placed under an impenetrable dome. Although the novel Under the Dome was released after that, Stephen King claimed he had been working on the story (originally titled The Cannibals) for some time prior to 2007.

Norrie: That thing blew up like the Death Star.

The Death Star is a mobile weapons platform and planet-killer in the Star Wars universe.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorStephen King
DeveloperBrian K. Vaughan
Executive ProducerSteven Spielberg  |  Jack Bender  |  Stacey Snider  |  Neal Baer  |  Darryl Frank  |  Justin Falvey  |  Brian K. Vaughan  |  Stephen King
Co-Executive ProducerRick Cleveland
ProducerPeter Calloway  |  Adam Stein  |  Randy Sutter
Co-ProducerSoo Hugh  |  Agatha Warren
Production DesignerMarek Dobrowolski
EditorDonn Aron
CastingSherry Thomas  |  Sharon Bialy  |  Lisa Mae Fincannon  |  Jen Ingulli  |  Craig Fincannon
Unit Production ManagerDave Williams Fowlkes
First Assistant DirectorTimothy M. Bourne
Second Assistant DirectorRichard E. White
MusicW.G. Snuffy Walden
Music EditorSean Alexander  |  Michael Alexander (1)
Music SupervisorAnn Kline
Costume DesignerJennifer Von Mayrhauser
GripLogan R. Berkshire
Set DecoratorChuck Potter
Location ManagerBrooke Barnhill
Transportation CoordinatorTy Church
Property MasterRobbie Beck
Construction CoordinatorJeffrey Schlatter
Production Sound MixerCarl Rudisill
Script SupervisorThom Rainey
Production CoordinatorNoelle M. Pflum
Script CoordinatorMark Linehan Bruner
Assistant EditorSeagan Ngai
Post Production SupervisorDarian Heredia
Supervising Sound EditorWalter Newman
Re-Recording MixerKurt Kassulke  |  Adam Sawelson
Director of PhotographyCort Fey
Stunt CoordinatorPeter King (4)
Art DirectorGeoffrey S. Grimsman
Makeup Department Head Rick Pour
Visual Effects SupervisorGregory Lemkin
Production AccountantJohanna Klingenberger
Chief Lighting TechnicianTommy Ray Sullivan
"A" Camera OperatorRick Davidson
Assistant To The Executive ProducerBrian Flynn  |  Terri Kaye  |  Lindsay Owens (1)  |  Gabriel Monje  |  Michael Russo (1)
Special Effects CoordinatorWill A. Purcell
Hair Department HeadJulie Delaney
Post CoordinatorDaniel Spilatro
"B" Camera OperatorBo Webb
Writers' AssistantAndres Fischer-Centeno
Based On The Book ByStephen King
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