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Under the Dome: Awakening

Don offers to send a message for Barbie to Julia inside the Dome, but a mysterious hacker soon reveals that Don has an ulterior motive. Inside the Dome, new sheriff Big Jim suspects that someone in town is targeting him for revenge.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x8
Airdate: Monday August 18th, 2014

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Global) Aug 18, 2014
AU (ten) Aug 19, 2014
NZ (Prime) Sep 10, 2014
NL (SBS 6) Sep 15, 2014
UK (Channel 5) Oct 13, 2014
SE (Kanal 5) Oct 23, 2014
FI (Nelonen) Oct 29, 2014

Guest Stars
Grace Victoria CoxGrace Victoria Cox
As Melanie Cross
Dale RaoulDale Raoul
As Andrea Grinnell
Brett CullenBrett Cullen
As Don Barbara
Max EhrichMax Ehrich
As Hunter May
Sherry StringfieldSherry Stringfield
As Pauline Rennie
Dwight YoakamDwight Yoakam
As Lyle Chumley

Co-Guest Stars
Estes TarverEstes Tarver
As Tom Tilden
Brody RoseBrody Rose
As Boy
Angelina CortezAngelina Cortez
As National Guardswoman
Curt WillisCurt Willis
As Soldier
Main Cast
Mike VogelMike Vogel
As Dale "Barbie" Barbara
Rachelle LeFevreRachelle LeFevre
As Julia Shumway
Alex KochAlex Koch
As Junior Rennie
Eddie CahillEddie Cahill
As Sam Verdreaux
Colin FordColin Ford
As Joe McAlister
Mackenzie LintzMackenzie Lintz
As Norrie Calvert-Hill
Dean NorrisDean Norris
As James "Big Jim" Rennie
Nicholas StrongNicholas Strong
As Phil Bushey
Karla CromeKarla Crome
As Rebecca Pine


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...

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Episode Quotes
Hunter: You in, Barbie?
Barbie: Yeah, I'm in. And hey, if this is a setup, you'll gonna have a hell of a time picking up your teeth with broken fingers.
Hunter: I get it--you're tough.

Phil: Oh, come on, everybody knows that nothing happens in Chester's Mill without the hidden hand of Big Jim Rennie.
Big Jim: If that were true, my hand would be hidden in your chest, ripping your damn heart out.

Phil: We're never getting out of here alive.
Big Jim: Yeah, we all got problems.

Cultural References
Joe: I'm talking to two girls who probably loved The Notebook.

The Notebook is a 1996 novel about a 1940s romance between a poor man and a rich woman. It was made into a movie in 2004.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperBrian K. Vaughan
Executive ProducerStephen King  |  Steven Spielberg  |  Jack Bender  |  Stacey Snider  |  Neal Baer  |  Brian K. Vaughan  |  Darryl Frank  |  Justin Falvey
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Leto
Supervising ProducerCathryn Humphris  |  Alexandra McNally
ProducerPeter Calloway  |  Adam Stein  |  Randy Sutter
Co-ProducerAgatha Warren
Consulting ProducerBrian Peterson (1)  |  Kelly Souders
Associate ProducerDarian Heredia
Production DesignerMarek Dobrowolski
EditorKevin Casey
CastingCraig Fincannon  |  Meredith Petty  |  Lisa Mae Fincannon
Unit Production ManagerDale Williams (1)
First Assistant DirectorRick Clark
Second Assistant DirectorJames "Billy" Burton
MusicW.G. Snuffy Walden
Music EditorSean Alexander  |  Michael Alexander (1)
Music SupervisorAnn Kline
Costume DesignerRobbie McKeithan
GripLogan R. Berkshire
Set DecoratorCynthia Anne Slagter
Location ManagerBrooke Barnhill
Transportation CoordinatorTy Church
Property MasterRobbie Beck
Construction CoordinatorTom Jones Jr.
Production Sound MixerLarry Long
Script SupervisorThom Rainey
Production CoordinatorNoelle M. Pflum
Script CoordinatorMark Linehan Bruner
Assistant EditorMatthew Coleshill
Supervising Sound EditorWalter Newman
Re-Recording MixerAdam Sawelson  |  Kurt Kassulke
Director of PhotographyDavid Geddes
Story EditorCaitlin Parrish
Stunt CoordinatorPeter King (4)
Art DirectorWilliam G. Davis
Costume SupervisorShea Masterson
Makeup Department Head Rick Pour
Visual Effects SupervisorAdam Avitable
Production AccountantJohanna Klingenberger
Chief Lighting TechnicianTommy Ray Sullivan
"A" Camera OperatorRick Davidson
Original CastingSharon Bialy  |  Sherry Thomas
Assistant To The Executive ProducerBrian Flynn  |  Benjamin Klein  |  Mary Janine Hilton  |  Dan McLellan (1)  |  James C. Oliver  |  Amee Halbach
Assistant Costume DesignerHannah Owens-Bender
Special Effects CoordinatorDavid Beavis
Hair Department HeadKari Delaney
Post CoordinatorChris Mendoza (1)
"B" Camera OperatorBo Webb
Technical ConsultantWilliam Kendall (1)
Writers' AssistantBrian Flynn
Writers' AssistantAndres Fischer-Centeno
Based On The Book ByStephen King
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