btw: re: the soldier boys not waving back:
(1) do we know if they can STILL see inside the dome
(2) could there be a time-dilation factor involved - iirc there was some initial waving back from each side, but maybe now, for all we know, what the insiders are seeing happened ages-n-ages ago and actually many years have passed.[/quote]
they can see in, since in episode 1 the cop lady was trying to talk with her husband (the fireman) but she cant here him and visa versa... and they stand there looking at each other, some of the details may be a bit of but the point is valid...