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Under the Dome: Force Majeure

Big Jim visits the town barber to get a haircut for his meeting with Rebecca., However, when red acid rain pours down, his plans are interrupted and Chester's Mill must find a way to survive what some believe is a Biblical plague. Meanwhile, Norrie and Joe go to the high school with the mystery girl and make two amazing discoveries.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x3
Airdate: Monday July 14th, 2014

Director: Peter Leto
Writer: Adam Stein

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Global) Jul 14, 2014
AU (ten) Jul 15, 2014
NZ (Prime) Aug 06, 2014
NL (SBS 6) Sep 01, 2014
UK (Channel 5) Sep 08, 2014
SE (Kanal 5) Sep 11, 2014
FI (Nelonen) Sep 24, 2014

Guest Stars
Grace Victoria CoxGrace Victoria Cox
As Melanie Cross
Sherry StringfieldSherry Stringfield
As Pauline Rennie
Dwight YoakamDwight Yoakam
As Lyle Chumley
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


Barbie enters his room and finds Melanie going through his drawers. She explains that she's looking for reminders and that she thinks she knows him from somewhere. As Julia comes in, Melanie admits that she doesn't know where she came from. As the girl leaves, Julia asks Barbie to be patient with her, but Barbie says that he doesn't buy what he thinks is an act. He tells Julia to be careful about bringing strays in, and Julia points out that he was the last stray she brought in. Ignoring her comment, Barbie says that he's going to the diner to participate in Big Jim's mandatory citizen registration. Melanie asks if she can go with Julia, hoping that someone will recognize her, and Julia assures her that they'll figure it out...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Dwight YoakamWhio'll Stop the RainLyle in his cell

Episode Quotes
Joe: It can't be blood, can it?
Norrie: I don't think it's cherry Kool-Aid.

Rebecca: It's not blood.
Lyle: How do you know?
Rebecca: Well, blood doesn't burn.
Lyle: Yeah, blood doesn't usually fall out of the sky, but take a look.

Norrie: Feel like checking your messages? There's only so much fake-ass fan mail from wannabee Dome groups that I can read before I barf all over this wonderful piece of machinery.

Julia: I always thought Lyle was harmless.
Barbie: Well, under the right circumstances, anybody's capable of anything.
Julia: You really believe that?
Barbie: I believe that when things fall apart, people show their true colors.
Julia: So, what, everyone's bad in the end?
Barbie: Well, this is just the perfect time to be having a debate about the nature of man.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperBrian K. Vaughan
Executive ProducerStephen King  |  Steven Spielberg  |  Jack Bender  |  Stacey Snider  |  Neal Baer  |  Darryl Frank  |  Justin Falvey  |  Brian K. Vaughan
Co-Executive ProducerPeter Leto
Supervising ProducerAlexandra McNally  |  Cathryn Humphris
ProducerPeter Calloway  |  Adam Stein  |  Randy Sutter
Co-ProducerAgatha Warren
Consulting ProducerKelly Souders  |  Brian Peterson (1)
Associate ProducerDarian Heredia
Production DesignerMarek Dobrowolski
EditorMichael Schweitzer
CastingLisa Mae Fincannon  |  Craig Fincannon  |  Meredith Petty
Unit Production ManagerDale Williams (1)
First Assistant DirectorMichael Jefferson (1)
Second Assistant DirectorCasey Mako
MusicA. Patrick Rose  |  W.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 EditorVictoria C. Page
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 CastingSherry Thomas  |  Sharon Bialy
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 HeadJulie Delaney
Post CoordinatorChris Mendoza (1)
"B" Camera OperatorBo Webb
Technical ConsultantWilliam Kendall (1)
Writers' AssistantAndres Fischer-Centeno
Based On The Book ByStephen King
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