With last week’s recap/reactions post for the pilot episode of Under the Dome, I introduced you all to “Hottie Bad Boy” (HBB) and “Human Edward Cullen” (HEC). Thanks to those of you who enjoyed it so much and hoped that I would be continuing these reaction recap posts for the series, you’re in luck – I will be! Of course, as with the last one, there is a SPOILER WARNING since I will be discussing and recapping the episode!
The episode opens on a dream/flashback (Lost!) of HBB fighting with the journalist’s husband. They’re arguing about money and it seems that HBB is there to collect money that the husband owes. He jolts awake to realize he’s missing his dog tags (only now, after almost an entire day) and thinks it might have dropped into the grave that he dug for No-Good-Husband (NGH). Of course, journalist walks in on him jolting awake, barely clothed, hence building even more tension. She says she’ll look out for his dog tag.
Around Chester’s Mill, there’s a team that’s digging around the force field to try and get under the barrier to get out. The radio DJs are picking up on the fact that people are starting to call it a “dome” rather than just a barrier wall. The gay couple seem to be hiding something about their daughter, the first of the young ones to have a seizure by the force field. Journalist is trying to get the attention of the military on the other side of the barrier to no avail. She thinks they’ve been given orders not to talk to them. Wonder why.
HEC (Human Edward Cullen) is PSYCHO. Angie (who seems to have many jobs – at the diner, at the hospital and prisoner.. apparently..) asks why he’s doing this and he says all he wants is for her to go back to how she was yesterday before the force field came down. CRAZY PSYCHO. He’s jealous of her talking to HBB at the hospital yesterday and she starts to tell him he’s nobody until she tries reverse psychology (or something..) and tries to make him jealous, telling HEC that there IS something going on with HBB. OMG stop egging him on Angie!! Did you not get the hint that he’s CRAZY!?
Okay, SUPER sad that Sheriff Duke (aka Lapidus from Lost) is gone. I liked his short-lived father figure character! Before his chest exploded, Duke tried to tell Linda, his partner, that there are things about Chester’s Mill that she doesn’t know. Of course, he doesn’t live to tell her what they actually are and the one person she tells this to is Big Jim, probably one of the people that knows full well what she’s referring to. It seems Big Jim and the Reverend are in cahoots about something. He goes to the police department and gets caught snooping by Linda. He bluffs and says he’s looking for Duke’s will and they find out that Duke’s left his house to the partner. Back in the car, Big Jim gets angry at Rev (for whatever reason…) and says their “propane plans” weren’t in the PD. It’s probably at his house – which he’s now left to the girl.
I love Brainiac Brother! His sister, Angie (aka many-jobs) isn’t in great shape but her bro is pretty clever! He uses math to map out the range of the dome, and then spots the people on the outside performing tests, spraying water at the wall. He holds his hand out against it and it’s slightly wet. Figures out it’s like a sieve. Brilliant. Although.. I’m not sure why he didn’t seizure this time touching the force field like he did the last time.
Best line from this week’s ep, by Brainiac Bro & his skateboarding friend that made me laugh out loud:
“Where’d that guy come from?”
“Definitely not here.”
“How do you know?”
” ’cause he’s cool.”
So maybe HBB gets his name changed to COOL Bad Boy. From here on out, until he does something to take this title away, HBB will now be known as CBB. Even though he’s totally still H. 😉
Hey, douchey Journalist Julia (yeah, you’re dubbed DJJ now). You asked the smart DJ how the contraption works. Don’t shut her up when she’s explaining it. DJJ, with the radio DJs pick up random bits of radio chatter from the outside and work out that they’re calling it a dome and that their tests conclude they don’t know what caused it. So if they didn’t do it, then who did?
Rev is probably the most insincere worst reverend ever. Insincere sympathies and then you swipe the keys but hold them dangling in semi-plain sight. And then you set fire to the paper and it starts setting the drapes on fire, and you take a coat.. another PIECE OF FABRIC to try and smother the large growing flames, and then when that catches on fire you FLING IT to the door, thereby blocking your exit. LMAO… WHAT AN IDIOT. 😀 >_<
Ohmygod.. psycho HEC… you BELIEVED her when she was taunting you that
HBB CBB screwed her?? C’mon dude. You’re crazy but you BELIEVED THAT!? HEC confronts CBB when he’s at the cabin where he fought NGH.. finds his dog tag (yay!) but is confronted by crazy HEC. Fist fights ensue where HEC tells CBB to stay away from Angie and CBB has no idea what the hell he’s talking about. I wonder how many more of these HEC vs CBB confrontations are going to happen? Is it a staple of every week’s episode requiring a showdown based on NOTHING between these two but HEC’s psychotic delusions?
Prepare yourself for some obvious foreshadowing: That random rogue police officer with the guns is sure to be bad news. (jump to about 20 minutes later… wait for it….)
And Brainiac Brother was right about CBB. Look at him take charge of the scene to get garden hoses when the police are standing around not knowing what to do! Big Jim shows up before the cops do and he hears Idiot Rev screaming for help but ignores it. Of course he doesn’t want them to find him in there. It’s also then that DJJ notices CBB found his dog tag. He lies about where it was and she doesn’t believe him. At all. He may be hot, but her guard is up now. I’m totally diggin’ Linda, the partner though. She’s kick-ass, jumping right into the fire to save Idiot Rev. Just in time too when they realize there’s a propane tank that’s about to explode next to the house. KABOOM! Ohmygod, bless these townspeople.. a house that just exploded from propane and they’re doing a bucket at a time trying to put it out? I can’t believe Big Jim put out the fire by driving a bulldozer to tear down the burning house. And I can’t believe Reverend Idiot is alive.
(20 minutes later.) Yep. Rogue Police Officer is also crazy. Cabin Fever Guy waving around a gun at a crowd and shooting it at the dome. Next thing you know, another police officer falls down dead because of the bullet ricocheting. Why does every episode of this show so far end with a police officer dying from a hole blown out of his chest!?!
This week’s episode should have been titled THE IDIOTS. So many crazy psycho idiots between Human Edward Cullen, Rogue Police Officer and Reverend Idiot.