As usual, a big ol’ SPOILER WARNING applies to this recap/reactions post.
Brilliant Brother has surmised that he and Moody Teen are like human receivers and give feedback when the two of them are too close together. He heads out to one wall of the dome and sees Monarch butterflies gathered in massive clusters all over the barrier. CBB touches the dome, making all the butterflies fly away. It’s then that they notice the soldiers on the other side acknowledge their presence finally and are bussing in friends & family of those that are trapped in Chester’s Mill.
The dome’s just a cocoon when it finally goes away, we’ll all get to be something new.
Turns out Big Jim might be as crazy as his son Human Edward Cullen. Reverend Idiot has begun to hear things through his hearing aid, the word Moab. Big Jim also thinks Reverend Idiot is an idiot. And it’s like the quarantine never happened the other day! DJJ (Who’s becoming a DJ in her own right) and Male DJ are healthy and good as new. It’s totally like the magical healing properties of the Lost island. First Reverend Idiot’s burns and now all the meningitis.
Select media are allowed to document the reunions at the dome and Kickass Linda reconnects with her firefighter fiance where he shows her a magazine cover with the two of them on it. Moody Teen sees a man holding up a sign with her name on it. She discovers that he’s her dad and she wasn’t a baby from an anonymous donor. The moms come by and see him. Mom #2 says he was never anything to her and now that the cameras are here, he shows up wanting to be around. So it’s a full-blown media circus.
Product placement alert! Firefighter Fiance and his Windows tablet. And what makes Kickass Linda different when she told CBB to make sure nobody touches the dome but she’ll go and make out with her fiance against the dome. CBB enlists the help of Female DJ who he witnesses as being good at sign language and reading lips. He flags down one soldier with his dog tag and demands some answers while Female DJ reads his lips. The soldiers got new orders the previous night when the butterflies showed up to ship out and not return. CBB has deciphered that Reverend Idiot mumbling MOAB means Mother of All Bombs. DJJ heard on the radio transmission 13:15 so they figure the bomb is coming at 1:15pm.
Visitor’s Day was not about saying hello to your families. It’s about saying goodbye.
OMG Angie can’t catch a break!!! Big Jim finally comes back to set her free since, if they’re all going to die she may as well die a free woman. However, she doesn’t know that everyone’s taken shelter underground and looks for BB all around her house, bursting in to her room where friggin psycho HEC is sitting there waiting for her, with a gun. She finds out about the apparent impending doom. Oh Angie.. “what does that mean”.. what do you THINK it means when the government is going to fire a missile at your town!? Out of remorse or Stockholm Syndrome or whatever, HEC and Angie seem to have a tender moment. Because everything happening trumps the fact that the guy you’re holding in your lap has kept you prisoner in the bunker for almost a week.
Male and female DJ were still in the radio tower with 13 minutes to go, and now Male DJ is already in the underground hideout plugging in music?? How fast did they haul ass? Okay seriously? They made a point of there only being 13 minutes left and they had time to get through a whole piece by Beethoven and then an End of the World song!?
So after all that “get underground! find shelter!” there were quite a few people NOT underground. BB and MT didn’t make it so instead they sit on a bench and kiss, with a most epic and explosive backdrop. Kickass Linda runs up the radio tower to find the initial carvings with FF. CBB and DJJ are driving around. In the end, they don’t die and, rather, the dome seems to have protected them since everywhere on the outside is incinerated. Reverend Idiot comes over to gloat to Big Jim, who’s standing at the dome. Big Jim smashes his hearing-aid ear into the dome, thereby killing Reverend Idiot. … or so we figure unless he somehow miraculously recovers from blood pouring out of his ear too!
This week’s theme could probably be summed up with : So… now what?