Once again, welcome to my weekly spoilery nicknamey snarky recap of Under the Dome. Apparently this first season is only 13 episodes, so we’ve only got 3 more weird episodes after this week. It’s getting too complicated and bizarre to follow each week.. I think these reactions posts will only be for the first season. I’ll have to find another strange show to get hooked on and write recap reactions of.
Moody Teen’s now rocking some big 70’s hair. Angie sure is one to state the obvious. “It’s a caterpillar. It wasn’t there before.” No kidding, Sherlock. All three of them touch the dome again and wonder who the fourth one should be. I’d be more frightened by the weird mysterious fourth hand print that shows up ANYWAY on that dome. And that’s how they “hide” the thing in plain site?? By putting fabric over it, to highlight the dome!? Of COURSE Female DJ will find it. And of course she’ll touch it and of course she gets zapped by it and fries her hand. She now can’t remember what happened except she seems to be channeling some spirits who are telling her it was electricity… the kids let her believe it was the generator outside her radio station.
Big Jim & Cool Bad Boy have an understanding that they both have secrets that they’d rather not have out in the open so they resolve to team up and deal with blondey. Speaking of which…. wow, Blonde Propane Bombshell really doesn’t mince any words. Just cuts right to the blackmail and extortion at every chance she gets. Don’t do my shopping? I’ll reveal all your secrets. Won’t come talk business with me? I’ll reveal all your secrets.
“Think I’d screw you over?”
“You’re a used car salesman, Jim.”
Kickass Linda enlists Pushy Journalist Julia to help with her cause to find out what’s going on with the propane and why Sheriff Lapidus was involved. She thinks about what was important to the late Sheriff and thinks of fishing, bourbon and his hat. Sure enough she finds a key to a safety deposit box inside his hat. They go through all the drawers looking for a way to open the door when Kickass Linda proves to be kickass by smashing the door open with a fire extinguisher. Inside, they find Duke’s confession of everything that he, Reverend Idiot and Big Jim were involved in.
BPB brings CBB to an underground fight club. “Welcome to my brave new world,” she says with a knowing look while CBB looks anxious. People bet, people fight. Her thought is that if she’s to be trapped here, she’s going to live as well as she can. Once again, BPB doesn’t hesitate to blackmail CBB into doing what she wants. Go fight, or I’ll tell people you killed PJJ’s husband.
Angie breaks her promise to Big Jim and tells Brilliant Brother and Moody Teen that Human Edward Cullen had kidnapped her. BB, in a fantastic display of brotherly protection, moves to go kill HEC but MT talks them down because they might need him, thinking he might be the fourth hand that they need.
HEC pulls over a guy thinking he’s stolen something only to find out it was only salt. The guy tells him that salt is what he needs to get into the cement factory, which has now seemingly become some exclusive scavenger hunt compound. Bring supplies from a list and you get entry. HEC tries to get in with the salt and is punched in the mouth instead. Hmm.. a second time that Human Edward Cullen has blood dripping from his mouth. Not so human-looking…
Angie takes BB and MT to see the painting that HEC’s mother did until he creepily slinks out of the shadowed doorway and puts BB in a headlock. Angie explains how the four of them are linked.
“It doesn’t matter what we want, it’s what the dome wants.”
Big Jim pays a visit to the woman who, I think, first talked to PJJ about the number of propane tanks coming into the town. I honestly can’t remember if it’s her or not. He searches through her house while she’s out of the room only to be caught off guard when she points a gun at him, telling him she knows everything. She even spills CBB’s secret (somehow) that he had killed PJJ’s husband. Big Jim plays it cool while he’s probably screaming for joy on the inside at this stroke of luck, but then remembers he’s got a gun pointed at him. I, admittedly, dazed out for a bit during this part and somehow she’s tied up in the back of a boat and falls/jumps overboard? I don’t know. I really didn’t care about that storyline, clearly…
CBB is the main event at BPB’s fight club and loses.
“Oh, don’t piss me off. You do what I say or I’ll tell the truth about the guy you killed.”
OMG, enough with the blackmailing! That’s your ONLY weapon?? I’m officially renaming Blonde Propane Bombshell to Blackmailing Propane Bombshell.
CBB does a (relatively) honourable thing by fessing up to PJJ about killing her husband. She knew but didn’t want to admit it. She had found his gun case with the gun missing, but no bullets gone. He had a life insurance taken out and wanted CBB to kill him. Good for you Cool Bad Boy. A redeeming moment of non-bad-boyness.
The three are back at the dome with HEC and tell him to put his hand on it. He hesitates, unsure if it’s meant for him. Yes, of course it’s meant for you. The mysterious ghostly glowing fourth hand even has the weird crook in the pinky like HEC’s does. He makes contact and the lights in the egg start rising upwards and explodes out into the room, filling it with pink stars that surround the four of them.
Hmm… what should this week’s theme be… Maybe à la F•R•I•E•N•D•S, “The One With All the Blackmail”