Alrighty… welcome to my weekly spoilery, snarky, nickname..y… recap of the latest Under the Dome episode. We’re onto the 3rd last one of the first season, so let’s see how much weirder this can really get. Yes, I still have yet to read the book but from many comments I’ve had from people, the show has deviated quite a bit from the Stephen King novel. I will get to the book eventually though, if only out of sheer curiosity to see the difference.
The Fab Four (which, henceforth, is how I’ll be referring to Angie, Brilliant Brother, Moody Teen and Human Edward Cullen collectively) is lying around the mini dome, staring at the constellations that they’ve mapped out with paint on where the pink stars were.
“It’s not rad, it’s INSANE. We’re like the guardians of some cosmic mystery.”
Oh… Big Jim.. always out to save his own hide. While being interrogated by Kickass Linda he rationalizes that he has all that propane to keep the lights on in the town. And that she should be out looking for a real criminal, naming Cool Bad Boy as someone she should be investigating. Pushy Journalist Julia goes to answering the door to find Blackmailing Propane Bombshell standing there. HOLY SH*T! BPB points a gun at PJJ and shoots her in the chest and walks away. CBB runs down the stairs and doesn’t see who it was that shot PJJ. He radios in to Kickass Linda, who’s thoughts have been poisoned by Big Jim. He’s whispering in her ear on whether she believes CBB or not. Kickass Linda’s cop car craps out and hitches a ride with Male DJ. BB happens to walk by and CBB gets him to help drive her to the hospital.
Really, Angie?? Do you really want to lounge there on the ground talking to HEC with her shirt off your shoulder? Do you really want to be taunting and tempting this psycho?? PUT ON YOUR SHIRT PROPERLY! They get into another fight and he walks away from the Fab Four mission, declaring that he’d rather live & die in that barn with her than not be with her at all – so he walks out into a seemingly quickly brewing storm. Somehow he gets changed SUPER fast and is all nice and tidy and clean in his cop uniform again when he runs into his dad chatting with BPB. (Well, I guess even being HUMAN Edward Cullen gives you a bit of the Cullen vampire speed) BPB shamelessly flirts with him in front of Big Jim. HEC, on the heels of being shunned by Angie yet again, falls under BPB’s spell.
BB is driving CBB and PJJ to the hospital while noticing the growing storm, a spiralling of clouds in the sky that leads BB to believe that it’s the dome being angry with them. Aahahaha and even with a dying woman in the car, a storm that’s eminently about to hit, BB still has time to plug in the car. #productplacement
Big Jim shows HEC the bunker and all the guns and ammo that’s now stored in there. He tells his son about BPB and how she’s going to take everything he’s worked hard for. Big Jim gives him the sob story and HEC wants to help, as undeserving it is for Big Jim to have such a stupidly loyal dumb-dumb psycho of a son.
Female DJ, who has miraculously come out of the mini dome electrocution unscathed, hears the radio working again. Hears something about CBB, i think.
“The dome is telling you what you’re supposed to do. To be with us. It needs us.”
“You need me, Angie.”
BB witnesses CBB saving PJJ as her vitals are starting to crash. Angie gets HEC to agree to go back with them and the storm dissipates. PJJ flatlines before her heartbeat starts up again. BB is awestruck that CBB had saved him when the dome fell, he now saved PJJ. He’s convinced that CBB is the “Monarch” that will save them all. “I don’t think so, bud.” And of COURSE product placement again to have CBB go back out and unplug and coil up the wire at the car. He tells Big Jim that they’ll ban together to take down BPB but that’s it. They want different things: he, a future and Big Jim, a kingdom.
While BPB is walking along the beach, she comes across the floating corpse of her mom. OHHhhhhh so THAT’S the crucial part that I missed from last episode.. and of course she’d HAPPEN to be the one to walk on the beach at that moment that her mom washes ashore.
Kickass Linda’s suspicions grow as she and Male DJ (who seems to be the only person in Chester’s Mill who doesn’t miraculously heal right away) come across the blood on the floor of PJJ’s house. He tells her that CBB killed PJJ’s husband as a debt collector and now they think he’s killed PJJ because she found out. AND he knows about the Fight Club too?? Why do more people not ask Male DJ what’s going on!?
Big Jim, CBB, BPB and henchman have a standoff. CBB goes to leave and Big Jim shoots BPB and the Henchman. CBB, in shock, approaches Big Jim as the councilman turns the gun on him. He THROAT CHOPS him and pulls his own gun, just as Kickass Linda pulls up behind them. OF course. OF COURSE she doesn’t see ANYTHING else before that. She tells CBB to back away while Big Jim’s got a smirk on his face. In the 2nd moment of this episode that left my jaw dropping, CBB backs up and elbows Kickass Linda in the FACE before fleeing. And Kickass Linda sure is kickass. No mark on her face, no blood, nothing. She looks perfectly fine after that smash in the head!
Big Jim then goes to the radio station and Female DJ tells him what she heard about CBB on the radio. He declares a state of emergency and puts everyone on the lookout for CBB – the armed fugitive who’s now apparently been charged with every count of murder or attempted murder that’s taken place in Chester’s Mill.
The Fab Four head to the edge of the dome, where their mini dome showed them they should be. Firstly.. how is there still a nice house in a nice neighbourhood on the other side of that dome?? Didn’t the nuclear bomb go off destroying everything around it? Anyway. The four put their hands on the dome and soon see Big Jim walking towards them, from the outside of the dome. His chest suddenly spots with blood, then his stomach. The four look down and each see bloody knives in their hands that have suddenly appeared.
“The dome’s coming down. Big Jim has to die.”
“And we’re the ones to do it.”
This week’s theme has gotta be “Damn CBB, you just can’t catch a break!”