Tuesday, July 1, 2014
In Which I Review Under the Dome (2x1)
I don't think the Dome is happy. Instead of letting Big Jim exact his plan to kill Barbie to cover up his own crimes, the Dome sends out a loud noise. This noise is painful for those inside Chester's Mill; so painful, in fact, that most of the residents pass out right where they are standing. Only Barbie, Jim, Junior. and Linda are left standing no the green because you need your main characters to do something other than fall to the ground. Oh, I'm sure there is an explanation for why they weren't affected--the Dome loves them more, the Dome hates them more, the Dome is a fickle bitch who likes to pretend it's God and tease the little ants that live inside it. Normal Dome stuff. But along with the now passed-out residents of Chester's Mill, the Dome has become magnetized and is pulling all the metal objects toward it--grills, car keys, hand cuffs, cars. Barbie manages to weasel his way out of the noose and he, Jim, Linda and Little Crazy Pants Junior go to inspect the wall of the Dome. Now this is a brilliant plan. Surely nothing bad will happen when you go to where all the REALLY HEAVY metal objects are being drawn. It's not like this could possibly lead to anyone's death or anything.
RIP Linda. You were sad a lot in the first season and it made it kind of hard to like you in the end, but being crushed by a car against a magnetized mystical Dome is no way to go.
--What an utterly pretentious title. No heads rolled. Unless Angie really is headless now.
--Of course Stephen King has a cameo in this episode.
--"What the hell are you supposed to be? The Ghost of Christmas Future?"
--Raise your hand if you feel a love triangle brewing between Barbie, Julia, and Rebecca Pine. Barbie will have to choose: faith or science.