Tuesday, July 29, 2014
In Which I Review Under the Dome (2x5)
No seriously, that is a note I took while watching this weeks episode, "Reconciliation." There was a sudden gigantic boom. At first I wasn't even sure if the explosion was really happening or if it was some sort of flash-forward or vision. But then no, there was fire and screaming and it was clearly a real boom-boom. What else was there this episode? A love triangle run amok; fighting and random killing; conspiracies; and gigantic underground tunnels that pop up out of nowhere. This last one, by the way, deserves extra special sarcastic attention. Overall, the thrust of this episode was about people both coming together again after fighting, and people remaining wary of each other. In other words, just another episode of Under the Dome. This won't come as a shock to anyone, but I think the show is spinning its wheels. Too many questions, not enough answers; too much internal drama and not enough mythological explanations (and of course the explanations of mythology we are getting are somewhat disjointed and random and overly cheesy). The show right now has a tendency to split up all the characters which makes this review hard, but here we go. Let's fall down the rabbit hole (or locker hole perhaps?) together.
--"This is crazy."
"This is just par for the course for Chester's Mill."
--"It's called Science!!!" We get it Rebecca, you really like science.
--"She's not who I love!" Then stop kissing Melanie, Joey.
--Barbie and Julia get back together. Oh good. I was so very worried about this incredibly healthy and totally normal relationship.
--Carolyn was in the episode. We haven't seen her in awhile. She got trotted out to do lawyer-type things.
--I swear if the Locker-of-Doom leads out of the stupid Dome...I may have fit.