Under the Dome: Caged
July 28, 2015 4:11 PM - Season 3, Episode 6 - Subscribe
Big Jim is captured and forced to manipulate Christine; Norrie and Joe get into trouble after questioning the town's new rules.
The A.V. Club:
The A.V. Club:
"Over on Bird Island, Big Jim and Christine are sharing adjoining cages. Most of the episode’s fun comes here as Dean Norris and Marg Helgenberger compete in a scenery chew-off. There’s nothing subtle about the differing viewpoints they represent: Christine is able to point to the improvements in Chester’s Mill since her arrival as proof of the superiority of the collective, while the ever-arrogant Big Jim espouses Great Man theory. Each is using the other to try to escape their current predicament, and their banter and one-upmanship is enjoyable in the way that two old pros can elevate run-of-the-mill material. I was more than done with Big Jim by the end of last season, but the creative team has managed to keep him viable simply by putting hm on the anti-Kinship team. (The dog doesn’t hurt either, even though the addition of Indy is such a transparent attempt to humanize Big Jim, it shouldn’t work at all. But it does!)"Den of Geek:
"And, oh yeah, we learned the origin of the dome. Before the dome went up, Eva and Christine (before they were possessed), were sent to Chester's Mill to retrieve the egg. When Christine touched the egg, she triggered the activation of the dome. So that revelation is pretty darn big and made Eva and Christine even more important. Let' see if they remain so or are quickly forgotten like every character reintroduced in season two."