Under the Dome: Legacy
August 21, 2015 11:50 AM - Season 3, Episode 10 - Subscribe

Everyone's working on a secret agenda, which means Jim shares similar goals, even if he doesn't know it, with a surprising group -- the kinship. [EW]

It's now been 4 weeks under the dome. Julia and Barbie have a tearful reunion while the mob heads to the hideout to burn the resistance out. During that firefight, help arrives unexpectedly from outside in the form of new character Hector, head of Aktaion with a handful of soldiers.

Sam has the captured Joe working on sound waves who realizes that with the Dome calcifying, they all need to work on this. Big Jim comes to the same conclusion but Hector thinks otherwise.

Barbie needs to attend pregnant Eva who has sucked the life force out of all the temple virgins and it looks like he is wavering again in his loyalties.

AV Club recap

No good quotes this week.
posted by TWinbrook8 (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is supposed to be a small, close-knit town. I know Jim is a sociopath but it's still unsettling how easily he can gun down his neighbors when he knows the affliction can be cured. Aim for the knees at least once, Jim. Or maybe Julia could acknowledge one of the many bodies on the lawn as someone she used to know.

They blew up the red door, which means either the dome is coming down or they'll have to find a new way to get people inside next year.
posted by Gary at 6:19 PM on August 21, 2015

It's finally week four! Dome Time is confusing.
posted by Room 641-A at 6:29 AM on August 22, 2015

Ugh. I thought this week was a throwback to last season: let's add more characters and more exposition and more boring backstories. And just when it looked like the kinship and the resistance might have a common goal, let's throw in another senseless roadblock.

re 4 weeks ago, has anyone sat down and attempted to count the actual days as shown in the series? I mean, I know the producers have no clue but someone online? I'd like to think if it's been a month since the Dome came down that there'd be a little ceremony commemorating it.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 7:05 AM on August 22, 2015

Terrible episode, and we had a scene between Barbie and wet blanket Joe, the worst possible combination.

No good quotes this week.

posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:45 AM on August 23, 2015

Also: the let's-just-use-the-purple-lightbulb at the very end was hilarious.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:46 AM on August 23, 2015

Awww, I like Joe. I'm never annoyed watching his scenes, he's such a kid. Junior however, he's a combination of morose and entitlement.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 9:05 AM on August 23, 2015

Huh. Okay Joe has his fans. Actually maybe he had the most quotable line in an unremarkable episode:

posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 10:07 AM on August 23, 2015

This is truly terrible TV. Not fun ironic bad TV, not amusing schlock sci-fi TV. Just bad TV. But I'm trapped Under the Dome with the actors and the writers. And with you, gentle Metafilterer. Please, Joe, finish building your hi-fi radio so we can shatter the calcified dome and end this TV show.
We can finally be together
Out of Chester's Mill
In the real world
Not some fake-ass reality
Where someone's pulling our strings
(See, there are quotable lines!)

The shocking reveal to me was that there are 2000 people trapped with us Under the Dome. In last season's finale there were like 35 people shambling through the styrofoam tunnels. Where'd the other 1965 go to? Are there cocoons for them all?

I also liked all the creepy sexuality/maternity stuff, Barbie's split loyalty and Julia's jealously and the young fertile women sacrificing themselves to The Queen. The only thing confusing all this is the African heritage of the Queen Mother. Doesn't The Dome have a thing for redheads?
posted by Nelson at 9:40 PM on August 24, 2015

Maybe one of the more scientific MeFites here can address this, but is it possible that The Dome is somehow transmitting oxytocin through the television into our brains? Because that would explain a lot.

And omg yes The Dome has a thing for redheads.
posted by Room 641-A at 8:38 AM on August 25, 2015 [1 favorite]

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