TV Recap: 'Under the Dome' Episode 102 - 'The Fire'



under the domeUnder the Dome Episode 102
“The Fire”
Written By: Rick Cleveland
Directed By: Jack Bender
Original Airdate: 1 July 2013

In This Episode...

Lester, the town reverend/mortician/huffer is also in on the whole dome thing. Duke left his house to Linda, and when Jim can’t find the propane paperwork in his office, he sends Lester to Duke’s home to find it. Lester tears the house apart, finds the receipts, and burns them. Of course, he lights the curtains on fire and the whole house goes up in a matter of moments.

The town gathers, but with no fire department, they don’t know what to do. Linda hears shouts from inside the house, and at great risk to her own life breaks into the house and drags Lester out. Barbie sends people to get hoses, then organizes the rest of the town into a bucket brigade. It doesn’t help much, and the fire is spreading quickly. It hits a nearby propane tank and explodes. Jim finally rolls up in a bulldozer and levels the house, making it easier to fight with less fuel to burn. The fire is out, and Jim congratulates Linda on her heroism and the town for pitching in. Paul, one of the other cops, does not believe that they are going to survive the dome, and he goes a little nuts. Paul shoots at the dome, but the bullet ricochets and kills the only other cop in town, Freddy.

Also: Angie tells Junior that she screwed Barbie, so he tries to beat the crap out of him. Barbie wins, but Junior tells Angie he killed him. She knows he is lying. Joe uses math to plot out how big the dome is and finds a lost dog named Truman, whose owner was cut in half by the dome. The top part of his body was dragged away. Julia has commandeered the radio station and is working with Dodi and Phil to tell the town what they pick up on the radio frequencies they can occasionally get.

Dig It or Bury It?

As I predicted, this show is less interesting without stuff crashing into the dome. There is not a single likable, relatable character in the group. My favorite character is officially Truman, the dog who lost his owner. I like Dodi too - props to the geek girls.

About the Dome

The military is spraying the dome with water, I assume to see if it would wash away. It didn’t, but Joe puts his hand to the dome, then pulls away - his palm is wet. The dome is semipermeable. Joe also estimates that the dome is about 10 miles across. The military has decided it is not radioactive, and Linda thinks that the dome only affects electronics with batteries.


People start to get a little stir-crazy trapped under the dome.