A house fire poses new dangers to the town.
This episode was made up of flashbacks within flashbacks, so let’s see if I can give you the scoop in a linear fashion.
Tom pulls an unconscious Pope out of the downed plane moments before it explodes. Bressler was dead on impact.
Eric is threatening to rape Willa to death. He has her glamoured, and lowers his head to drink her dry. The moment his eyes leave hers, she offers to tell him about the experiments in exchange for her life.
Six months have passed since last season. Things have gotten back to normal for Dexter. He is a soccer dad, he enjoys his work, and he still has time for his evening hobbies. Things with Deb, however, are not as peachy
I think we are all clear on the premise of Under the Dome, right? A small town called Chester’s Mill is covered with a giant, clear dome. Nobody knows what it is, where it came from, or why it is here (well, almost no one - we’ll get to that).
More garroted victims turn up, and Stiles discovers a pattern.
The invasion that started last week concludes as the episode opens. Cochise sends his snipers to shoot down a small fleet of Espheni ships, effectively ending the battle.
On a bridge, an inter-dimensional portal opens up, and something is struggling to exit. It succeeds.
In Will’s latest nightmare, he is walking through the woods and finds a bloody tree. Someone - or something - is there. He wakes to discover his dogs whimpering, and discovers his feet are muddy. He stumbles into the kitchen for water and some pills. His vision becomes jittery and he vomits into the sink. That is when he sees a human ear settled next to the drain.