The world of Stephen King publishing, which is always a weird and exciting place, has recently gotten even stranger. Starting next month, Stephen King’s popular 2009 novel, Under the Dome, will finally be released in mass-market paperback. Actually, make that paperbacks, plural – the book is divided in half; part one comes on February 25th, and part 2 arrives March 25th.
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The TV deaths that made the list are the kinds of things that stick with you for awhile. They may not involve buckets of blood or dripping entrails, but they are unique and upsetting. These are TV’s best deaths.
The monarch butterfly in the mini dome hatches. It flutters around, leaving black splotches on the mini dome until the entire thing turns opaque black. Then the same thing happens to the big dome, sealing Chester’s Mill into moonless night.
With Barbie now a fugitive, Jim essentially issues martial law in the dome and decides that he and his goons need to go house to house looking for him.
There is some weird weather going on in the dome. It starts as cloud cover, but then gets more threatening as the episode goes on: lightning, strong winds, a funnel cloud threatening to touch down to earth.
Joe, Norrie, and Angie spent the night in the barn, protecting the mini-dome. Now there is a caterpillar inside. When the trio leaves the barn, Dodee sneaks in to see what they are hiding under the blanket (the worst hiding spot ever). She touches the mini-dome and is knocked unconscious.
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Shots have been fired in town. Ted Huntley was trying to shoot an insane intruder, and got his neighbor - just a flesh wound. Linda and Barbie find the intruder spazzing about how the dome was talking to him. He is high on a drug that he bought from the reverend called Rapture.
Inexplicably, Ollie seems preoccupied with taking over Jim’s seat as councilman. I guess it is less about the title and more because he could take control of the town. He is essentially holding the town’s water for ransom.