Season 2 Episode 9 of Under the Dome, titled The Red Door, has people trying to get back in the dome rather than escape it. Seems kind of confusing, doesn’t it? A lot of people are looking for the egg, and no one is quite sure how to handle it. Check out Josh’s recap of Under the Dome after the jump, along with both Josh’s and Violet’s thoughts about the episode!
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Episode Recap of Under the Dome, Season 2 Episode 9: The Red Door
In Under the Dome, Barbie is being interrogated. Barbie refuses to answer questions, and gets a beating for it. The guards demand the “power source” (the egg), and give Barbie a punch in the kidneys. Barbie’s father comes in, and tells Barbie that these guards are private contractors, and tells Barbie that the people in charge altered the email, otherwise the email wouldn’t go through. He also tells Barbie the only thing valuable enough to free Barbie is the egg. Outside, Barbie’s father seems to be more in charge than he let Barbie know.
Back at his office, Barbie’s father tells Hunter May to send another email to Julia.
Sheriff Jim pays a visit to Julia, and asks her what is going on, trying to figure out what was going on when Jim was spying on her. Julia, Joe, Norrie and Melanie head back to the school hoping for another email. Junior heads to keep an eye on his dad. Jim questions Junior, and makes him admit that Barbie is alive. Jim and Junior then visit the pit under the school. Junior also tells Jim that the egg is in Julia’s possession. Jim decides to track the egg down.
Jim meets with Rebecca, and tells her about Barbie being alive. He also tells her about the egg.
Inside the school, Joe receives the email. Barbie’s father tells them the people holding Barbie require the egg to free him.
Julia, Joe and Norrie are thinking about turning over the egg, but Melanie is hysterical, not wanting to. Rebecca then confronts Julia about the egg, but seems to be warning Julia about Jim.
Barbie, meanwhile, has taken down his interrogator and makes a break for it.
Lyle, Sam and Pauline try to figure out where mysterious red door is. They find a red door at the playground, and Sam and Lyle notice some men watching the playground. They decide to lure them away while Pauline investigates the door. The door turns out to be just a normal door.
Pauline, Lyle and Sam pay a visit to Hunter, who Pauline seems to have a connection with. Barbie then shows up. Barbie confronts Sam, and tells Pauline that he killed Angie. Pauline decides that the reason they have to go to Chester’s Mill is to “atone for their sins”. Barbie seems to know where the door is.
Meanwhile, Big Jim signals to the guards outside the dome–he wants to talk to someone in charge. He tells them he can get the egg, if they only deal with him. He says he wants to bring everyone out of the town, to which the guard says no. He then negotiates down to him and his son. The guard then is able to show Jim where the egg is, in Angie’s place.
Junior is moving the egg, and Melanie is with him. She is concerned that even Julia will turn the egg over. Julia confronts Jim, thinking he took the egg.
Barbie contacts his father, but it turns out to be a decoy. Barbie, Lyle and Sam find the red door. Hunter and Pauline come along as well, and they all head into the cellar with the red door. They go through a cave, and each one has a weird vision, then ending up in the lake in Chester’s Mill.
Junior hides the egg in Jim’s cellar, and Melanie asks Junior to lay next to her in the bunk that Junior chained Angie to. Kind of creepy if you ask me.
Pauline makes it to Jim’s house, looking for Junior. But it is not Junior she finds, but Big Jim.
Josh’s Thoughts: Under the Dome, Season 2 Episode 9: The Red Door
I am struggling to maintain any interest in Under the Dome. I am having a hard time with the acting, and how the story is written. The show just doesn’t seem to flow, making little sense it seems like. But let us talk about the episode a little.
So Barbie’s father seems to know a lot more about the dome than he is letting on. I am kind of wondering if perhaps his company has anything to do with the dome coming up. If the company has the means to get email through the dome, it would seem that maybe they’re a lot more involved with the dome than we know. But on the other hand, they want the “power source”, which would seem to indicate that they weren’t involved with putting the dome up. But how does Barbie’s father know that this egg is the power source? It is obviously something involved with the dome, but I don’t really understand why they are assuming it is the power source for the dome. Also, if so little is known about the dome, how does anyone know what removing the egg from the dome will do? We have seen that doing things the dome doesn’t “like” hasn’t had the best results.
I am wondering what the next step in the show is. Barbie and the gang are back inside, now what? Are we going to find people from outside the dome trying to get in to locate the egg? I guess we will see.
I really wish something would be done about the story and acting. I just really am finding little interest in this show. I actually am surprised the show has managed to stay around for this long. It has a great premise, but execution just had not been there for me. But we will see where next episode takes us!
Violet’s Thoughts on Season 2 Episode 9 of Under the Dome: The Red Door
Still having a hard time getting into Under the Dome, which is not good considering that we’re about 3/4 of the way through the season! I thought things were going to get interesting when we saw people getting out of the dome, and they did at first, but then the show started getting uninteresting again. Maybe that’s why they had to have the characters who were outside the dome come back in, plus one additional character who hadn’t been in Chester’s Mill for awhile, and who most people thought was dead – Pauline. I guess I am a bit curious to see how Big Jim is going to handle this.
Barbie’s father tries to play things off that someone else altered the email, but as the viewers see, and probably already suspected, he’s really the one in charge, and that he’s trying desperately to get the egg, which is the power source. And then what? What’s going to happen if they do get it? Apparently it’s not supposed to leave the dome though, judging by the way Melanie randomly freaked out over the egg. Everyone else seemed okay with turning the egg over in order to free Barbie, but Melanie was suddenly very adamant about not handing it over. This is probably the dome’s way of speaking through her to get what it wants. Maybe Melanie is sort of the dome personified. Ever since Melanie came about, we haven’t really had many instances of the dome communicating with people as it had in the past, so maybe it sent itself to be materialized into Melanie?
Oh yeah, so when they were able to track the egg to Angie’s place, I was like, what place? Because it seemed like Angie’s place was Joe’s place, since they are brother and sister after all, and I was pretty sure that she lived there too – but as you’ll recall, Joe’s house was destroyed. But the show conveniently comes up with some random apartment that she had? Um, okay. So I was had joked, oh, Angie’s apartment, you mean Big Jim’s fallout shelter where Junior locked her up and kept her prisoner? Then lo and behold, Junior and Melanie actually did end up there! Weird…
Anyway, hopefully some interesting stuff will happen in the next episode, especially with the return of Pauline and the others. There’s some potential.
Scenes from Under the Dome, Episode 10, The Fall
Here are scenes from the next episode of Under the Dome, titled The Fall: