||Rating: 7.1/10 (58,603 votes)
Writer: Brian K. Vaughan
Stars: Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch, Colin Ford
Runtime: 43 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Released: 24 Jun 2013
|Plot:Â Dale « Barbie » Barbara’s (Mike Vogel) fate is left in the hands of James « Big Jim » Rennie (Dean Norris) and his son James « Junior » Rennie (Alexander Koch) after being falsely charged with numerous crimes committed by Big Jim. Barbie, wearing a noose around his neck, is waiting for Junior to pull the lever on the gallows releasing the trap-door. However, the Dome emits a mysterious sound which scares Junior from pulling the lever and causes Sheriff Linda Esquivel (Natalie Martinez) to halt the execution. It turns out that the Dome has become magnetized, causing execution observers to pass out. Linda, Junior, Barbie, and Big Jim visit the Dome wall where its magnetization pulls all metal objects against it, including Barbie who is still in metal handcuffs. While freeing Barbie from the cuffs, Linda is killed by being crushed between the Dome’s wall and an SUV pulled by the magnetization. Meanwhile, Julia Shumway (Rachelle Lefevre) meets Sam Verdreaux (Eddie Cahill) while rescuing from drowning a mysterious teenage girl (Grace Victoria Cox) who may hold clues to the origin of the Dome. Julia leaves Sam and the girl to look for Barbie. Later in the episode it is revealed that Sam is Junior’s uncle and Big Jim’s brother-in-law. Determined to save the rest of the townspeople, Barbie meets Rebecca Pine (Karla Crome), a high school science teacher who has many theories about the Dome. Inside the McAlister’s house Elinore « Norrie » Calvert-Hill’s (Mackenzie Lintz) mother, Carolyn Hill (Aisha Hinds), passes out from a large magnetization pulse. Fighting against « flying » dangerous metal objects, Barbie, Rebecca, Joe McAlister (Colin Ford), Angie McAlister (Britt Robertson), and Norrie pull Carolyn out of the house seconds before the house is torn apart from the pulse. While Barbie and Rebecca attempt to stop the pulses, the teens are convinced that the Dome is punishing them for not killing Big Jim when it told them to.