The life Under the Dome may not be so safe anymore. Chester’s Mills people learn they should be careful of the appearance; military has a plan and the idea of dying leads to some unchangeable actions. But first: Did Big Jim free Angie ?
Obviously: no. Angie wakes up still trapped and chained to the bed. Big Jim arrives with a blanket and some questions about what she is doing here – because apparently he couldn’t do that when he found her. Angie tells him Junior did this because he is insane. I’m not sure that was a good thing to say but nevermind. Outside, someone honks the horn and Big Jim leaves locking the door behind him. Angie still trapped. Outside, the visitor happens to be the crazy reverend. He thinks what’s happening to them refers to what happened to the city of Moab in the Bible because he heard the word “Moab” through his hearing aids. Sounds like a modern version of Joan of Arc.
Meanwhile, sleeping in his car, Barbie is woken up by Joe and Norrie who are observing hundreds of butterflies standing on the Dome. “Maybe the Dome is a cocoon and we all are going to be something new,” Norrie candidly suggested when they arrived. Barbie touches the Dome and they all leave revealing soldiers on the other side welcoming several buses with….civilians inside. Joe recognizes his cousin and Barbie suddenly wonders why suddenly military is letting those people coming here. Immediately Norrie compares that the visitor day they do at camp during which your family can come and pay you a visit.
So people head to meet the visitors thinking it’s a good and nice idea coming from the military. Linda requires Barbie’s help to secure the area fearing some phones or others devices could explode like the Sheriff’s pacemaker when she sees her fiancé on the other side. They both kiss – well technically they kiss the Dome and then her shows her on his ipad of a “People” magazine cover which features a picture of them. “We’re famous.”
Joe wonders if Angie will show up when Norrie notices a man with a sign with her name. This man is her father who wasn’t supposed to know her because her file was closed. Facing her mothers who lied to her, Norrie runs away and is followed by Joe. Julia joins the crowd looking for her husband but then her sister in law – Marie – catches her attention. Marie shows her a long printed message from her husband with these words; “Tell Julia I’m sorry she deserves better. The crazy reverend is back, repeating to the people they must confess their sins referring again to the Moab stuff, especially Big Jim.
As Barbie keeps watching the dome, he notices Doddee can read on the lips. By using a military coins he has, he catches the attention of a soldier – it seems Barbie is quite famous in the army. Because of this, he succeeds in making the guy talk and learns that something big is planned, that this reunion was set up. He doesn’t have a clue of what’s going on but once they leave he knows they won’t come back. Suddenly Barbie understands. Moab is not the reference to a city but to M.O.A.B aka Mother of All Bombs, a term they use in the army to talk about the largest nuclear bombs they have. So this visitor reunion was just to say goodbye and the army plans to use a bomb on the Dome even if it means to kill everyone in the process.
Barbie and Doddee immediately tell about their discoveries to Big Jim, Julia and Linda. Thanks to a message the radio intercepted they understand it’s going to happen in the afternoon, in about 3 hours. They decide to protect everyone in the city fallout shelter and broadcasts a message on radio. Finally Big Jim cut Angie’s chains admitting he is doing that because they’re all gonna die today. She runs away. Later when Junior came back home, he meets his father who tells him he knows everything and let her go. Junior goes away, heading in fact to Angie’s home. When she arrives he is waiting for her in her bedroom. He tells her as they’re going to die he wants to be with her when it happens.
In the shelter, people is arriving little by little. Julia tells Barbie she knows how he got the info just by showing a coin. Barbie starts to tell her a little about his past in the army. He was in Irak and receives this coin as a credit for saving a soldier but in fact his troop killed another company in a friendly fire. Julia seems touched by his story. Am I the only one to feel the romance back? Later, she drinks some wine and offers a glass to Barbie while Phil airs some Beethoven music in the shelter to light the mood. Barbie is about to tell her something – certainly confessing he killed her husband – when Norrie’s mothers arrive looking for her.
With the bomb approaching everybody is living their last moments: Phil and Doddee dance, Angie hugs Junior – I know this girl is crazy, Barbie and Julia are looking for Norrie and Joe who are trying to find Angie. Finally the two kids stops on a bench and as the bomb hits the Dome behind them, they kiss without having a seizure.
Unsurprisingly, the Dome is still intact and everybody is still alive. Barbie and Julia hold their hands as they watch the other side completely destroyed. So does Big Jim a couple of meters away where he meets the reverend who continues to force him to confess his sins. “You’re right every day is a new day,” Big Jim says before pushing the Reverend’s head again the Dome making his hearing aids burn which causes what seems to be an internal bleeding.