After the episode "Curtains" aired, scores of fans took to Twitter to complain about the conclusion. Here's some of the fallout from social media, in case you missed it!
If at the end of tonight's UNDER THE DOME, they find a mysterious hatch in the ground, I will not commit to watching season 2.— Howard Sherman (@HESherman) September 17, 2013
After weeks of speculation about who would be crowned "the monarch," the butterfly above the mini-Dome finally started flapping around. Almost instantly, the little Dome went black ...and then the big Dome followed suit.
Meanwhile, Linda decided that nobody was allowed to touch the Dome except for her. It was great that she was trying to restore some order in the den of chaos that is Chester's Mill, but Linda forgot one very important fact. The Dome does not like to be touched.
The episode saw the return of conscious Julia, who was badly injured a few episodes back. Some fans were happy to see her up and about. Other fans ... not so much.
The fabulous foursome all decided to put their hands on the darkened mini-Dome, and it burst into life. This stunned the butterfly, but not for long.
The butterfly then landed on Barbie, prompting many fans to guess that Barbie was the long-awaited monarch. But moments later, Julia was the one who could quiet the egg. It was decided that she was the true monarch.
When Norrie asked the egg what it wanted from them, an apparition of her dead mother appeared. The apparition told her that the Dome was dropped over Chester's Mill to protect the town. The town had to protect the egg, or everyone would die.
Of course, the residents of this tiny town aren't exactly known for being nonviolent. While all this was going on, Big Jim was leading the town against Barbie.
#underthedome why did it get so dark hopefully that black stuff makes it disappear— i am other (@TgangP) September 17, 2013
Thank you dome for taking out Linda. If you could zap Julia and Junior out of existence, I will owe you. #UnderTheDome— Dahne (@dahne1) September 17, 2013
"Maybe it's a coincidence" ARE YOU F'ING SERIOUS LINDA?! YOU ARE A POLICE OFFICER IT'S YOUR JOB TO INVESTIGATE THINGS!! #UnderTheDome— Kyle Trembley (@KyleLovesTV) September 17, 2013
So now Julia is just fine, after a doctor told them she might have permanent brain injury? #UnderTheDome— David (@dnp_david) September 17, 2013
Julia has awfully good hair for someone recently shot and dying #UnderTheDome.— SHADOW PineValleyPod (@SHADOWUSR) September 17, 2013
I'm not the only one with the Reading Rainbow theme in my head, right? #UnderTheDome— amysusanne (@sabrinaobscura) September 17, 2013
#UnderTheDome The joyful score as the beloved butterfly comes back to life is killing me.— Jocelyn Rish (@JocelynRish) September 17, 2013
Barbie is the monarch! Heck yea, No one can believe Jim! @UnderTheDomeCBS— Julie Engstrom (@julie_engstrom) September 17, 2013
boom! And we got a twist! It's not Barbie but JULIA!! Nicely played @UnderTheDomeCBS— S. Skinner (@elfwhims) September 17, 2013
Your the monarch, no you are the monarch, is anyone the monarch??? #underthedome— Trei (@trei1658) September 17, 2013
Big Jim ordered a gallows to be built to hang Barbie from ... unless Julia agreed to give him the egg.
Not surprisingly, more than a few fans took to Twitter to complain about the choice to have a black actor involved in the building of the gallows.
OMG did Big Jim just ask a black man to help him build a gallows?! W/out a pause or one hint of irony?! #UndertheDome is a steaming pile.— Jenée Libby (@DinerofCville) September 17, 2013
The episode's final minutes were totally intense. While Barbie was on the gallows, Julia dropped the egg into the lake. Pink stars began to fall, and Big Jim yelled at Junior to let Barbie die.
And then ... the episode just ended! Needless to say, a lot of fans felt surprised and cheated by the sudden cliffhanger ending.
the darkness is lifted and thats how theyre going to end the episode? #underthedome— Josh Rebello ♻(@RebelloJosh) September 17, 2013
whaaaaatttt under the dome ended what a terrible ending— 陳德勤(@irregularasian) September 17, 2013
They didn't just end this season of Under The Dome like that, did they? That's not fair. I want to know what happens to Barbie.— Logan Inwood (@Logan_Inwood) September 17, 2013
What did you think of the "Under the Dome"season finale? Did you find it disappointing, or are you excited to see the new episodes next summer? Weigh in with your comments below!
Me: "Dad what are you watching?" Dad replies, "It's umm... That bubble show!" Me, "You mean Under The Dome?" #ilovemydad— Jacqueline Nissen (@nissen_miss) September 17, 2013
"oh NOW under the dome makes sense"-no one ever— Greg DiCrosta (@GregDiCrosta) September 17, 2013
Working on an Under The Dome spinoff called Over The Dome about a bunch of angry, confused birds.— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) September 17, 2013
#underthedome has gotten so convoluted, it makes Donnie Darko look like an episode of Dora the Explorer.— Jonathan Herold (@liberalgunnut) September 17, 2013
Watch the mini-Dome reveal the monarch in this clip from "Curtains":