The tension is definitely ratcheting up on "Under the Dome." This week's roller-coaster ride featured more "pink star" seizures, a tense manhunt, and some serious controversy. Here are all the crazy moments from Monday night's episode and the funniest and/or most insightful fan and cast tweets to go along with them.
Under the Dome is the only known location where someone willingly bought a Microsoft Surface— Jordan Valinsky (@jordan327) July 9, 2013
Just three episodes in, "Under the Dome" has cemented its place as one of the most tweeted-about shows of the summer. TV fans and the "Under the Dome" cast alike both love to live-tweet during new episodes.
And while many fans are tuning in to "Under the Dome" because they love the characters, there also seems to be a growing trend of live-tweeting the show as part of a "hate-watching" movement. Love it or hate it, though, this show seems to have a real grip on people.
So what actually happened this week? After former Deputy Paul Randolph fired the ricochet shot that killed Freddy Denton last week, Deputy Linda takes Paul into custody. Big Jim manages to calm down the lynch mob that wants Paul dead, but Paul tricks Linda and manages to escape back out into the wilds of Chester's Mill. Jim and Barbie join the manhunt for Paul, but it's Linda who takes him down in the end.
As for the ongoing creepiness that is Junior and Angie's "relationship," Angie was able to get Junior to leave her alone for a little while. She sent him off to dig his way out of the dome through old cement tunnels, to no avail.
Hardest part of living on the West Coast = missing the hilarious real-time tweeting of "Under the Dome."— Malcom Glenn (@malcomglenn) July 9, 2013
"Junior" on Under the Dome is the dumbest character on TV, played by the worst actor. It's almost impressive.— John (@Notgiamatti) July 9, 2013
Please die, stoner kid from the late 90s. I don't think I've hated a character this much in a long time. #UnderTheDome— Kurt Heinrich (@theironkurtain) July 9, 2013
"It was the dome that did it....not the bullet I fired at an impenetrable barrier..." #UnderTheDome— UK_MJ (@UK_MJ) July 9, 2013
Homeboy shoots the Dome and then tried to blame it on the dome? Own up.... Poor dome #UnderTheDome— Adam stossel (@stoss82) July 9, 2013
No, Paul, the dome isn't making the whole town crazy, it's just you. Take it down a few 1000 notches. #UnderTheDome— Danielle Turchiano (@danielletbd) July 9, 2013
When he came back to see her, Angie was smart enough to snag a pair of scissors from a first-aid kit he was using. Seems that most fans hope those scissors end up stuck in Junior's gut.
Why hasn't Angie's brother realized she's gone yet? It's been two days. #UnderTheDome— Shannon Barnsley (@ShanBarnsley) July 9, 2013
"the dome is making you act crazy" you locked her underground .. YOU MADE HER CRAZY #underthedome— ♥ H a l e y (@jtaimejesy) July 9, 2013
On a lighter note, the residents of Chester's Mill are starting to run low on certain types of food. The loss of bacon is a great hit to the morale of this creepy little town.
This episode also stirred up a bit of controversy on Twitter. Carolyn and Alice, the lesbian couple who are Norrie's parents, didn't originally appear in the novel. These new additions were at the center of some sexual-orientation drama in "Under the Dome" this week. Some fans were taken aback by the bigotry the women face in this small town.
As for Norrie herself, the puppy love between her and Joe McAlister just keeps on getting sweeter, and the fangirls just can't get enough of "Jorrie"! But what we want to know is this: What the heck does "the pink stars are falling in line" mean?
Bacon is everything! What'chu talking about, lady! #UnderTheDome— Matt Henson (@MattJHenson) July 9, 2013
wow an anti gay "joke" on #UnderTheDome not really necessary though!— Rachel Maynard (@rac_may_782) July 9, 2013
I Know that Old Geezer Didn't just say "Maybe they Can Pray The Gay Out Of Her" #UnderTheDome— You Know !!!!!!!!!!! (@Scorpio1080) July 9, 2013
You knew an interracial lesbian couple was going to catch *some* flak in Chester's Mill, dome or not. #UnderTheDome— Jayelle (@GreenEyedLilo) July 9, 2013
So who do you all think is Norrie's knight in shining armor? #UnderTheDome— Mackenzie Lintz (@mackenzielintz) July 9, 2013
Check out more reactions to "Manhunt" on Twitter, and then sound off in the comments below. Who do you think will die next on "Under the Dome"? And what caused the dome to fall in the first place? Let's hear your theories!
Hey @SethMacFarlane are you producing CBS's Under the Dome? Cuz I think it's copied from the Simpsons' movie...— Jared Buker (@jbuke) July 9, 2013
I really wish Kevin Spacey's character from HOUSE OF CARDS was narrating UNDER THE DOME.— Jim Zeppelin (@poolhalljames) July 9, 2013
Check out this tense moment from "Manhunt" and episode photos below: