The secret's out! In this week's episode of CBS's summer smash "Under the Dome," a veritable cornucopia of secrets are revealed to both the viewers and the characters on the show. In one of the biggest reveals, Julia and Barbie finally acknowledge the elephant in the room: that Barbie killed Julia's husband!
If you missed "Let the Games Begin," we've got all the best jokes and reactions that were posted on Twitter during the episode.
UNDER THE DOME spoiler alerts are possible at this time. Seek shelter.— Barb (@denver_rose) August 27, 2013
Before we get to the relationship drama between Barbie and Julia, let's catch up on the quest for "the fourth hand." Building on the plot from the previous episode, the teens decide to seek out the fourth person needed to activate the mini-dome.
Dodee tries her hand at, well, being "the hand." She gets rejected in a particularly violent fashion. Clearly, she's not a match!
I honestly don't trust Dodee. I don't think she's bad. I just think she has a big mouth & is gonna get these kids in trouble. #UnderTheDome— Gracie B. (@Gracie_TV) August 27, 2013
In its heroic and ongoing quest to kill off all remotely likable characters, #UnderTheDome puts Dodee in harm's way.— Kyle Trembley (@KyleLovesTV) August 27, 2013
Why would you touch the mini dome? If the regular dome electricutes people, then why wouldn'tyou expect this one to. #UnderTheDome— Judith Giampietro(@countryheart13) August 27, 2013
After finally telling Joe that Junior kidnapped her when the Dome first appeared, Angie convinces her brother that Junior is the most likely "fourth hand-idate." She tells everyone about the painting with the pink stars, and it's revealed that Junior had seizures as a kid.
The revelation that Junior is the missing hand was met with plenty of fan outcry. For some fans, bringing abusive Junior into the "seizure club" just seems wrong.
WHY... JUST WHY did it HAVE to BE JUNIORarghhhhhhh #underthedome— Jessica (@JessicaRb) August 27, 2013
Another component irking fans about this episode was the level of realism. Many fans took to Twitter to complain that the show was being a bit inconsistent with the town's dwindling supplies.
Another unrealistic situation that worked fans' nerves this week: the formation of a fight club in Chester's Mill.
Even though Max was just recently introduced, many fans are already sick of her. It doesn't help that she spends most of this episode trying to blackmail both Barbie and Big Jim.
Meanwhile, Linda finally learns the secret that Duke was hiding. After Duke's son died from an overdose, he vowed to keep drugs out of Chester's Mill. To do this, Duke, Lester, and Big Jim made a deal with Max. They provided propane, and she kept the town clean.
At the close of the episode, Julia and Barbie finally talk about the fact that Barbie killed Julia's husband. Since he was in such massive debt, Mr. S hired Barbie to kill him; the life insurance wouldn't pay out in the event of suicide.
#UnderTheDome wow, for a town with limited supplies, everyone still has electricity, battery life, and gasoline.— William the Bloody (@BloodyWilliam) August 27, 2013
If there's a lake in Chesters Mill why was everyone freaking out about continuos water supply a few weeks ago? #UnderTheDome— Joey O'Hern(@joeyohern) August 27, 2013
#UnderTheDome In a show FULL of stupid, the townspeople trading incredibly scare FOOD to watch people fight is the dumbest thing yet.— Jocelyn Rish (@JocelynRish) August 27, 2013
Since apparently Fight Club is now part of #UnderTheDome, I'm working on a theory where Barbie is Joe's Tyler Durdin.— Kyle Trembley (@KyleLovesTV) August 27, 2013
#UnderTheDome i cannot believe they brought in this new Max villain woman when they haven'teven properly used the characters they have.— William the Bloody (@BloodyWilliam) August 27, 2013
Big Jim: "Afraid I'm gonna screw your over?"Barbie: "You're a used car salesmen Jim.."Good point... @UnderTheDomeCBS #UnderTheDome— Brandon Salmon (@BrandonSalmon) August 27, 2013
#UnderTheDome sooooo Duke's confession letter says "19 years ago," does that mean he updates it every year?— William the Bloody (@BloodyWilliam) August 27, 2013
19 years ago, how old was Maxine when she became a drug kingpin? #UnderTheDome— Dahne (@dahne1) August 27, 2013
Oddly, Julia doesn't freak out on Barbie. She was impressed by his cool head under pressure when the Dome came down.
Given the precedent set by the acting on this show, it's probably better than #UnderTheDome avoided any kind of big Barbie/Julia blow-up— Kyle Trembley(@KyleLovesTV) August 27, 2013
Julia ( @RachelleLefevre) already knew? What will happen with her and Barbie now? #UnderTheDome— Heather R Whitford(@Miss_2Short32) August 27, 2013
There are only three more episodes before the season finale! What did you think of all the secrets revealed this week on "Under the Dome"? And what's going to happen next week? Make your predictions in the comments below!
At thelaundromat. Where my TV switched from "Under the Dome" to a telenovela, "Que Bonita Amor". Upgrade or downgrade, tweeps?— Paul Mazur (@heylaserbeam) August 27, 2013
Under Thethat has to be one of the strangest shows on TV right now, but I'm hooked.—Belinda Britt (@TarHeelBel) August 27, 2013
I think I am about to cross off #UndertheDome... Liked it for a while. Now they are just wasting 60 minutes of my week.— Brian Eldridge (@BriEldridge) August 27, 2013
Watch a scene from "Let the Games Begin":
"Under the Dome" airs Mondays at 10 PM on CBS.