Under the Dome" has basically turned into "Big Jim Murders Everyone in Chester's Mill." Big Jim has killed Maxine, a bunch of random henchmen, and even Reverend Coggins! In Season 1's penultimate episode, "Exigent Circumstances," Big Jim went postal yet again — and Twitter went crazy after he killed a fan-favorite character! In fact, the only thing that bothered "Under the Dome" fans more than Big Jim's latest kill was the East Coast viewers' having to wait for the U.S. Open to wrap up before the show began.
The episode kicked off with Barbie being pursued by forces inside and outside the Dome. Big Jim has convinced the town that Barbie is actually responsible for most of the murders that he committed.
Meanwhile, Dodee overhears news that the military outside the Dome is trying to locate Barbie, as well. From communications with the military, Dodee learns just what a snake Big Jim is.
Bumping shows like Under the Dome ~30 minutes ahead to make room for sports: another reason network TV is on the way out— Michael Robinson (@mkronline) September 10, 2013
Under the Dome running 24 minutes late is really cramping my sleeping style— Angela (@ang_meetsworld) September 10, 2013
You would think after all the help that Barbie provided for this town there would be more people not believing he's guilty. #UnderTheDome— ♥Amanda H♥(@lady_metallicar) September 10, 2013
Once Big Jim realizes Dodee is wise to his evil ways, he kills her, and fans on Twitter freaked out!
Poor Dodee :( We all know what happens when you get in Big Jim's way. #UnderTheDome— Melissa (@Mellie_01) September 10, 2013
That's the line Big Jim. Nobody shoots Dodee. I truly hate you now. #UnderTheDome— Jacob Stalnaker (@jacobs_1997) September 10, 2013
Somehow, the only good cop in Chester's Mill is oblivious to the truth about Big Jim. Much to the frustration of fans everywhere, Deputy Linda just can't seem to figure out that Big Jim is a bad, bad man.
After having a vision that Big Jim must die, the fantastic foursome — Joe, Norrie, Junior, and Angie — decide to hide the mini Dome from Jim's prying eyes.
Linda, I'm going to need you to use your brain at some point. Don't you ever wonder why Jim's always the first guy on scene? #UnderTheDome— Sandra Campbell (@themystikaal) September 10, 2013
Big Jim could tell Linda the earth is flat and she'd believe it #UnderTheDome— alyssa (@Lovaticlieberr) September 10, 2013
The group is also trying to determine who the mysterious "monarch" is. Joe seems to think it must be Barbie, but he's not the only viable candidate.
Just got done watching #UnderTheDome and WOW! I think Joe and Norrie are right about Barbie being the monarch??— Joseph (@JosephLeePoole) September 10, 2013
What if the lady cop is the Monarch? She has been the voice of morality all season. #UnderTheDome— Mike Shelley (@McEmmett15) September 10, 2013
Am I the only one who thinks Junior is gonna be the monarch? He did touch the dome as soon as the monarch hatched... #UnderTheDome— Kayla Kashuba ∞ (@KaylaKashuba) September 10, 2013
In the final moments of the episode, Julia woke up. She's the only one who can convince the town that Barbie is a good guy. But will the town side with Julia or with Big Jim? Fans are clearly hoping Jim will get what's coming to him in the season finale!
What do you think will happen in the "Under the Dome" season finale next week? Weigh in with your predictions in the comments below.
I'm gonna be pissed if Barbie isn't cleared and Big Jim isn't dead by the end of this episode. #UnderTheDome— Wandering Alice (@indecision_city) September 10, 2013
Seriously, if we keep killing off cast members the town is going to be extinct by season 2. #UnderTheDome— Joey O'Hern (@joeyohern) September 10, 2013
#UnderTheDome "all i've ever done was protect the people of this town." oh Big Jim. so many lies.— William the Bloody (@BloodyWilliam) September 10, 2013
Maybe the Dome is killing people's brain cells. Because people are making bad choices. Sigh. #UndertheDome— jennifer abella (@nextjen) September 10, 2013
Never let a used car salesman run your town #underthedome— Ryʌn ʌrnett (@HeyRybot) September 10, 2013
If loving Big Jim is wrong, twitter don't wanna be right@UnderTheDomeCBS— dean norris (@deanjnorris) September 10, 2013
Watch the most dramatic moment from "Exigent Circumstances":
"Under the Dome" airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on CBS.