Monday night's episode of "Under the Dome" was on fire … literally. Between the dead bodies, the tribulations of poor Angie, and, of course, the fire, there was plenty to keep track of. So did the second installment of the CBS miniseries fizzle or sizzle? We've got the juiciest tweets and most hilarious reactions to this week's episode for you now!
I'm just going to fast forward all of these Junior scenes until someone brains him with a shovel. #UnderTheDome— Carrie Raisler (@TVandDinners) July 2, 2013
"Under the Dome" is a certifiable hit. Last week's premiere episode drew more than 13 million viewers, making the series the highest-rated summer drama since 1992. Episode 2 took a hit, pulling in 11.52 million viewers. Nonetheless, it still dominated Monday night, beating its closest competitor by 83 percent.
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Even more impressive, the show's appeal has gone global. "Big Jim" himself, Dean Norris, tweeted that "Under the Dome" is captivating audiences in Asia, as well.
Thank you China! #UNDERTHEDOME is most watched US show there EVER! Love me some dim sum and then some— dean norris (@deanjnorris) July 1, 2013
In "The Fire," viewers received more info about how Barbie killed Julia's husband. After a disagreement between the two men, Julia's husband and Barbie fought over a loaded gun before Barbie got the upper hand. Barbie's been sleeping over at Julia's, and that's just plain weird.
Meanwhile, Joe discovered a man who had been cut in half, as well as a bisected dog named Truman.
Joe, played by Colin Ford, is quickly becoming a fan favorite. Just two episodes in, Joe and Norrie have already been given a shipper name by fans. Ladies and gentleman, we give you ... Jorrie.
Without question, the most exciting part of "The Fire" was, well, a fire. When Duke's house went up in flames, Big Jim had a creative idea on how to extinguish it. Keep in mind, a fire in Chester's Mill is extra bad news, because the fire department is trapped outside the dome. Unfortunately, the flames lost some of their fearsomeness when viewers started mocking the event.
But it wasn't just the unrealistic fire scene that turned some viewers off. In addition to the legions of book fans who already hate the changes being made to the story, plenty of viewers thought the second episode was just plain weak.
#underthedome last week I saw a cow cut in half. now a human being. eww.— Jenny Liebowitz (@JennyMeetsWorld) July 2, 2013
I could suspend my disbelief for #underthedome until the RIDICULOUSLY inaccurate portrayal of fire development.— Jocelyn (@jocelynlally) July 2, 2013
I guess in Under the Dome the curtains are made out of gasoline.— Mike Lacy (@mikelacy1) July 2, 2013
Second episode of Under the Dome suffering from WalkingDeaditis. Moronic characters saying and doing absurd things for no reason.— Brian Byrd (@BrianByrdman) July 2, 2013
Well that was a disappointing follow-up for UNDER THE DOME. Bad casting, stupid plotting and heavy-handed dialogue is really hurting it.— Devin Garabedian (@devv88) July 2, 2013
While the residents of Chester's Mill fought the fire with heavy equipment and bucket brigades, poor Angie remained trapped and at the mercy of a clearly deranged Junior, who's keeping her locked up because he wants to take care of her.
Fans of the book know that TV Angie has already outlived book Angie. That has plenty of "Dome" fans worried that TV Angie won't last much longer.
Thankfully, fans learned a bit more about the specifics of the dome, sparking multiple theories about what's really going on in Chester's Mill. The dome has been compared to a sieve, which explains why water and air can penetrate it. Some fan theories about the dome are plausible, while others are just plain silly.
Last night's Twitter buzz proves that fans are still totally invested in the mysterious events at Chester's Mill — at least, the fans who can manage to stay up late enough to catch new episodes.
Every character in "Under the Dome" has that disease where you narrate *exactly* what you are doing and/or thinking at that moment.— Dash Treyhorn (@DashTreyhorn) July 2, 2013
Really trying to stay awake for #UnderTheDome, but my liiiiiittle eyelids are getting SO heavy.— Courtnie (@courtelston) July 2, 2013
Do you think "Under the Dome" can keep audiences entertained all summer long, or will its late-night time slot start to eat into the ratings? Sound off in the comments below!
"Under the Dome" airs Mondays at 10 PM on CBS.