Under the Dome Review: Out of the Dome

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Zenith. The Obelsik. The Red Door.

I thought we were going to get some real answers on Under the Dome Season 2 Episode 7, but instead got new reveals which introduced more questions. That's okay though because they enlightened us with riveting new clues which opened up an entire new world of possibilities.

At first, I wasn't impressed with the fall to Zenith or whatever it was. Now, I'm super enthralled by what it could all mean, especially now that Pauline is involved. She's been able to prognosticate what's coming, so she should be able to unravel the mystery and figure out the purpose of the Dome and what the source of it wants.

The Dome itself isn't the controlling force, but whatever entity is behind it and the egg clearly have been manipulating people and circumstances in Chester's Mill. I have to wonder if free will even exists under the Dome. Given Big Jim's consistent arrogance, it appears that the entity can't control people's actions, but uses the environment around them to push people into certain directions.

Despite the Dome's actions against Big Jim, the fact that his life was saved has been interpreted by him to mean he's meant to be in power. His arrogance has gotten out of control. He's desire to be the main and only leader of Chester's Mill was never more clear than his string of actions this hour. He pushed Rebecca around, threatened her and then held a memorial for Barbie without Julia. He's more dangerous than ever.

The only way to bring him down may be to give him an emotional shock of a lifetime. He's going to lose it when he finds out that Pauline's alive and faked her own death, plus he's not going to be happy  that the Dome allowed others out and not him and he didn't even know about it. That's another huge ego crush coming. I can't wait! 

The conduit between Chester's Mill and Zenith was put there by design and for a specific purpose. Is Zenith the other side because Pauline is there or did Pauline end up in Zenith because of the Dome? I tend to believe now that the entity wanted her to go there. Why? No clue yet, but it could be tied to the Red Door. Is that a way for her to get to Chester's Mill? I hope so.

Sam and Lyle's purposes in Zenith are still a mystery, but Barbie's connection to his father is important. The Red Door is on Don's property and it's there for a specific reason. Don said he wanted to help his son because of their shared understanding of love for a woman, but there is certainly more to his interest than that.

We'll have to wait until next week to get more insight into the Zenith residents' place in the whole situation. In the meantime, check out photos from next Monday's Under the Dome Season 2 Episode 8, "Awakening."

Will Barbie find a way back under the Dome?

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