Under the Dome (2013–2015)
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The Fire 

Following Duke's death, his house catches fire, forcing the town to rally together to form a bucket brigade. Elsewhere, Junior ambushes Barbie, while Dodee and Phil pick up a military frequency.


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Brian K. Vaughan (developed by), Stephen King (based on the book by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Vogel ... Dale 'Barbie' Barbara
Rachelle Lefevre ... Julia Shumway
Natalie Martinez ... Linda Esquivel
Britt Robertson ... Angie McAlister
Alexander Koch ... James 'Junior' Rennie
Colin Ford ... Joe McAlister
Nicholas Strong ... Phil Bushey
Jolene Purdy ... Dodee Weaver
Aisha Hinds ... Carolyn Hill
Jeff Fahey ... Sheriff Howard 'Duke' Perkins
Dean Norris ... James 'Big Jim' Rennie
Samantha Mathis ... Dr. Alice Calvert
Mackenzie Lintz ... Norrie Calvert-Hill
Beth Broderick ... Rose Twitchell
Ned Bellamy ... Reverend Lester Coggins


In a flashback, we learn that Barbie killed Julia Shumway's husband trying to collect a debt. Sheriff Howard Perkins' pacemaker exploded after he touched the dome wall. Big Jim and Rev. Lester Coggins spend their time ensuring their secret doesn't come out. Coggins searches the dead sheriff's house for anything incriminating them but makes a mess of it and sets the house on fire. With the fire department pumper truck outside the dome, there's danger of fire engulfing the entire town. Angie is still a prisoner in the underground shelter and the unstable Junior confronts Barbie convinced Angie slept with him. Joe McAlister estimates that the dome covers an area 10 miles across and some of the residents try to tunnel under it. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

1 July 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The dog that Joe and Ben find is called Truman. Truman is also the name of the main character of "The Truman Show" in which Truman Burbank is part of a reality tv-show without knowing so. Truman lives on an island covered by a huge dome in which the director of the show can create the weather. See more »


Deputy Linda Esquivel shows up at the diner fresh from the scene of her boss' death, with her uniform still bloody. She is now sporting a speaker/microphone for her walkie-talkie, which she had not had just minutes before. See more »


Ben Drake: What if we're trapped in here forever? I'll never get to make out with Mila Kunis.
Joe McAlister: I don't think this thing is the only thing keeping that from happening.
Ben Drake: Just think about it. We could have met every girl we're ever gonna meet.
Joe McAlister: That is so depressing.
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References Lewis & Clark (1981) See more »


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Life and Dearh Under the Dome
9 December 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Sheriff Howard "Duke" Perkins gets close to the dome and his pacemaker blows up, killing him. Big Jim finds in his will that Deputy Linda Esquivel has inherited his house, so he sends Reverend Lester Coggins to seek documents in Duke's house. However Coggins burns the house to the ground. The paranoid Junior has a fight with Barbie since he believes that Angie has shagged with him. Deputy Paul Randolph has a nervous breakdown and shoots the dome; however the bullet ricochets and hits Linda's brother-in-law.

"The Fire" is an average episode of "Under the Dome". The development of the first show is disappointing and does not show anything new in the story. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Fogo" ("The Fire")

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