Under the Dome (2013–2015)
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Exigent Circumstances 

Big Jim rallies the town against Barbie after framing him for the murders and the shooting of Julia. Joe and Norrie move the mini-dome to Ben's house but it soon begins to act strangely.


Peter Leto


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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
Dean Norris ... James 'Big Jim' Rennie
Mackenzie Lintz ... Norrie Calvert-Hill
Jason Davis ... Mr. Alcott (as Jason Alexander Davis)
John Elvis John Elvis ... Ben Drake
Crystal Martinez ... Nurse Adams
Jay Gates ... Fire Volunteer


The entire town rallies to find Barbie after Big Jim convinces them he is behind the recent murders and shooting Julia. Barbie realizes that Julia's life is in danger - Jim's story will fall apart once she regains consciousness and tells people what really happened. Barbie and Angie hatch a plan to get her out of the clinic but Barbie soon finds himself in jail and Big Jim has a proposition for him. Joe and Norrie move the mini dome to Ben's house but it soon begins to act strangely. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

9 September 2013 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Norrie Calvert-Hill: We should have killed Big Jim when we had the chance.
Joe McAlister: Why would the dome want us to do that?
Norrie Calvert-Hill: Look what he's doing, Joe. Pulling all these Nazi moves? Breaking into your barn like he owns the place?
Joe McAlister: That doesn't mean we should kill him.
Norrie Calvert-Hill: Really? What do you thinks gonna happen when he finds Barbie? Your monarch won't be crowned, Joe. More like the monarch gets his head chopped off. You know that quote? "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing." That's us,...
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22 January 2015 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Big Jim organizes a posse to hunt down Barbie in the woods. Dodee discloses to Big Jim the existence of the egg and the mini-dome and she overhears a military broadcast telling that Big Jim is not reliable since he killed the Reverend. Coggins. Big Jim executes Dodee; burns the station to the ground; and then he accuses Barbie. The lesbian Carolyn discovers the mini-dome in the barn but she promises to help the teenagers to protect it. Big Jim comes to the barn with henchmen, but the kids have moves it to Ben's house. Big Jim arrests Joe and Norrie, but later he is forced to release them. Linda follows the couple and discovers the location of the mini-dome. Meanwhile Barbie and Angie remove Julia from the hospital, but he is arrested by Linda. Then Big Jim blackmails Barbie to confess the arson of the station and the murders.

"Exigent Circumstances" is probably the best episode after the "Pilot". The plot is too short even for a mini-series but it seams that there will be another boring season. Linda is an incredibly stupid and irritating character. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Circunstâncias Especiais" ("Special Circumstances")

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