Under the Dome (2013–2015)
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Black Ice 

As temperatures continue to plunge, Sam and Rebecca spring into action to try and save the residents of Chester's Mill. Meanwhile, Joe remains suspicious of Hunter, and Barbie and Julia face danger after black ice causes their vehicle to crash.


Jack Bender


Brian K. Vaughan (developer), Stephen King (book) | 2 more credits »





Episode complete credited cast:
Mike Vogel ... Dale 'Barbie' Barbara
Rachelle Lefevre ... Julia Shumway
Alexander Koch ... James 'Junior' Rennie
Eddie Cahill ... Sam Verdreaux
Colin Ford ... Joe McAlister
Mackenzie Lintz ... Norrie Calvert-Hill
Karla Crome ... Rebecca Pine
Dean Norris ... James 'Big Jim' Rennie
Grace Victoria Cox ... Melanie Cross
Max Ehrich ... Hunter May
Sherry Stringfield ... Pauline Rennie
Dwight Yoakam ... Lyle Chumley
Estes Tarver ... Tom Tilden
Mike Whaley ... Malick


With the portal to get out of the dome now gone - as is the egg - the residents of Chester's Mills face having to deal with frigid temperatures. The clinic has been damaged so all of the sick and those needing shelter move into the school. Meanwhile, Julia has a serious accident and Barbie refuses to leave her behind in the freezing cold. Lyle suddenly reappears. In Zenith, the egg is found in the same park where Barbie and the others arrived when traveling through the portal. Attempts to touch it are having a serious effect on Melanie. Soon, everyone is in danger from the dome. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

8 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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Breathing in cold air causes condensation of the humidity expelled from the lung. This produces the formation of visible misty clouds at every breath. During the whole episode, even though the temperature drops well below freezing temperature, characters never produce any visible condensation (especially obvious during the scene in the ambulance where Barbie and Julia are almost dying from hypothermia and in which several close-up are shot) clearly indicating that the ambient temperature is actually quite warm. See more »


James 'Big Jim' Rennie: It's not like I tried to maroon us here on purpose. I wanted us to get out of here, so we could be a family again.
Pauline Rennie: I understand. But your good intentions don't always produce good results.
James 'Big Jim' Rennie: Hey. I dropped that egg to save you.
Pauline Rennie: No. You dropped that egg to save the day, to be the hero you always want to be. That's not love, that's narcissism.
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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »


Under the Dome - Titelsong
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How do you overlook a major obvious flaw?
10 April 2015 | by patrick_akguySee all my reviews

If the temperature in the dome is getting so cold throughout the entire episode, why are none of the people speaking outside have cold smoke coming out of their mouths when they speak?


The show is decent...not great...but definitely watchable. What's with this major over-site?

And to IMDb, why must have have 10 lines to submit?

I'm simply pointing out an obvious error by some producer who has never lived in or experienced cold weather.

Also, if the kid's hand sticks to the side of the dome and can't get it off, two girls trying to rip it off can get it off and he barely gets any damage to his hand?

If you hand is stuck that firmly to 'ice', ripping it off is going to rip your entire palm off.

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