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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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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1 July 2013 (USA)  »

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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 »


The kids shoot video with a smart phone and hold it vertically. The footage shown is horizontal. See more »


Joe McAlister: [about the soldiers outside the dome] They're doing tests. Must be checking to see if water can come through.
Ben Drake: Doesn't look good. We're screwed.
Joe McAlister: Wait.
[Touches the dome's surface. Some moisture has gotten through]
Joe McAlister: It's like a sieve.
Ben Drake: What the hell's a sieve?
Joe McAlister: A strainer, douche. Like-like for pasta?
Ben Drake: So it does let water through?
Joe McAlister: Yeah, just a little.
Ben Drake: Maybe we can get through. Aren't we, like, 70% water?
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References Lewis & Clark (1981) See more »


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Life and Dearh Under the Dome
9 December 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See 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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