Under the Dome (2013–2015)
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The Endless Thirst 

After Julia and Dodee speculate that the source of the radio signal jam could be the answer to the dome's origin, they are led to Joe and Norrie. Meanwhile, Angie seeks help after escaping from Junior.

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The residents of Chester's Mills face a new crisis when the town's water tower is damaged and the lake is found to be polluted. Big Jim knows where water can be found but it's going to cost him dearly. As the townsfolk learn of the shortage, panic sets in and riots erupt. Angie manages to get away from Junior and makes her way to Rose's restaurant. In the middle of the riot however, it's up to Barbie to rescue her from the town bully. Norrie is determined to find her sick mother a supply of insulin. While she and and Joe are out searching, Julia and Doddee are trying to pinpoint a strange power source - and realize it's coming from Norrie and Joe. Written by garykmcd

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(36:30 mark) When Julia drives up on Barbie walking in the pouring rain, she hugs him and the back of his hair is not even wet. The angle changes, and when it goes back his hair is now wet. See more »

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Rose Twitchell: Your brother is safe. And so are you.
Angie McAlister: But Junior's a cop now. And his dad's a councilman. Who's gonna believe my word against theirs?
Rose Twitchell: I do. I do. Don't you worry, honey, 'cause we'll make sure that everybody else does, too.
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"Still smooth as a baby's butt."
28 March 2016 | by (Johannesburg, South Africa) – See all my reviews

This episode of the hit TV mini-series based on a Stephen King Novel follows the trend set by its predecessors. It's racy, intriguing and evident of potential, yet not developed enough to establish the show among the TV major-league.

After a passionate kiss during the missile hit, Joe and Norrie face the untouched dome with many of the townsfolk gathered around. Everybody is concerned: if a missile left the thing "smooth as a baby's but", then how will anybody ever get out? Meanwhile, Barbie & Jill share a moment that begins to establish a romantic connection between them, Junior goes on a manhunt for Angie, and riots break out across the CBD of Chester's Mill.

'The Endless Thirst' succeeds in establishing a real sense of foreboding as the town falls into complete disarray. Director Kari Skogland, of Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008) fame, is evidently well equipped to convey such chaos with the sense of foreboding that comes through on screen. She also directed 'Outbreak' (episode 4), and it is easy to see why she was chosen to direct the events of Chester's Mill's sixth day underneath the dome.

Mike Vogel (Barbie) gives a good performance, along with the alluring charm that Dean Norris brings to the show as 'Big Jim'. One never really knows what will be up Big Jim's sly and two-faced sleeve until he makes his move. If you pick up this series for no other reason than to see Norris tease out some great performances, then that will be reason enough.

While not completely satisfying, episode 1.6 of Under The Dome is worth watching for anybody who enjoys some soapy mellow-drama. Luckily, the development seen up until this point would suggest that this series matures with age.

Directing: 7/10||Cinematography: 5/10||Acting: 6/10||Overall: 6/10


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