Under the Dome (2013–2015): Season 1, Episode 8 - Thicker Than Water - full transcript

Norrie is grieving over her mom's death and Julia can't help but wonder at the seeming coincidence of the new birth and the death. Norrie blames Joe for taking her to the center of the dome which she believes is what killed her mom. Joe shows Julia the egg and it has a message for her when she touches it. Big Jim has it out with Junior over the shooting of Cliff Dundee. Sheriff Linda Esquivel also tells him off, saying that if they weren't so short-handed she would have fired him. Junior learns that his mother committed suicide. Food shortages are now of concern and Ollie Dinsmore makes it plain to Big Jim that the shortages, including access to his well, will continue until he is thrown out of office. Big Jim's attempt to take control of his land fails when Ollie shows up with a half-dozen men. Junior joins Ollie's army. Big Jim is ready to go to war but Barbie has a better idea.

JULIA: Chester's Mill
is a place like any other.

At least it used to be,

until we were cut off
from the rest of the world

by a mysterious dome.

Invisible, indestructible
and completely inescapable.

We're trapped.

JULlA: We don't know where it
came from or why it's here,

but now that we're all trapped
under the dome together,

none of our secrets are safe.

When I say, "Jump,"
you say, "How high?"

We have to tell someone.
The day the dome came down,

we both started
having these seizures.

Those Dundee guys?
They'll never bother you again.


Another dome?


I love you so much, Mom.

Just tell me what you want!





What the hell are you doing here?

Dad, put down the gun.

I asked you a question.

What are you doing in my house?

This is my house too.

Not anymore.

You told me
to stay away from Angie.

She's not here.

How would you know that?

You been stalking the poor girl?

You feel like locking her up
for another week?

I just wanna make sure she's safe.

Did you make her safe
by killing Clint Dundee?

That's right.

I heard you shot that boy.

He attacked Angie.

I have no sympathy
for the Dundee brothers,

but that doesn't qualify you
to be their judge and executioner.

Clint Dundee got what he deserved.

Who are you to say
who deserves to be punished?

You're not in your right mind, Junior.

You sound just like your mother did
in the end.

Please don't say that.

I'll tell you this, though.

You're no son of mine.

Not anymore.

Now get out.

I said, get out of here.

One thing.

Don't you ever talk about my mother
that way again.


You're pretty good at that.

Nice military corners.

I'm pretty sure you're thinking
about a bed.

Same shape.


Any idea when Carolyn and Norrie
wanna bury her?

They haven't come downstairs yet.

Can't imagine losing a spouse
like that.


- It's strange, huh?
- What's that?

Alice dies. Harriet has a baby.

Same house, same day.

Circle of life.

Too busy with your new girlfriend
to go shopping, huh?

Norrie's not my girlfriend.

She's just my girl, space, friend.

How could I go shopping anyway?

Stores have all been looted.

Everyone's running low on food.

You could've taken something too.

That's stealing.

You've never stolen anything?

No. Have you?

Of course I have, dummy.

Duke caught me stealing lipstick
at Dee's Pharmacy once.

That's why I started candy striping.

Community service.

Where were you all week, Angie?

I looked all over for you.

The only person who said
he saw you was Junior.

Well, are you that surprised
that I disappeared?

I'm the screw-up, right?

I never thought you were a screw-up.

Let's go down to the diner.
We can get something there.



How are you feeling?

Well, my mom just died 12 hours ago,

how do you think?

I'm sorry.

We're going to the diner
to get something to eat.

- Do you want...?
- I'm not hungry.

- But don't you think you should-?
- Joe.

I don't need you to take care of me.



Mm. Thank you, thank you.

You're welcome.

This is the last place in town
with any coffee left.

Enjoy it while you can,

because I don't think this is the right
climate to be growing coffee beans.


I see you let yourself in.

You know who else let himself in
last night?

Your insane son.

Saying something
about Clint and Waylon Dundee,

how they'd never hurt me again.

Like a wildcat
bringing me a dead mouse

as some kind of sick offering.

- It freaked me out.
- Angie...

No, you promised me
that you'd protect me.

I told you that I wouldn't tell anyone
about what Junior did to me

and you said
that you would keep him away.

It won't happen again.
I give you my word.

Now, what can I do
to make it up to you?

Well, the diner needs food.

I mean, there's a little,
but it'll go fast.

I think it'd be good
to open this place up again.

Rose would've wanted that.

I'll talk to Ollie Dinsmore.

We'll come to an arrangement.

You know, the day's coming

when the only way any of us
are gonna get food

is by taking it out of the ground.

So from here on out,

gotta be smart.

"From here on out"?

You think the dome
is gonna be here forever?

JlM: Julia.
JULlA: Councilman.

How are you doing?

What is that?

It's nothing.


I don't expect you came out here

to apologize for casting aspersions
on my good name.

Look, Ollie...

Chester's Mill is coming up
on a serious food shortage.

Now, you and I, we can work together
to solve this situation.

Share our resources.

Well, I know you need my water
to grow crops,

but, uh, what is it you have
that I need?

- Propane.
- Propane. Ah.

Well, it's helpful, I'll give you that.

My ancestors made do
without irrigation systems

or DVD players.

I expect we can get by
without them now.

You mean, so you would starve people
just to get back at me?

Course not.

But I sure wouldn't mind
starving you out.

When this town realizes
that having you as a councilman

makes for empty stomachs,

well, they're gonna drum you out faster
than a knife fight in a phone booth.

And I'll be more than happy
to fill your shoes.

Best of luck to you, Jim.

Glad you came in.

Feel like faking it as a deputy
a while longer?

Well, I told you I'd be happy to stay on
and help in a freelance capacity.


Junior, what are you doing in here?

I need a gun for patrol.

Well, maybe it's better
you left it here.

So, what, you don't trust me?

After what happened yesterday,
I gotta say that I don't.

If we weren't so shorthanded
by the dome,

I would've fired your ass.

So am I on the force or not?

Let's call it probation.

And no gun
until I say you've earned it.


Linda, I need you.

And you too, Barbie.

Ollie Dinsmore's dead set
on keeping that well to himself.

If he thinks he can toy with this town

just to satisfy
his own power-hungry whims,

he's sorely mistaken.

Can't we negotiate with him?

I got a better plan.

Eminent domain.

It's in the town bylaws.

The right of the government
to confiscate private property-

I know what it is.
How do you think Ollie's gonna feel

about you just marching in there
and taking his land?

That's why I'm bringing the police.

Get Carter. Junior too.

Meet me in front of the hall
in an hour.

So are you moving back in?

Till Mom and Dad get back, yeah.

Better get used to me
being your legal guardian.

Has Carolyn come out
of her room yet?

Nope. She's still up there

sitting next to the corpse
of her dead wife.

- You know what I've been thinking?
- What?

I've been thinking it was your idea
to go to the center of the dome.

We never would've found that egg
thing if you hadn't led us there.

She had the heart attack
right when we touched it.

She died because we touched it.

Bad things happen
when we're together.

So as soon as Carolyn's ready,

we're just gonna find somewhere else
to stay

because I don't think
I should be around you anymore.

- Norrie...
- I'd like to be alone now.

I said, I'd like to be alone.

Leave me alone, Joe!


I wonder where Ollie went.

Guess he figured
discretion's the better part of valor.

Just like I thought.


Secure the well.

Well, now, that didn't take long.

You're trespassing
on private property.

It's not private anymore.

That's a peculiar claim,

seeing as the deed's been in my family
for 75 years now.

By whose authority
was it rendered un-private?

The township of Chester's Mill.


So your authority.

Well, heh, I'm afraid
I don't recognize that.

Or yours, either, sweetheart,

if you decide to stand
with Big Jim Rennie.

In fact,
anybody that stands by Big Jim

can look forward
to a tough haul ahead.

See, whatever food we produce,
with my water, stays with us.

Tell that to your precious township.

Best move away
from that well now, son.

Go on. Scoot.




Put your gun down.

Like I said, this is private property.

Any attempt
to commandeer this land,

this well,

will be met
with most serious consequences.

Now, get off my land.


You need any help?

How about you take that gun
off your daddy?

I'm asking you nicely to leave now
before anyone else gets hurt.

You okay?

Norrie thinks it's my fault
that Alice died.

No. She doesn't think that.

Come on.

I'll let you in on a little secret.

Women say a lot of things
they don't mean.

Especially at that age.

I've never met anyone
like her before.

It's kind of amazing
to feel that connected.

It's even more intense at the egg.

The egg?

What egg?

Joe, you can trust me.

And if it's something to do with the
dome, we all have a right to know.


Norrie and I, we found this egg.

Totally black.

With its own little dome around it.

Take me to it.


Guess old Ollie had a little more
support than you anticipated, huh?

Only reason those farmers are backing
him is they need water for their crops.

Whoever controls that well
can expect allegiance.

- When we go back there-
- Yeah, hold on, hold on.

- When we go back?
- That's right.

The three of us
against all those guys?

Because we just dropped Carter off
at the clinic with his knee shot out.

- Your son...
- Muster extra men.

Jim, if we do that,
it's only gonna escalate things.

There has to be
a diplomatic solution here.

He shot a deputy,
there's no diplomatic solution.

We go back there
and we take the well.

Now, I'm gonna go
round up some volunteers.

We'll meet at the diner in an hour
and we'll move out from there.

Hold on.

I think I got another way. Come on.

All right, so when Jim showed us this
after the water tower collapse,

he mentioned
there were other artesian wells, right?

- So here's Ollie's.
- Yeah.

What about these other ones?
You got here, here...

- Dried out.
- Why's that?

Well, back in the day,
when Ollie's family first dug their well,

it siphoned off the water
from all the other ones.

There also used to be a small reservoir
in town

before the tower was built,
but Ollie's well sapped that too.

Okay, so say we destroy Ollie's well.

And divert the water back
to the dry ones and the reservoir.

That's right. No more Ollie
cornering the market on H20.

We'll need explosives.

Farmers in town,
they gotta have fertilizer.

Well, I know Ollie
has ammonium nitrate

and blasting caps at his farm
for planting season.

- It's dangerous, but-
- But it's gotta be done.

All right, that's what we'll do. We'll see
if we can't get Jim to call an audible.

All right, we got a job to do.

First of all,
do we have enough ammunition?

MEN: Yeah.
JlM: All right, second...

- Familiar with Ollie's property?
- Hey, Phil. Ever shot a gun before?

Course I have.
My dad and my uncles were Marines,

so I've been handling weapons
since I was a kid.

I'm counting on each
and every one of you. Let's do this.

MAN 1: All right.
MAN 2: Let's do it, yeah.

Good to see you two.
Just about ready to move out.

Yeah, before we do that, I think Linda
and I came up with an alternative.

Barbie's gonna blow up the well.

Yeah. We redirect the water
to an alternate source,

it's crisis averted.

What are you, a demolition expert?
What if you're wrong?

You contaminate the town's
only remaining water supply.

Then we're worse off
than we were before.

Okay. Your plan goes wrong,
how many people die?

Damn sight fewer
than if we have nothing to drink.

Now, get this through your heads.

The only objective is the well.

The only obstacle is Ollie.

The only way we nip this in the bud
is to make an example of him.

We get Ollie, we get the well,
everyone gets water,

we start growing food again.
Is that clear?

I guess
he's not giving us his blessing.

Better hurry.
I'll delay him as long as I can.

So tell me, son, wanna put in
an application to be my number two?

How about you don't call me "son"?

That's fair enough.

But make me understand how you
decided to become a free agent.

My dad kicked me out.

Well, fathers and sons,
it's never a walk in the park.

And I can't imagine
your dad's an easy man to live with,

especially after your mother died.

He took it hard.

It was...

a tragic accident.

Accident? Is that what he told you?

My mother died in a car crash.

That part's true enough,

but it wasn't an accident.

It was a suicide, pure and simple.

You don't know that.

Oh, but I do.

I'm sure you remember
how troubled she was.

You're lying.

What cause would I have
to lie to you, James?

I'll always tell you the truth.

Your father, though, uh,

I doubt he ever will.

When this is over, the town
will be well rid of Big Jim Rennie.

Take it.

It's old as dirt, but the aim is true.

I'll give you a moment.

Sometimes a man needs to be alone
with his thoughts.


Promise me you won't kill him.

Because I wanna do it.

Don't you feel like the dome's here
for a reason?

I mean, I think it is.
It brought us together.

Me and Norrie, you and Barbie.

Me and Barbie?

Well, aren't you guys, like, a thing?



It's pink.

It was black before.

The monarch will be crowned.

What did you just say?

Who are you talking to?

The monarch will be crowned.

What did you just see?



What happened back there?

I don't know.

I think I might be losing my mind.

What did you mean
when you said you saw me?

Like another me?


And you spoke to me.

I did?

When we saw Alice,
she didn't say anything.

When you saw Alice?

Yeah, yesterday.

When Norrie and I
touched the mini-dome.

That's something
you could have mentioned, Joe.


So, what did I say?

I mean, the other me.

"The monarch will be crowned. "

"The monarch will be crowned"?


What do you think it means?

I don't know.

But I need to find out.

We saw Alice and then she died.

Does that mean something bad's
gonna happen to me too?

WENDELL: See anything?
- Went around the grounds. Nothing.

Didn't think it'd be this quiet.

The barn. Start with the barn.


Oh. Uh...

Sorry. I just needed
to get some fresh clothes.

It's your room.
I'm just crashing here.

How did you end up here
in Chester's Mill anyway?

I was supposed to go
to this girls' camp for reprogramming.

Second Horizons. I know it well.

- You know it?
- Yeah.

Had kind of a preferred guest
membership there for a stretch.

It was my mom's stupid idea
to force me to go.

If we stayed in Los Angeles,
she'd still be alive.

So it's the bitch's own fault
she's dead.

Anyway, that's how I got stuck here.

You ever been to New York?

Lots of times. You?


Who gave you this, then?

Someone I used to know.

Whenever a friend of mine
would take a trip someplace,

they'd always bring me back
one of these, and...

heh, it just became a thing.

And I promised myself I would go
to every single one of these places,

- but now...
- You're in a snow globe.

I always thought of Chester's Mill
like a prison.

But until recently, I didn't know
what a prison really was.

You know
what will make me feel better?

So, New York City,

I never much liked musicals anyway.


Wow, that felt good.

Goodbye, Paris, France.

I got C's in your lame language anyway,
so you can suck it.

Au revoir, la bibliotheque.




Los Angeles.

It's my fault.

She died because of me.

Oh, my God, no, no, no.

I killed her.

No, no. No, you didn't.
No, you didn't.

No. It's okay, it's okay.

All right, move out.

Move tight. Yeah, move. Right there.

What did you see?

Okay, Ollie's in the house.

Got a few men up on the balcony,
a couple more out by the well.

Did you see my s-? Junior?


All right.
Go over there with that group.

Everybody get ready,
wait for my signal.

Maybe we shouldn't rush this.

Well, we outnumber them.

The longer we wait to attack,
the jumpier everyone gets.

- Attack? These are our neighbors.
- They're not my neighbors.

Jim, your son is with them.

My son made a choice to betray me.

Phil, take your group,
go over there by the fence.


Where's Barbie?

MAN 1: Come on.
MAN 2: All right.

Linda, where is he?

MAN 3: Let's go.
- Damn it!

he thinks he's gonna be a hero?

He's gonna jeopardize
my whole plan.

We gotta move out now.
My guys stay with me.

Come on. Let's go. Move out.

MAN 4:
Let's go.



What do we have here?


Drop it.






- You okay? Come on.
PHlL: I'm okay.


MAN 1:
Hold your fire!

Damn it, Barbie.

MAN 2: Stand.
MAN 3: Throw down your guns.

- The well. They blew up the well.
MAN 4: Let's get out of here. Come on!

- Hey!
MAN 5: Move out!

MAN 6: Fight's over.
- Where you going?

Stand your ground!

OLLlE: Wasn't enough
you blew up that propane truck, Jim.

You had to dynamite my well too?

That wasn't me, Ollie.


See how he lies?

Where you scurrying off to?

Well's blown.
You thought we were fighting for you?

Fair-weather friends, huh?

What now?

He's all yours.

Just like you wanted.


Joe, what are you doing?
I could've killed you.

Is he okay?

- Phil?
LlNDA: He's fine. Stay out of the road.


Come on.

- Junior...
- Shut your mouth.

The only thing that's gonna
come out of it is more lies.

You told me she died in a car crash.

She did die in a car crash.

You told me it was an accident.

But it wasn't an accident, was it?

Was it?


It wasn't an accident.

What happened, then?

- Please, Junior...
- What happened?

Your mother had been...

unsteady for a while.

This one night...

we argued and she ran out

and got in the car.

A witness said she stopped.

Pointed the lamps
at a 200-year-old oak.

She must've hit the tree
going 80 miles an hour.

Went right through the windshield.

Duke helped me cover it up.

Gave the witness some cash, and...

the story changed.

Why did you lie to me?

I don't know.

Why did you lie to me?

Because I didn't want you to know.

I didn't want you to know...



That she chose to leave you.

- That she chose to leave us.
OLLlE: Enough.

Was that the truth?

I'm sorry, son.

I'm so sorry.

You got a problem with this?

Allow me.



I believe you.

Should I tell her what happened?


Just be her friend for now.

Go talk to her.

It'll be all right, I promise.


You'll be all right too.

I'm sorry for what I said.

It's okay.

I'm ready to bury my mom.

We waited for you.

Angie said we should, so...

She's all right, your sister.

I know.


Buy you a drink?

People died today, Jim.

How many?

Three of theirs.

Two of ours.

Because of me,
there is no more "theirs" and "ours. "

Because of you, five people died.

Now, they'd be alive right now
if you'd listened to me.

It worked.

Town's got a reservoir again.

That's great news.

Yeah, it is.

Not so much for you, though.

You wanted that well, right?

So you'd control it?

Control us? Isn't that right?

I'm not gonna dignify that
with a response.

You don't need to.

You don't want
to make an enemy of me, Barbie.

There's two sides to that coin, Jim.

You're back.

Ollie Dinsmore is dead.

He was gonna kill my father,
so I killed him.

I thought you joined his team.

It was kind of a Trojan horse thing.

I went into his camp and...

destroyed him from the inside.

Why don't you go home, Junior?

Because I don't have a home.


How was your day, honey?

I've had better.

How about you?


I've seen some things today

that have been testing the limits
of my comprehension.

What do you think of when I say,
"The monarch will be crowned"?

What are you talking about?

I wish I knew.

"The monarch will be crowned. "