Under the Dome (2013–2015): Season 2, Episode 2 - Infestation - full transcript

Big Jim seems to have turned over a new leaf, convinced that the dome saved his life. They have an immediate problem when Rebecca determines that the influx of butterflies has led to a massive increase in the caterpillar population with half of their local crops now infested. Rebecca wants to burn half of the crop to save the rest but Big Jim decides that with the infestation the dome is testing him. He has another plan. At the high school, Junior finds Angie's bloodied corpse. They also find a woman's bloody shoe print. Junior thinks his father is responsible but Joe saw him asleep at home. Sam reveals to Julia that his late sister was Big Jim's wife. He also shows her the sketch she made that appears to be the girl Julia rescued from the lake.

Two weeks ago,

an invisible dome crashed
down on Chester's Mill,

cutting us off from the rest of the world.

Why the dome is here or
what mysteries lie ahead,

we still don't know.

Every day it tests our limits,

bringing out the best and the worst in us.

Some say we'll be stuck here forever,

but we will never stop
fighting to find a way out.

You're the one tearing
Chester's Mill apart.

The dome wants Jim dead.

I'm looking for someone. She's about 17.

Long dark hair, tall?

Can I help you with something?


Heard you lost your house.

My home is your home.

He's a liar and a murderer.

We can still stop him.

Those surges fried most
of our power sources.

Who knows what other damage they've caused?

I've got to survey our water supply,

determine how to find
another source of power.

The fire tower magnet
got us through the day,

but I'm not gonna sleep tonight.

You think that's what stopped the surges

and cleared the dome?

What else could it have been?

Are you okay?




Me, too.

Almost as much as I'm gonna miss coffee.



Mr. Barbara...

If you think I'm gonna get by
under this thing without you...

I thought the Big Jim slumber party

was just a nightmare.


Can't wake up from it.


Now that your house is trashed,

looks like we're stuck on Elm
Street for a while longer.

Angie never came home last night.

Can't blame her.

She probably sacked out at the Sweetbriar

to stay away from the Big Bad Wolf.

Kids...! Breakfast is ready!

Hey... good morning, you two.

Grab something to drink
out of the fridge there.

Dome sapped my generators,
so everything's going bad.

Cooked you up some breakfast.

Sit down, there's plenty to eat.

Come on,

have a seat.

There you go.

Now, from what I understand,

you all seem to know a lot
about this dome, and, uh...

I can't wait to hear all about it.

Since when do you care?

Well, since the dome
spared my life yesterday.

I've become more of a believer.

Don't you have to go round up some more

generators or something?

Jim, you read?

Patterson's roof just caved
in from yesterday's damage.

All right, thanks, Phil.

I'm headed into town now.


We'll continue this conversation later.


this hellhole really more
comfortable than your own bed?

I'd rather sleep here than
under the roof of a murderer.

Get that hangover of yours out of bed.

I need you to go over to
the school and open it up.

Rebecca Pine is gonna start classes again.

You really think people care about calculus

and social studies anymore?

She's gonna teach things that matter--

things that can help this
town get back on its feet.

Now, I need you to get
over there, open it up...

clean up any mess.

Do it yourself!

I risked my life for you yesterday.

Least you could do is lend me a hand.

I'll do it for the town, not for you.

Did't know running the town
meant waiting on it, too.

- Where's Angie? - I don't know.

She was a no-show this morning.

A couple people say that when they came to,

they saw you with a noose around your neck.

It's a long story, Andrea.

People say it was you

who ended all that magnetism business.

Well, if anyone saved us, it was the...

the good Lord.

I don't think so.

You were the one willing
to sacrifice himself.

That's why the dome spared us.

The only reason this
town is still standing,

is because of Big Jim Rennie.

Hey, good morning.


- Coffee? - Sure.

It's the least I could do to...

pay you back.

Just want you to know, I have no, uh...

animosity towards you, Julia.

I have, uh, nothing but...

deep gratitude.

That sounded dangerously
close to a "Thank you."


That's a word I thought would
never come out of your mouth.


We have a little emergency.

I don't know if it's because
of our isolated ecosystem

or the magnetic fluctuations,

but something has caused

our butterfly reproductive
cycle to accelerate.

Killer butterflies, huh?

Now we really got something to worry about.

Yeah. I-I know it doesn't sound serious,

but butterflies lay eggs

and those eggs turn into caterpillars.

Caterpillars who are very...

very hungry.

These creatures can eat 200
times their own weight.

And they're not being choosy.

Off my initial survey,

more than half our crops

are already infested with caterpillars.

Angie's dead.

Oh, my Lord.

The lock on the back door's broken.

What are you doing here?

We got to check that locker,

'cause the handprint shows
that she was reaching for it.

Let's get busy.

Oh... i-is this where you
point the finger at me?

You and I have both done
things we're not proud of.

Neither of us would do something like this.

So, then, who would?

I got no idea.

But whoever murdered her

is walking around Chester's Mill right now.

And I need your help hunting them down.


Found something.

The killer stepped in their dirty work...

left us a gift.

It's so quiet out here.

It's like the only place that feels normal.

Yeah, like we could forget there's a giant,

plastic bowl over us.

Hey-- poison ivy.

Not a big problem in L.A., I guess.

They're butterflies.

They're dead.

That's okay.

There's about to be a lot more of them.

How do you know that?

If they're dying, then...

they laid new eggs.

Their life cycle's over.

- Who is she? - I, I don't know.

I've never seen her before.

Are you okay?

Hey, what's your name?

I don't know.

How long have you been out here?

Hey, give me a hand.

All right.

You have to let her go, son.

It takes time for the...

numbness to wear off.

I need you to tell me, James...

did you do this?

How can you say that?

Because I know how much you loved her.

It wouldn't be the first time...

it took an ugly turn.

Angie meant everything to me.

And the thought of not having her

drove you to do some crazy things.

Just tell me the truth and
I'll take care of this.

Angie wanted you dead.

What happened, she come after
you and you got to her first?

What are you talking about?

Did you do it?

Did you kill her?

- I'd never hurt someone close to you, Junior.
- No...

No, no, no. I don't believe you.

You killed Angie and now
you're trying to pin it on me.

-Junior, I would never...
- If you killed Angie,

so help me, I will make you suffer!

We're crashing at Big Jim's;

we can take you there.

What's going on?!

Tell me!

Is it Angie?!

Barbie, is Angie okay?

I'm sorry, Joe.

She's dead?

Someone killed her?


I don't know.

Whoever did this is going to pay!

How's Joe doing?

He's a tough kid.

I'm worried he's bottling it all up.

Well, he's in shock.

I've seen it a lot in the field. You know?

You got to just take
time to process things.

I can't believe she's gone.

First we lose Linda, now Angie.

I thought the dome was
supposed to protect us.

No, it's up to us... to protect each other.

Come here.

So, you know her?


She's the girl I rescued
from the lake yesterday.


ran off when we took her to Sam's cabin.

What do you know about her?


She doesn't remember who she is or...

even if she has a family here.


Phil found a girl's...

...bloody shoeprint at the scene.

What are you getting at?

Well, she's found hiding out...

she's scraped up, she's clearly upset

and nobody's seen her before...

She is a scared little girl.

There's no way she could have killed Angie.

Yeah, but you can't be sure of that.

I want to find who did
this as much as anyone.

But just because no one's
ever seen her before

doesn't mean that she's guilty.

Doesn't make her innocent either.

There's something about
her, like, I've-I've...

I've seen her before,

but I can't place it.

And she could be lying to us about who...

What the hell?

Looks like a fire.

That's near the school.

What the hell are you doing?!

What I have to!

Otherwise, we're all dead.

All she ever wanted to
do was get out of here.

Maybe now Angie's finally free.


She's dead.

Don't try and cheer me up, okay?

I'm sorry, I was just trying to help you.

Only one thing could do that.

I want to kill the person
who did this to her.

I want them in pain.

More pain than they ever
thought was possible.

What if that person's right here,

under this roof?

Big Jim? No.

I went downstairs last night
when I couldn't sleep.

He was crashed out on the couch.

Not Big Jim, Joe.

The girl we found.

Why would she hurt Angie?

I don't know.

But I heard the cops found
a shoeprint at the scene.

A girl's shoeprint.

Sorry we woke you.

It would be really helpful

if you could remember something.


Promise you'll protect me?

You can trust me.

I was there.

Last night.

I saw it.

You were at the school?

I heard her scream.

Why didn't you tell anyone?

I was too scared.

I was afraid he'd come after me.


Did you see a face?

The sheriff found a young woman's
shoeprint in the hallway.

I think it's gonna match yours.

They don't think I did it...

do they?

They're gonna find out you were there.

I need you to tell me why
you were at the school.

I don't know.


made me go there.

What the hell's going on here?

I had to stop the infestation
before it destroyed all the crops.



Butterfly eggs... they're everywhere.

When these eggs hatch,

sometime in the next 12 hours,
the caterpillars inside

will devour absolutely everything in sight.

I thought they only ate milkweed.

Yeah. Typically they do,
but I think the magnetism

must have altered their eating pattern.

So, are we gonna lose
the rest of this field?

And all the surrounding fields.

When they've made their
way through this one,

they'll move on and eat
our entire food supply.

So, what do we do?

We need to burn everything.

From the frontage road to
Langston's property line...

that's where the infestation stops...

for now.

We'll save at least 50% of
the wheat that way and...

hopefully we'll have enough to ration.

This is a test.

What makes you say that?

You were there... when I
offered myself on the gallows.

It was the first test of many.

I'm guessing the dome
wants me to prove myself.

What is he talking about?

Himself. As usual.

Come on, you never picked
up on his hero complex?

Inflated ego or not,

they listen to him, don't they?

Hey, Jim.

Burning half our food supply...

doesn't sound like a solution to me.

He's right.

Most of these farmers have pesticide.

Can't we spray the fields with something?

We'll never be able to
cover that much acreage

before the eggs hatch.

I think I might know
something that'll work.

Sam, we found the girl.

Where was she?

I looked everywhere.

Hiding in the woods.

I need to know if she said anything

to you before she left yesterday.


What's wrong?

A young woman named Angie

was murdered last night at the high school.

They found a woman's shoeprint...

probably hers.

I seriously doubt that girl's a killer.

That's what I want to believe,
but maybe I'm too involved.

I wouldn't second-guess
my gut if I were you.

I got people telling me otherwise.

I know how you feel.

But there was someone...

I should have protected once.

And maybe if I'd listened to my gut...

she'd still be here.

Is this your sister?

The one who took her life?

All this time, I'd been blaming Big Jim,

but the truth is...

I could've done more.

Big Jim's wife killed herself.

Oh, God. You're...

Big Jim's brother-in-law.

How is it possible that everyone around me

is trapped in Big Jim's orbit?

Well, hang on a second.

No one hates Big Jim as much as I do.

He wasn't good to Pauline and Junior,

he was never there for them.

Sam, you're practically related to Big Jim.

What happens when that starts
to mean something again?

And what about my connection to you?

And this girl?

I wasn't sure if I should show this to you.

I think there's something
more to this girl.

To how... we all fit together.

My sister drew things.

This looks like her.

Pauline drew this?

20 years ago.

Belonged to Chuck Thomson...

the flight school pilot that
crashed the day the dome fell.

Looks like it's been
sitting around a while.

Does it fly?

It'd better.

It's our only chance.

Do I need to mention that no one's

tried to navigate the
dome from the air yet?

You're not gonna be able to see anything...

I've flown this area plenty of times.


You live in a town long enough,

you wear just about every hat.

Took lessons for Search and Rescue.

Okay, seriously... Jim,

I-I-I've flown hundreds of missions...

in some pretty tough places.

This plague was sent as
a test for me, Barbie.

If I can't figure my own way out of this,

I don't deserve to lead this town.

I didn't want her to be alone.

I understand.

What's he doing here?

Sam's one of the only people

left in town with any
real medical training.

I don't want anybody touching Angie.

We have to examine the body for evidence,

so we can find whoever did this.

Can you give us a sec?


I'll go check on the girl.

Look, I know I haven't been there for you.

I'm here now.

Family's gonna be more
important in these days ahead.

I'm sorry if family
doesn't mean much to me.

I know it's been hard...

since you lost your mom.

And I wish you could've...

known her like I did.

She wasn't always the
confused woman you knew.

Do you ever see her?

- Like in a dream? - Yeah.

I did...

yesterday. Only, it felt so... real.

Probably the magnetic stuff

from the dome playing with your head.

It messed me up.

That's why I got drunk last
night and blacked out.

I wasn't there for Angie.

Never gets easier.

Losing people.

But you got to find a better way
of dealing with it than I did.

I've been there, Junior,I
know how you feel.

Is it possible to love someone
so much that you'd hurt them?

Love can make you do crazy things.

But you'd never do anything violent

to the person you loved, would you?

I don't remember anything from last night,

but there's no way I'd
hurt Angie like that;

she finally trusted me again.

You have any idea who'd do this to her?

Of course.

My father.



we only got one shot at this, okay?

And we can't afford to risk it

just because someone wants
to fuel their image.

So do me a favor...

help me out.


Um, I think we should let Dale go up.

I can handle this.

I know, but it's dangerous,

and Barbie is more experienced.


the town's looking to you right now, okay?

They need a leader,

not a martyr.

If anything happens up there and you...

It won't.

So, what do we got?

Um, Langston's fields
haven't been infected yet,

so if we contain the
spraying to this quadrant...

- Phil. - Joe.

Real sorry for your loss.

We know who did it.

It was the girl we saw in the woods.

I understand you're
desperate for some answers,

but just give us a little time.

We heard you found a footprint.

So, we took her shoe from the
house while she was resting.

Just see if it's a match.

I hope you're happy.

Whole town's come out to see your stunts.

Well, how about you just let
me know which way to turn

after I drop this stuff over the crops?

Veer a sharp left over Hansen's fields.

And three silos come up on you fast

after you rise over that break of trees.

All right, let's do this.

He's getting too close to the dome.

Phil, what are you doing?

- Doesn't concern you, Julia. - Like hell!

The neighbors said you dragged
her off in a squad car.

You can't do this.

I am holding her for questioning.

On what grounds?!

We matched her shoeprint
to the one at the school.

Look, I know she was there...

but a shoeprint doesn't
prove any more than that

and definitely not that she's the murderer.

You knew she'd been at the crime scene?


She confided in me.

When were you gonna tell the police?!

She says that she saw a man do it.

You have to keep looking.

You're lucky I'm not bringing
you in for harboring a suspect.

Please, Julia, he'll find me in here!

I'll get you out.

What are you doing?

I think my dad killed Angie.

I just need to find
something that'll prove it.

It wasn't him, Junior.

What if he had a reason to do it?

What if he knew Angie wanted him dead?

It was the girl we saw in the woods.

They found a bloody
shoeprint at the school.

Where is she now?

Phil took her to jail.


She deserves what Angie got.

Don't you want that?

For your sister?

Okay, I'm gonna get that last field...

just up here ahead of me by the creek,

last one.

No. Too close to the perimeter.

Circle south, bring it back.

You got to be running out of fuel.

Hey, we'll burn it, we'll
figure something out.

Just get back here.

If you get too close to that thing,

we all know what happens to electronics.

It'll fry your systems.

I'll take my chances.

We got any obstructions down there?

Any power lines, windmills, silos?

Only an impenetrable,
completely invisible dome.

Get out of there.

You are only a hundred yards away.

You won't be able to turn out of it.

Damn it, Barbie, pull up now.

Engine's still running, but...

My wing's damaged, I'm
gonna bring it back in.

All right, I'm not gonna make the airship,

I'm dropping too fast.

- I'm out of fuel. - It's gonna crash.

I'm gonna put it in the trees.

At least that way I'll be
clear of any of the people.

Barbie, can you hear me?

There's a switch under the right
side of the control panel.

You need to flip it.

Barbie, listen to me,

reach under the right side

and flip the switch towards you.
Just do it.

Trust me.

What just happened? It's
like I picked up extra fuel.

Like it switched over to another tank.

Now I can land it safe.

Good job.

Reserve tank, huh?

Well, it came in handy

when I had to make a few
trips out of Chester's Mill.

Those drug runs you used
to do with Coggins.

It's all ancient history.

Well, I got to say...

...I never expected to
be the one thanking you

for saving my life.

Yeah, well...

meet the new Big Jim.


From the angle of the impact,

the killer must've struck like this.

But the angle doesn't necessarily

tell us their height.

Well, whoever did this

had to have a lot of strength.

You think I'm nuts

for defending someone I don't know?

I think you're brave--

taking all this on as your responsibility.

And a little nuts.

Looks like Angie got a piece
of whoever did this to her.

Those bruises... are lividity.

Blood pools after death.

Those are the fingertips of a hand--

a big hand.

A man's.

Definitely not a girl.

We got to get down to the station.

Let's get that poor girl released.

Why'd you do it?

Why'd you kill Angie?

I didn't.

It wasn't me.

We know you're lying.

Tell us the truth now.

Go ahead.

Do it!

Well, then I will.

You don't want to do this.

You took my sister from me.



Joe, stop. It wasn't her.

We found bruising on Angie's arm

from a man's hand.

A man?


Put the gun down.

Did you hear me?

She saw Angie,

but there wasn't enough time to save her.

She didn't do it, Joe.

That's two days in a row now,

that girl owes her life to you and that...

Sam guy.

It's good you made it to the cell in time.

I don't think Joe would've done it.

I'm really glad we didn't have to find out.

Big Jim will probably tell people

he saved her life today.

He didn't have to tell me
about that reserve tank,

but he did.


we save his life, he can
barely utter a "Thank you."

Well, I think in some
strange way, he tried.

A few words does not change the fact

that all he cares about
is his folklore status.

And he's not the only one fueling it.

Rebecca's been...

talking him up all over town.

She's also the one who
discovered the whole...

crop problem in the first place.

But a few science textbooks

is not gonna solve what's happening here.

She doesn't know everything
about this dome.

And we do?

I'm sorry, but

"The dome"...

let Big Jim live

and an innocent girl die.

It does not care what
happens to us down here.

I-I don't understand
anything that's happening.

But I'm starting to feel
like I'm losing you,

like I'm losing your trust.


Because I need to agree with you

to trust you?

And Sam Verdreaux...

...he agrees?

- Hey, there. - Jim...

How are you?

How are you?

How you holding up?

Angie was one of your students.

When she made it to class.

I always liked her.

It must be terrible for your son,

knowing the killer's still out there.

I'm sure it's too hard for him to be here.

Yeah, I wish I could... do more for him.

You do plenty.

I hate that he's getting to be the hero.

If they only knew you'd saved him.

It's not about one day.

Heroes leave behind a good story,

but a great leader leaves a legacy.

You don't really believe

the dome chose me to lead, do you?

I believe Chester's Mill chose you.

And they're gonna need us.

You, especially, today.

Well... I don't think Joe wants me

anywhere near this church today.

Joe is not the only one who's lost someone.

They're about to start, and Joe isn't here.

He can't miss his own sister's funeral.

Yeah, I'll... I'll find him.


Hey, kiddo.

Everybody's waiting for
you back at the church.

I'm looking for her bracelet.

She always wore it

and she didn't have it on when...

And you think she left it here?

She lost it somewhere and she'd want it.

I know she'd want it.


She'd want to know that you were okay.

You always came first.

Then why did she leave me?

And what was she doing at
the high school all alone?

I don't understand who
could do this to her.

I promise you...

...we're gonna catch whoever did this.

You can't promise that.

You don't know.

You don't know anything.

No, I do know.

I lost someone.

And I was so mad...

I didn't want to go to some church

and watch the show.

You know, all those people...

maybe they cared...

maybe they didn't.

But there is not a day...

...that I don't wish that
I had taken the chance

to say good-bye.

I'm not ready to.


I know you're not.

But I'm gonna be right here, all right?

You're not alone.

Our losses over the past few days

are almost too much for us to bear:

our beloved sheriff, Linda Esquivel,

and now an innocent young woman

with her whole life ahead of her,

snatched away from us.

No one has any answers.

No one can tell us why.

But I promise you, I will never rest

until Angie gets the justice she deserves.

Angie's bracelet?

There's almost nothing that
can make us understand

why Angie was taken so soon.

She was a daughter,

a sister.

She had big dreams.

Whatever differences

we may have had in the past,

we need to be there for each other now.


You know, for most of my life

I've only had faith in one thing...

...that I could sell a car to
anybody who came on my lot.

But these past few days,

we've had a... a storm of...
of epic proportions.

An infestation...

no, a plague.


Because we are being tested

by some power that is
bigger than any of us.

And after these trials,
I have found my faith.

That we are all here for a reason.

And what I want to know

is, what do you have faith in?

- It's you, Jim. - Big Jim.

Well, that means a lot,
I-I appreciate that,

but it's not about me.

It's about us.

We have to pull together.

Look at them.

They would do anything for him.

Thank you, Jim.

Such inspiring words.

Thank you, Andrea.

They loved you.

Well, I meant it.

Every word.

Well, we're gonna need it.

Angie's death was bittersweet.

Excuse me?

Well, Angie was taken too early

but spared what's to come.

I'm afraid you'll need to
keep that eulogy on hand.

What are you talking about?

We saved the crops today.

I-I've taken inventory of our
other supplies, which...

You've taken inventory of the wrong thing.

We're the problem, Jim.

It's us.

There are too many people in here

for our limited resources.

We can't all survive.

I'm coming.


What's going on?

I think I did it.

I think I killed Angie.