Under the Dome (2013–2015): Season 2, Episode 6 - In the Dark - full transcript

Despite Julia's gesture of goodwill, Big Jim is still determined to take charge of "his" town. Facing a powerful dust storm, Rebecca tells him they need to erect a windmill and spray water into the atmosphere inside the dome. When Big Jim looks for support however, he finds that most have turned against him. Sam, Junior and Barbie set off down the tunnel they've found leading out from under the high school. A explosion leaves Junior on one side of the rock fall. He locates Joe, Norrie and Melanie and tells them of the danger they're in. They head to the lake to try and retrieve the egg. Sam and Barbie meanwhile continue their search down the tunnel and come to a cliff edge with an apparently bottomless abyss below. Barbie soon realizes who is responsible for Angie's death.

Two weeks ago, an invisible dome

crashed down on Chester's Mm,

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,
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bringing out the best
and the worst in us.

Some say we'll be stuck here

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

- Why are you looking for Sam?
- He's known who Melanie is all along.

Wondering when you'd show up.
Aren't you afraid of people seeing us?

You made a promise 25 years ago

to make sure that what we buried
stayed buried.

You've come to set me free.

My mother said you had answers.
I want them.

- Aah!
LYLE: I'm out for good now.

Those are the fingertips of a hand.

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

You think this is where
Lyle disappeared to?

It's a tunnel.

- You tried to kill us all.
- Julia, I didn't do it.

What Big Jim and Rebecca
tried to do is inexcusable.

But it's not unforgivable.

I think she's done a hell of a job
running Chester's Mill.


REBECCA: What do you see?
- Basement.

I didn't know it was even
under this part of the school.

Any sign of Lyle?

There's footprints.

They're heading up into this tunnel.

Be careful.

- Barbie is sheriff now. Maybe--
- Lyle killed Angie.

I tracked him down here.
I'm doing this.

Not alone.

Please come back.

Lyle's dangerous.

Not for long.

Hey. I need to borrow your Prius.

You going looking for Lyle?

Yeah. Well, as long as he's out there
on the loose, he's my problem.

I'm not gonna sleep tonight
unless I do a few more sweeps.

Being sheriff already
looks good on you.

Also, if you talk to Sam,
get ahold of me on the walkie,

because I want to question him too.

About Melanie?

Melanie, Angie,
what he's been doing all day.

I'm not pointing any fingers,
just trying to explore other options.

Be careful.

I thought you were
with Joe and Norrie.

They went home.

They're mad at me.
I did something stupid.

You want to tell me what?

I kissed Joe.

I know. I just wanted
to feel normal for a minute.

- Melanie, you are normal.
- I died.

Nothing about me is normal.

Why am I even here?
Because I'm connected to some egg?

That no one even knows where it is.

Actually, I do.

I dropped it in the lake
a few minutes before I found you.

Why'd you do that?

Because the dome wanted me to.

It chose me. And I think
it brought you back for a reason.

What reason?

I don't know.

- It was only one kiss. I'm sorry.
- But it's not just that you kissed her.

Ever since Melanie got here,
everything's been about her.

- It's like there's no us anymore.
- But there is.

I love you, Norrie.

Too bad.

I don't love you.

- What are you doing?
- Why should I stay here then?

Big Jim's not my family.
Or Carolyn.

If you don't love me, then why would
you want me around here, right?



It's a good feeling, isn't it?

Doing right by the town.
I love that feeling.

You've had it so rarely.

Yeah, well, you'll disappoint them
soon enough.

You trying to rattle me, Jim?

Don't want you to feel
too good about yourself.

You and I both know
whose town this is.

It's not yours. It's not mine.

And the first thing I'm gonna do
is give it back to them.

- Give it back to them?
- Voting.

These people are entitled to a say
in what happens to them.

You're gonna put a town on the brink

in the hands of scared,
desperate people?

Is there a brain under that hair?

These people don't need
to talk about their feelings.

They need to be led.

I did you and Rebecca a favor

by convincing these people
not to string you two up.

Don't test my patience.

The only reason this town didn't riot
is because I took your hand.

Half this town is mine.
Don't you forget that.

Hey. You know
what your girlfriend's doing?

She's putting every major
town decision to a vote.

Let us twiddle our thumbs
while Rome burns.

Last I heard, voting was a right.

Yeah, well, tell her it's a bad idea.
She won't listen to me.

That's a wise woman.

Look, Barbie, you and I have been
on the same side when it counts.

Hey, Jim, who told Julia that I was in
on this whole extermination plan?

See, every time I have given you
the benefit of the doubt,

it bites me in the ass.

Now, I'm not gonna cross Julia,

and if you try to, I'm not gonna be
as forgiving as she is.

Barbie? You there?


- Yeah. Go ahead, Rebecca.
REBECCA: I'm at the high school.

Sam and Junior are tracking Lyle.

- You better get here.
- On my way.

JUNIOR: Lyle had to bust out the back
of the locker to get down here.

We must be a half a mile in by now.

JUNIOR: You want to go back, go back.
I don't need your help shooting him.

Look, Junior, I know you loved Angie,

but killing someone
is no small thing.

You've done that?

Of course not.

Clint Dundee put his hands
all over Angie.

I hunted him down
and shot him in the heart.

I appreciate you looking after me,
but Lyle is dying today.


You want to stop pointing
that thing at me, Junior?


Been a while.

People looking for you.

Yeah, I've been busy.

I'm not gonna let Junior hunt
for a lunatic by himself.

I'm moving on.

You go on ahead.
I'm just gonna hang back.

You know, make sure no one else
sneaks up on us.

My mom's journal.

Junior, stop.

Junior, look out.

Barbie, watch out.



BARBIE: Sam, you okay?
SAM: Oh. I'm bashed up, but all right.



Junior, you okay?

Stay there. I'll get some help.

- Your head's bleeding.

It could have been worse.

Thanks for the push.


I think Lyle did this.

The town barber makes bombs?

He's always been a crafty guy,
and he's gone crazier

than a rat in a jar
since the dome came down.

He's smart enough
to bait the trap with a journal.

Well, we're not getting out
the way we came.

Guess we'll try that way.

After you.

Just stay still, okay? There you go.

You thought it was a good idea
to go down there with that drunk?

He's done more for me than you did.
What are you even doing here?

I don't need your permission
to go here or anywhere else.

Give it a rest.
I'm trying to bandage your son.

What happened?

I heard you radio Barbie.
Where is he?

Sam and I were tracking down Lyle.

Barbie came after us
and then all of a sudden,

I tripped on something
and there was a cave-in.

You went through this locker?

- Where are they? Are they all right?
- There's rocks blocking them in.

We have to get them out.

In case you haven't noticed, we got
bigger problems than those two.

The acidity in the red rain
must have fried the topsoil.

Yeah, well,
it's blowing around everywhere

and coating everything,
including the inside of the dome.

Which is semipermeable.

If the dome walls get clogged,
no air is gonna be able to get in.

And then we suffocate. All of us.

How long until that happens?

There are steps we can take, okay?

Mist dispersal.

Get water into the air as quickly
as possible to ground the dust.

Fire hose, fan.

A giant windmill maybe.

I had the kids working on some,
but I had to put it on the back burner.

We still have
all the materials though.

Least your idea is doing more
than Julia's to help.

You just want to see
Barbie and Sam dead.

So I guess it's up to me then, huh?

You know, they could be
in part of the old cement factory.

We find a map of the tunnel system,
we might find another way.

- Can you find one?
- Yeah, sure.

Lyle might have already gotten out.

There's no way of knowing
if he's down there.

Better he's here than hunting
Barbie and Sam down there.

Yeah, but if he's back up here,
he's just as dangerous.

Sam and I found out
that Lyle wasn't just after Angie.

He's after the four hands.

How does he know
about the hands?

My mom drew a picture of us
holding up the dome way back when.

Now, Lyle thinks that if we're dead,

the rapture comes.

- So he wanted to kill you too?
- Yeah. He knew I'd follow him.

I'm pretty sure that bomb there
was meant for me.

We need to make sure
Joe and Norrie are safe.

- I'll do that.
- Be careful.

- I'll go with him.
- Melanie, I don't--

They're my friends too. I'm going.

I'll make sure she's safe. I promise.

BARBIE: So you've known Lyle
all your life, right?

Yeah, we were friends growing up.

You hear or seen anything recently

that makes you think
he may have killed Angie?

I haven't seen him in years.

But between kidnapping Rebecca,

clocking Junior and all that,
makes sense.

So then why did you guys stop
being friends?

Something happen?

Nope. I suppose people
lust grow apart.

You got a preference?

You go left, I go right,
we cover more ground.

You tired of me already?

I'm tired of you eyeing me
for no reason, yeah.

You're awfully quiet.

I'm scared. Aren't you?

It's okay.

You heard what I told Julia.
I promised I'd keep you safe.

You look so much like Sam
when he was younger.

Melanie, what the hell
is going on with you?

I have to tell you something crazy.

I think Lyle is who killed me.

Come on. Come on. Get inside.
Come on, everyone, get inside.

The dome's walls
are already plugging up.

No air is gonna be able
to get through.

And if we don't act now,
we're all gonna choke to death.


The air is too hot and dry.

But I know that if we work together
we can make this plan happen.

We can make a windmill like
Rebecca Pine's class was building,

and we can use it to fan water
through the air, and--

What's in the water, Jim?
Another virus?

Do you think I made
that decision lightly?

I put my own life at risk.
My son's life at risk.

Just trying like hell to get us
through this thing somehow.

What's Julia say about this windmill?

Well, I don't know,
because Julia's not here. I am.

But I guess I'm not supposed
to give orders anymore.

That's apparently not my place.

So let's do it democratically.

All those in favor
of the mist-dispersal system

doing something instead of nothing,

raise your hand.

Everyone in favor of Jim shutting up
while we wait the storm out?


Where you going?

Neither wind, nor rain,
nor creepy ass dust.




Pauline did that,

- didn't she?

It's so strange to think
you were alive all those years ago.

And that you knew my mom
when she was a girl.

She was the first friend I made
when I moved here.

- What was she like?
- Cheerful.

Really brave.

I'm sorry she died so unhappy.

I should have been here...

...for her.

It's not like you could help it.

Can you keep a secret?


Do you hit on literally everyone?

- I wasn't--
NORRIE: Don't answer.

- It was rhetorical.
JUNIOR: Norrie, why are you crying?

- Where's Joe?
- Gone.

- Gone where?
- I don't know. Are you happy?

Norrie, Lyle's on the loose
and he's coming after the four hands.

We have to find Joe before he does.

We're just standing here?


Sorry, I thought you were Lyle.

Yeah? Thought we were trying
to cover more ground.

- We are.
- But you double back and follow me.

What are you talking about?
I went right.

How did you get in front of me?

I went left.

Let's keep going.

Maybe you can put my mind
at ease about something.

What's up?

Where were you the night
that Angie McAlister died?

- Are you kidding me?
- Hey, just answer my question.

- I was looking for Melanie.
- See, that's funny.

Because I haven't seen you all day.

We only just found out that her name
was Melanie yesterday.

- Junior told me.
- No, he didn't.

You knew her 25 years ago.

You've known who she is
since Julia rescued her from the lake.

Only you didn't say a word
to anyone.

Why didn't you say anything?

About Melanie
being back from the dead?

You tell me how to start
that conversation.

Just answer the question
that you keep dodging.


You gonna say thank you?

Is that Lyle's?

Has to be.

Do you think he went out this way?

I think you go out that way,
you go out forever.

Joe, are you in here?


Oh, thank God, you idiot.

We were worried about you.
We looked all over.

- I can take care of myself.
- Not with Lyle wanting to kill us.

He wants the four hands dead.
That's why he killed Angie.

That's the reason?
Maybe I should thank him then.

- What?
- Angie's out now.

Maybe that's the only way any of us
are gonna get out.

It didn't work for me.

I died. I came back.

Will she?

It took a while for me.

I think the dome chose all of us
for something.

And now we have to deal with it.

We need to figure it out together.

I'm sorry, Melanie.
I think we need to stay put.

Angie would want me
to keep you safe.


Angie would have wanted answers.

She wouldn't have stopped
till she got them.

Junior, we have to do this.

I would rather risk dying again

than not knowing
why I'm here any longer.


Do you have any idea
where to start?

The lake. We start there.

You think Lyle jumped?

Well, he sure as hell didn't climb down.

Maybe he went right back there.

- Got out that way.
- I told you, I went right.

It brought me back to you.

I didn't hear it hit anything.

This thing must be deep as hell.

- Something's off here.
- Understatement.

I mean, given how far we just walked

we should have hit the dome wall
by now.

Maybe the dome
doesn't come down this far?

Except that everything
we know about it says that it does.

You're sure you went right
back there?

You know what, man?

I'm sick of you calling me a liar.

Who the hell knows your story

You show up
the day the dome does.

No one knows where you come from
and you don't say.

Shouldn't you be telling me
what's going on?

You've known about the egg
since 1988.

When you and Melanie, Lyle, Pauline,
when you all found it.

- You know more than you're saying.
- That makes two of us.

You find the cement factory maps?

REBECCA: I just grabbed everything
and brought them.


This is almost as bad as outside.

Honestly, Julia,
the storm is more my area.

Oh, yes. All science is your area.

I'm a teacher in Chester's Mill,
I'm not an engineer for Lockheed.

I'm all too aware of my limits.

And I know what kind of damage
you're capable of.

- You don't trust me?
- I forgave you.

It's not the same thing.

Here we go.

Except this says the cement factory
never extended under the school.

Nowhere even in the vicinity.

So who the hell went into the school
basement and dug a tunnel?

And why?

All that matters right now
is there's no other way down there.

And no way to rescue
Barbie and Sam that we know of.

Unless we blast the blockage.

And if they're pinned by debris?

They get blasted too?

Junior said he yelled at them.

We can tell them not to stand next
to the thing we're gonna blow up.

You got a better idea?




Ben! Sit down.

Benny. What is it, honey?

JIM: He can't breathe.
ANDREA: Here, have some water.

Water's not gonna help him.
He needs his inhaler.

It's okay, honey.
You're gonna be okay.


One more.

Outside's not getting any better, folks.

Pretty soon, none of us
are gonna be able to breathe.

Anybody want to put it
to another vote?

I'm down.

This is about Julia, isn't it?

All this suspicious crap.

If it makes you feel any better,
nothing happened.

Yeah, you're right about one thing.

I don't like you hanging around Julia.
I think you're shady as hell.

But right now,
we're both stuck on some cliff,

so how about you shut up
and let me think about that?

How the hell could
we be past the dome wall?

How could I go left and you go right,

somehow we both end up
in the same place?

It's like something wanted us
to end up here.

Is this how it's finally gonna do me in,
by driving me out of my mind?

The only thing this damn dome's
ever done is bring pain.

I thought I was crazy when I first
saw Melanie back at the lake.

I just kept thinking there's no way
it could be the same girl.

Except it is.

What happened the night
that she died, Sam?

None of your business.

Well, you could tell me here,
or you can tell me in jail

after I've hauled you out of here
by your throat.

Only reason I can think of
as to why you'd hide it,

- you killed Melanie.
- Don't tell me what I did.

- I loved her.
- Well, then you tell me what you did.

You want to know?

The night we found the meteorite,
none of us could believe it.

And then we found the egg inside.

Melanie said everybody
was scared of it, except her.

We all thought it was dangerous.
I just wanted to leave it alone.

But Melanie decided
that it needed to be protected.

That it was alive somehow,
and scared.

How did she end up dead?

The egg started screaming.

Pauline grabbed her head

and said, "It's killing me."

Lyle flipped.
Said, "We gotta help Pauline."

I tried to get the egg,

but Melanie wouldn't let it go.

Lyle went after her.

I let him.

He pushed her,

she fell into the crater,

her head hit the meteorite.

We panicked.

Pauline begged me to help Lyle.

I did.

I left the love of my life in a hole
like garbage.

And now she's back.

JIM: All right, let's hoist it on three.
One, two, three.


Come on.


Barbie? Can you hear me?


Maybe they kept going.

- How many ways do you know to kill?
- Well, it's how I apply it that counts.

Can you not blow us up
before we save them?

Yeah, I'm trying.

What are you doing
teaching high school?

- You mean, how'd I screw up my life?
- That's not what I meant.

I was headed to Cornell
before I came to Chester's Mill.

Why the change?

My dad got sick.

I had to take care of him
before he died.

Can't be all that different
from your story.

You are a journalist, right?

Was Chester's Mill your dream job?

No, it wasn't.

Neither of us wanted to be here.

But we are. It's not fate.

We made choices,
and we ended up here.

Maybe I could have helped
more people

if I hadn't helped my dad,
but that wasn't gonna happen.

So you and me are stuck doing this.

Why'd you work with Jim?

Because I thought his heart
was in the right place.

I was wrong about that.

I don't think I'm wrong about you.

The dust cleared up.


So, what now?

- It's been hours.
- The egg knows we're here.

I can feel it.

It's like it's waiting.

All I know,
this egg isn't showing itself.

Even with all of us here.

Maybe we have
to do something together.

Like what?

Like when Angie was here,

and we all touched the mini dome.

Melanie was one of the original
four hands.

Maybe she still counts.

- So Angie's replaceable?
- No one's replacing your sister.

But Norrie's right.

I don't hear any other ideas.

It's working.

So why is Melanie back now?

To haunt me?

To bring everyone more pain?

- It's not all pain under this thing.
- The hell it's not.

Every day is a new nightmare.

Dame's a slow execution
for everyone in here.

You of all people should know that.

Yeah, but I deal with it.

You look for what makes...

What makes going on worth it.

Take Julia.

Being with her, that's...

It's a chance for me to be good.

The dome scares me too,

but it's not all pain.

Sometimes I see Melanies face
in the dark

with the blood starting to pour out.

If I could change one thing in my life,
that'd be it.

Yeah, I know how you feel.

Oh, yeah?

Who'd you kill?

A lot of people.

Given the way things are going,

I know it's gonna happen again.

I don't want that...

...but sometimes you see their faces...

...and you wonder--

Are they gonna be waiting for you
on the other side?

- Yep.
- Yeah.

The other day I found her
waiting for me on this side.

What the hell can I say to her?

Well, unh,

when we get out of here,

maybe you can give it a try.

I know Melanie just wants answers
more than anything.

As far as what happened
between you two

25 years ago,
that's between you and her.

Thank you.

Thanks for not letting me fall.

- Hey, those aren't from rocks.
- Hey!

Where'd you get
those scratches, Sam?

Put that there,
and this one will fit right here.

And I connect the fuse.

Thank God for the Department
of Roads and Repair.

- You praying?
- No, but I hope to God this works.

Barbie? Sam? If you can hear me,

get way, way back.

Okay. Let's do this.

Back to the entrance, right?


BARBIE: Those are defensive wounds
from fingernails.

- You're kidding, right?
- Angie was a fighter.

She got a piece
of whoever tried to kill her.

The skin under her fingernails
showed that.

- Barbie--
- You killed her, Sam.

Not Lyle, you.

And everything you've done has been
to put the blame back onto him.

The guy's a maniac.
You saw what he did to Rebecca.

And he attacked my nephew.

You killed a 19-year-old girl
that your nephew loved.

I had to!

Everything Pauline put in her journal
has come true.

It says in here
that if those four kids die,

the dome comes down.

It's a sacrifice I have to make
to save everyone.

- You would even kill Junior?
- At some point I'll have to.

I'll finish it, and I'll finally be free.

Then I will kill myself.

Or you can kill me.

Hell, I'll thank you for it.

You will never see my face in the dark,
I swear.


You're not even gonna touch
those kids.

I'm taking you in.

And your justice

is gonna be whatever Junior does
to you once he finds out.

She's not so bad.

Now you believe her?


I'm sorry.

For what?

For not giving you a break

like you gave me
after my mom died.

I'm sorry I ever made you
feel like I didn't love you.

I love you too.


Okay, everythings locked up.

Do you think Lyle
is following us?

I don't know. I'm just being careful.
You guys ready?

Let's find out.

Pink stars.

Like we saw before.

I saw that in my dream.

I've seen it too.

Years ago.

It's in my home town,


What does it mean?

This is the right call, isn't it?

They're smart guys, right?

They'll know to put some space
between them and the blockage?

They won't be hurt.

You ready?

I trust you.

Hey, what are you doing?

You'll never let me finish
what I have to, so it's on you now.

I don't care if you live or die.

If you've got any sense
of right or wrong left,

you're gonna look Junior
in the face and tell him what you did.

Take it. When the time comes,
you'll need it.

- You owe Junior the truth.
- You'll see, it's all pain.

When you watch enough people die,

when you watch Julia die,

you will put the knife
to those kids yourself.

I'm so tired, Barbie.



No sign of Barbie or Sam.

They've gotta be in here somewhere.


Did a good thing today, Jim.

Yeah, honestly it's a relief
just to lend a hand.

I think we all have something
to be proud of today, right?

Real question is,
where has Julia been all day?

Well, I heard that Barbie

got into some kind of trouble
over at the high school.

She decided to help him
instead of pitching in with us.

Well, you don't say.

I guess sometimes love wins out
over doing your job.


Oh, God. Are you okay?

Yeah. I'm okay.

Where's Sam?

He's gone.
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