Barbie: “Want to know a secret? You may think that you are some kind of god to these people, but I think we both know what you really are.”
Jim: “What’s that? A criminal?”
Barbie: “Worse. A politician.”
“Curtains” is the season finale of “Under the Dome.” Beware of spoilers! To refresh your memory on what happened last time, click here. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from tonight’s episode. “Under the Dome” returns next summer on CBS (KHOU).
Let’s just get this out of the way. This is a disappointing finale to a disappointing television show. “Under the Dome” started out with promise, but then it rapidly starting going downhill. This finale does not provide any real answers to the many questions about the dome. All that is told to viewers is that the dome was sent to protect Chester’s Mill from something that hasn’t happened yet. Whoever sent the dome really needs to work on their timing. Couldn’t they have sent it like the day before this bad thing hits?
There isn’t even a cliffhanger. Most finales, even if they are terrible, can usually manage a decent cliffhanger. This will urge viewers to tune in. “Under the Dome” ends with the dome turning white, not clear, white. This is definitely intriguing, but this could have happened during any episode. It’s not really finale worthy. The big cliffhanger may be that Barbie is going to die? If the writers wanted to kill off Barbie, it would have been much more dramatic to do it in the finale. It could have happened right as Julia runs up to give the egg to Jim. Now that would have been dramatic. Plus, Junior is hesitating big time, and this whole white out could be a good chance for Barbie to attempt to escape. How tight was the noose around his neck? Any wiggle room?
It’s pretty obvious that Julia is the monarch once she is in the room with the dome kids when they decide to all touch the dome. Joe’s theory that Barbie is the monarch has been well known, and so obviously a drama show tries to throw in another twist. She’s a pretty decent monarch, seeing as how she picks the egg over Barbie. It’s nice that Norrie has the line about what to do next because there really isn’t any indication of what’s to come. They got rid of the mini dome, and they have their monarch, but there isn’t any clue about what next. This would have been a great moment for the writers to drop a clue about next season by giving the dome kids or just Julia another task. Instead, all they are told to do is protect the egg, which Julia does at the end. What are your theories on what’s to come?
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