Under the Dome

The BEST episodes of Under the Dome

Every episode of Under the Dome ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Under the Dome!

An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small fictional town in the United States, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townsfolk must discover the secrets and purpose of the "dome" and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other.

Last Updated: 7/14/2022Network: CBS
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Exigent Circumstances
star
7.90
6926 votes

#1 - Exigent Circumstances

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/9/2013

While the manhunt for Barbie continues, Big Jim gets the residents of Chester’s Mill riled up and the town demands justice for all of Barbie’s supposed crimes. Meanwhile, Joe and Norrie must find a new hiding place for the mini dome.

Directors: Peter Leto
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Pilot
star
7.77
9643 votes

#2 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/24/2013

The residents of Chester's Mill find themselves trapped under an enormous, transparent dome. Panic escalates as resources dwindle rapidly.

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Blue on Blue
star
7.77
7383 votes

#3 - Blue on Blue

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/22/2013

The Chester's Mill residents receive an unexpected visit from their loved ones on the other side. Meanwhile, the community braces for a threat from outside the Dome.

Directors: Jack Bender
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The Fourth Hand
star
7.74
7067 votes

#4 - The Fourth Hand

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/19/2013

Barbie and Big Jim realize their lives are more intertwined than they knew when a mysterious woman makes an appearance in Chester's Mill.

Directors: Roxann Dawson
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Curtains
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7.73
6694 votes

#5 - Curtains

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/16/2013

Secrets of the Dome are revealed and Big Jim is determined to put an end to Barbie once and for all. Meanwhile, Junior, Angie, Joe and Norrie discover who the Monarch is after receiving a shocking visit from a familiar face.

Directors: Jack Bender
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Speak of the Devil
star
7.70
6796 votes

#6 - Speak of the Devil

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/2/2013

Big Jim turns the town against Barbie when the truth about his past is revealed. Meanwhile, Maxine makes it personal when she confronts Barbie’s closest ally.

Directors: David Barrett
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Let the Games Begin
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7.70
6913 votes

#7 - Let the Games Begin

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/26/2013

Julia uncovers the truth about her husband's disappearance and unravels some of Chester's Mill's darkest secrets. Meanwhile, Maxine shows Barbie how she plans to take control of the town.

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Imperfect Circles
star
7.69
7453 votes

#8 - Imperfect Circles

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/5/2013

Big Jim takes matters into his own hands when he feels his authority slipping away, and the Dome displays its power when a life is taken just as a newborn arrives.

Directors: Miguel Sapochnik
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Thicker Than Water
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7.67
7217 votes

#9 - Thicker Than Water

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/12/2013

Junior stands up to his father and is shattered when he discovers the truth about his mother's past. Meanwhile, Julia learns firsthand the powers of the "mini dome."

Directors: Jack Bender
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Outbreak
star
7.66
7659 votes

#10 - Outbreak

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/15/2013

The people of Chester's Mill fall into a state of panic as an outbreak of meningitis strikes their community, threatening their already depleted medical supplies. Meanwhile, Julia continues to search for answers into her husband's disappearance.

Directors: Kari Skogland
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The Endless Thirst
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7.65
7456 votes

#11 - The Endless Thirst

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/29/2013

When the town begins to run low on water, the residents of Chester's Mill begin to fight for the remaining resources. Meanwhile, Julia discovers a strange connection that two of the town's residents have with the Dome.

Directors: Kari Skogland
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Awakening
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7.63
3935 votes

#12 - Awakening

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/18/2014

Barbie turns to his father for help contacting Julia but realizes that he may not be trustworthy; Big Jim declares himself sheriff of Chester's Mill.

Directors: Jack Bender
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The Red Door
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7.62
3815 votes

#13 - The Red Door

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/25/2014

Barbie is apprehended by mysterious men and relentlessly interrogated about the Dome; Big Jim forms a deal that could permanently seal the fate of the Chester's Mill residents.

Directors: Peter Weller
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Going Home
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7.62
4094 votes

#14 - Going Home

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/11/2014

As Barbie descends further into the mysterious tunnel in hope of finding Sam, he comes across a world filled with unanswered questions.

Directors: David Barrett
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Black Ice
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7.62
3662 votes

#15 - Black Ice

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/8/2014

Rebecca and Sam try to save Chester's Mill residents as temperatures plunge; Barbie puts his life at risk to help Julia after a terrible accident.

Directors: Jack Bender
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Go Now
star
7.58
3725 votes

#16 - Go Now

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/22/2014

Just as the walls start to close in on those trapped in Chester's Mill, a possible exit from the dome is revealed.

Directors: Jack Bender
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Revelation
star
7.58
4399 votes

#17 - Revelation

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/21/2014

Rebecca and Big Jim consider extreme measures as the conditions worsen in Chester's Mill; clues about Melanie's connection to the dome are revealed.

Directors: Holly Dale
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The Fire
star
7.57
8253 votes

#18 - The Fire

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/1/2013

Panic is heightened when a house catches on fire in Chester's Mill, but the fire department is outside of the Dome.

Directors: Jack Bender
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The Fall
star
7.57
3706 votes

#19 - The Fall

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/1/2014

Big Jim finally learns what happened to his wife, Pauline; Chester's Mill faces a new threat -- climate change.

Directors: Eriq La Salle
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Manhunt
star
7.52
7922 votes

#20 - Manhunt

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/8/2013

When a former deputy goes rogue, Big Jim recruits Barbie to join the manhunt to keep the town safe. Meanwhile, Junior is determined to escape the Dome by going underground.

Directors: Paul A. Edwards
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Heads Will Roll
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7.51
4928 votes

#21 - Heads Will Roll

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/30/2014

Barbie's life is in Big Jim's hands; the dome becomes magnetized; Julia tries to save the life of a mysterious girl who may have clues about the origin of the dome.

Directors: Jack Bender
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Reconciliation
star
7.51
4362 votes

#22 - Reconciliation

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/28/2014

After Big Jim and Rebecca's plan left the town divided, Julia takes over as the leader of Chester's Mill; Norrie and Joe help Melanie find more clues.

Directors: Edward Ornelas
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In the Dark
star
7.48
4104 votes

#23 - In the Dark

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/4/2014

A cave-in severs Barbie and Sam's path back to Chester's Mill during their investigation of a mysterious tunnel; a dust storm rages through the town, as Big Jim and Julia face off in a power struggle.

Directors: Jack Bender
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Force Majeure
star
7.45
4512 votes

#24 - Force Majeure

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/14/2014

Big Jim conducts a census to see how long the town can survive on dwindling resources; acid rain threatens everyone.

Directors: Peter Leto
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Turn
star
7.45
3689 votes

#25 - Turn

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/15/2014

The latest threat intensifies, leaving Chester's Mill residents at risk of being crushed to death; Melanie's health declines as the egg's fate remains uncertain.

Directors: Peter Leto
Watch Now:Amazon

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