The Best Episodes of Under the Dome

Exigent Circumstances

#1 - Exigent Circumstances 8.12

Season 1 - Episode 12

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

#2 - Curtains 7.98

Season 1 - Episode 13

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

#3 - Pilot 7.96

Season 1 - Episode 1

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

Directors: Niels Arden Oplev
Blue on Blue

#4 - Blue on Blue 7.94

Season 1 - Episode 5

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
Going Home

#5 - Going Home 7.94

Season 2 - Episode 7

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
Speak of the Devil

#6 - Speak of the Devil 7.93

Season 1 - Episode 11

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
The Red Door

#7 - The Red Door 7.92

Season 2 - Episode 9

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
Let the Games Begin

#8 - Let the Games Begin 7.92

Season 1 - Episode 10

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.

Directors: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan
Imperfect Circles

#9 - Imperfect Circles 7.90

Season 1 - Episode 7

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

#10 - Awakening 7.88

Season 2 - Episode 8

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
The Fourth Hand

#11 - The Fourth Hand 7.88

Season 1 - Episode 9

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
Thicker Than Water

#12 - Thicker Than Water 7.83

Season 1 - Episode 8

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

#13 - Outbreak 7.82

Season 1 - Episode 4

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
The Fall

#14 - The Fall 7.81

Season 2 - Episode 10

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

Directors: Eriq La Salle
The Endless Thirst

#15 - The Endless Thirst 7.80

Season 1 - Episode 6

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
The Fire

#16 - The Fire 7.75

Season 1 - Episode 2

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
Black Ice

#17 - Black Ice 7.74

Season 2 - Episode 11

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
Heads Will Roll

#18 - Heads Will Roll 7.72

Season 2 - Episode 1

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

#19 - Revelation 7.70

Season 2 - Episode 4

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
In the Dark

#20 - In the Dark 7.67

Season 2 - Episode 6

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
Go Now

#21 - Go Now 7.67

Season 2 - Episode 13

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

#22 - Reconciliation 7.64

Season 2 - Episode 5

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
Force Majeure

#23 - Force Majeure 7.62

Season 2 - Episode 3

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

Directors: Peter Leto

#24 - Manhunt 7.61

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 Edwards

#25 - Turn 7.59

Season 2 - Episode 12

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