So last week everyone escaped the Dome Matrix and two apparently imaginary people came out as well.
So all the soggy people emerge – to find that they’re still trapped behind the Dome. This doesn’t do a lot for morale. The rest of the world breathes a sigh of relief that these silly silly people are still locked up.
Barbie explains the wonderful beautiful world they had, a world where Julia and Big Jim were both dead. Oh it was magical. She tells him that Melanie killed Barbie’s dad (and Melanie’s dad).
Big Jim and James have a reunion where James reminds his dad of all his abuse (and mixes in the time he was locked in a bomb shelter to stop him kidnapping) and Big Jim hits him and says how weak and feeble he is. Alas, they’re not both randomly killed by a new Dome shenanigan, because the Dome loves to make me suffer.
Christine and Eva did, apparently, have a history before the Dome. In fact, they found the egg 3 weeks ago (when the Dome went up) and were transported to the Dometrix. They were anthropologists – and working for Acteon to find the egg. They also have some ominous purple rock. Eva’s also dealing with the trauma of thinking she was pregnant and now dealing with Barbie being here and with Julia.
To Hunter, Norrie and Joe with the weird revelation that Hunter now doesn’t need glasses and the budding love triangle. Oh we need a love triangle, really. Joe angsts about his relationship with Norrie since she feels different and moved on in the Dometrix.
Melanie, meanwhile, is in her tunnels and all sad about her dead butterflies. Christine visits to tell her how terribad she has been at her one job – leave everyone cocooned so the egg could “enthuse them with life force” which sounds a lot better than it probably is. It also intended to turn the whole town into a collective by means of drugged goo. They were chosen because they found the egg first – Melanie was first but she clumsily died while the egg tried to copy its whole agenda into her brain so, instead, Christine got it all. Nice, could they download that agenda for the rest of us? It would help convince us the writers aren’t winging it every week.
So plan B, Christine is going to the town meeting to judge the town while Melanie gets ready to murder Julia if necessary (it’s necessary!)