How will Under The Dome end? Season finale spoilers ahead!

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Under The Dome is about to make its first season finale next week, and given the preceding episodes we expect that it will be thoroughly ridiculous and that we’ll watch it anyway. Because if nothing else, we’re bursting with questions. Questions like “Who is the monarch?” “Will the dome come down before the finale?” “What is the dome and where did it come from?”

And, of course, how stupid is Linda? Honestly, her stupidity must be supernatural in origin, because in the history of television, there has not been a law enforcer this dumb. Except Frank Drebin, and we can excuse that because he was in a comedy.

Exigent Circumstances showed that Big Jim Rennie has graduated from villainy school and decided to snuff anyone who looks at him sideways. Soon, it’ll be just Big Jim left in Chester’s Mill, until he walks past a mirror and sees a bald guy giving him the stink-eye. Let’s face it, Big Jim is the leading cause of death in that town. It’s just that the townsfolk don’t realise it yet.

As Under The Dome has been renewed for a second season, it’s unlikely that the residents of Chester’s Mill will be freed in the season finale. (That’s unless the dome briefly falls, allowing some new, interesting characters to enter the town before it re-seals itself.) As for the finale, titled Curtains, here are a few things we expect to see wrapped up:

Will the truth about Big Jim finally come out? Now that Barbie has pleaded “Not guilty” in front of the townspeople, he’s at least entitled to a fair trial and not the kangaroo court Jim had planned. This has bought Barbie some time, and hopefully his alibi – Julia Shumway – will be recovered enough to explain what really happened. Unless of course Jim manages to add Julia to his growing body count.

Who is the monarch? The identity of the “monarch” has been a hot topic since the prophecy was made back in Thicker Than Water. The kids think that Barbie is the monarch for reasons we don’t quite understand. But there’s a theory that Angie could be the monarch on the basis she has a butterfly tattoo on her shoulder. However, is there an outside chance that Big Jim is the monarch, given that he’s the most powerful man in Chester’s Mill? Or if Barbie unseats him by telling the truth about his murderous rampage, will Barbie become the monarch?

The official synopsis for Curtains suggests that question could be definitively answered in the finale:

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, on the first season finale cliffhanger of UNDER THE DOME

A finale of biblical proportions? Check out the teaser video below. The skies darken over the town as Jim prepares to hang Barbie (we’re hoping Julia will save the day)! One panicked neighbour babbles about ‘revelations’. The minidome has gone crazy, and even Julia has a fatalistic line: “This could be the end for all of us.”

How do you think this season of Under The Dome is going to end? Comment below with your theories!

by Gerard McGarry on September 10th, 2013

Gerard is the founder and editor of Unreality TV. He writes about TV dramas as well as reality TV talent shows and is obsessed by sci-fi and Doctor Who. Follow him on Twitter @gerrybot or Google+

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5 thoughts on “How will Under The Dome end? Season finale spoilers ahead!

  1. Rick says:

    Have you even watched any of the show. Based on your Who is the Monarch section, I don’t think you have. The kids think that Barbie is the monarch because Joe was impressed by his strong will and natural abilities accompanied by the fact that Barbie saved both Joe and Julia in impressive fashion. They already said that Angie being the monarch makes no sense, at least based off of the tattoo, as her tattoo is not that of a monarch. As far as Jim, why would the dome send the message that the monarch will be crowned, but then basically order the kids to kill him? Unless, maybe the monarch will be crowned takes on another meaning than what the average person is thinking.

    1. Rick, I probably should have mentioned that I’m sceptical about how the kids are ‘interpreting’ the dome’s communications. It seems to me that the dome is communicating in the vaguest of terms and they’ve been wrong before – they did initially suspect that Angie was the monarch. And don’t forget, they rejected the idea that Junior was part of the Four that could activate the minidome.

      I think Jim as the leader of the community draws a natural parallel with the concept of a monarch – likewise, if Barbie deposed him and was elected to council while the dome remains, then he could potentially be a monarch too. Doesn’t that make sense?

  2. Tator Salad says:

    I would also not rule out Andrea Grinnel as the monarch. In the Promo Pics she is confronting Big Jim. (I read somplace that the plot would start to follow the book more)

  3. Hawk says:

    Knowing Steven King this series has to have one of 3 things eventually. Aliens, Demons, or The Devil.

  4. Mark says:

    The monarch is Junior’s mother.

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