WMG: Under the Dome
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The Series, season one
THE COW DID IT!The cow had latent, Reality Warper powers. It both liked to be penned up at a farm and wanted freedom. It created the dome, which separated the two conflicted sides of its brain and everything else, one cooped up and the other not. Sadly it didn't work out well for the cow.
- This WMG still can't be ruled out - the cow is in the opening sequence every episode!
The dome is actually opaque from the outside, like a one-way mirror - or something like that.There are issues with this - the shadow from the door the youth spray-painted on the dome is visible outside the dome, but it would explain why the guards on the other side take no notice of activity on the inside. Maybe the dome was transparent from the outside for a period after dropping, but became opaque.
- This would also explain why initially the residents could write notes of sorts to people outside, but then later on, the military patrols seem oblivious even to obviously eye-catching events.
- Jossed. The military guys were just ignoring the folks inside.
- Well, it was a fun WMG while it lasted.
The Reverend will be replacing the role that "Chef" filled in the bookIn the first episode it's implied that he's using the meth from the lab that he and Big Jim are running. He also seems to be getting the same kind of ideas about God that Chef had in the book.
- Jossed, he was killed in the fifth episode.
The attempt to destroy the dome killed off everyone else in the world.(This is not going to happen, no need to say it's jossed next episode) Whatever bomb was set off (maybe is really was nuclear) set off a chain reaction killing everyone. Now the residents of Chester's Mill are, oddly enough, the only safe ones.
- Why even put this here?
- Well... the season finale revealed that the dome was put in place to protect Chesters Mill's residents. So it's very possible that something very bad will happen to anyone outside the dome.
Duke's office was doused with gasoline for some reason.Just trying to rationalize the Special Effect Failure of the office catching fire way too freaking fast. For some bizarre reason most surfaces had been impregnated with some form of accelerant. No idea why.
- Could also be that it was constructed with substandard materials that didn't adhere to the fire code. Duke was likely a nonsmoker and so this risk never actually materialized until the Reverend needed to cover his and Big Jim's tracks.
Carolynnote is transgender, or a male in disguise.She seems bigger and stockier. It would be an interesting twist. Norrie doesn't know because she's never seen Carolyn naked.
It's a TV show about the dog, TrumanHe lives in a dome which has climate control. He's (actually) on a TV show.
There will be at least one death in every episodeSo far this has held true, and in the most recent episode there was a birth and two deaths. The dome is reducing the population of Chester's Mill one inhabitant at a time.
- Averted; episode 9 has no deaths (though the identities of two people who died on Dome Day are revealed). Astoundingly, season 1's finale also doesn't kill anyone. Though Big Jim WANTED to.
Under The Dome is gonna go all LOST on us, and the dome will have some quasi-religious faith-based reason for existing.For example, maybe God put it there.
- There are some interesting parallels with discovering the little dome and finding the hatch on Lost. It was discovered by two people out away from the majority of other characters, when they return they don't immediately tell everyone about their discovery.
- There have been entities on both that were capable of taking on the form of people known to the main characters. The black smoke from Lost was only able to assume the form of dead people, while whatever is responsible for the dome has already taken the form of three people who were/are alive.
Linda will die soon. Junior will assert himself in her place.Consider that we first meet Duke sleeping in a cell. After Duke dies and Linda takes over as heir, she ends an episode going to sleep in a cell. Then, in the most recent episode, Linda finds Junior sleeping in a cell. See also "The Monarch" theory below.
- A name for the back of the head is the crown. And we know Junior is a little mentally unstable anyway, so what if "being crowned" means he'll kill Angie by beating her over the head?
- On the other hand, Angie has a monarch butterfly tattooed on her shoulder.
- As of season 1's finale, we know who the Monarch is. It's Julia Shumway. She was crowned by having the mini-dome's monarch butterfly land on her.
- ... was real. Until Ollie lost his well. Then Junior had to think fast and pretend, instead of admitting that he was letting his daddy issues rule his head.
- Is there a trope for this?
Junior is under the control of the dome.Angie is the Monarch. Junior wanted to keep her safe for some ambiguous reason that even he didn't understand.
- Jossed as of season 1's finale. Julia's the Monarch. Angie's still important though, in that she was one of the four people required to open the mini-dome.
- Only to become true in Season 3. Well, not so much the dome as the egg, but still.
The fans are going to be SCREAMING over having to wait until next summer for the first season's cliffhanger to be resolved.Need I say more?
The Series, season two
The second season will have connections to Stephen King's other works.
- Due to the unlikelihood of a Dark Tower adaption, the Dome will have a Canon Welding moment that connects the Dome to the All World. Expect a reference or cameo of the Roland Deschain, his Kah-Tet, Randall Flagg or The Crimson King.
- The show will be revealed to be in continuity with the new Carrie film, and assuming they get a connection to the outside world, the first thing they'll hear is of the "Chamberlain Incident" and one of the characters will say something along the lines of "What did we miss out on ?"
The girl hatched from the egg.
- The mysterious girl clearly has some connection to the dome, and Julia found her in the lake at the start of the season which, since there's no Time Skip between the two seasons, was almost immediately after she dropped the egg into the lake at the end of the first season.
- Well, she's certainly connected to it...
The dome will be lifted by the end of the second season.
- The writers will realize they can only elongate the novel's premise for so long. The subsequent three series (providing Word of God still applies) will be about discovering the origins of the dome.
- Jossed. It's still there. Though they ARE just a very short distance from leaving it.
Melanie died in 1988
- At the hands of Lyle and Sam. Which explains their talk about something "staying buried". When Julia dropped the egg into the lake, it resurrected her.
Rebecca is going to die.
- Someone is going to find out that she wants to "thin the herd", and regardless of her reasons, they'll decide she's too dangerous to keep around and kill her, leaving a warning for people that they'll kill anyone who tries what she wanted.
- Confirmed on her death; jossed on the reason why.
Angie will be resurrected somehow.
- She's still important to the Dome, and it revives her later on.
EVERYONE will be resurrected.
- The dome (or at least its controllers) has been collecting the souls of those who died within it, possibly giving them new, identical bodies to their originals. When the dome's controllers finally reveal themselves, it'll also be shown that everyone who died has been brought to join them, and they'll be reunited with their friends and loved ones.
Rebecca is one of the Patriots, from Revolution.
- That's why she has questions on her form about family history of illnesses. Just as in Willoughby, Texas, she'll try to make Chester's Mill "pure".
- How did she get in? Easy. The Dome's capabilities are still incompletely known - who's to say it can't reach across time and space for a person, put them in the town, and everybody believes that person has always been there.
- And the way she dogmatically insists on getting her way about wiping out the unfit ("thinning the herd") only reinforces the likelihood that this WMG is correct.
Norrie has a crush on MelanieShe's jealous because Melanie has kissed Joe and hit on Junior. Norrie's mother was a lesbian, and there's nothing saying that she doesn't have a bisexual side that hasn't yet been brought up on the show. Some serious Les Yay going on there.
The people shocked the the appearance of Barbie on the street in Zenith...They weren't shocked that he was covered in blood or injured, they were worried they may end up caught in the ridiculous plot twists of Under the Dome!
Season 2 was like the final flashsideways in Lost.Everyone's dead, Melanie is taking them to heaven.
- Jossed. Their bodies wound up in cocoons, while their minds wound in a Lotus-Eater Machine representing an alternate version of Chester's Mill where the dome has fallen, and everyone who didn't make it out is dead. The illusion later starts to fall and ultimately crumbles when Big Jim smashes the egg.
Season 3 will reveal more about another villainous group...Namely, the backers of the soldier that stopped Don Barbara from taking the egg back to Chester's Mill.
The "Melanie" that appears in season 3 is a fakeAfter Melanie was sucked underground, the Dome created an evil clone of her, and that double took the originals place. Therefore, the real one is still missing and a future episode could have the heroes searching for her.
- Confirmed. The first part, anyway. The real Melanie was taken over by the Egg in 1988;she hasn't existed for 25 years.
The cow feed is being laced with an emotion-inhibiting drug.To further facilitate the integration of the entire town into the Kinship. Christine clearly knows that it's crucial for everyone to let go of their emotions to become integrated; that's why her plans for everyone in the cocoon world involved having them move on.
We are the alien children.Think about it: the alien children are observing the terrible fate of Chester's Mill, for their own entertainment, and only make the arbitrary decision to remove the dome when the characters have, in a sense, earned their happy ending. Let's face it: the dome vanished at about the point you were also ready for it to go away.
- I had the exact same thought while reading the book.
The Alien children are EldarSounds like the kind of thing that they would do, if they can create a god of lust, messing around with a single town isn't that much of a stretch. It does.
The alien children are humans playing Sims 6.
- Jossed. He's stated he had the original idea back in the 70s. The Simpsons even referenced these criticisms in a 2010 episode. Mr. Burns threatens to trap Springfield under a dome, but when he's told it's been done before, he is surprised because he thought the idea came from King's book.
- The idea of a dome suddenly appearing over a city pops up in 1965, with Clifford Simak's All Flesh is Grass, and in 1988, with Robert McCammon's Stinger, so it's hardly a ripoff, but truly a trope: Domed Hometown.
- The Midwich Cuckoos (1957) predates both of those - although not the main focus of the story, it's how it starts.