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Under the Dome Postmortem: Neal Baer Defends Finale, Teases Season 2

Mackenzie Lintz, Britt Robertson, Rachelle Lefevre, Colin Ford

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the Season 1 finale of Under the Dome as well as the Stephen King novel the series is based on. Read at your own risk.]

For those guessing it was aliens — like Stephen King's novel — you were right. You just probably didn't know you were right.

Under the Dome closed its first season Monday and left viewers with more questions than answers. After naming Julia (Rachelle Lefevre), not Barbie (Mike Vogel), the Monarch, pink stars fell in lines on the darkened dome, following which it turned opaque white. Before that, though, a vision of Alice (Samantha Mathis) appeared to the group to explain that the dome was put in place for their protection. From what? And what exactly was the vision of Alice? TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Neal Baer to find out... read more

Going Under the Dome: Neal Baer Answers Burning Questions, Teases Season Finale "Showdown"

Britt Robertson, Mike Vogel

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Monday's episode of Under the Dome as well as the Stephen King novel the series is based on. Read at your own risk.]

From enemy to hero.

Even though Big Jim (Dean Norris) tries to turn the town against Barbie (Mike Vogel), the apparent Monarch refuses to succumb to blackmail as he pleads not guilty to trumped up charges. Before that, though, Barbie was able to... read more

Under the Dome: Big Jim's Life Is About to Implode!

Dean Norris

As de facto leader of Chester's Mill, Big Jim Rennie (Dean Norris) has had a lot on his plate since the dome descended on Under the Dome. Whether it's a greedy racist hillbilly trying to take over the town or the threat of Rev. Coggins (Ned Bellamy) outing his drug business, Jim has faced adversity without turning into his dastardly novel counterpart — but that's about to change.

Last week, when the aforementioned Ollie (Leon Rippy) set out to take control of Big Jim's propane, the councilman made an example by blowing up his lackey. That act of aggression set things in motion for Big Jim to face off against his son Junior (Alexander Koch) for a family reunion that could turn deadly when secrets are revealed. To get the scoop on what executive producer Neal Baer calls an Emmy-worthy performance from Norris, TVGuide.com turned to the man himself:

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Going Under the Dome: Neal Baer Answers Burning Questions on the Move from Faith to Fear

Mackenzie Lintz, Colin Ford

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Monday's episode of Under the Dome as well as the Stephen King novel the series is based on. Read at your own risk.]

Well, now we know the dome is infallible.

The military learned that the hard way during Monday's Under the Dome after shooting a missile into the dome in hopes of destroying it. Because the dome has begun to affect the outside world in various ways — namely the butterflies' sense of direction because of the magnetic field emanating from the dome — the military buses in those who were left outside of Chester's Mill to say goodbye to their families before sending in the mother of all bombs (MOAB) to destroy the dome. Instead, the dome proved resilient, destroying all the land surrounding the dome. Oops! With so many new questions raised this week, TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Neal Baer to get the scoop:

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Comic-Con: Will Barbie and Julia Get Together on Under the Dome?

Dean Norris

For those wondering when Barbie (Mike Vogel) and Julia (Rachelle Lefevre) will finally just succumb to their chemistry, Under the Dome will start to venture down that path in the wake of Monday's episode.

Going Under the Dome: Neal Baer answers burning questions on why the military has left

During the episode, the military will bus in those residents of Chester's Mill that were left outside of the dome for Visitors' Day. But... read more

Going Under the Dome: Neal Baer Answers Burning Questions on Why the Military Has Left

Mike Vogel and Rachelle Lefevre

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Monday's episode of Under the Dome as well as the Stephen King novel the series is based on. Read at your own risk.]

As if things couldn't get worse in the town of Chester's Mill, nearly half of the residents came down with a lethal case of meningitis — and there aren't any real doctors in the town!

Going Under the Dome: Neal Baer answers burning questions on "dome fever"

Thanks to that little outbreak, Julia (Rachelle Lefevre) discovered almost the whole truth about Barbie (Mike Vogel) and his connection to her husband Peter (R. Keith Harris), but he held back on some of the particulars — like how he murdered Peter. To find out Barbie's motivations and get the scoop on why the military deserted the town, TVGuide.com turned to showrunner Neal Baer to get some answers: read more

Under the Dome Exclusive First Look: Is Big Jim Slinging Drugs?

Mike Vogel and Ned Bellamy

It's a question that's been on everyone's minds since Under the Dome premiered: Is Big Jim following in the footsteps of his literary counterpart and selling drugs?

We might get an answer to that on Monday, when... read more

Going Under the Dome: Neal Baer Addresses the Mechanics of the Dome

Mike Vogel, Dean Norris

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Monday's episode of Under the Dome as well as the Stephen King novel the series is based on. Read at your own risk.]

The residents of Chester's Mill have finally learned the obvious: They're under a dome.

Monday's episode of Under the Dome saw the town finally connect the dots, as Julia (Rachelle Lefevre) commandeered the radio station to announce what government officials had already figured out. Now comes the hard part, as the town begins to feel the suffocating realization that there's a good chance they could all die inside the dome — whether that means from the elements, like this week's house fire, or from each other remains to be seen. With so many new questions raised in Week 2, TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Neal Baer to get scoop on what's next:

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