Under the Dome Review: Who's the Savior?

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Under the Dome Review: Who's the Savior?

Postby nico » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:49 pm

Who's the devil in Chester's Mill?
Without a doubt, it's Big Jim. He may believe that he has the town's best interest at heart, but all he really cares about is maintaining and increasing his power position. He's killed people to protect his secret, to take out rivals for control and to frame the his biggest threat.

In "Speak of the Devil," Big Jim's motivations became clear. He's out for himself and that's it. While I do believe he cares about Junior, he's shown in the past that he would ditch his own son in a second if it served his greater purpose. Big Jim is the devil in town. So does that make Barbie the savior?

Big Jim has been an almost omnipotent force since the Dome appeared. He killed anyone that was a threat to him without any repercussions. Even after Linda and Julia began to suspect that Jim was responsible for some of them, he was able to convince Linda that he wasn't such a bad guy by pushing Barbie as a greater threat.
While Big Jim was able to hide is misdeeds from his fellow residents, he couldn't hide them from the Dome. The intelligence behind the Dome remains a mystery, but it has some purpose and goal in town. It's learned to communicate through its abilities to manipulate the weather, seizures, pink stars, and visions.
The foursome's vision at the Dome was quite shocking and much different in tone and purpose than the previous ones. Julia's vision was "The monarch will be crowned," which has driven the teens to try and figure out the identity of the monarch.

Is "monarch" literal and have to do with the potential butterfly in the mini-dome? Or is it figurative to refer to a leader within the town? Or are they somehow related? After stopping the storm by saving Angie, Junior now believes he's the monarch, though I suspect he's going to be disappointed. It's not about him......

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