“Under the Dome” Season 2 Episode 8 “Awakening” airs on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on CBS. Barbie returned to his hometown in Zenith. WARNING: Spoilers ahead! Read only if you want to learn more about Episode 8 “Awakening” spoilers and Episode 7 “Going Home” recap.
Previously on Episode 6 “In the Dark” (air date: Aug. 4, 2014), Barbie (Mike Vogel) and Junior (Alexander Koch) accompanied Sam (Eddie Cahill) inside the hidden tunnel inside a locker. They are following Lyle (Dwight Yoakam), Sam and his gang’s former friend. Unfortunately, Barbie and Sam got stuck inside the other side of the tunnel.
In the “Going Home,” (air date: Aug. 11, 2014), Barbie, Julia (Rachelle Lefevre) and Rebecca (Karla Crome) wanted to retrieve Sam’s body from the abyss. They planned to use his body as evidence for Angie’s (Brittany Robertson) death. Barbie attempted the impossible and jumped to the cliff where Sam previously jumped off. Though it did not result to his death, Barbie arrived at a familiar place. He remembered that it was in Zenith, Barbie and Melanie’s hometown.
His return was normal at first. He came to his apartment to cure his wounds.When armed men went to his loft, he was tied for questioning. They said that Barbie was on a mission for Maxine. Now, he was tasked by Rick to work on another mission involving the Aktaion Energy.
It was revealed that Barbie must go against Don Barbara (Brent Cullen), his father and owner of the Aktaion. During the death of his mother, both Barbie and Don have cut their ties for several reasons. Don chose his business while Barbie went to the military.
Sam, on the other hand, reunited with Pauline, his sister and Junior’s mother. She was now working as an art teacher at a psychiatric facility in Zenith. She accompanied Sam to see Lyle, who ws brought into the hospital. He arrived at the town, but he was not the same. He had been mumbling Melanie’s name over and over again.
Back at Chester’s Mill, Julia asked Rebecca not to tell about Barbie’s death. Big Jim was looking for Barbie after the latter ordered some climbing gears. When he asked the women about it, they lied that Barbie was still looking for Sam’s body. He also learned that it was Sam, who killed Angie.
Big Jim also took advantage of the situation. He confirmed his doubts when Rebecca confessed about their secret. Later on, Big Jim was seen doing a memorial event for Barbie without Julia’s knowledge. Meanwhile, Julia was helping Joe and Norrie in the tunnel. They went inside the location with Melanie and her dome replica.
The episode ended with Don and Barbie reuniting after years of separation. Don used his government connection to get Barbie back to their town. Don thought that the woman, which was Julia, that Barbie was seeing changed him. In the end, they decided to find a way to help Barbie return at Chester’s Mill.
SPOILER ALERT: “Under the Dome” Season 2 Episode 8 “Awakening” is directed by Jack Bender and Andres Fischer-Centeno & Daniel Truly.
According to TV Guide, Barbie will ask his father to use his knowledge about the dome. He wanted to reach out to Julia from Zenith. Unfortunately, Don’s shady history might let Barbie think about giving his trust entirely. On the other hand, Big Jim will continue his mission on getting the leadership position in Chester’s Mill. He will appoint himself as the town’s sheriff. Julia helps Joe, Melanie and Norrie find Barbie’s whereabouts.
And that’s it for the recap and spoilers of “Under the Dome.” Episode 8 “Awakening” will air on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on CBS. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) as we keep you posted on the updates about “Under the Dome.”