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

September 10th, 2013

Exigent Circumstances

TV Guide
by Natalie Abrams
September 10, 2013

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 secure Julia’s (Rachelle Lefevre) safety. Unfortunately, not everyone could be saved and Dodee (Jolene Purdy) is the latest resident to fall victim under the dome. Who killed her? TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Neal Baer to get some answers:

How does the outside world know about the mini-dome?
Dodee hears military men discussing the egg, saying that Barbie is the only one with the expertise to handle it.
Baer’s response: They have satellites that have seen it.

Will Big Jim have to pay for his crimes?
When Dodee brings Big Jim to the radio station to hear the transmissions about Barbie and the egg, she overhears the military men talking about how Big Jim can’t be trusted because he killed the Reverend (Ned Bellamy). When Dodee starts talking about the mini-dome possibly being used to bring the dome down, Big Jim kills her because he doesn’t want the dome to disappear.
Baer’s response: He certainly has to face somebody. He’s going to have to face Junior (Alexander Koch) next week. There’s that great scene where he’s like, “What is it with you and Julia? Why do you care?” He stops and says, “If you’re lying to me, this will be very bad for both of us.” I love that. When he walks away, you can see it on Junior’s face that he doesn’t know whether to believe his father or not.