TV Club: Under The Dome: “Incandescence”

We are gathered here today on this, the most solemn and somber of occasions, to commemorate the impending demise of Under The Dome. It came as a shock to all of us; here we were, once again, about to tear down the dome for real. Then it turns out that CBS is doing it for us. Although it was still the no. 2 scripted series on broadcast television for the summer, ratings were far from what they were at the series’ popularity peak in 2013. So next week the dome comes down, in all ways of speaking.

You would think that the penultimate episode would build some momentum toward the series finale, but it just wouldn’t be the Dome then, would it? Fortunately, we get some classic Dome idiocy to (almost) go out on. Barbie, it turns out, has deep paternal feelings that make him a father-of-the-year candidate, as …

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