Levere Promises An Explanation To The DOME Mystery

Just five episodes of this season's Under The Dome.  Are the many tangled mysteries starting to bother you?  Worried they might not resolve what the Dome is?

Rachelle Lefevre appeared on Access Hollywood Live and confirmed that the mystery of the dome in CBS’ “Under the Dome” is going to be explained. “That mystery will get revealed as time goes on, but basically… it’s not just the dome, but it’s what it represents and what its purpose is, which is sort of the larger mystery.  So first, you’ll find out what it is and then why it’s there and what its purpose is.”

She also said that Stephen King had been to the set several times, and he is hard at work writing the first episode of season two.  In fact, she suggested changes in the plot came when King signed on to do the episode.

Lefevre quoted King, "Look , if you do a series, you can make changes and it can continue on, and he said, for him, it was a chance to explore what would’ve happened to these characters that he created should they have been in this situation for a lot longer and things got even worse,"

She compared the story to William Golding's Lord of the Flies, when society breaks down and the bullies rule.  Well, in Lord of the Flies, it was as simple as a plane crash on an island.  Under the Dome is a little more complicated than Lord of the Flies!

SOURCE: accesshollywood.com


  1. In a way this is encouraging, as it suggests the story of the Dome, at least as told in the book, wasn't fully told, and now maybe that story will get a fuller chance to be revealed.

    AS for the Dome itself, I'm beginning to think it's there to change all of the town, and maybe even the people in it. Into what?...Ya got me there.

    I do know I wouldn't mind having Joe Hill do an episode as well though.


  2. Butterflies, remember that analogy. Starting to wonder if the Dome is a cocoon. I think if someone offered to tell me the answer, I'd turn them down. Not knowing is a lot of the fun with this one.

  3. The people interviewing her were so annoying I had to stop watching, but I assume what she said was interesting. Frankly, I'd be interested in ANYTHING she was saying.

    I'm fascinated by the mystery of the dome. I'm also scared to death that they (meaning the producers) don't actually know what the backstory is, and are making it all up as they go along. Not that that makes it impossible for it to end well; after all, that's how King himself writes. But it makes it a lot trickier, and doing that with television is vastly different than doing it with prose. If you write yourself into a corner in prose, you can just revise and revise and revise until you get it right, because nobody except you is seeing it.

    Not so with television. So if they get four or five or six seasons into the story and then suddenly cobble together a resolution that doesn't really work, it's going to be a major disappointment.

    Time will tell.

  4. I think King makes up as he goes along, too. But they said they told him their idea and he said he wished he'd thought of that. I don't think King would lie to constant reader.

    1. Good point. It IS unlikely that King would just flat-out lie about that.