Under The Dome Episode 8 Preview Teases Tension For Norrie And Joe

Spoilers if you're not caught up on Under the Dome through last Monday night's "Imperfect Circles" episode!

Following up on the preview for next Monday night's episode of Under the Dome, titled "Thicker than Water," we get a look at what's ahead for Joe and Norrie. From the latest sneak peek, it looks like the two teens are headed in separate directions in the wake of Alice's death.

Now, from our perspective, it seems like maybe the dome had something to do with Alice's death, unless her heart attack was diabetes related and just happened to take place moments after a baby was born. But let's say for argument's sake that the dome caused Alice to die, do we think it had anything to do with Joe and Norrie tinkering with it? From how I saw it, the connection Norrie and Joe have with each other and the dome resulted in the dome warning Norrie that her mother's time was running out. But from Norrie's perspective she feels guilt because she thinks she and Joe somehow caused Alice to die. And while I think it's misplaced - something tells me Joe will agree - it's not difficult to understand why she'd react this way. Grief is tricky like that. I wonder if something dome-related will happen to bring them back together.

As for the rest of the episode, it looks like the resources on Dinsmore's farm will play a big part in "Thicker than Water." Between his well and his crops, Ollie Dinsmore has a lot to hold over the town of Chester's Mill, and from what the preview teases, he's not being very generous. In fact, it's looking like he could be the cause of some major issues under the dome as resources run thin. TVLine has a 3-minute clip from the episode, which shows just how bad things start to get over at Dinsmore's farm. Watch that here and see what happens when Dinsmore draws the line!

And if you haven't seen it, here's the preview for the episode:

There's something else set to be explored in Monday's episode. As the description for the episode hints, Julia's going to learn something about the powers of the mini dome. Any guesses as to what that might be?

“Thicker Than Water” – Junior stands up to his father and is shattered when he discovers the truth about his mother’s past. Meanwhile, Julia learns firsthand the powers of the “mini dome,” on UNDER THE DOME, Monday, August 12 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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