Under the Dome is the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town's inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers about the dome, where it came from and if and when it will go away.
Runtime: 60 minutes
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“Heads Will Roll” is the second season premiere of the CBS drama series Under the Dome, and the fourteenth episode overall. The episode premiered on June 30, 2014. This episode immediately follows the events of the previous season finale, “Curtains”, with Julia coming back to shore after having dropped the egg in the lake and Barbie in a noose on the gallows in the town square. The episode was met by mixed reviews from most critics, with some criticizing the show's dependency on plot twists; though others commented positively on the episode's special effects. Upon airing, the episode was watched by 9.41 million American viewers and received an 18–49 rating of 2.1, placing first in its timeslot and first for the night.
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Shortly after the series was renewed for its second season it was announced that Stephen King, the author of the novel which inspired the TV series, would write this episode. In preparation for writing the episode King “went back and looked at the last episode twice and [...] the last scene about 15 times.” On June 23, 2014, a week prior to the season premiere, a TV special entitled Under the Dome: Inside Chester's Mill aired on CBS and featured a condensed recap of the first season, interviews with the cast and crew, and a sneak preview of the premiere. The special was watched by 4.34 million American viewers and received an 18–49 rating/share of 0.8/3. When talking about Angie's death, Britt Robertson said for TV Guide, “I thought she would be the strong-willed woman who would get them all through being under the dome. I thought she would be a part in taking the dome down. But I think she was maybe a little too strong-willed and hotheaded. That got her into trouble.” She also said that her character may come back, saying “I always like to think there's a possibility for anything with this show. I'm very open to coming back. There is always really cool story lines that they create with dead people. I'm hoping to get something in that world, where they bring me back, but I'm not quite Angie, you know?” Stephen King has a brief cameo in the episode, specifically interacting with Britt Robertson's character in the Sweetbriar Rose diner shortly before her demise — “Refill, Ange? Thanks, hon.”
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