"Exigent Circumstances" is the twelfth episode of Under the Dome, airing on CBS on 9 September 2013.

The episode was written by Adam Stein and directed by Peter Leto.


While the manhunt for Barbie continues, Big Jim gets the residents of Chester’s Mill riled up and the town demands justice for all of Barbie’s supposed crimes. Meanwhile, Joe and Norrie must find a new hiding place for the mini dome.

"Chester's Mill is a place like any other. At least it used to be. Until we were cut off from the rest of the world by a mysterious Dome. Invisible; indestructible; and completely inescapable. We don't know where it came from or why it's here, but now that we're all trapped under the dome together, none of our secrets are safe."
Julia Shumway






The episode title is in reference to one of the conditions that authorities can use to enter and search without a warrant.  Big Jim falsely uses it as an excuse to search a barn.




Guest Starring


  • John Elvis as Benny Drake
  • Crystal Martinez as Adams
  • Jay Gates as Fire Volunteer
  • Kevin Cassidy as Thug #1
  • Benjamin Rowe as Thug #2
  • Chris Johnson as Thug #3


See Also

Under the Dome Season One episodes(S2)
"Pilot" "Into the Fire" "Manhunt" "Outbreak" "Blue on Blue"
"The Endless Thirst" "Imperfect Circles" "Thicker Than Water"
"The Fourth Hand" "Let the Games Begin" "Speak of the Devil"
"Exigent Circumstances" "Curtains"
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