There are also delightful supporting characters. JoBeth Williams plays Nick's playfully dominating mother. She wants to see her son happy with the right girl and she will go to any lengths to achieve that goal.
Despite the bizarre twists, bad choices and head-scratching scenarios, I'd venture to say that "Under the Dome" was the TV show of summer 2013. No matter how bad it got, we kept watching. This the finale ended with as much fanfare as the show began.