Later, Julia asks how it went with Rusty, and she says it went about as well as she could have hoped for, even if Rusty left without saying goodbye. Then they notice Dodee running past towards Big Jim. "We're dead, it's coming down," she's yelling and Big Jim tells her to calm down, and Barbie arrives to say that he just got the word from a soldier that they're going to fire a thermobaric missile at them. Well, that's not what happened. But then the "Zone 1 is painted, green for 1315" makes a lot more sense, although I find it ludicrous that Linda, a law-enforcement officer, would be the one to ask what "1315" means when it's clearly military time. I mean, as long as we're jumping to conclusions.
Linda suggests they get everyone to shelter, and Julia suggests the old cement factory. And then Linda is all, "What, we just relocate the entire town? What about the sick, the elderly?" Hey, getting everyone to shelter was your idea, Linda! Anyway, they're going to rustle up some trucks and a good ol' fashioned evacuatin' posse or whatever.
Over at the diner, Joe's asking Rose about Angie (uh, were Joe's parents not at the dome? And if not, why not?) when Julia solemnly presses a headphone to one ear and comes over the radio to announce, "I know this news might be difficult for many of you to accept, but I give you my word that it is the truth. At 1:15 p.m. today, the military plans to launch a powerful missile at our town in the hopes of destroying the dome."
So let's see: Gives her word that the story is true, instead of citing sources. But that would mean citing "The drifter enforcer who supposedly came to this conclusion after getting someone else to read the lips of a soldier who didn't actually know everything and his rationale is that as soon as butterflies couldn't get through, it was time to start firing the cruise missiles."
I mean, at least in the book, if I'm remembering right, didn't the army WARN them they were going to do that, precisely so they could get to safety? Wouldn't that make miles more sense? Anyway, Kickass Journalist Julia tells everyone to get to the cement works.
Big Jim shows up in the bomb shelter with a huge pair of bolt cutters and he cuts Angie free. "I can't apologize enough for what Junior did to you," says Big Jim, who says Junior was a good boy, and he doesn't know where he lost him. Angie asks why he's doing this. "If we're all going to die today, you might as well die a free woman," he says. Rather than ask what he means by that, Angie bolts up and outside in her bare feet. I guess it's not that implausible to think she was scared by what Big Jim just said, and didn't want to wait around to see where Junior learned his psychopathy from.