Over in the cement factory, Barbie strolls over to where she's getting plastered on wine that her editor gave her after her first byline and she's been waiting for a good time to drink it, even though as any good journalist knows a "good time" to drink is the "current time." But it's horrible, because her bosses always hated her. She asks Barbie where he thinks Pete is: "Some flophouse in Vegas?" and he's all, "Julia…" and she says she's made her piece with it. Awfully quick, no? She says she didn't understand Chester's Mill before the dome came down, but now, after everything she's been through, she's glad she was a part of it.
Barbie says there's something she needs to hear. Is he on the verge of confessing? Could be, but they're interrupted by Carolyn and Alice are freaking out because Norrie's still somewhere out there. They try to leave, but Junior Deputy's deputies won't let her. Julia tells Barbie that she and Junior found another way out when they were down here before, and they sneak off. I guess Julia will retrace all the steps she took IN THE DARK.
It's 1:11, and Joe and Norrie are running through the streets yelling "Angie!" and Joe says Norrie should go be with her moms, because they're his family. "But you're my friend," says Norrie, who appears confused and Joe doesn't say, "Right, but THEY'RE YOUR FAMILY," but "All right, come on," and they keep running.
In the cement works, Phil has cued up Skeeter Davis's "The End of the World," which surprises Dodee, and the two of them start slow dancing.
Outside, Linda is climbing to the top of some kind of observation tower, where she finds R.D.+L.E. 4EVER scratched into a railing, and she starts to cry. Meanwhile, Angie continues to comfort the man who had her chained in a dungeon up until, what, half an hour ago?
In the cement works, Dodee cuts the treacle by telling Phil she hates him. "Yeah? I hate you too," he says, and they nuzzle a little. There are more scenes of people comforting each other, including Big Jim putting his hand on Rose's knee.
And Julia and Barbie have ALREADY made it through the darkness and out and into a car and are now driving through town.
And it's 1:15. Joe and Norrie are all, "It's too late!" and Norrie asks what they should do, and thank god Joe didn't say, "I don't wanna die a virgin!" but they start making out while we see the missile hit and fill the sky with flame. Elsewhere, Linda covers her eyes. In the cement works, everyone feels the rumbling. And after like THREE SECONDS Big Jim says he's going out to get some answers.