Over at the cement factory, everyone is all, "Well, Monarch Linda, what do we do now?" and I hate them all so much. At least Junior thinks this is all stupid, and he wants to take the egg to the "real authorities" but Angie says they’re not turning it over to that monster Big Jim. Junior gets angry and pulls out his gun because he’s tired of everyone running down his dad, who is the only one keeping the town together. For those of you keeping score at home, Junior loves his dad again. Barbie -- pretty ballsy for a guy with his hands tied behind his back -- tells Junior that he saw his father execute Maxine, and Junior doesn’t believe his father would ever hurt a woman.
When Julia tries to tell Junior to calm down, he tells her to shut up, because all she does is lie. He announces to everyone else that Julia confessed here "in these same tunnels" that she got fired from her last job for lying. I gotta say that the betrayed-puppy look Barbie throws at Julia is a bit much, considering his own long-kept secret about how HE KILLED HER HUSBAND.
Junior cocks his gun and tells Julia to hand over the egg. She slowly approaches him and then tosses it to Angie, yelling for everyone to run. Everyone scatters, except Barbie, who rams Junior to distract him while everyone else escapes. But Phil Bushey is one thing, and Raging Junior is another, and Junior’s able to get the advantage against arms-tied Barbie, pounding him in the face a bit before pulling his gun out, yelling, "You’re done!" and marching him out of there.
We’re now over at Junior’s mom’s art studio. Linda asks, "Jim, will you just tell me what’s going on?" Good job asking that NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE. Jim says she wouldn’t believe him, so he had to show her. That’s hilarious, considering how Linda swallows absolutely everything Jim says.
Anyway, he explains that in the last months before his wife died, she was not herself and was ranting and kept repeating "pink stars are falling." "Are you sure?" Linda asks. Yes, Linda, he’s probably sure about the circumstances surrounding the premature death of his wife. But Linda’s not done: "Maybe it’s a coincidence?" You know, if Big Jim were to shoot Linda right now, it would have zero consequence on the effectiveness of the Chester’s Mill police force. Instead, Big Jim shows her a painting of rows of pink stars behind a black egg.
Out in the middle of the pitch-black woods, Norrie, Joe, Julia and Angie manage to meet up. I guess one of them has a flashlight, which is a certainly a good thing to have on when you’re running from the cops in the dark. So what do they do now? If they destroy the egg, do they destroy the dome? Or do they cause another earthquake? Let’s just ask it, they decide, like it’s a goddamn Magic Eight Ball, and Norrie takes it from Julia, and says, "Please, just tell us what to do."