Joe and Norrie try different ways of communicating with the dome, from talking to it to making out with each other against it. Maybe they should have tried making out with the dome itself, because nothing happens. So they set off in search of the dome's nucleus and find... another dome. Beneath this heretofore-unseen and tiny dome is what looks like a black egg. They don't try making out with this thing, either, but it decides to give them a break and show them an image of Alice looking strangely peaceful. They race back to Joe's house, where Alice, Julia and Barbie have been helping a lady give birth. Alice suffers a massive heart attack just as the infant pops into the world, but she's okay with it because she figures it's what the dome wants. Or something.
Elsewhere in town, everything is going to hell. Big Jim's propane hoard is stolen right out form under him by his farmer frenemy and people are just generally disrespecting him. Big Jim sulks for a while, then remembers how well murder worked for him before, so he kills one of the frenemy's hired goons and reclaims his position as Biggest Little Man In Town.
Junior and Linda set off in search of the slack-jawed yokels who killed Rose, with the intent of putting them in jail until they can figure out what to do with them. This all seems fine until Junior finds out the yokels tried to rape Angie. Linda kills one of them during a gunfight, while Junior kills the other one as he's begging for his life.
As Julia and Barbie share a post-birth/death cuddle, Norrie rails at the dome for taking her mother. She pleads with it, promising to do anything if the dome will just bring back her mother. In response, the mystery egg lights up with sparks of pink energy. A portent of those pink stars the kids have been seizing over? Stay tuned for the full weecap.
Joe McAlister wakes to find himself in that Doctor Who episode where all the kids are creepy and have gas masks for faces. After he gets done wetting the sheets, Norrie pulls off the mask she's wearing for some reason and laughs at him. Ah, young romance! She says she wants him to go to the dome with her so they can figure out how they're connected to it. He scoffs a little, but he knows it's the main plot of this episode so he gets dressed.
Over at the Shumway house, Barbie is just waking up to the sight of Julia's wedding ring in his face. It's like it's all he can notice even though Julia's naked body is attached to it. The sad music of "I killed your husband and then slept with you" plays as Barbie looks suitably guilty. He's not too guilty to take her up on a little morning nookie when she offers, though. Unfortunately, they're interrupted when a knock comes at the door. It's Julia's very pregnant neighbor Harriet, hoping to bum a carton or two of yogurt. They make smalltalk about how Harriet is due to give birth in six weeks, even though her belly is ginormous right now, and how she's nervous because her husband is overseas instead of trapped in the dome with her. Barbie decides to help Linda out in town instead of watching these ladies reenact an Activia commercial.
Big Jim is so pissed off about Junior continuing to sniff after Angie that he kicks him out of the house. Junior tries to explain his crazy ways, but Big Jim cuts him off with a good, hard slap. Angie watches the whole thing from another room. She apparently stayed there all night, perhaps hashing out the minutiae of her deal with Big Jim. But, seriously, why would she stay there? That is crazy. Anyway, Angie's on her way to say goodbye to Rose, who's still at the diner since there was nobody to bury her. Big Jim is pretty torn up about it. He's a murderous asshole with delusions of grandeur, but he's not heartless.
Harriet and the basketball she's got taped to her abdomen are just leaving Julia's house when she notices a young sailor across the street. "Greg! You're really here!" She runs towards him, carefully holding onto her belly lest it bounce out of her dress and into the hands of a Harlem Globetrotter. "I finally made it home to you, baby," Greg says. As soon as they touch hands, there's a spark of electricity and Harriet doubles over in pain. Greg is gone. In his place is just the dome. Things look pretty verdant on the other side, considering it was a bombed wasteland not too long ago. Julia, hearing the cries of distress, rushes over to help just as Harriet's water breaks.