'Under the Dome': 'The Fire' lets Big Jim Rennie play the hero

"Under the Dome" is only two episodes in, but so far, there are some big changes from the book that have interesting implications for where the series is going. Big Jim RennieThe biggest change from the book so far, in our minds, is the character of Big Jim. Obviously, Big Jim is up to no good, with the meth and the propane and telling Rev. Coggins to clean up their mess after Duke dies. But revealing Big Jim's true nature (true-true nature) is seemingly on a much slow burn for the series. In the book, Big Jim goes from wannabe BMOC to psychopath in fairly short order. The series seems to be making the character more multi-faceted and certainly not as scarily evil as the Rennie of the book. It makes sense -- the show wants to be on for more than one summer (and it will be, if the ratings continue like they were...



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