Some People Simply Can't Be Saved Under The Dome

Look familiar? Welcome to stand-in life!

1. Look familiar? Welcome to stand-in life!

"Love Is A Battlefield" (Season 3, Episode 11 of Under The Dome) was explosive. The people of Chester's Mill ushered in a new queen, the Resistance captured Junior and promptly lost him, and Eva was murdered after the birth of her baby.

Check out these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and insider stories—like how the visual effects artists created those gross purple veins on Eva and her baby. Click through to the end and read a special questionnaire from Supervising Producer Peter Calloway
Teaching an old dog new tricks.

2. Teaching an old dog new tricks.

One of Under The Dome's breakout stars this season, Indy the dog's real name is Cato.
That line was a mouthful.

3. That line was a mouthful.

Dogs need to learn their lines, too! Cato (Indy) and his trainer, Robert Scott Schweitzer, rehearse and block out the scenes just like he was any other actor on the show.
Connect the dots!

4. Connect the dots!

No, this isn't a new style trend from Under The Dome. To assist the visual effects team, tracking marks are placed on actors to help pinpoint areas they will enhance later. Did you think those gross purple veins were real?
What better way to sing a Pat Benatar song than with some help from the star herself?

5. What better way to sing a Pat Benatar song than with some help from the star herself?

Knowing he would be singing "Love is a Battlefield," Colin Ford (pictured here speaking with Lee Rose) reached out to his friend and singer Pat Benatar to learn the best way to cover her song. 
A meeting of the minds.

6. A meeting of the minds.

Did you know?
  • Every script is prepped and discussed before filming can start. Department heads meet to explore how to perfectly capture the director's vision for each episode.
  • "Love is a Battlefield," the Pat Benatar hit, was written 13 years before Colin Ford was born.
  • This week's episode was co-written by Adam Stein and Peter Calloway, who first wrote together on the last season's episode "Black Ice."
  • Colin Ford pantomimed the whistling scenes along with a record audio when shooting.
Babies need dots, too!

7. Babies need dots, too!

Like Eva, the new queen featured some seriously gross purple veins during this week's episode. In order to enhance the look, the VFX team applied little green stickers to this adorable actress.
You're seeing double!

8. You're seeing double!

Meet Haley and Remington, the amazing stunt doubles for—you guessed it—Julia and Barbie!
Writer's Room Questionnaire

9. Writer's Room Questionnaire

This week's Writer's Room Questionnaire was completed by Supervising Producer Peter Calloway.