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  Eric "Rusty" Denton
First seen "Pilot"
Last seen "Blue on Blue"
Series lifespan "Pilot" to present
Appeared in 2 episodes, (see below)
Portrayed by Josh Carter

Gender Male
Hair Brown
Age Early to mid 30's
Occupation Firefighter
Family Freddy Denton - Brother †
Linda Esquivel - Fiancé †
Status Alive
Eric Denton Gallery
"Look, we're famous, they want to make a reality show about us."
—Rusty to Linda[src]

Eric "Rusty" Denton is a minor character in CBS' Under the Dome. He is the brother of Freddy Denton and fiancé of Linda Esquivel.

Before the DomeEdit

Before the dome came down, Eric was a resident and fire-fighter in Chester's Mill. Eric was engaged to Linda Esquivel and told her that for there honeymoon he would take them to Niagara Falls, however was actually planning to take her to Hawaii.

In an email from Eric, he mentions that the reason he decided to propose to Linda was because she's a compassionate woman, dedicated to her friends, our relationship, the public she serves and protects and that she's incredibly gorgeous.

Under the DomeEdit

Season 1Edit


Rusty is seen first very briefly when the fire department are leaving Chester's Mill to leave for a parade, and when the drive past Linda, Eric waves to Linda as she yells out that she loves him. Later after the dome comes down and causes a plane to obliterate in flames, the fire department try to come and put out the fire, but are stopped by the dome. Once Linda arrives, the two they try to communicate to each other, Eric puts his hand on the dome being zapped and they realize that they can't hear each other.

"Blue on Blue"Edit

Rusty comes to Visitor's day, when Linda spots Eric, he waves to her then passes the military and goes straight to the dome, and the two connect their hands on the dome, then the two kiss through the dome. Eric then takes out his tablet, opens pictures and shows Linda a picture of the two on the cover of People magazine, being labelled as engaged heroes tragically separated. Later on, Linda goes back to the edge of the dome, to let Eric know that his brother Freddy has been killed.

Season 3Edit


Rusty's name is seen engraved in stone with a heart next to Linda's name.


Season 1 appearances
"Pilot" "The Fire" "Manhunt" "Outbreak" "Blue on Blue"
"The Endless Thirst" "Imperfect Circles" "Thicker Than Water" "The Fourth Hand" "Let the Games Begin"
"Speak of the Devil" "Exigent Circumstances" "Curtains"


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