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Chapter Eight: The Upside Down 

Joyce and Hopper are taken in for questioning. Nancy and Jonathan prepare to fight the monster and save Will.

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Hopper and Joyce are interrogated by Dr. Brenner and his agents. Hopper makes a deal with Dr. Brenner in order to go to the Upside Down with Joyce to rescue Will. Meanwhile Jonathan and Nancy set up bear trap at Nancy's home to kill the monster. Out of the blue, Steve arrives and is forced to fight the monster with Nancy and Jonathan. Brenner and his agents arrive at school to capture El, but she reacts protecting her friends with her powers and the blood attracts the monster. What will happen to them? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The scene where they are running through the school to get away from Dr Brenner is reminiscent of The Breakfast Club when the kids are trying to evade Vernon. See more »

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When Joyce and Hopper are in The Upside-down they are wearing protective suits with lights inside the face masks illuminating their faces. These lights are clearly devises for visual / dramatic purposes only (so that the actors' faces can be seen) as they would significantly impede a users vision if used in real life, especially in a poorly lit location line The Upside-Down. See more »

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Jonathan Byers: [Jonathan enters the waiting room and nods to Mike] Yeah.
Mike Wheeler: [Waking Dustin and Lucas] Guys, guys, he's up. Will's up, guys! Guys come on!
Mike Wheeler: [Bursting into the hospital room] Byers!
Joyce Byers: [Mike and Lucas pile on Will] Be careful. Be careful with him!
Dustin Henderson: Move!
[Yanks Mike and Lucas off Will to hug him]
Jonathan Byers: Guys, guys, go easy on him.
Lucas Sinclair: You won't believe what happened when you were gone, man.
Dustin Henderson: It was mental!
Lucas Sinclair: You had a funeral...
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References Twin Peaks: Episode #2.22 (1991) See more »

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Horizon
Written by Edgar Froese, Christopher Franke and Johannes Schmölling
Performed by Tangerine Dream
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Flawed Conclusion
1 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Hopper and Joyce are interrogated by Dr. Brenner and his agents. Hopper makes a deal with Dr. Brenner in order to go to the Upside Down with Joyce to rescue Will. Meanwhile Jonathan and Nancy set up bear trap at Nancy´s home to kill the monster. Out of the blue, Steve arrives and is forced to fight the monster with Nancy and Jonathan. Brenner and his agents arrive at school to capture El, but she reacts protecting her friends with her powers and the blood attracts the monster. What will happen to them?

"Chapter Eight: The Upside Down" is the conclusion of this first season with good points and many flaws. There is no explanation for the return of Will; for what happened in the school; or what happened to the gate and the Hawkins Laboratory. However it is an entertaining episode. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Chapter Eight: The Upside Down"


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