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Chapter Seven: The Bathtub 

The government comes searching for Eleven. Eleven looks for Will and Barb in the Upside Down.


Matt Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Joyce Byers
David Harbour ... Jim Hopper
Finn Wolfhard ... Mike Wheeler
Millie Bobby Brown ... Eleven
Gaten Matarazzo ... Dustin Henderson
Caleb McLaughlin ... Lucas Sinclair
Natalia Dyer ... Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton ... Jonathan Byers
Cara Buono ... Karen Wheeler
Matthew Modine ... Martin Brenner
Joe Chrest ... Ted Wheeler
Joe Keery ... Steve Harrington
Rob Morgan ... Officer Powell
John Reynolds ... Officer Callahan (as John Paul Reynolds)
Noah Schnapp ... Will Byers


Lucas warns his friends that the bad men from the Hawkins Laboratory are coming and they must flee. They are pursued by Brenner and his agents and El uses her power to flip a van and stop the others. They hide in a junkyard and meet Lucas. At the police station, Jonathan is released by Hopper and Joyce and he and Nancy tells about the monster. Troy arrives at the station with his mother and tells about El's abilities. Hopper, Joyce, Nancy and Jonathan seek out Mike, Dustin and Lucas and they use Will's walkie-talkie to contact them. They meet the boys and El at the junkyard and head to Nancy's house, where Dustin calls Mr. Clarke to learn how to make the deprivation tank. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Did You Know?


Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) is wearing a Castroville Artichoke Festival t-shirt in Chapters 7 and 8 (Stranger Things: Chapter Eight: The Upside Down (2016)). Marilyn Monroe, still as Norma Jean, was Miss Castroville Artichoke Festival at the start of her career. See more »


When Dustin and Lucas are seen dragging the mini pool into the Hawkins Middle School gymnasium, outlines for a basketball court (more specifically a 3 point line) can be seen. The NBA didn't adopt the 3 point line until 1979, nor did the NCAA until 1986, with high school basketball following a year later. This is set in 1983, therefore there shouldn't have been a 3 point line in the gymnasium. See more »


Mike Wheeler: What's he saying?
Dustin Henderson: I don't know, he's way out of range.
Mike Wheeler: Lucas, if you can hear us, slow down. We can't understand you.
Lucas Sinclair: Yes! I copy! Do you? They know about Eleven! Get out of there! They know about Eleven! The bad men are coming! All of them! Do you hear me? The bad men are coming!
Dustin Henderson: "Mad Hen"... Does that mean anything to you, like a code name or something?
Lucas Sinclair: [over the radio] The bad men are coming!
Mike Wheeler: Bad men... bad men!
[to El]
Mike Wheeler: Stay here!
Mike Wheeler: [...]
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References Minority Report (2002) See more »


Should I Stay or Should I Go
Written by Topper Headon, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, and Joe Strummer
Performed by Noah Schnapp
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The Best Episode of the Series!
12 March 2017 | by kountzwillSee all my reviews

This is the best episode of season one! I was on the edge of my seat throughout the show, but this episode took it to the next level! This is so tense, so scary, so thrilling. I wish there were more shows like this, that have such smart storytelling. This is the best thriller series I've ever seen, I can't think of a better horror show. The way this episode unfolds is masterful. The best part of this episode is the performances, though. Especially from Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour, Winona Ryder, and Charlie Heaton. This episode contains the most frightening image of the show, and the most character building. This is a prime example of a great TV episode. The direction, the writing, the performances, even the cinematography and editing! Great episode in a wonderful show! Love it! Highly recommend it for fans of thrillers, and everyone in general!

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15 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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