Stranger Things (2016– )
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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.

Directors:

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

Writers:

Matt Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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 Jonathan'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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Trivia

Won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series. See more »

Goofs

In Hopper's flashback, the doctors are performing CPR on his intubated daughter while the ECG monitor is beeping, meaning it still detects a heartbeat. It's only a few seconds later that the ECG flatlines, meaning there's no electrical activity detected in the heart. CPR is performed in an effort to restart that electrical activity, meaning it should have been started after the ECG flatlined and certainly not before. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

White Christmas
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Bing Crosby
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"Will you be my new brother?" NO! (dialog)
22 September 2016 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

The Duffer Bros give a clinic in how to make the old new again.

Showing how the trick is not deconstructing a formula that works, but rebuilding it in a way that is both fresh and new.

And they did an awesome job.

The "influences" may be obvious but the twists and turns, the dialog, the direction, the unusual casting, make the whole series fun, engaging, addictive.

The casting in particular. Ryder again does everything but chew up the furniture. So different from her film persona when she was younger! Natalia Dyer sports one of the most interesting faces I've seen in a long time. She is so sympatico and interesting, she steals all her scenes.

David Harbour usually plays bad guys but is terrific as a hero. Millie Bobby Brown is nothing less than unforgettable.

In fact the whole series is unforgettable.

Bring on Season 2. The popcorn is on me.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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