Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter Two: The Mall Rats 

Nancy and Jonathan follow a lead, Steve and Robin sign on to a secret mission, and Max and Eleven go shopping. A rattled Billy has troubling visions.


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


Matt Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers) | 4 more credits »




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
Noah Schnapp ... Will Byers
Sadie Sink ... Max Mayfield
Natalia Dyer ... Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton ... Jonathan Byers
Joe Keery ... Steve Harrington
Dacre Montgomery ... Billy Hargrove
Maya Hawke ... Robin Buckley
Priah Ferguson ... Erica Sinclair
Cara Buono ... Karen Wheeler


Billy succeeds to escape and when he stops his car in a phone booth to report what happened to the police, weird creature approaches and he sees himself among them. Mike misses the date with El without explanation and when she calls him, he lies to her. There is a mob protesting the loss of jobs caused by the new Starcourt Mall and Kline presses Hopper to stop them. Dustin meets Steve and asks him to help to translate the Russian message that is encoded and Robin asks to join them. El and Max go to the mall for shopping and Mike tries to find a gift for El. Nancy and Jonathan decide to investigate a lead at Mrs. Driscoll's home about rabies rats. Billy is dizzy with flashbacks in the Upside Down. Joyce stands Hopper up at the restaurant. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Did You Know?


Hopper, while extremely drunk at the restaurant makes the statement, "I can do anything I want. I'm the chief of police." Martin Brody makes this same statement (also while quite drunk) in the film 'Jaws.' See more »


Hopper is eating Honey Smacks. They were still called Sugar Smacks in 1985. The name did not change until 1986. See more »


Eleven: But, friends don't lie.
Max Mayfield: Yeah, well boyfriends do. All The Time
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References The Thing (1982) See more »


Get Up and Go
Written by Jane Wiedlin and Charlotte Caffey
Performed by The Go-Go's
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Better than the first episode
4 July 2019 | by regionsamSee all my reviews

Whilst the first episode was slow and not as interesting as it could be, this was a better episode, still room for more sci fi and introduction to antagonists, monsters etc

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Release Date:

4 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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