Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter Four: The Body 

Refusing to believe Will is dead, Joyce tries to connect with her son. The boys give Eleven a makeover. Jonathan and Nancy form an unlikely alliance.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Wheeler
Dr. Martin Brenner
Ted Wheeler
Steve Harrington
Officer Powell
Lonnie Byers
Officer Callahan (as John Paul Reynolds)


Joyce is not swayed by the discovery of Will's body. Nancy and Jonathan begin to work together. The boys take El to school. Can she speak to Will? Hopper continues to uncover strange answers, and the facility sends someone into the anomaly. Written by Marc Crowther

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15 July 2016 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


In Chapter Four: The Body, there is a scene where a young government agent called "Shepherd" tears his way through a living portal in an otherwise solid wall, to enter a shadow dimension. Alex Shepherd, the protagonist of Silent Hill: Homecoming, is a young soldier who frequently cuts or tears his way through living portals in otherwise solid walls, to make his way through a shadow dimension. See more »


One of the military personnel guarding the government lab facility is carrying what appears to be an M9 pistol (a Beretta 92FS built to military specifications). The show is set in 1983, and the US military did not begin adopting the M9 until 1985, with the M9 fully entering service in 1990. See more »


Mike Wheeler: [as Eleven noisily tries to boost the walkie talkie signal, annoying Mike] Can you *please* stop that?
[Eleven continues trying to boost the signal]
Mike Wheeler: Are you deaf? I thought we were friends, you know? But friends tell each other the truth. And they definitely don't lie to each other. You made me think that Will was okay; that he was still out there but he wasn't! He wasn't. Maybe you thought you were helping but you weren't. You hurt me, do you understand? What you did sucks. Lucas was right about...
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References Carrie (1976) See more »


Written by Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner
Performed by Joy Division
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One body, two bodies...
12 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Is the body Will? Is it from someone else? Joyce doesn't seem to believe her son is dead, the kids are very mad at Eleven for lying to them, and Hooper knows something is smelling fishy (and it's not the body).

"The Body" does for another entertaining three-quarters of an hour in front of the screen (but sadly, little more). It all keeps being more or less the same (shady organization with a hole in their wall; teenage with powers; older teenagers' relationships...) and it doesn't advance as fast as it should (the show should probably have been six episodes instead of the eight), but the viewer won't complain. And why will they not? Because the relationships are good (the acting helps), the mystery is not head-spinning and simple to follow, and it has nice homages to previous movies/shows from the past (and some posters around the way).

On a side note, using powers to make the 'bully' pee themselves is a little juvenile, and keeps with the messages about humiliation and being stronger that are just basically lazy and bad psychology images.

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