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:
... Joyce Byers
... Jim Hopper
... Mike Wheeler
... Eleven
... Dustin Henderson
... Lucas Sinclair
... Nancy Wheeler
... Jonathan Byers
... 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?


Of the many nods to Stephen King in this series, this episode has one of the most obvious, when the kids travel a significant stretch along the railroad tracks. Much of the story in the film Stand by Me (1986) (and in the novella it is based on, titled "The Body"), includes kids travelling along railroad tracks. See more »


In addition to the flag for the state of Georgia being visible, it is the current (2016) flag, not the flag in use in 1983. See more »


Joyce Byers: Joyce: I don't care if anyone belives me!
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References Silent Hill: Homecoming (2008) See more »


Stranger Things
(Title sequence & end credits theme)
Written & performed by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
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31 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Joyce discloses to Hopper that she is in contact with Will and that there is a monster in the wall, but he believes she is delusional. In the morgue, Joyce does not confirm the body is Will´s. Hopper does not understand why the autopsy was not carried out by Gary, but by state officials. El shows Mike that Will is alive using his walkie talkie and he summons his friends to the basement. They decide to take El to the school to use Mr. Clarke´s radio that is more powerful. In the Hawkins Laboratory, one man crosses the gate to the other dimension attached by a line but he is attacked and vanishes. Nancy seeks out Jonathan to discuss about the photo he took of Barb at the swimming pool. El and Joyce contact Will at the same time. Hopper decides to investigate the truth about Will´s body and comes up to surprising discoveries.

"Chapter Four: The Body" is so far the best episode of "Strange Things". Now the viewer learns that there is a parallel dimension where Will is trapped inside. The persistent Hopper is disclosing the truth about his disappearance. And people is finally believing in Joyce despite her lunatic behavior. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Chapter Four: The Body"

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