Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter Six: The Monster 

Hopper and Joyce find the truth about the lab's experiments. After their fight, the boys look for the missing Eleven.


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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
... Terry Ives
... Officer Callahan (as John Paul Reynolds)


Nancy flees from the Upside Down following Jonathan's voice and cross the gate. Jonathan stays with the scared Nancy in her bedroom and Steve sees them together and believes Nancy is betraying him. Mike misses El that steals Eggo waffles from a supermarket. Hopper and Joyce visit Terry Ives that is catatonic. Her sister explains that she participated in a government project using drugs and had a miscarriage of her baby. However she claims that she delivered the baby that was alive. Jonathan and Nancy purchase weapons to hunt down the monster. However Jonathan meets Steve writing with spray bad things about Nancy; they fight and Jonathan is arrested by the police. Lucas follows his compass and stumbles upon the Hawkins Laboratory. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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15 July 2016 (USA)  »

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2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


The way that Eleven's (Millie Bobby Brown) psychic visit to the "Upside Down" is depicted is very similar to visuals contained in the "Doctor Who" serial "Kinda" (originally airing in England in 1982): In "Stranger Things", El is depicted in a featureless, black void with her mirror reflection the only other visible thing. In the Doctor Who serial, companion character Tegan falls into a dream state where she envisions a featureless, black void and only her mirror image. Additionally, "Kinda" had a plot concerning a snake-like monster escaping from an astral plane and invading the material world - much like the monster in Stranger Things. See more »


When Eleven is looking at her mirror image in the lake, the morning light is illuminating the right side of her face, but the mirror image in the lake is being illuminated from her right as well. As a mirror image, her mirrored face should have been illuminated from the left. See more »


Mike Wheeler: El are you okay? El!
Eleven: [crying] Mike... I'm sorry.
Mike Wheeler: Sorry? What are you sorry for?
Eleven: The gate... I opened it... I'm the monster.
Mike Wheeler: No... no El, you're not the monster. You saved me. Do you understand? You saved me.
[pulls her into a hug. Dustin joins in]
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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Written and Performed by Dolly Parton
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Some Distractions
30 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

I have to agree that the two confrontations with the bullies are distractions. The only plot element that is really necessary is the trip to see the woman who gave birth to El. The sister supplies information that is necessary to verify what the two suspect. Things do heat up at the electric plant. Jonathan and Nancy are waylaid because he struck a police officer. We do have all the elements in place to get us to the conclusion. The big boys are out in force. But what are they going to do with this thing when they finally get to it? That's the serious question. Three is a reunion at the end of the episode. The fight are satisfying, I must admit, but they really do nothing.

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