Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter Seven: The Bathtub 

The government comes searching for Eleven. Eleven looks for Will in the Upside Down.


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


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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 ... Dr. 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


Lucas warns his friends that the bad men from the Hawkins Laboratory are coming and they must flee. They are pursued by Brenner and his agents and El uses her power to flip a van and stop the others. They hide in a junkyard and meet Lucas. At the police station, Jonathan is released by Hopper and Joyce and he and Nancy tells about the monster. Troy arrives at the station with his mother and tells about El's abilities. Hopper, Joyce, Nancy and Jonathan seek out Mike, Dustin and Lucas and they use Will's walkie-talkie to contact them. They meet the boys and El at the junkyard and head to Nancy's house, where Dustin calls Mr. Clarke to learn how to make the deprivation tank. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

15 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) is wearing a Castroville Artichoke Festival t-shirt in Chapters 7 and 8 (Stranger Things: Chapter Eight: The Upside Down (2016)). Marilyn Monroe, still as Norma Jean, was Miss Castroville Artichoke Festival at the start of her career. See more »


In this chapter when Nancy is sitting in the school hallway outside of the gym (under the tiger mural) and Jonathan comes out to sit beside her, in the background of the wide shot you can see heavy cables and extension cords coming out of a mechanical room door, running across the the hall, and going into a different set of doors. See more »


Dustin Henderson: [after El flips the van to help them escape] Did- did you see what she did to that van?
Mike Wheeler: [sarcastic] No, Dustin: we missed it.
Dustin Henderson: I mean that was... that was...
Lucas Sinclair: -Awesome. That was awesome.
[goes to El]
Lucas Sinclair: Everything I said about you being a traitor and stuff... I was wrong. I'm sorry.
Eleven: Friends... friends don't lie. I'm sorry too.
Mike Wheeler: Me too.
[Holds out his hand. He and Lucas shake]
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References Under the Skin (2013) See more »


Stranger Things
(Title sequence & end credits theme)
Written & performed by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
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10 May 2019 | by Edvis-1997See all my reviews

Well this episode wasn't really bad just that kid who's worrying to much was really annoying also in this episode are a little bit lack of action.

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