Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter Seven: The Bathtub 

The government comes searching for Eleven. Eleven looks for Will and Barb 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?


Sensory deprivation tanks were used extensively in psychological research, often including LSD, and have previously been used as plot devices in both Fringe (2008) and Altered States (1980). The tank seen in Stranger Things is however very different from those two. See more »


When Tommy H. hands Steve a can of Coke outside of the convenience store, the logo on the can changes back-and-forth between "Coke" and "Coca-Cola" in different camera angles. See more »


Mr. Clarke: Hello?
Dustin Henderson: Mr Clarke, it's Dustin.
Mr. Clarke: Dustin? Is everything okay?
Dustin Henderson: Ye-yeah, I just, I, I have a... science question.
Mr. Clarke: It's ten o'clock on Saturday. Why don't we pick this up on...
Dustin Henderson: Do you know anything about sensory deprivation tanks? Specifically how to build one?
Mr. Clarke: Sensory deprivation...? Wh-what is this for?
Dustin Henderson: Fun.
Mr. Clarke: Okay. Well. Why don't we talk about it Monday, after school. Okay?...
Dustin Henderson: You always say we should never stop being curious, to always open any curiosity door we find.
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »


Should I Stay or Should I Go
Written by Topper Headon, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, and Joe Strummer
Performed by Noah Schnapp
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this is our government..
16 July 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Stranger Things

The Duffer Brothers are gushing out over 70s fantasy films in this splashy trend setting love letter to the now-teenagers and the ones back then. Ergo, the affection received by the fans comes flooding in, not for the razzle dazzle that this world thrives for but the accuracy it dares for. Before going in, on such a fiction world, it is often wisely and correctly, advised to dive in completely without being self-aware of the sketchiness involved in the- literal- topsy turvy world. Yet, consistently the Duffer Brothers are defying the evergreen rule in order to push the series for more than a cultural phenomenon.

They wish for the series to hold against time and as a result, this banal obsession leads them to some of the best aspects of the storytelling. Yes, it every now and then fumbles to conjure up, not courage, but reason to walk out of the door slamming it hard on its audience, but these minor flaws are easily overcome by the frivolity in these characters. The outdo-ers are not the ground breakers but ground covering humanoid elements.

For instance, let's just walk through their bulletproof armor Eleven played magnanimously by Millie Bobby Brown. She is the right and wrong of the series, the world revolves around her, everything is in contrast to her, no matter how hard the makers try to make it about someone else, it always pins down to her. And hence, she isn't taken for granted in here, she is tested, time after time, her ballet dance at the end of the act is not the win, but her fear of the stage and the audience around it, choreographs it elegantly. On supporting cast, David Harbour, as a father figure, draws you naturally, to what I consider has some of the best equation and scenes with Bobby Brown, than she has with Stranger Things.

Chapter Seven: The Bathtub

It is a chase scene. And the sense of urgency does communicate. The threat is threatening. Especially since the makers only spoke through their power and potential and never damasked them. As a result you are scared of the unknown entity. Plus, after this long an adventure it is a relief to see the guys united, finally.

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