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.


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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
... Officer Callahan (as John Paul Reynolds)
... 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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15 July 2016 (USA)  »

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2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


During filming of the Steve and Jonathan fight scene, the actor Charlie Heaton actually hit Joe Keery in the face by accident The scene was going to remain in the series because Joe Keery and Charlie Heaton continued to stay in character and followed the script, however it was removed. Charlie Heaton did apologise to Joe Keery after the scene had ended. 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 »


Ted Wheeler: Honey, we have to trust them. Okay? This is our government. They're on our side.
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References Minority Report (2002) 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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Everything Is in Place
1 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

This episode has everything. The two forces at work are facing off. All significant parties are now in play. The boys are fugitives, but fugitives, not from the government or law enforcement, but people who are posing as such. They have one intent; they want to kill the boys and take back Eleven. The Chief is fully involved and has some ideas, but most of what is going to happen will probably depend on Nancy and Jonathan. Steve has had an epiphany and made a turn in his life. The Tub is the means to get Will back, using a sensory deprivation tank. People are now heading toward the center and Episode Eight should answer things. I hope this is the case because I see that a second season is in the works. Please don't cheat us. By the way, I see this episode is rated a nine or higher. Could someone else beside the people who are writing talk about something other than how slow this is. It's the typical commentary with anything that requires a little patience.

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