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Chapter Eight: The Upside Down 

Joyce and Hopper are taken in for questioning. Nancy and Jonathan prepare to fight the monster and save Will.

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Karen Wheeler
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Hopper and Joyce are interrogated by Dr. Brenner and his agents. Hopper makes a deal with Dr. Brenner in order to go to the Upside Down with Joyce to rescue Will. Meanwhile Jonathan and Nancy set up bear trap at Jonathan's home to kill the monster. Out of the blue, Steve arrives and is forced to fight the monster with Nancy and Jonathan. Brenner and his agents arrive at school to capture El, but she reacts protecting her friends with her powers and the blood attracts the monster. What will happen to them? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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15 July 2016 (USA)  »

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As the kids are fleeing the monster and the armed Department of Energy personnel, Dustin carries the semi-conscious Eleven to safety, rather than Mike. This was due to Finn Wolfhard's inability to carry Millie Bobby Brown. The responsibility for transport fell to Gaten Matarazzo, despite having an injured ankle and knee on the same leg on the day of shooting. See more »

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When Nancy and Jonathan lure the monster in the Byers house, Nancy fires nine shots at it from Jonathan's S&W Model 10 M&P without reloading. This revolver only holds 6 rounds making that impossible. See more »

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Mike Wheeler: Are you feeling any better?
[El shrugs]
Eleven: What's pu-tt-ing?
Mike Wheeler: [chuckling] Pudding. It's this chocolate goo you eat with a spoon. Don't worry: when all this is over you won't have to keep eating junk food and leftovers like a dog anymore. My Mom, she's a pretty awesome cook. She can make you whatever you like.
Eleven: Eggos?
Mike Wheeler: Well, yeah Eggos but real food too. See, I was thinking that once all this is over and Will's back and you're not a secret anymore, my parents can get you an actual bed for the basement. ...
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References The Thing (1982) See more »

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Stranger Things
(Title sequence & end credits theme)
Written & performed by Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
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"Will you be my new brother?" NO! (dialog)
22 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

The Duffer Bros give a clinic in how to make the old new again.

Showing how the trick is not deconstructing a formula that works, but rebuilding it in a way that is both fresh and new.

And they did an awesome job.

The "influences" may be obvious but the twists and turns, the dialog, the direction, the unusual casting, make the whole series fun, engaging, addictive.

The casting in particular. Ryder again does everything but chew up the furniture. So different from her film persona when she was younger! Natalia Dyer sports one of the most interesting faces I've seen in a long time. She is so sympatico and interesting, she steals all her scenes.

David Harbour usually plays bad guys but is terrific as a hero. Millie Bobby Brown is nothing less than unforgettable.

In fact the whole series is unforgettable.

Bring on Season 2. The popcorn is on me.


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