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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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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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Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Jonathan's (Charlie Heaton) plan to draw out the monster from the Upside-down so Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Jim (David Harbour) can travel through safely to find Will (Noah Schnapp) is reminiscent of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), when Aragorn and his party drew out the armies of Mordor so Frodo and Sam can travel to Mount Doom to destroy the ring without being caught. See more »

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In "The Upside Down" the form of CPR used by Chief Hopper is actually the latest method of CPR (30 compressions:2 breaths) introduced in the 2010's. The way CPR was performed in 1983 was 5 compressions:1 breath. See more »

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Lead Agent: Okay, now what do you know?
Jim Hopper: I'm sorry... Did I stutter? I told you... everything.
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References The Thing (1982) See more »

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Carol of the Bells
Music by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych
Lyrics by Peter Wilhousky
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The pay-off!
17 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

Yeah, I'd call that an appropriate finish. Wraps everything up with a nice bow and still leaves you with burning questions. The main arc gets resolved, but somehow . . . doesn't. The Upside-Down clearly isn't finished with Will. And I love that they actually refer to the monster as the Demogorgon.

One thing I hadn't expected was to see Hopper emerge as the favorite character. He'd started out as a funny curmudgeon but really deepened in such a short time. And this is saying something coming in an episode that loses a main character.

I have the kind of questions that would drive a person nuts if the show's future were uncertain. Suffice it to say, I'm looking forward to the next season. It's just an eerie and addictive show. And as a finale, this was top-shelf; intense, moving and absolutely engrossing.

10/10


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