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Chapter Three: The Pollywog 

Dustin adopts a strange new pet, and Eleven grows increasingly impatient. A well-meaning Bob urges Will to stand up to his fears.

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Shawn Levy

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Matt Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers) | 4 more credits »
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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
Noah Schnapp ... Will Byers
Sadie Sink ... Max Mayfield
Natalia Dyer ... Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton ... Jonathan Byers
Joe Keery ... Steve Harrington
Dacre Montgomery ... Billy Hargrove
Cara Buono ... Karen Wheeler
Sean Astin ... Bob Newby
Paul Reiser ... Dr. Sam Owens
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Dustin finds a slug in his garbage and believes it is a pollywog. He calls the creature Dart and becomes obsessed with it. Bob tells Will that he had nightmares in the past and only resolved his fears the day he faced his fear and asked to go away. When Will sees Dustin's creature, he recalls the slug he had spat out in the bathroom. Nancy convinces Jonathan to tell the truth about Barb's fate to her parents. Will has another episode and decides to face the shadow monster in the Upside Down. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Hopper (David Harbour) reads Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables; he also is shown reading this to his daughter Sarah in the season 1 finale, Stranger Things: Chapter Eight: The Upside Down (2016). See more »

Goofs

When flipping through the crate of albums in the cabin, Hopper settles on Jim Croce (1972) after bypassing Pink Floyd's "The Dark side of the Moon"(1973) and Supertramp's 1970 debut. The creative team clearly wants to place the collection (and the cabin) squarely in the early 1970's, roughly ten years prior to the events of this episode (1984). However, the edition of "Dark Side" used here is a later release, the Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab version, first released in 1979. Also, there is a price tag on the cover, which clearly shows that the album was purchased at a tag sale, or some other used LP store. While the record shown existed in the world of the film, it would have only been 3 or 4 years old at that point, and would only have been known by audiophiles and super fans. It most certainly would not have shown the wear and tear evidenced here, so it is likely that it was purchased as a prop at a used record store by the creative team without realizing that it was a later re-release. See more »

Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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Whistle on the River
Written by Lloyd Mercey
Performed by The Mercey Brothers
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The Slug from the Upside Down
2 January 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Dustin finds a slug in his garbage and believes it is a pollywog. He calls the creature Dart and becomes obsessed for her. Bob tells to Will that he had nightmares in the past and only resolved his fears the day he faced his fear and asked to go away. When Will sees Dustin´s creature, he recalls the slug he had spat out in the bathroom. Barb convinces Jonathan to tell the truth about Barb's fate to her parents. Will has another episode and decides to face the shadow monster in the Upside Down.

"Chapter Three: The Pollywog" shows basically Dustin and his pet Dart. What will happen to Will that decided to follow Bob´s advice is the great question to be resolved in the next show. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Chapter Three: The Pollywog"


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