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Chapter Four: Will the Wise 

An ailing Will opens up to Joyce -- with disturbing results. While Hopper digs for the truth, Eleven unearths a surprising discovery.


Shawn Levy


Matt Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers) | 4 more credits »




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 (credit only)
Paul Reiser ... Dr. Sam Owens


An ailing Will opens up to Joyce -- with disturbing results. While Hopper digs for the truth, Eleven unearths a surprising discovery.

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Release Date:

27 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


The "Palace" could refer to the Dragon's Lair game the boys were playing in the trailer and possibly foreshadows future events. See more »


When Max and Lucas begin arguing outside of the school about excluding Max from the group of friends, one shot shows Max's backpack strap twisted over her left shoulder and in the very next shot the strap is straightened out which remains for the rest of the scene. See more »


References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »


The Growing
Performed by The Haxan Cloak
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Will and the Shadow Creature
5 January 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The shadow creature enters into Will´s boy and Joyce finds him motionless on the fields. Dustin, Mike, Lucas and Max join them. Will does not want to be warmed up on the bed. Will draws to communicate with his mother. El returns to Hopper´s cabin and they have an argument. She breaks glasses and windows and while cleaning the mess, she finds files hidden by Hopper including her mother´s. She tries to contact her and finds her name is Jane. Nancy and Jonathan go to the park to meet Barb´s parents and they are abducted by agents and are taken to the laboratory. At Hawkins Labs, Dr. Owens explains why she shall not tell what happened to Barb to anyone. However Nancy records his words in a tape-recorder. Will draws many drawings and Joyce discovers they are a puzzle. She joins them and finds a network of tunnels. Hopper decides to go to the place with rotten pumpkins to seek the tunnels. Meanwhile Dustin finds how big Dart is.

In "Chapter Four: Will the Wise" many things happen with many characters. The size Dart is impressive and it is funny Dustin´s mother seeking out her cat while Dart eats it in the bedroom. The plan of Nancy and Jonathan may certainly bring trouble for them. Hopper dangerous exploration of the tunnels is a great ending. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Chapter Four: Will the Wise"

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