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Chapter Five: Dig Dug 

Nancy and Jonathan swap conspiracy theories with a new ally as Eleven searches for someone from her past. "Bob the Brain" tackles a difficult problem.


Andrew Stanton


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
Paul Reiser ... Dr. Sam Owens


Nancy and Jonathan swap conspiracy theories with a new ally as Eleven searches for someone from her past. "Bob the Brain" tackles a difficult problem.

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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?


At Murray's (Brett Gelman) house, Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Jonathan (Charlie Heaton) retreat to separate sleeping locations, where we see different scenes of each in their room muttering to themselves while trying to resist the heavy sexual tension between the two. This scene is cut like, and almost certainly a reference to, a similar scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), where Indy and Willie Scott are doing the same. Nancy's sleeping quarters even have double doors just like Willie's. They each come out of their room to find the other right there. See more »


Lucas's sister Erica is pouring Mrs. Butterworth syrup on her pancakes from a plastic squeeze bottle... problem is, this season is set in 1984, and Mrs. Butterworth was sold in a glass bottle until august 2, 1999. See more »


[Lucas finishes explaining the events of season one to Max]
Lucas Sinclair: It's crazy, I know.
Max Mayfield: It's crazy, but... I really liked it.
Lucas Sinclair: Liked it?
Max Mayfield: Yeah. Well, I mean, I had a few issues.
Lucas Sinclair: Issues?
Max Mayfield: I just felt it was a little derivative in parts, but...
Lucas Sinclair: What are you talking about?
Max Mayfield: I just wish you'd had a little more originality, that's all.
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References Crystal Castles (1983) See more »


Darling Don't Leave Me
Performed by Robert Görl
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One of the Best Episodes
6 January 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Hopper is trapped in the tunnels and can not find anyway out since the hole he made has been covered by wines. Meanwhile Jonathan and Nancy seek out Murray´s home to disclose the truth about Barb using also the tape recorder. Lucas tells to Max what happened to Will when he vanished, but she does not believe in his words. Bob comes to Joyce´s home and notes that Will´s drawings are indeed a map of Hawkins and they find Hopper´s whereabouts. Dustin traps Dart that has grown up in the basement and Steve helps him. Terry tries to communicate with El. Joyce and Bob rescue Bob and scientists from the Hawkins Laboratory help them to leave the tunnels.

"Chapter Five: Dig Dug" is one of the best episodes of "Stranger Things".The story is well written and has many unforgettable moments. Will is totally connected to the shadow monster, sharing feelings with the Upside Down world. Bob is becoming an important character in the story and Dr. Sam Owes does not seem to be a bad guy. My vote is nine.

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