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Chapter Nine: The Gate 

Eleven makes plans to finish what she started while the survivors turn up the heat on the monstrous force that's holding Will hostage.


Matt Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers)


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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


Eleven makes plans to finish what she started while the survivors turn up the heat on the monstrous force that's holding Will hostage.

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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?


Mike (Finn Wolfhard) takes Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) to the Snow Ball, which he promised to take her to in the Season 1 Finale, Stranger Things: Chapter Eight: The Upside Down (2016). See more »


When Billy goes to the Wheelers' home looking for his sister, he says he's "looking for [his] little sister Max, goes by Maxine". The names have been reversed: Maxine prefers to go by "Max". See more »


Eleven: Bitchin'.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


The Way We Were
Written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman and Marvin Hamlisch
Performed by Barbra Streisand
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And that's Season Two binge-watched!
29 October 2017 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

The good news is that, after eight episodes of varying quality (although the majority have been great), the final chapter wraps things up brilliantly, with a solid mix of drama, action, danger, and even romance. It's everything I had hoped it would be.

The Gate starts with Eleven's timely arrival at the Byers house, to the surprise of those inside, especially Mike, who is angry when he learns where she has been for the past year. Eleven's appearance means that there is a chance that the gate between our dimension and the upside-down can be sealed, but to do so the Shadow Monster must first be forced out of Will, and the demodogs lured away from the lab.

Highlights of this season's closer include a tense fist fight between Max's nasty stepbrother Billy (Dacre Montgomery) and Steve, the expulsion of the Shadow Monster (shades of The Exorcist), and the scenes inside the tunnels as Steve and the kids play their part in defeating the evil that has been plaguing the town of Hawkins. Best of all is the epilogue, which sees the boys and girls attending the Christmas ball at their school: I'm not usually one for the sappy stuff, but seeing the characters developing relationships and enjoying themselves is heartwarming stuff.

All told, I liked this season even more than the last. The wait for Season Three is going to be a long one.

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