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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.

Directors:

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

Writers:

Matt Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Chapter Nine: The Gate See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The song playing when Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) enters the dance is "Twist of Fate" by Olivia Newton-John. It is from the soundtrack to the movie Two of a Kind (1983), which was a re-pairing of Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta after the success of Grease (1978). The song was meant to be an acknowledgment of a second time and indeed includes the lyrics "love is what we found the second time around"; making it a very apt song for season 2 of Stranger Things. See more »

Goofs

In the last scenes where Will is learning to dance for the Snow Ball, we can see it is dusk outside. However, Jonathan's camera shows that it is December 15th, 7:04 PM. In actuality, sunset on December 15th, 1984 was some time between 4:15 and 5:15 in Indiana. It would have been dark long before 7:04 PM. See more »

Quotes

Jim Hopper: So, what, we're just not gonna talk about it, huh?
Eleven: About what?
Jim Hopper: Oh, I don't know. I'm just curious, you know, why all of a sudden you look like some kind of an MTV punk.
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Connections

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

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Time After Time
Written by Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman
Performed by Cyndi Lauper
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Stranger, Slower, Binge-worthy, Halloween Special and Netflix still nails it despite it being the same of the old stuff.
27 October 2017 | by JaikrishnaVSSee all my reviews

The much awaited Season 2, started pretty slowly and did not pick up pace till the Chapter 3. Then on it was business as usual from the hit-churning Netflix Originals conveyor belt. They did manage to put in quite a boring Chapter 7 in between all the drama as well. The Duffer brothers (Matt Duffer, & Ross Duffer) managed to bring back same 80's style that made the first season so very interesting. The introduction of three new main characters (Max , Billy & Bob –Sean Astin) did give the story the much needed umph.

As was expected the original five friends, Eleven , the two elder siblings, the boyfriend, the Mom (Winona Ryder ) & the Cop (Jim Hopper) were all heavily involved and formed the crux of the story which now moved in a direction focussing the 'Upside-down' world. The producers of the show did stick on to the formula that clicked in the first season by providing occasional comic relief through Mike, Lucas and Steve. There were a few deviations in the plot that could have been avoided to keep the story nice and tight but I am guessing it was done intentionally to keep things open for a Season 3. I was waiting for the MJ's Thriller to pop-in during one of the episodes as well, since the makers spent a fortune in getting the right for it. In short, I was sort of expecting a murkier part two with a lot more of the Demogorgan (don't even know whether I am spelling it right 😀 ) which it didn't turn out to be. However, I did manage to binge watch the whole Season without having to take a break in between which meant it was not a let-down either.

Next up in the binge-watch list is the Season 2 of Glitch which comes out Mid- November in Netflix.


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