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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)


Matt Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers) | 5 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 ... 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?


This episode takes place from November 5 to December 15, 1984. See more »


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 »


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


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Written and Performed by Cameron Brooks
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There Is a Weakness in These Things
1 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I really like this show, so don't get me wrong. The kids are great and it's nice to see them so committed to each other. It also gives us a nice view of the 1980's, before computers and social media began to dominate everything. I got a kick about the use of BASIC for returning the plant to its original settings. It was exciting and intense. The thing that bothers me is that the kids are so quick to understand the implications of the threat. Their knowledge is so over the top, it makes one wonder what rules they are playing by. These scientists have fooled around and potentially are going to get our world destroyed. What have they created and how can it be stopped? Soon we are given a set of rules like the guys in "Ghostbusters" had. Where did they learn this? I know a bit about "Dungeons and Dragons," but that is all fiction. How can one use it to confront this insane menace? They seem to know an awful lot. I know. Don't take it so seriously. But even the rift that gets closed up by El. How did they know it would work? And how did they know specifically where to go. I did enjoy the heat engendered "exorcism" of Will. I guess I need to trust that he absorbed knowledge that made it work and became a guide. But the other guys see to be flying by the seats of their pants. I think there needs to be a bit more information given to the viewer to make things work properly.

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