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Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt 

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Terror reigns in the food court when the Mind Flayer comes to collect. But down below, in the dark, the future of the world is at stake.


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) | 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
Maya Hawke ... Robin Buckley
Priah Ferguson ... Erica Sinclair
Cara Buono ... Karen Wheeler


Terror reigns in the food court when the Mind Flayer comes to collect. But down below, in the dark, the future of the world is at stake.

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Release Date:

4 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the conversation between Dustin and Suzie, she remarks "but Ged is also saving Earthsea and he's about to confront the shadow." This refers to the novel, A Wizard of Earthsea, by Ursula Le Guin. See more »


When the camera is panning through the Starcourt parking lot in the aftermath of the final battle the muzzle of one of the M-60Ds mounted on the UH-1s is seen waving around randomly as though someone is playing around with it. Even if it was one of the kids no US Army helicopter crewman would allow someone to play with a loaded automatic weapon. See more »


Suzie: I haven't heard from you in a week, and now you want a mathematical equation that you should know so you can save the world?
Dustin Henderson: Suzie-poo, I promise, I will make it up to you as soon as possible.
Suzie: You can make it up to me now.
Dustin Henderson: What?
Suzie: I want to hear it.
Dustin Henderson: Not right now.
Suzie: Yes, now, Dusty-bun.
Dustin Henderson: Suzie-poo, this is urgent.
Suzie: Yes, yes, you're saving the world, I heard you the first time, but Ged is also saving Earthsea and he's about to confront the shadow, so this is Suzie, signing off.
Dustin Henderson: Wait, wait, wait! Okay....
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Crazy Credits

The mid-credits scene takes place in a Russian facility and sees Russian soldiers take a prisoner into the feeding cage of the Demogorgon. See more »


References National Lampoon's Animal House (1978) See more »


Written by Boris Blank and Dieter Meier
Performed by Yello
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WOW. Television at its absolute best
6 July 2019 | by stanton-sweeneySee all my reviews

This episode is the one! It really captures that feeling that I got while watching season one. This show has placed a bit of nostalgia in my own life... I can't help but relate things I see (a quarry, a storm, WAFFLES, etc.) in my day to day life to this show. Though this season had a few moments I questioned, this episode was perfect. The perfect finale to a very well done third season. From start to finish it will have your heart pounding as if you were in on the action yourself. And the last 20 I don't usually cry at stuff like this but wow it got me. After it finished I sat on my couch crying like a baby just thinking about the show so far and how this season ends. Perfection. Absolutely beautifully done. Can't wait for season 4!

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