Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter Four: The Body 

Refusing to believe Will is dead, Joyce tries to connect with her son. The boys give Eleven a makeover. Jonathan and Nancy form an unlikely alliance.



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Officer Callahan (as John Paul Reynolds)


Joyce is not swayed by the discovery of Will's body. Nancy and Jonathan begin to work together. The boys take El to school. Can she speak to Will? Hopper continues to uncover strange answers, and the facility sends someone into the anomaly. Written by Marc Crowther

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15 July 2016 (USA)  »

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2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


A guard/trooper can be seen reading Stephen King's book Cujo (1981, later made into _Cujo_). King also wrote the novella "The Body" (later made into Stand by Me (1986)) which is included in his collection book "Different Seasons" (1982). The Duffer brothers are fans of King. See more »


When the boys are riding the bikes through town, there is a shot facing the three of them and there is a current day vehicle parked in the background. See more »


Dustin Henderson: [as El emerges full made over] Wow. She looks...
Mike Wheeler: -Pretty...
[El half smiles and Mike catches himself]
Mike Wheeler: ... Good. You look pretty good.
Eleven: [looking at herself in the mirror] Pretty... good
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References Stand by Me (1986) See more »


Color Dreams
Performed by The Deep
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It's Time to Believe
30 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What are those guys at the plant up to? They send some poor guy in a radiation suit into a mass of rubbery plantlike stuff where he is sucked into something beyond. He is tethered to a very strong cable. He screams, disappears, and the cable is returned with only a chunk of him attached. Just previously, the body of Will has been brought in by a mass of police cars. At least we think it is Will. Joyce refuses to believe it is him. When she goes to identify the body, she is convinced that this "thing" is not him. Meanwhile, the kids dress Eleven up in more conventional girl clothes with a blond wig. They are able to hear Will's voice on a walkie talkie. Nancy goes to the party house and sees a faceless creature. Joyce had previously been chased by a faceless creature from inside her bedroom wall. Jim Hopper continues to investigate why there was so much attention paid to Will's body, and he gets information from the man who discovered the body. He now knows that there is more to the story than meets the eye. Joyce has another incident, Things come to quite a head as this ends. Great storytelling. Better than most television.

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