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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Wheeler
Dr. Martin Brenner
Ted Wheeler
Steve Harrington
Officer Powell
Lonnie Byers
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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Did You Know?


When the sheriff goes to the morgue to view Will's supposed body he talks to the officer reading Cujo and says he spoke with O'Bannon. O'Bannon is likely a reference to Dan O'Bannon screenwriter of Alien and director of Return of the Living Dead. See more »


In the very beginning when Hopper is in Joyce's house you can see the flashing lights from the police cars flashing into the house, even as Hopper turns around to leave. When Hopper walks out of the house there a no flashing lights. See more »


Jonathan Byers: Sometimes, people don't really say what they're really thinking. But you capture the right moment... it says more.
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References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »


Color Dreams
Performed by The Deep
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One body, two bodies...
12 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Is the body Will? Is it from someone else? Joyce doesn't seem to believe her son is dead, the kids are very mad at Eleven for lying to them, and Hooper knows something is smelling fishy (and it's not the body).

"The Body" does for another entertaining three-quarters of an hour in front of the screen (but sadly, little more). It all keeps being more or less the same (shady organization with a hole in their wall; teenage with powers; older teenagers' relationships...) and it doesn't advance as fast as it should (the show should probably have been six episodes instead of the eight), but the viewer won't complain. And why will they not? Because the relationships are good (the acting helps), the mystery is not head-spinning and simple to follow, and it has nice homages to previous movies/shows from the past (and some posters around the way).

On a side note, using powers to make the 'bully' pee themselves is a little juvenile, and keeps with the messages about humiliation and being stronger that are just basically lazy and bad psychology images.

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