Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter Eight: The Upside Down 

Joyce and Hopper are taken in for questioning. Nancy and Jonathan prepare to fight the monster and save Will.

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Joyce and Hopper are taken in for questioning. Nancy and Jonathan prepare to fight the monster and save Will.

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15 July 2016 (USA)  »

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The scene where they are running through the school to get away from Dr Brenner is reminiscent of The Breakfast Club when the kids are trying to evade Vernon. See more »

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The periodic table in the science classroom has several chemical elements which had not been discovered or named in 1983. For example, Livermorium (Lv) was discovered in 2000 and wasn't named until 2012. See more »

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Mike Wheeler: [El collapses] El! El are you okay? El! Something's wrong!
Dustin Henderson: She's just drained.
Mike Wheeler: No, she won't wake up!
[shaking her]
Mike Wheeler: El. El! El!
Mike Wheeler: [listening to her heartbeat] She's barely breathing.
Lucas Sinclair: We gotta go!
Dr. Martin Brenner: Leave her!
[the boys stand protectively over El]
Dr. Martin Brenner: Step away from the child.
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References Pretty in Pink (1986) See more »

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White Christmas
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Bing Crosby
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The pay-off!
17 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yeah, I'd call that an appropriate finish. Wraps everything up with a nice bow and still leaves you with burning questions. The main arc gets resolved, but somehow . . . doesn't. The Upside-Down clearly isn't finished with Will. And I love that they actually refer to the monster as the Demogorgon.

One thing I hadn't expected was to see Hopper emerge as the favorite character. He'd started out as a funny curmudgeon but really deepened in such a short time. And this is saying something coming in an episode that loses a main character.

I have the kind of questions that would drive a person nuts if the show's future were uncertain. Suffice it to say, I'm looking forward to the next season. It's just an eerie and addictive show. And as a finale, this was top-shelf; intense, moving and absolutely engrossing.

10/10


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