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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Did You Know?


Roque mallets are shown in the Wheeler's garage. This is a reference to Stephen King's novel "The Shining" as a character in that novel uses a roque mallet as a weapon. See more »


When the kids are taking unconscious El out of the Heathkit room, taking her in arms, her right sleeve is slightly up, allowing to see her watch. In the next shot, before anyone could have moved her sleeve, the watch is not visible. See more »


Mike Wheeler: [after the boys listen to the walkie talkie] We keep losing the signal. But you heard it, right?
Lucas Sinclair: Yeah. I heard a baby.
Mike Wheeler: What?
Lucas Sinclair: Mike, you obviously tapped into a baby monitor. It's probably the Blackburns next door.
Mike Wheeler: Uh did that sound like a baby to you? That was Will.
Lucas Sinclair: Mike...
Mike Wheeler: Lucas, you don't understand he spoke last night- words! He was singing that weird song he loves. Even El heard him.
Lucas Sinclair: Oh well if the weirdo heard him then I guess...
Dustin Henderson: Are you sure you're on the right channel?
Mike Wheeler: I don't think it's ...
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References The Dark Crystal (1982) See more »


Should I Stay or Should I Go
Written by Topper Headon, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, and Joe Strummer
Performed by The Clash
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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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