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Chapter Seven: The Bathtub 

The government comes searching for Eleven. Eleven looks for Will in the Upside Down.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Hopper
Dr. Martin Brenner
Steve Harrington
Officer Powell
Officer Callahan (as John Paul Reynolds)


The government comes searching for Eleven. Eleven looks for Will in the Upside Down.

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15 July 2016 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The dining chairs and floor pattern of the Wheeler house are the same as those in Poltergeist (1982). See more »


In Chapter 7 "The Bathtub" Dustin makes a call to Mr. Clarke asking how to make a "Sensory Deprivation Tank". After asking a few questions, the scene cuts back to Dustin taking notes on how to build one. The Audio of Mr. Clarke's side of the call is made up of clips of sound from Chapter 5 "The Flea and the Acrobat" where the boys ask him how to enter another dimension. See more »


Will Byers: If anyone asks where I am, I've left the country.
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References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »


Should I Stay or Should I Go
Written by Topper Headon, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, and Joe Strummer
Performed by Noah Schnapp
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The Best Episode of the Series!
12 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is the best episode of season one! I was on the edge of my seat throughout the show, but this episode took it to the next level! This is so tense, so scary, so thrilling. I wish there were more shows like this, that have such smart storytelling. This is the best thriller series I've ever seen, I can't think of a better horror show. The way this episode unfolds is masterful. The best part of this episode is the performances, though. Especially from Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour, Winona Ryder, and Charlie Heaton. This episode contains the most frightening image of the show, and the most character building. This is a prime example of a great TV episode. The direction, the writing, the performances, even the cinematography and editing! Great episode in a wonderful show! Love it! Highly recommend it for fans of thrillers, and everyone in general!

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