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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Trivia

Hopper wears a braided blue bracelet throughout the series. Its origins are touched on in a flashback: the materials for the bracelet are his daughter Sarah's hairbands that she was wearing the day she got sick. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lead Agent: Okay, now what do you know?
Jim Hopper: I'm sorry... Did I stutter? I told you... everything.
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Connections

References Twin Peaks: Episode #2.22 (1991) See more »

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When It's Cold I'd Like to Die
Written by Moby and Mimi Goese
Performed by Moby featuring Mimi Goese
Courtesy of Elektra/Mute
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The pay-off!
17 November 2016 | by 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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