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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.

Directors:

Matt Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers)

Writers:

Matt Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Joyce Byers
David Harbour ... Jim Hopper
Finn Wolfhard ... Mike Wheeler
Millie Bobby Brown ... Eleven
Gaten Matarazzo ... Dustin Henderson
Caleb McLaughlin ... Lucas Sinclair
Natalia Dyer ... Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton ... Jonathan Byers
Cara Buono ... Karen Wheeler
Matthew Modine ... Martin Brenner
Joe Chrest ... Ted Wheeler
Joe Keery ... Steve Harrington
Rob Morgan ... Officer Powell
John Reynolds ... Officer Callahan (as John Paul Reynolds)
Noah Schnapp ... Will Byers
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Storyline

Hopper and Joyce are interrogated by Dr. Brenner and his agents. Hopper makes a deal with Dr. Brenner in order to go to the Upside Down with Joyce to rescue Will. Meanwhile Jonathan and Nancy set up bear trap at Jonathan's home to kill the monster. Out of the blue, Steve arrives and is forced to fight the monster with Nancy and Jonathan. Brenner and his agents arrive at school to capture El, but she reacts protecting her friends with her powers and the blood attracts the monster. What will happen to them? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Hopper (David Harbour) 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

In Hopper's flashback, the doctors are performing CPR on his intubated daughter while the ECG monitor is beeping, meaning it still detects a heartbeat. It's only a few seconds later that the ECG flatlines, meaning there's no electrical activity detected in the heart. CPR is performed in an effort to restart that electrical activity, meaning it should have been started after the ECG flatlined and certainly not before. See more »

Quotes

Mike Wheeler: [returning to the gym] They're gone.
Lucas Sinclair: What?
Mike Wheeler: Nancy and Jonathan; his car's gone.
Dustin Henderson: They're probably just sucking face somewhere.
Lucas Sinclair: Gross!
Mike Wheeler: No! No way!
Dustin Henderson: Did they go with the Chief?
Mike Wheeler: I don't know!
Eleven: No.
Mike Wheeler: What? Did you see them? Do you know where they went?
[...]
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Connections

References Pretty in Pink (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Horizon
Written by Edgar Froese, Christopher Franke and Johannes Schmölling
Performed by Tangerine Dream
Courtesy of Jive Records
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The pay-off!
17 November 2016 | by Mr-FusionSee 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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