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Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly 

An increasingly concerned Nancy looks for Barb and finds out what Jonathan's been up to. Joyce is convinced Will is trying to talk to her.

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Nancy Wheeler
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Jonathan Byers
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Steve Harrington
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Officer Powell
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An increasingly concerned Nancy looks for Barb and finds out what Jonathan's been up to. Joyce is convinced Will is trying to talk to her.

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15 July 2016 (USA)  »

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When Dr. Brenner is watching Eleven and she crushes the can with her mind in the examination room, her nose bleeds. Brenner leans in after her nose bleeds and smiles. He could be smiling because of the crushed can, but note that his character in the 1985 film Vision Quest used to get a bloody nose when he would work very hard as a wrestler. Eleven worked very hard with her mind powers to crush the can which made her nose bleed. See more »

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When Steve rips up the photos taken by johnathon there is a ford festiva in the background. The festiva was produced from 1986 until 2002 but the show is set in 1983. See more »

Quotes

Mike Wheeler: [watching Will's body pulled from the water] It's not Will. It can't be.
Lucas Sinclair: It's Will. It's really Will.
Eleven: [Placing her hand on Mike's shoulder] Mike...
Mike Wheeler: [slapping El's hand away] Mike? Mike what? You were supposed to help us find him alive. You said he was alive. Why did you lie to us? What's wrong with you? What is *wrong* with you?
Eleven: [whispering] Mike...
Mike Wheeler: What?
Lucas Sinclair: Mike come on don't do this, man. Mike!
Dustin Henderson: Mike where are you going? Mike? Mike!
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Features He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) See more »

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Heroes
Written by David Bowie and Brian Eno
Performed by Peter Gabriel
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31 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I know that not every episode can be a winner, but if the majority of this season id as strong as 'Holly, Jolly', then this is shaping up to be one hell of a show. I love their methodology for dropping clues here; Barb's alive (but in what world?); we finally get a peek at the monster; and one of the highlights is seeing Eleven's powers in practice (that image of the Millennium Falcon levitating is beyond cool). Even the disturbing Matthew Modine is deepened, if only a little.

I dunno, compared to the previous episode, this just fires right along; the pacing's great, the mystery thickens, and it goes out not just on a cliffhanger, but an emotionally effective development.

9/10


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