Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter Six: The Monster 

Hopper and Joyce find the truth about the lab's experiments. After their fight, the boys look for the missing Eleven.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Wheeler
Dr. Martin Brenner
Ted Wheeler
Steve Harrington
Officer Powell
Terry Ives
Officer Callahan (as John Paul Reynolds)


Hopper and Joyce find the truth about the lab's experiments. After their fight, the boys look for the missing Eleven.

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15 July 2016 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The 1973 Ford Pinto Sheriff Hopper drives is the an homage to the protagonists in Stephen King's Cujo, the mother and child are forced to defend themselves from it after it stalls out See more »


When Eleven first walks into the supermarket, two modern cars pass by in the distance. See more »


Mike Wheeler: El are you okay? El!
Eleven: [crying] Mike... I'm sorry.
Mike Wheeler: Sorry? What are you sorry for?
Eleven: The gate... I opened it... I'm the monster.
Mike Wheeler: No... no El, you're not the monster. You saved me. Do you understand? You saved me.
[pulls her into a hug. Dustin joins in]
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References Carrie (1976) See more »


Written by 'Kyle Dixon' and 'Michael Stein'
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Monsters, monsters everywhere
13 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Just one, but its scary enough, at least for Nancy, who is in a very dark place, Jonathan frantically searching for her. Also, the boys try to find Eleven, and Hopper and Joyce try to find the truth behind the organization directed by Dr. Brenner.

This is another strong episode for this first season of "Stranger Things". It still gets a zero for originality, and some plot developments (bullies, bullies) could have been just left out, because they just add a strange layer of angst that the show could do without, on top of just answering violence with humiliation and more violence.

Nevertheless, the episode is a strong one. The relationships have been well developed and the dynamics between the characters are good, or, in some instances, great. The production values and the direction are also good, and the atmosphere is pervasive, with a feeling of dread that keeps the viewer's attention during the whole running time (not very scary, but atmospheric enough).

And so close to the end, the pace is gaining some rhythm, which is something that gives energy to the proceedings, helping the episode to end in a high note.

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