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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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Karen Wheeler
Ted Wheeler
Officer Powell
Officer Callahan (as John Paul Reynolds)


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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Did You Know?


As the kids are fleeing the monster and the armed Department of Energy personnel, Dustin carries the semi-conscious Eleven to safety, rather than Mike. This was due to Finn Wolfhard's inability to carry Millie Bobby Brown. The responsibility for transport fell to Gaten Matarazzo, despite having an injured ankle and knee on the same leg on the day of shooting. See more »


It starts in chapter seven when Dustin calls Mr. Clarke, and Clarke says "It's ten a clock on Saturday." Now a lot of things happen until almost the end where Eleven tears up the alien in the classroom in chapter eight. But the clock above the head of the alien displays 10:03 PM. So they manage to make the bath, run the El session, and Hopper and Mrs. Byers went to "the upside down" In only about 3 minutes. See more »


Dustin Henderson: [Upon finding the pudding] Found it! I knew she was hoarding it- knew it! Always lying, saying she's out. Baldfaced liar.
Dustin Henderson: Mike! I found the chocolate pudding!
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References The Thing (1982) See more »


Carol of the Bells
Music by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych
Lyrics by Peter Wilhousky
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The pay-off!
17 November 2016 | by (United States) – 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.


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