Stranger Things (2016– )
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Chapter Three: The Pollywog 

Dustin adopts a strange new pet, and Eleven grows increasingly impatient. A well-meaning Bob urges Will to stand up to his fears.



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Karen Wheeler
Dr. Sam Owens


Dustin finds a slug in his garbage and believes it is a pollywog. He calls the creature Dart and becomes obsessed with it. Bob tells Will that he had nightmares in the past and only resolved his fears the day he faced his fear and asked to go away. When Will sees Dustin's creature, he recalls the slug he had spat out in the bathroom. Nancy convinces Jonathan to tell the truth about Barb's fate to her parents. Will has another episode and decides to face the shadow monster in the Upside Down. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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27 October 2017 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Nancy and Jonathan are talking in the parking lot, another student places a cassette tape in a Walkman. He is listening to "Clean Cut American Kid", by legendary punk band Ill Repute from Oxnard, CA. Clean Cut American Kid was a radio hit for KROQ, one of the nation's top alternative radio stations in the 1980's, based out of Pasadena, CA. The song was featured on "Rodney on the ROQ, Volume III", which included other top punk bands Vandals, JFA, Channel 3, and the Bangles. See more »


As Dustin enters his room on Halloween with the Polly wag, a Buzz Lightyear doll can be seen on his shelf behind him. Toy Story wasn't released until 1995 so Buzz Lightyear dolls were not yet in existence. See more »


References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


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We Get More Connections
30 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

These are nicely crafted episodes. We get to see the evolution of El and how she is trying to have her own voice. It's hopeful that very soon she will connect with the boys. The scientists from that facility are becoming more and more dangerous. Enter the little reptile (or whatever, Dart) and we have a common cause for the guys. The chief continues to investigate but he has about had it. He should have realized along the way that El was not going to continue to stay put. She feels that she is being lied to and won't follow the rules anymore. Reality versus fiction continues to haunt Will. I hope that some of the other reviewers soon begin to deal with the specifics of these episodes instead of simply putting the same thing down with no thought. I guess it's to not watch anything but to be in the face of those who find this show quite a bit of fun.

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