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Chapter Four: Will the Wise 

An ailing Will opens up to Joyce -- with disturbing results. While Hopper digs for the truth, Eleven unearths a surprising discovery.



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Karen Wheeler
Bob Newby (credit only)


An ailing Will opens up to Joyce -- with disturbing results. While Hopper digs for the truth, Eleven unearths a surprising discovery.

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27 October 2017 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The moment when Billy grabs Max's wrist was not scripted; Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery worked that out on the day of shooting to increase the tension between the two characters. See more »


When Max and Lucas begin arguing outside of the school about excluding Max from the group of friends, one shot shows Max's backpack strap twisted over her left shoulder and in the very next shot the strap is straightened out which remains for the rest of the scene. See more »


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None the wiser.
28 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Episode three left things on a cliffhanger, Will's body invaded by the supernatural shape that he has been seeing during his visits to the upside-down. Episode four picks things up as his mother Joyce (Winona Ryder) races to her son's rescue, only to find him standing on the school playing field in a trance. Will eventually comes round, but cannot remember what has happened.

Meanwhile, Eleven is still angry at her protector Jim Hopper for coming home late on Halloween, Dustin has pollywog Dartagnan hidden in his room, and Nancy and Jonathan are given a guided tour of the Hawkins laboratory by shady scientist Dr. Owens (Paul Reiser).

After the excellent third episode, Will the Wise is a bit of a disappointment, the confusing events rather tepid, at least until the final moments in which Dartagnan is shown to have grown into something a lot bigger and much scarier (no surprises there), and Hopper digs his way into a network of tunnels that suggest that the upside-down has somehow spread underground. So while the episode as a whole isn't anything special, the ending still leaves the viewer wanting more.

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