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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.

Director:

Shawn Levy

Writers:

Matt Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Winona Ryder ... Joyce Byers
David Harbour ... Jim Hopper
Finn Wolfhard ... Mike Wheeler
Millie Bobby Brown ... Eleven
Gaten Matarazzo ... Dustin Henderson
Caleb McLaughlin ... Lucas Sinclair
Natalia Dyer ... Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton ... Jonathan Byers
Cara Buono ... Karen Wheeler
Matthew Modine ... Martin Brenner
Joe Keery ... Steve Harrington
Rob Morgan ... Officer Powell
Shannon Purser ... Barbara Holland
John Reynolds ... Officer Callahan (as John Paul Reynolds)
Mark Steger ... The Monster
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Storyline

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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Early on, there is a picture of Tom Cruise on the wall in Nancy's (Natalia Dyer) room. Later on the mood music playing is very similar to that from Risky Business (1983), which starred Cruise. See more »

Goofs

The Jack in the Box PEZ dispenser Dustin dumps out of his backpack was not released until 1999. See more »

Quotes

Dustin Henderson: So, do you think Eleven was born with her superpowers, like the X-Men or do you think she acquired them, like Green Lantern?
Lucas Sinclair: She's not a superhero; she's a weirdo.
Mike Wheeler: What does that matter? The X-Men were weirdos.
Lucas Sinclair: Well, if you love her so much, why don't you marry her?
Mike Wheeler: What are you taking about?
Lucas Sinclair: Seriously, Mike?
Mike Wheeler: What?
Lucas Sinclair: You look at her all like "Hi El. El. El, El, El! I love you so much! Would you marry me?"
Mike Wheeler: Shut up, Lucas!
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Connections

References Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Traditional
Arranged by Joe Lervold
Performed by The Joel Evans Quartet
Courtesy of Firstcom/MasterSource
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I Am So Hooked!
30 December 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This episode contains so much. It begins with the death of Nancy's friend, Barb, by some kind of slimy monster. In Episode 2 we knew something happened to her. Back in school, Nancy and her boyfriend (bullying jerk and friends) sees her. She is beginning to feel guilt after sleeping with him and now her friend doesn't show up for class. It is totally out of her character. We cut it the three boys and Eleven. She claims to know where Will is with her limited speech. They must go to school and so she is left to her own designs until 3:15. The boys have collected some weaponry and are going to continue to search for Will. After school, the boys are bullied by some of their wonderful peers. Mike is thrown to the ground, flat on his face. The big kids leave. Back at school, Will's brother is developing photos of the party, but one of the girls sees what he is doing. In the parking lot, the bullies accost him, tear up his pictures, and smash his camera. At Will's house, Joyce is stringing up Christmas lights with an amazing result. Nancy finally realizes that something has happened to Barb, finds her car, and realizes this is really serious. The conclusion can't help but make us want more.


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