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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.

Directors:

Matt Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (as The Duffer Brothers)

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Matt Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers) | 5 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 Chrest ... Ted Wheeler
Joe Keery ... Steve Harrington
Rob Morgan ... Officer Powell
John Reynolds ... Officer Callahan (as John Paul Reynolds)
Noah Schnapp ... Will Byers
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Storyline

Hopper and Joyce are interrogated by Dr. Brenner and his agents. Hopper makes a deal with Dr. Brenner in order to go to the Upside Down with Joyce to rescue Will. Meanwhile Jonathan and Nancy set up bear trap at Jonathan's home to kill the monster. Out of the blue, Steve arrives and is forced to fight the monster with Nancy and Jonathan. Brenner and his agents arrive at school to capture El, but she reacts protecting her friends with her powers and the blood attracts the monster. What will happen to them? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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

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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Nancy (Natalia Dyer) and Jonathan's (Charlie Heaton) plan to draw out the monster from the Upside Down so Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Jim (David Harbour) can travel through safely to find Will (Noah Schnapp) is reminiscent of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), when Aragorn and his party drew out the armies of Mordor so Frodo and Sam can travel to Mount Doom to destroy the ring without being caught. See more »

Goofs

The yellow bio suits that are used by both Nancy and Hopper and previously by a military personnel clearly have LED lights in the helmet used to illuminate their face. LED lights with that color and brightness were not available in the 1980's. See more »

Quotes

Dustin Henderson: [Upon finding the pudding] Found it! I knew she was hoarding it- knew it! Always lying, saying she's out. Baldfaced liar.
[screaming]
Dustin Henderson: Mike! I found the chocolate pudding!
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Connections

References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Carol of the Bells
Music by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych
Lyrics by Peter Wilhousky
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Flawed Conclusion
1 January 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Hopper and Joyce are interrogated by Dr. Brenner and his agents. Hopper makes a deal with Dr. Brenner in order to go to the Upside Down with Joyce to rescue Will. Meanwhile Jonathan and Nancy set up bear trap at Nancy´s home to kill the monster. Out of the blue, Steve arrives and is forced to fight the monster with Nancy and Jonathan. Brenner and his agents arrive at school to capture El, but she reacts protecting her friends with her powers and the blood attracts the monster. What will happen to them?

"Chapter Eight: The Upside Down" is the conclusion of this first season with good points and many flaws. There is no explanation for the return of Will; for what happened in the school; or what happened to the gate and the Hawkins Laboratory. However it is an entertaining episode. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Chapter Eight: The Upside Down"


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