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Chapter Nine: The Gate 

Eleven makes plans to finish what she started while the survivors turn up the heat on the monstrous force that's holding Will hostage.


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


Matt Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers), Ross Duffer (created by) (as The Duffer Brothers) | 5 more credits »


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
Noah Schnapp ... Will Byers
Sadie Sink ... Max Mayfield
Natalia Dyer ... Nancy Wheeler
Charlie Heaton ... Jonathan Byers
Joe Keery ... Steve Harrington
Dacre Montgomery ... Billy Hargrove
Cara Buono ... Karen Wheeler
Sean Astin ... Bob Newby (credit only)
Paul Reiser ... Sam Owens




Eleven makes plans to finish what she started while the survivors turn up the heat on the monstrous force that's holding Will hostage.

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When Steve (Joe Keery) and Nancy (Natalia Dyer) are looking through items from the shed, one of the things Steve picks up are the now-infamous Christmas lights from season 1. See more »


Chief Hopper has acquired an M4 carbine from the Department of Energy. While the M4 carbine had been in development since the early 80s, it would not be available to law enforcement and military until the late 1990's and early 2000's. The then-current AR-15 model available to government agencies would be the M16A1 or M16A2 rifles, or their lightweight short barrel counterparts the CAR-15. See more »


Dustin Henderson: [to Steve as he recovers] It's okay, you put up a good fight. He kicked your ass, but you put up a good fight.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


Time After Time
Written by Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman
Performed by Cyndi Lauper
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And that's Season Two binge-watched!
29 October 2017 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

The good news is that, after eight episodes of varying quality (although the majority have been great), the final chapter wraps things up brilliantly, with a solid mix of drama, action, danger, and even romance. It's everything I had hoped it would be.

The Gate starts with Eleven's timely arrival at the Byers house, to the surprise of those inside, especially Mike, who is angry when he learns where she has been for the past year. Eleven's appearance means that there is a chance that the gate between our dimension and the upside-down can be sealed, but to do so the Shadow Monster must first be forced out of Will, and the demodogs lured away from the lab.

Highlights of this season's closer include a tense fist fight between Max's nasty stepbrother Billy (Dacre Montgomery) and Steve, the expulsion of the Shadow Monster (shades of The Exorcist), and the scenes inside the tunnels as Steve and the kids play their part in defeating the evil that has been plaguing the town of Hawkins. Best of all is the epilogue, which sees the boys and girls attending the Christmas ball at their school: I'm not usually one for the sappy stuff, but seeing the characters developing relationships and enjoying themselves is heartwarming stuff.

All told, I liked this season even more than the last. The wait for Season Three is going to be a long one.

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Release Date:

27 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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2.00 : 1
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