Stranger Things (2016– )
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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.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Hargrove
Bob Newby
Dr. 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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27 October 2017 (USA)  »

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353 day are how many day Mike called Eleven to see if she was alive. If you add 3+5+3, it will equal 11. See more »


When Jane (Eleven) and Hopper first arrive at the Government Testing Facility, the outside can be seen with one hallway lit up, and 3 or so flickering lights. All of the lights in the building should be on (as seen when the kids are trying to get past the security gate in chapter 8) since Bob turned the power back on. See more »


Mike Wheeler (Wolfhard, Finn): I never gave up on you. I called you every night. Every night for...
Eleven: 353 days. I heard.
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References Ghostbusters (1984) See more »


Time After Time
Written by Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman
Performed by Cyndi Lauper
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There Is a Weakness in These Things
1 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

I really like this show, so don't get me wrong. The kids are great and it's nice to see them so committed to each other. It also gives us a nice view of the 1980's, before computers and social media began to dominate everything. I got a kick about the use of BASIC for returning the plant to its original settings. It was exciting and intense. The thing that bothers me is that the kids are so quick to understand the implications of the threat. Their knowledge is so over the top, it makes one wonder what rules they are playing by. These scientists have fooled around and potentially are going to get our world destroyed. What have they created and how can it be stopped? Soon we are given a set of rules like the guys in "Ghostbusters" had. Where did they learn this? I know a bit about "Dungeons and Dragons," but that is all fiction. How can one use it to confront this insane menace? They seem to know an awful lot. I know. Don't take it so seriously. But even the rift that gets closed up by El. How did they know it would work? And how did they know specifically where to go. I did enjoy the heat engendered "exorcism" of Will. I guess I need to trust that he absorbed knowledge that made it work and became a guide. But the other guys see to be flying by the seats of their pants. I think there needs to be a bit more information given to the viewer to make things work properly.

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