Stranger Things - S2E8 - Chapter 8: The Mind Flayer

Brian G Turner

Fantasist & Futurist
Staff member
Nov 23, 2002
An unlikely hero steps forward when a deadly development puts the Hawkins Lab on lockdown, trapping Will and several others inside.

Sad to see Bob go - there was something more than a little predictable about this episode, as if the story was playing by numbers we've seen many times before. The surprise was that Eleven didn't show up at the gates of Hawkins Energy to save them, and instead we had the meet up at the house and then trying to trick Will into not knowing where he was. A surprising lack of tension between Steve and Nancy considering that the woman he loves has gone off with another man. Good to see Max's family background, though.

Even still, not bad, just felt a little derivative to me. Hopefully will all wrap up nicely next episode.

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