Cold Open: El is going into her brain damaged mother’s mind. She sees the girl who is the same one from episode 1 of this season. Her aunt tries to get Hop to help see El and it doesn’t work. El flees to Chicago to track down her “Sister”. El gets to meet her “sister”. What we get is a show that has sacrificed small-town claustrophobia suspense for a wider world of boring plot devices.
She meets her sister on the set of every bad 1980s scifi film ever. I guess the Duffer Brothers also liked a lot of 1980s garbage movies. This season is like a relationship that has gone bad with hairspray.
“Sister” explains that her ability is to get people to see or not see things. I wish she could make see season 1 again. “Sister’s” acting is THE worst and I mean Rico Rodriguez shitty.
El goes to the imbetween and listens to Hop’s call to her, but she gets awoken by Sister who introduces El to her gang. It really tries to be interesting, but it’s not. She explains that they track down people from the government Modine program and kill them. “Sister” works with EL to focus on her anger and El starts moving trains with her mojo.
El helps them hunt down one of the guards from the government and they give her a punk makeover. El and her new gang knock over a gas station. Kids today…. They track down a guard from the government. El decides to kill him slowly, but has a change of heart because he says- Martha. El says, How do you know that name?!!!! Then, they have a nosh. JK, He begs for his life and Jane stops Sister from shooting him. Sister has Evil Modine appear to El and does some manipulating. El sees Mike panicking and Hop in danger from the previous episode and decides that she has to go back to Hawkins.
Finally, the police show up at their hideout. I’m really rooting for the cops finish them off, but Sister uses her powers and they don’t. You really can’t have it all.
El heads back to Hawkings.