Cold Open: We’re back in the evil lab and the monsters are coming up to attack. There are three of them and they are breaking through the glass. It’s very reminiscent of the pilot, but that was good. Hop and the other lab people are fleeing and getting eaten… a lot.
The monsters cut the power off in the building and Bob the Brain really needs to learn how to Swipe Left.
Max’s parents have arrive and see that Max is gone, whilst Mullet-Guy puts cologne on his junk. I realize that Mullet-Guy’s dad went to my father’s school of parenting.
The boys are looking for …. something and are arguing. Steve hears something. Team Steve! He’s actually interesting this season. They realize that the Demagorgon went back to the lab.
The evil lab – Reiser, Hop, Joyce and the rest are trapped in the lab and need to reset the computers to unlock the door. Bob aims to sacrifice himself and reboot the computers with his knowledge of Basic. Poor Bob. Bob is down in the basement and it’s mildly entertaining. He gets the power back on, but it’s still locked. They are really trying to build some suspense…trying.
Paul Reiser tells them to go and he’ll stay behind and watch their exit. Jeez, everyone is sacrificing themselves this episode; I wonder if I get to do something heroic in the finale? Paul guides Bob, but a broom drops and the demagorgon gives chase. Bob sees Joyce one last time, and then the monsters tear him apart as Joyce watches- helpless to save him.
They make it back to Joyce’s place and she’s a wreck. They devise a plan to attack the hive mind leader. My hope is that involves not renewing the show, but season 3 just got greenlit….so I’ll be doing this again. They decide to put E-Will into a shed … as you do… because that will disorient him and leave E-Will to become susceptible to revealing the Shadow Monster’s weakness…for some reason.
They wake E-Will and has a conniption fit. Joyce, Creeper, and Mike try to jog E-Will’s memory with a lot of boring stories so that his consciousness will emerge. Then, they realize E-Will is using Morse Code. It’s kinda cute and kinda boring- Coring TM. A phone rings giving up their position. BUMMER!!! The Demagorgons start to circle the party. Then, one is thrown into the house …. dead. It’s El!! She’s back from the big city and all punked out.
This episode was like having a fling with an Ex.