Cold Open: E-Will is in agony, Hop is getting a rough shower, and Steve becomes a hero (that can totally do better than Nancy- seriously Mullet-Guy)!
Steve enters the storm cellar and finds …. nothing but Dart’s skin. It’s big now!
The Government shows up at Joyce’s Casa De Crazy and takes a bunch of polaroids.
Nancy and Creeper are prepping tapes of Reiser incriminating himself and they end up having sex. Yep, they do it with the prodding of a creepy alcoholic in a bunker…. really.
Reiser shows Hop that the upside down has grown.
If you feel like this review is frenetic, it really reflects the story. It was really terrible this episode. It bounced around like a cocaine addicted superball, but with a ton of corny heart to heart moments that made me seriously root for the Demagorgon and the Upside Down to win.
E-Will has difficulty recognizing people or acting. It really seems like both to me. In any case, he emotes that burning the vines hurt “It” and made the Shadowmonster angry. No one thinks that means Will has been compromised because like every episode this season the characters took stupid pills off camera.
Steve and Dustin have a long heart to heart on railroad tracks with meat to lure Dart to his death. It’s like “Stand By Me”, but boring. I’m being a little cruel here, but they deserve it. Steve is showing some pretty good acting these scenes and his character moves to pure hero, which is great, but the entire flow of the episode needs a page 1 re-write.
Hop gets outside and tries to talk to El, but his voice is to any empty prison- I mean cabin.
Steve and Dustin prepare to set a trap for the Demagorgon and Lucas and Max show up to help. When the night comes, the Demagorgon approaches, but isn’t enticed by the ground chuck. Therefore, Steve uses himself as bait. He’s officially a hero! I really thought they might kill him off here because he’d been humanized for so long. Just as Steve is about to do battle, there are now THREE demagorgons!!! THREE!!! One last season was suspenseful and awesome, but this one we have a shadowboxer, I mean monster, I mean whatever. Steve and the gang is about to be eaten, but the creatures are called off, why?
E-Will convinced the government to go after the “heart” of the vines in the evil caves, but IT’S A TRAP!!! Just as they get close, the demagorgons close in and we here the motion sensor sounds from Aliens….It’s kinda awesome and all the soldiers die.
Will tells Joyce that he’s sorry for laying a trap and that they should leave. There are three demagorgons about to attack the government facility. FADE TO BLACK.
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