Every Thursday for eight weeks, special behind-the-scenes extras were released, corresponding with each individual episode. Crew The writers from , including and , have been kept on board, while writers' assistant was promoted to staff writer. Another delightful byproduct of this team up? Hopper asks Owens to investigate the pumpkins. Nancy and Jonathan are caught by undercover lab agents when they try to contact Barb's mother. Nancy, who is serving punch at the dance, sees Dustin alone and crying, and dances with him. Season two is more expansive beyond its newly introduced characters, offering viewers a wider spectrum coverage of the Upside Down world without moving too far beyond the familiar confines of Hawkins proper, though the show does stretch its wings beyond the show's Indiana world, moving one of its key characters, temporarily, to the big city in a critical fact-finding and soul-searching mission. Lucas privately reveals the events of last year to Max to gain her respect, but she rebuffs him.
Will also loves him some Michael Keaton. Steve leaves, upset, and Jonathan finds Nancy and takes her home. Season two is quick to introduce new dynamics but absorbingly slow to explore them and even slower to answer questions small and large alike. Perhaps the most unexpectedly successful move on this front, though, is to continue to build out Steve beyond Obstacle Boyfriend, in part by giving him some contact with people besides Nancy to work with. Mike, in the gym, gets into an argument with Max, as Mike is angry at Max because Lucas and Dustin want to bring her into the party. Joyce calls Hopper for help, and together they discover the scribbles line up, forming a vast network of vines.
The Star Wars toy makes another appearance as one of the toys he has to give away in a yard sale. Murray knows the public will not accept their story as-is, but suggests watering down the story to make it more believable, to blame Barb's death on toxins from the lab. Netflix's three-disc Blu-ray set for Stranger Things 2 delivers flawed, but very watchable, video. Later, Hopper goes home to a cabin in the woods where he lives with Eleven, who is revealed to still be alive. Mike, Will, Hopper, and Joyce are able to escape to the lobby.
You can also get an instant mobile notification with our iPhone- or Android app. Will has brought Bob's video camera to record the experience. You will get a notification at the top of the site as soon as the current price equals or falls below your price. In August 2017, the marketing analytics firm Jumpshot determined the season was the seventh-most viewed Netflix season in the first 30 days after it was released, garnering slightly more than 20% of the viewers that the of received, which was the most viewed season according to Jumpshot. They flee back to the gang's base, and Kali insists Eleven either stay and avenge her mother, or leave. On August 31, 2016, Netflix announced it had renewed Stranger Things for a second season of nine episodes, to be released in 2017. Hopper recognizes an area and leaves.
The season's final trailer was released on October 13, 2017. At Hawkins National Laboratory, Sam Owens Paul Reiser has taken leadership. Billy knocks Steve unconscious, but continues to punch him. Dustin and Steve decide to lure Dart to the , and Dustin calls Lucas for help. On June 3, filming for the season officially wrapped. Learning that the secret to Steve's perfect hair is four puffs of Farrah Fawcett's hairspray. Dustin returns home after trick-or-treating, and finds a strange creature in his trash can.
While digs for the truth, Eleven unearths a surprising discovery. Later, goes to a , where it is revealed he lives there with , who is alive. Murray knows the public won't accept the story as-is with monsters , but suggests watering down the story. Owens speculates that the shadow monster is like a virus that has infected Will and that any damage to the tunnels might be lethal to him. The season introduces new blood into the Hawkins dynamic. Each plays an important part in the season, Bob more directly and Max more in a way that bends the dramatic current a bit from the season one dynamic, and her mysterious relationship with her equally mysterious and combustible older brother Billy, played by Dacre Montgomery, makes for one of the season's most compelling and slow-reveal arcs. There is no reasoning or bargaining with it, there is no pressing chapter skip or fast-forward, and the top- and pop-up menu buttons do nothing to sneak past it, either.
Mike, who previously deduced that the shadow monster is using Will like a spy, tells the group, who decide to remodel the tool so Will doesn't know where he is so the shadow monster cannot spy. None of the new cast members were spotted, but the names and were seen on the cast trailers, implying that newcomers and were present that day. Black levels are sometimes prone to appearing a little too flat and bright, again evident in the first six minutes of episode two. During the night, Will has another episode and tells Mike about his visions. Will is rushed to the lab where he displays memory loss, unable to remember Bob or Hopper. Bob and Max are introduced quickly but developed slowly. Erica Sinclair ships He-Man and Barbie.
Jonathan and Will's mother Joyce Winona Ryder is in a relationship with the kindly electronics guru, Radio Shack employee, and all-around smart guy Bob Sean Astin. Disc menus do offer brief episode synopses. Andrew Stanton, most well known as a director and screenwriter for Pixar Animation Studios, directed the fifth and sixth episodes. Elsewhere, Dustin and Steve forge an unlikely bond. When the demodogs get loose in Hawkins lab, there's an homage to the iconic '80s movie Aliens, where the characters watch the red dots demodogs converge on the radar in the lab.