Friday, July 22, 2022

Emmy Catch-Up: Stranger Things

Stranger Things: Season 4, Episode 2 “Chapter Two: Vecna’s Curse” (B+)

There are so many different threads on this show, and I’m glad to see at least a few of them are combining so that more characters are working together. Max was quick to reunite with Dustin, who didn’t waste any time in destroying the meticulously-organized tape collection at Steve and Robin’s store to set up a base of operations. Robin was very clever to think to go through the list of rentals in the database to find the right person, and Eddie shared his wild recollections of what happened with the right group of people since they completely believed him. Nancy’s on the case and speaking to his father, but unfortunately Fred is the latest one swayed by that evil force. Chrissy’s boyfriend and his clueless friends all think that it was a game of D & D that went too far, and Lucas is going to have a tough time convincing them otherwise since they seem set on that theory. Without her powers, Eleven resorted to physical violence to show Angela that she had to stop messing with her, but I don’t think a rollerskate to the face is going to go over very well. It certainly doesn’t help that Mike and Will aren’t getting along. Murray continues to temper Joyce’s enthusiasm about the possibility of Hopper still being alive, but they did manage to piece together enough clues to realize that he’s in a Russian prison, and Alaska may be their next stop to figure out how to get him back.

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