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The fun here lies in reconnecting with the characters. Mike, Will and the other nerds go trick or treating dressed but of course as the canada goose shop uk Ghostbusters, while Hopper (David Harbour) continues to explore the mystery of the rotten pumpkins (note to the Duffers: rotting pumpkins are not an especially gripping mystery).

But the only substantial revelation is that new girl Max’s brother Billy (Dacre Montgomery) is Hawkins, Indiana’s new resident bad boy in the sense of being genuinely canada goose outlet store quebec violent and dangerous (as opposed to Steve, who is a bad boy in the sense that he has probably considered frosted tips).

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Having sacrificed herself for Mike (Finn Wolfhard) last season, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) was in the world of the show at least presumed dead. But no! We flash back to the canada goose outlet immediate aftermath of her tangle with the Demogorgon as she finds herself in a negative image version of the school, from where she quickly crawls to safety.

Making her way to Mike’s house, she sees it is overrun with police and agents. Through a sliver in the curtainMike thinks he catches a glimpse of his friend but can’t be sure. canada goose outlet london uk His suspicion that Eleven is still out there is reinforced later as in the present she use her psychic powers to connect with him and whisper his name. The insinuation is that Eleven is bored and restless being cared for by Hopper. How soon before she leaves the safety of his secluded house and does something rash?

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In addition to dressing like a reject from the Michael Jackson Beat It video, Billy is verbally abusive towards canada goose outlet mississauga younger canada goose outlet 80 off sister Max (based on the information presented thus far we’re assuming they are siblings) and clearly revels in mayhem. He comes crazily close to mowing down Mike, Will and that gang on their way home from school,with only Max’s last minute grab of the wheel saving the kids. Presumably Billy would have steered away anyway but maybe he wouldn’t.

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Canada Goose Coats On Sale Oh, how you toy with us, Stranger Things. With his bumbling, wide eyed demeanour, Joyce’s nice guy boyfriend Bob (Sean Astin) may well be for a sticky end (that’s usually how it went down in Eighties horror movies). But has it really come so soon? Barely had he suggested to his girlfriend (Winona Ryder) that they move, with her kids, for a new life in Maine than the doorbell sounds. We presume it’s trick or treaters as does Bob, who is done up as a naff vampire for the occasion. But when the door opens we cut to black. Rule one of Eighties horror:a cut to black means someone has died. Canada Goose Coats On Sale

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Still wracked with guilt over the disappearance of Barb who was eaten by the Demogorgon while her best friend was upstairs with Steve Nancy (Natalia Dyer) drinks herself into oblivion at the Halloween shindig. Steve’s attempt to wrest a cup of punch from her results in the red gloop splashing all over her white top presumably a reference to the gory conclusion of Brian de Palma’s Carrie. (We know you’re sobbing, Nancy, but it could be worse you might for instance be covered in pig’s blood.)

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Canada Goose online Consoling Nancy in the bathroom secret softie Steve canada goose outlet website legit (Joe Keery) has his heart shattered into a million tiny pieces when his blathering girlfriend lets slip that she’s only pretending to love him. Viewers will nod sagely having suspected all along that her true feelings are for awkward but cosmopolitan Jonathan (Charlie Heaton). When Steve is at home writing terrible college application essays, Jonathan is chilling to Kurt Vonnegut and Talking Heads. On behalf of nerds everywhere we’re hoping Nancy sooner or later sees the light. Canada Goose online

6. Is Dustin dead too?

That eerily rumbling rubbish bin was inevitably opened by dorky Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo). Something unexpected waits within but that’s where the Duffers teasingly ended the episode, as the screen faded to black and a great touch, obviously the Ghostbusters theme roared in. Will (Noah Schnapps), for canada goose outlet toronto address his part, has a bad night too as bullies jumphim while he is trick or treating teasing him with the already hated refrain of “zombie boy”. Down he goes, straight into another Upside Down vision.

7. Did you spot all the Eighties references?

Eleven is a dead ringer for a trick or treating ET as she dons a white shroud and cut holes for eyes. And, as pointed out above, Nancy covered in boozeis a hat tip to Carrie. The monster menacing Hawkins from the Upside Down, meanwhile, looks distinctly Lovecraftian,with its huge tentacles looming over the speechless Will. In season one, Dungeons and Dragons was the big reference. For the second series, have the Duffers gone all Call of Cthulhuon us.