Eleven's psychic connection with Terry shows her that Eleven was not always alone in Hawkins National Laboratory. Terry kept records on other missing children, and Becky gives them to Eleven. She recognizes one of the girls from the vision and tracks the girl to Chicago.
Eleven finds the girl and her friends in a rundown industrial area – they are the thieves from Philadelphia. The girl is Kali, and she has the number 008 tattooed on her wrist. Kali's abilities are to create powerful illusions in people's minds that they are convinced are real. Kali helps Eleven to control her powers further and then to join her gang on a mission.
The gang has been tracking down employees of Hawkins Lab, people who had been complicit in hurting Kali as a child. Eleven tracks one down to a nearby town and they storm his apartment. He does not recognise Kali and Eleven until Kali uses her powers to show him what they looked like as children. They are about to kill him when the other members of the gang find his two daughters in the apartment and they have called the police. Elven cannot kill him after that, and she stops Kali from doing the same. The police arrive and the gang escapes.
Back at their hideout, Kali torments Eleven with a vision of Dr. Martin Brenner. Eleven then has a vision of Mike and Hopper at Hawkins Lab. The police find the gang's hideout and storm it, but Kali uses her powers to help them escape. Eleven refuses to go with them and leaves to save her friends.
- Jim Hopper - David Harbour
- Mike Wheeler - Finn Wolfhard
- Eleven - Millie Bobby Brown
- Martin Brenner - Matthew Modine
- Kali - Linnea Berthelsen
- Funshine - Kai Greene
- Axel - James Landry Hébert
- Dottie - Anna Jacoby-Heron
- Mick - Gabrielle Maiden
- Terry Ives - Aimee Mullins
- Ray - Pruitt Taylor Vince
- Becky Ives - Amy Seimetz
- Elderly Woman - Avis-Marie Barnes
- Adams - Adam Boell
- Gas Station Clerk - Keith Brooks
- Security Guard - Paul Vincent Freeman
- Swat Member #1 - Jarrett Michael Collins
- Young Kali - Vanathi Parthiban
- Man On Street - Thomas Tull
- Swat Member #2 - Wes Kidd
- Mentally Ill Man - Pj McDonnell
- Homeless Person - Juan Gaspard
- Chicago PD Officer Provazoli - John Kaler
- Homeless Bum - John Archer Lundgren
- Hip Hop Member - Matthew Excel Simmons
- "Runaway" by Bon Jovi - Eleven gets off a bus in Chicago, to look for her other girl from Hawkins Lab.
- "Outside the Realm" by Big Giant Circles - Kali demonstrates her powers for Eleven, then later tell her that being together makes her feel whole.
- "Back To Nature" by Fad Gadget - Kali introduces Eleven to her crew.
- "The Bank Robbery" by John Carpenter - Kali shows Eleven their information board; Eleven recognizes Ray and uses her powers to track his location.
- "Dead End Justice" by The Runaways - Kali's crew agrees to go after Ray; montage of the group preparing for their mission, then stopping at a supermarket to stock up.
- "Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)" by The Icicle Works - Eleven tells her bus companion that she's going to see her friends; end credits.
- "She Wants Me to Find Her"
- "Making Contact"
- "We Go out Tonight"
- "She'll Kill You"
- "A Familiar Shape"
- "Descent into the Rift"
- "I Can Save Them"
- "Eleven Is Gone"
- This is the first episode of the series in which Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson; appears only in archive footage), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers), Joe Keery (Steve Harrington) do not appear. Cara Buono (Karen Wheeler), Sean Astin (Bob Newby) and Paul Reiser (Dr. Owens) do not appear either.
- On August 31, 2016, the second season was announced through a trailer published across social media, listing the titles of the nine episodes. The trailer shows that the seventh episode was originally titled "The Secret Cabin". The new title of the episode will be revealed on October 27.
- During a podcast for Variety, The Duffers revealed that one episode of the season could be considered a standalone episode. This was later revealed to be Chapter Seven and will center heavily on Eleven's story arc.
- ↑ "Remote Controlled: ‘Stranger Things’ Creators Duffer Brothers on Going ‘Big’ in Season 2"Variety. June 6, 2017.
- ↑ "Eleven may drop an F-bomb during Stranger Things 2"Entertainment Weekly. September 29, 2017.
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