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– by Seth McDonald

If you didn’t know, all nine episodes of Stranger Things 2 was released on Friday. The show looked to continue its 80s nostalgia theme and bring forth a worthy successor to the highly regarded first season. If you have already watched it, you’ll know that the seventh episode of the show broke from the story that we had seen so far. The creators of the show, Matt and Ross Duffer recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly, and here is what they had to say about the episode:

“Our test of the episode was we tried to pull it out of the show just to make sure that we needed it because I didn’t want it in there as filler — even though some critics are accusing us of doing that. But Eleven’s  journey kind of fell apart, like the ending didn’t work, without it. So I was like, whether this works or not, we need this building block in here or the whole show is going to collapse. It’s not going to end well. The Mind Flayer is going to take over Hawkins.”

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I am glad the Duffer brothers addressed this, because for me, it did take me out of the story. It wasn’t a bad episode from the show, but the departure from the story we were following was a bit much. I enjoyed Season 2, not quite as much as Season 1, but it was good. I felt like there was a lot of rehashing with the demagorgons, but I think the first two seasons have to be looked at as one story.

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Source: Entertainment Weekly