‘Stranger Issues 4’ Episode 6 Recap: The Dive

Nicely, that escalated rapidly. Patrick’s demise at Vecna’s invisible hand is the third in a day (!), and everyone knows three makes a pattern. Extra importantly, it’s the primary of the deaths that’s been witnessed by extra than simply Eddie. Cop automobiles scream as much as the lake to search out Captain Jason holding Patrick’s physique on the shore, the place they take his assertion, which is that Eddie is Devil’s vessel, even supposing he was simply sitting in a ship displaying very poor rowing type when all this went down. The cops are skeptical, and Jason will get that homicide sparkle in his eye once more, asking, “How are you going to cease the satan should you don’t consider he’s actual?” In the meantime, the digital camera travels down, down, down into the lake, the place an enormous fish minding its personal enterprise is violently snatched and yanked off-screen by what seems to be suspiciously like a Vecna tentacle. Yikes.

Let’s dive in and see what occurs in Stranger Issues 4 Chapter 6, lets?

Into the woods

Seems that Joyce and Murray haven’t crashed and burned in any case, simply crashed — and Yuri’s the prisoner now, tied to a tree. Good! He says he’ll assist them get to Hopper for the precise value, and Murray bargains with him earlier than pulling the rug out from below him. Gotcha! They wouldn’t kill him, Murray says, however they might simply….depart him. Which might lead to his demise. Yuri takes their level, if not Murray’s actually fairly good Yuri impression, and relents. He takes them to his church warehouse, the identical place Hopper was caught, and is mad that somebody (Hopper) received into his peanut butter, however excited to indicate off his flamethrower. Joyce and Murray inform him about their plan to get into the jail: Yuri will play the “silent position” of Murray, and Murray will disguise himself as Yuri, which suggests his Russian accent work is de facto going to come in useful.

Hop to it

Hopper and Antonov, alongside the opposite prisoners, assume they’re about to face the monster, however as an alternative they’re led to a luxurious feast. The others chow down and rejoice, gabbing about how they’re being fed in order that they’re sturdy to battle the monster, however Hopper, swigging vodka, is aware of what’s up. He tells them in regards to the Demigorgon’s normal bloodthirsty tendencies, and asks them in the event that they know why captive predators are fed stay prey. “We’re not right here to coach this monster. We’re right here to maintain it entertained.” This, understandably, actually kills the vibe. I believe that’s what they name a celebration foul, Hop.

On the way in which again to their cell, Hopper provokes Antonov and begins a battle, beating on him till the guards pull them aside. After, when a harm (bodily and, one would presume, emotionally as a result of it appeared like they had been actually bonding there for a sec) Antonov asks Hopper if it was value it to get them in much more hassle, Hop reveals that he swiped a lighter off the guard who held him again, and that the Demigorgon hates hearth. He additionally pocketed the vodka from the feast. “You requested me if it was value it? The reply to your query? Yeah. I believe it was value it.” He begins laughing after which whines that his ribs are damaged.

Save the drama on your Papa

Again at Undertaking Nina, or the Remedial Telekinesis Faculty For Emotionally Broken Youths, as I like to think about it, Papa explains to Eleven that he thinks she had one thing akin to a stroke the final time she saved the world and misplaced her powers. And similar to stroke sufferers can re-learn features they misplaced, so can Eleven, which they plan to do by having her relive her reminiscences with the tapes from her youthful time within the lab. Eleven is, understandably, not so positive about this, asking him in regards to the flashes she’s gotten of herself with bloodstained fingers. She needs to know what that’s all about, and Papa is like uhhhh…extra on that later. “You will have demons in your previous,” he says. Again into the previous she goes, whereas Sam frets to Papa that they “ought to have simply instructed her the reality.” The sound of my eyebrows elevating is simply deafening.


Within the MemoryLab Rainbow Room, El is scuffling with a sport, making an attempt to drop a disk into a selected numbered slot. The orderly comes as much as her and makes small speak, telling her that she reminds him of somebody he used to know effectively, then faucets the #1 on the sport. Eleven is surprised, having been instructed that One doesn’t exist, however Papa typically lies, the orderly says. The place One is now could be “a narrative for an additional day,” however that his pal had modified when he “discovered his energy in a reminiscence from his previous. One thing that made him unhappy, but in addition indignant. Do you could have a reminiscence like that?” He brings up a reminiscence of Eleven’s mom visiting her and screaming for her, calling her by her start title of Jane. When Eleven says that Papa instructed her her mom is lifeless, the orderly quietly brings up the entire “Papa lies” factor once more.

Communicate of the satan — no, wait, that’s Eddie. Kidding! However Papa walks into the room within the reminiscence and talks the youngsters via a particular sport they’re going to play, going through off towards each other and making an attempt to knock the opposite child out of their circle on the ground utilizing their thoughts. It’s easy: To win, keep in your circle. The prize is a coveted further hour within the Rainbow Room. Two is dominating, launching blindfolded children out of their circles one after the other till solely Eleven is left to strive. Because the orderly ties on her blindfold, he needs her good luck. She begins to slip a bit, then hears an echo of the orderly asking about sturdy reminiscences. She thinks of her mom and launches Quantity Two’s ass straight out of the circle to win. “Nicely, effectively. Seems to be like we now have a brand new winner,” Papa says, glancing sidelong on the shifty-looking orderly, who El later sees being crushed in secret by Papa’s cronies in Take a look at Room 1.

Naturally, Quantity Two isn’t going to let Eleven get pleasure from her victory in peace. He and the opposite children accost her within the Rainbow Room, declaring that the cameras are off and nobody goes to swoop in to save lots of her. They encompass her, and it’s a sci-fi mirror of the Angela incident at Rink-O-Mania, the youngsters circled round taunting her, pushing her with their minds and beating her up. “Inform Papa we did this, and we’ll kill you,” Two warns her. Earlier than she wakes up in the actual world, she catches a glimpse of Child Eleven within the mirror, coated in blood, and the aftermath of the bloodbath, all of them lifeless. She solutions Papa’s reward with weeping: “I killed them, didn’t I, Papa? I killed all of them.”

Present me the Beast!

The basketbros, and particularly Captain Jason, proceed to be riled the heck up. Eddie has snagged a radio and escaped, and the police are naming names, each that Patrick’s title has been added to the demise toll and that Eddie is the prime suspect, in order that they’re not the one ones on the hunt for him. At a police city corridor, Jason marches in and goes full Gaston, stopping simply wanting telling the villagers to screw their braveness to the sticking place: He grabs the mic and preaches in regards to the cult of the Hellfire Membership. Erica speaks up that it’s a “membership for nerds” earlier than her mom shushes her. The group is hype about Jason’s entire bloodthirsty mob plan -. “You heard the child!” — and John Doe has the higher hand. They march out.

Utah man, Susie!

The pizza gang rolls as much as Susie’s home, and never a second too quickly, in line with Argyle’s complaints about his butt falling asleep. Mike and Dustin warn him that Susie’s household is fairly spiritual, in order that they have to be on their greatest conduct. Which implies that once they stroll into absolute melee, beginning with a shirtless youngster in jorts capturing them with a bow and arrow, some very intense youngster cookery, an auteur-level movie shoot, and an Ally Sheedy sort making an attempt to wrangle the primary feral youngster — all of them siblings of Susie’s, none of them too involved about the place she may be — they’re a bit shocked. Aside from Argyle, in fact, who is straight away smitten with the teenager woman, Eden. When she tells them that Susie is upstairs and calls her a “egocentric four-eyed shit,” Argyle dreamily guarantees to shove her on Eden’s behalf. They discover Susie on the roof, naturally, fidgeting with an antennae.


They feed her a lie about needing her assist with discovering data and the situation of the Nina Undertaking utilizing the cellphone quantity, telling her that it’s a brand new online game system that they need to reward Dustin. American-tendo, they are saying, blowing her thoughts by telling her it’s 16-bit. She’d love to assist, however alas, alack, her dad confiscated her laptop when he discovered that not solely had she hacked Dustin’s grade, however that she was — gasp! — courting an Agnostic. Because the feral jorts youngster beneath (Cornelius, apparently) bellows, she hatches a plan. Principally, it’s to lure her father out of his workplace and have her siblings make use of their theatrics whereas Susie and Co. liberate the knowledge from the pc within the workplace. As Susie nails down the deal with for the Nina Undertaking, waving off questions like “what’s the web,” her dad is preventing literal fires downstairs. Mission profitable, they head again to the van, the place, naturally, Susie is shocked to search out that Argyle and Eden have been smoking up a storm. Ah, children.

The place’s your Ed at?

Which brings us, lastly, again to the Hawkins gaggle, Steve and Dustin bickering over learn how to get to Cranium Rock, the place Eddie is hiding. Dustin is waving his compass round, Robin is hinting to Nancy that she ought to get again along with Steve, Lucas is feeling dangerous for not noticing Max’s trauma, and Steve reigns victorious. “In your cocky little face, man!” he crows at an precise youngster, Dustin, once they attain Cranium Rock. Besides that it seems Dustin was at the least a leeeeetle bit proper, as a result of his compass has gone completely haywire the nearer to the lake they get. Seems, Eddie’s watch is stopped at 9:27, when he fell into the lake when Patrick was be-Vecna-ed, and that’s the identical time the attic lights blew at Hell Home. As Steve complains about not having Eleven and her powers readily available, Dustin yells “BOOM!” and goes into an entire blah blah electromagnetic fields blah rationalization — he thinks there should be a gate to the Upside Down close by, which might be an effective way to search out and kill Vecna. “It sounds such as you’re asking me to observe you into the gates of Mordor,” Eddie says pensively. “Which, if I’m completely straight with you, I believe is a very dangerous thought, however the Shire… the Shire is burning.” Dustin jumps up and down with pleasure. “So Mordor it’s.” They head out, everybody besides Dustin wanting confused and Steve muttering, “what’s Mordor?”

Seems, Dustin’s not going to Mordor, nor are Max and Lucas, as Steve, Robin, Eddie and Nancy hilariously row away and depart them onshore at Lover’s Lake, going off to research their principle that there’s a gate at every of Vecna’s kill websites, Dustin flipping them off with each fingers as they name again to them that bedtime is at 9.

The gate principle appears to be panning out, as a result of the nearer the boat will get to the center of the lake, the wilder the compass goes. Steve brags about being the co-captain of the swim crew and strips down to arrange to research, the youngsters on the shore watching via binoculars in horror (Dustin and Lucas) and open lust (Max) on the rug on Steve’s chest. Dustin feedback that he’s instructed Steve to “tame that jungle” to no avail, then rapidly getting distracted by the punny realization that “if there’s a gate down there, technically it’s a Watergate!” He’s additionally distracted by, oops, the cops completely catching the on-shore trio. Shoot.


Steve and his chest hair swan dive into the lake and finds a glowing pink gash on the backside. Bingo. He surfaces to inform the others, earlier than a Vecna tentacle (Vecnacle?) additionally surfaces to seize him and pull him below, via to the Upside Down. Nancy rapidly jumps in after him, and Robin follows shortly after, towards Eddie’s needs. Eddie, who wa actually simply in that lake and turned out tremendous, mutters, “Son of a bitch, that is so silly,” then reluctantly jumps over the facet of the boat too.

Within the stormy Upside Down, Steve and his shirtless torso are being attacked by the tentacle-having dragon-Dementors, choking him on the bottom to finish the episode on a cliffhanger. BONG.

Physique rely:

No new kills, until you rely the complete roast pig that the Russian jail crew chows down on.

Most ’80s second of the episode:

“What’s the web?”

Kase Wickman is a author, editor, Ravenclaw and licensed fraidy-cat who lives in New Jersey. If she had powers, she’d by no means have to clean off mascara once more. Comply with her on Twitter and Instagram, should you dare.

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