Having reached the halfway mark for season one of Stranger Things with Chapter 4: The Body – the Duffer Brothers give us an emotionally charged episode, allowing the revelation from Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly to really sink in. While the injection of retro music choices is relatively light for this episode it continues to be packed with all manner of eighties references.
With Chapter Four, Stranger Things begins to lay the groundwork for our protagonists to all get on the same page. You have Eleven showing even more of her abilities as she helps Mike, Lucas, and Dustin understand that Will is trapped in the Upside Down. Joyce’s pleas of contact with Will fall on deaf ears with her eldest son, but he uncovers the truth for himself thanks to an unlikely ally, Nancy Wheeler, who is attempting to find out where her best friend has disappeared to. All of the bizarre events happening in the formerly quiet town of Hawkins have begun to unsettle Sheriff Hopper who takes his first steps into uncovering the Stranger Things that are affecting his community.
So let’s jump into discussing those eighties references and please remember that we are going to be hitting spoiler territory for The Body, so you have been warned.
Of course these are just the eighties references that I happened to pick up on when I watched Stranger Things: Chapter Four – The Body and would love to read what I might have missed and you were able to spot. Why not share them in the comments?