Last we left off, Nancy was being chased by the monster in its own measurement after trying to find out where a dead deer was dragged to. Jonathan was frantically looking for her and finds the slowly closing shrub where Nancy had crawled into. In the last episode of stranger things online, we figured out that abrupt sounds can catch it off guard, but the noise of Nancy’s breathing does not appear to register. Whether it’s because of the real volume or pitch of the breathing, then we are not sure. However, even as it is right near her, she was able to run a good 20 feet or so into the tree portal with no noticing her. Fortunately, Nancy conveys this encounter with the monster.
When Jonathan and Nancy return to her home, Nancy is the one to begin connecting the dots behind the monster’s behavior. She compares the monster to a shark because of its look whenever blood is spilled, which enabled me to give myself a pat on the back because I had theorized that after seeing the second episode of stranger things online. But this further confirms the concept that Barb is probably pretty dead because her blood was what attracted the creature to her. Nancy also notices that the monster just appears to strike at night, indicating that it is possibly a nocturnal predator.
This makes sense since we’ve yet to see someone during the day get mysteriously whisked off to the ‘Upside Down’ yet. Both bosom buddies conspire with each other to establish a trap to bring the monster to them by using new blood for a lure. Two situations come to mind because of this strategy. 2) The monster does not appear and they’ll wallow in their own outlandish embarrassment. Regardless, we’ve got more clues to help us figure out how to take the monster down.
Now, we will concentrate on ‘Eleven’…This stranger things episode we started to get more of an idea of their volatility and power behind ‘Eleven’ and her skills. We also get an explanation as to how she came to develop these abilities once Hopper and Joyce find that the clues they have been after to find Will actually connect to ‘Eleven’.
We start off this venture in Joyce’s living room where she’s lightly drilling him for advice regarding what he’d seen in the laboratory. It comes out that he’d seen a kid’s room and, after a slow thought process, Hopper puts two-and-two collectively the child might be connected to a girl – Terry Ives – he’d read about in his study on Dr. Brenner. Hopper and Joyce come to a consensus they have to find Terry to ascertain what really happened to her lost child.
But as they soon discover, Terry Ives is emotionally gone. When they arrive at the Ives’ house, her sister replies for her and informs them that it’s a lost cause. As we see in this scene, Terry Ives is catatonic because of compensated experiments she did with Dr. Brenner from the 1950s so as to make some quick money. These experiments involved taking several kinds of drugs such as LSD and being put in a tank filled with water which amplifies the sensation of nothingness, the identical kind of tank that ‘Eleven’ is put in when Dr. Brenner wants her to hunt down people with her mind. It’s shown by Terry’s sister that she was pregnant during those experiments, showing us that the medication might have had a hand in how ‘Eleven’ developed her abilities. Whether this is information she obtained from Dr. Brenner and his labor if this is something she really witnessed is another story.
Both of these factors – the monster and ‘Eleven – come together when we’re taken back to a flashback where Dr. Brenner has ‘Eleven’ go in the isolation room filled with water to go find the monster she ran away from in the past session. He assures her that she’s safe, but he understands nothing. He is making empty promises for her to be able to make the most of her skills for his own private gain. ‘Eleven’ targets and shortly, in the space, we make out the monster feasting on something. It doesn’t seem to hear her at the soundless dark and she means it gradually. It’s not until she touches it registers she is there and it roars. She screams.
And the opening between worlds is born. This leads us to her admitting to Mike that it’s all her fault. Mike, being the sensible man he is, tells her that this isn’t correct. And, in actuality, the critters in watch Stranger Things are just under our noses, blending into the scene unlike ‘Eleven’ or the monster lurking in the ‘Upside Down’.