Friday, May 27, 2022

Stranger Things: Episode 27


27. Vecna's Curse
In a flashback, Hopper survives the explosion and is immediately captured by the Russians. He is tortured and sent to a labor camp in Kamchatka. Murray flies to California to help Joyce contact the Russian number on the note. The guy who answers demands they travel to Alaska and give him $40,000 to help “unstuck” Hopper. After her exorcism episode, Chrissy’s dead body is found at Eddie’s trailer, which is right next to Max’s house. She sees the two arrive the night before, and then him rushing out and driving away afterwards. She tells Dustin and they set up a command center at the video rental shop where Steve and Robin work. They end up tracking Eddie and he narrates what happened. Nancy puts her journalist cap on and pursues the Chrissy murder story, but her assistant Fred (Logan Riley Bruner) goes through the same Chrissy situation and is claimed by the demon, who Dustin and Eddie ID as Vecna from D and D. Mike visits Eleven and Will and witnesses Eleven being bullied firsthand. Literally powerless, she strikes her bully with a rollerblade on the face.


Wow, the episodes are looong at 1 hour and 15 minutes each. The thing is, they don’t seem dragging at all. If anything, it gives ample space to develop the intertwining subplots. The writers are using the same formula they’ve been using since forever, which is to divide the cast members in groups and have them go on their separate missions before their paths converge in the end. I suppose the setting will be back in Hawkins once again for this season. Team Dustin will probably be in charge of figuring out how to deal with the new big bad. Team Nancy is alone so she’ll most likely be merged with another team. Team Joyce will have to contend with the Hopper situation, so I am guessing their storyline will primarily be set in Alaska. Team Eleven is still busy with all the teenybopper high school bullying stuff, which is great because we get to see her in a different light, that of a powerful being ironically deemed powerless in a society where being superpowered is not the norm. She'll more likely be the Deus-Ex-Machina again in the end.

"You know how people say Hawkins is cursed? They're not way off. There's another world. A world hidden beneath Hawkins. Sometimes it bleeds into ours." –Dustin

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