Danny Franks November 2, 2017 Share November 2, 2017 Oh man, I think I actually laughed out loud when I heard the opening bars of Runaway by Bon Jovi. Yet another perfect musical choice. Other than that, I want wild about this episode. I like stories about New York in the 70s and 80s, but it's not what I watch this show for. Didn't care about the punk gang, or Eleven's sister. They reminded me too much of the most annoying parts of City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg. And they were too much of a departure from Hawkins and the rest of the characters. But badass Eleven is badass, and Millie Bobby Brown did a fine job of holding an episode together, even with a brand new cast. I guess this was a look at what Eleven could be, if she didn't have people who care about her, like Hopper and Mike. The dangers of uncontrolled power, just what Brenner was so scared of. Fortunately, she's a better person than her sister. What I did find interesting is the idea that the Duffers are setting up a potential franchise here, with the variety of powers and the prospect of experiments continuing. It's not something I'd really look forward to, because I'm far more attached to the characters than the concept. 2 Link to comment
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