Random Thoughts on Stranger Things from Jacob Schoeneberger Part 3

Jacob Schoeneberger

The June 6, 2022 installment of Jake Schoeneberger’s random observations

The first two episodes pretty much blew me away, and I couldn’t wait to get to the third episode. Here’s the problem, when Jacob Schoeneberger binges a show, he binges it right. I try to make myself wait but I always want to jump right back into it. And Stranger Things is definitely the kind of show you want to binge quickly. Every episode is dramatic and leaves on a cliffhanger.

With that in mind, here are some random observations Jacob Schoeneberger has on the show.

The Jake Schoeneberger Random Thoughts about Stranger Things (Season 4, Episode 3)

The third episode begins with the military taking things from Sam’s house. They’re searching for Eleven. They believe she’s alive.

After she punched Angela, El is now having freaky flashbacks to the incident in the lab where she apparently killed everyone in the facility. Is it just me or if that incident really happened shouldn’t she have had these flashbacks at some point before?

The basketball players are now hunting for Eddie. They say they just want to talk to him but I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t end well if they find him. And Lucas has joined them.

Mike tries to talk to El and comfort her about not fitting in. But she says she doesn’t belong anywhere. Hard to hear her say this. We all know how brave and strong she is. It hurts us to see her hurting this way. After their conversation, El gets arrested for her assault on Angela. Kinda figured this was going to happen.

The gang brings Nancy in on the plan and when they split up, Nancy and Robin go one way and Steve, Dustin, and Max go the other. Great line when Steve says, “Always the expletive babysitter!” That definitely was an LOL moment for Jake Schoeneberger.

Then there’s a scene in the Upside Down showing people in moments of anger, or sadness, or rage. It seems like this dark wizard is somehow feeding on or targeting people based on negative emotions. It’s my running theory at least. Now it seems to be targeting Patrick, one of Lucas’s basketball teammates.

Awful watching El be processed by the police and placed in juvenile detention. The superhero who has saved all of these characters’ lives time and time again is now being hauled away and it’s painful to watch. As they’re transporting her to prison, the feds stop the van and take El into custody. But it’s actually Sam freeing her.

Hopper’s plan to escape apparently involves searing pain as he gets another prisoner to hit his leg with a sledgehammer to bend the leg shackles enough to squeeze off his foot. It’s pretty gruesome and I’m still wondering how exactly having the foot shackle off will help him escape.

Nancy and Robin read an old newspaper that says Victor Creel was declared insane because he said a demon killed his family and left him alive as punishment. They’ve now pieced together that Vecna, the dark wizard, is that demon and it’s somehow back and preying on people in Hawkins. Then Steve, Dustin, and Max figure out that the first two victims were both seeing Ms. Kelly, the school psychologist. Something about negative emotions or is Ms. Kelly involved?

Now that Sam has freed El, he tells her that the Upside Down is bringing a war to Hawkins and he feels El is the only one that can help win this war for our side. She reminds him she doesn’t have her powers anymore and he tells her there might be a way to bring them back. Hearing this got Jake Schoeneberger jumping up off the couch. El needs her powers back! Sam takes El to try his program to teach her to get her powers back.

The final scene of the episode shows Vecna reaching out to Max. It seems Max is one of its targets and she’s having the same visions as Chrissy and Fred before her. Now it’s a race against the clock to save Max’s life before she shares their fate.

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