What I watched: Stranger Things: “Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat” (original air date: July 15, 2016)
How I watched: Netflix
Synopsis: With the help of Eleven and Mr. Clarke, the boys hypothesize that Will is trapped in an alternate universe and begin to seek out the portal to get there. Eleven undermines their efforts and in discovering this Lucas verbally attacks her causing a blowout between the boys and Lucas leaving the group. Nancy and Jonathan happen upon a portal in the woods accidentally and Nancy is attacked by the monster before Jonathan pulls her to safety.
Why I watched: Catching up so I can finish the series with my friend on Halloween.
Notes: This episode took mighty big leaps (in my suspension of disbelief) with the idea that there was an alternate universe, that Mr. Clark would know how it works and how to get there, and that the boys would be able to figure these things out. I found it difficult to follow some things also, like Lucas’ leaving and Hopper’s whole storyline.