Review: Stranger Things Season 2 Episode 5 “Chapter Five: Dig Dug”

The sense of dread, division and escalating tensions is well woven into this episode through a strong directorial push from Andrew Stanton. However, while Stanton does his best to interweave sequences, the story feels disjointed, especially as the central gang splits on their own pathways. This would be fine if each narrative had a true purpose, or similar sense of urgency, but Lucas and Max’s plot as well as Nancy and Jonathon’s undercut the suspense that is created with Joyce and Will. While that main story takes many liberties with plot and jumps some questionable hurdles, it is at least getting somewhere. Eleven’s confrontation does not however, at is goes a long predictable lines that should elicit greater reward but really only enforce general suspicions. Five episodes in, and I am still waiting to be gripped. 7.3/10

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