Eleven's psychic connection with Terry shows her that Eleven was not always alone in Hawkins National Laboratory. Terry kept records on other missing children, and Becky gives them to Eleven. She recognizes one of the girls from the vision and tracks the girl to Chicago.
Eleven finds the girl and her friends in a rundown industrial area. The girl is Kali, and she has the number 008 tattooed on her wrist. Kali's abilities create powerful illusions in people's minds that they are convinced are real. Kali helps Eleven to control her powers further and then to join her gang on a mission.
The gang has been tracking down employees of Hawkins Lab, people who had been complicit in hurting Kali as a child. Eleven tracks one down and they storm his apartment. He does not recognize Kali and Eleven until Kali uses her powers to show him what they looked like as children. They are about to kill him when the other members of the gang find his two daughters in the apartment and they have called the police. Noticing a picture of him with his children, Eleven felt remorse and couldn't kill him after that, and she uses her powers to prevent Kali from doing the same. The police arrive and the gang escapes.
Back at their hideout, Kali torments Eleven with a vision of Dr. Martin Brenner but insists that she is free to leave or avenge her mother. As police begin to surround the warehouse, Eleven becomes emotional remembering Mike and Hopper and enters the Void. In the Void, Eleven sees Mike and Hopper are in grave danger at Hawkins Lab. As she tries to reach Mike, the connection breaks and simultaneously, the police find the gang's hideout and storm it. Nevertheless, Kali uses her powers to help them escape. But Eleven refuses to go with them, reminding them that her friends are in danger; she then leaves to return to Hawkins to save her friends.
- Joyce Byers - Winona Ryder (credit only)
- Jim Hopper - David Harbour
- Mike Wheeler - Finn Wolfhard
- Eleven - Millie Bobby Brown
- Dustin Henderson - Gaten Matarazzo (archive footage only)
- Lucas Sinclair - Caleb McLaughlin (credit only)
- Will Byers - Noah Schnapp (credit only)
- Max Mayfield - Sadie Sink (archive footage only)
- Nancy Wheeler - Natalia Dyer (credit only)
- Jonathan Byers - Charlie Heaton (credit only)
- Steve Harrington - Joe Keery (credit only)
- Billy Hargrove - Dacre Montgomery (credit only)
- Karen Wheeler - Cara Buono (credit only)
- Bob Newby - Sean Astin (credit only)
- Dr. Sam Owens - Paul Reiser (credit only)
- Martin Brenner - Matthew Modine
- Kali - Linnea Berthelsen
- Funshine - Kai Greene
- Axel - James Landry Hébert
- Dottie - Anna Jacoby-Heron
- Mick - Gabrielle Maiden
- Terry Ives - Aimee Mullins
- Ray Carroll - Pruitt Taylor Vince
- Becky Ives - Amy Seimetz
- Elderly Woman - Avis-Marie Barnes
- Adams - Adam Boell
- Gas Station Clerk - Keith Brooks
- Security Guard - Paul Vincent Freeman
- Swat Member #1 - Jarrett Michael Collins
- Young Kali - Vanathi Parthiban
- Man On Street - Thomas Tull
- Swat Member #2 - Wes Kidd
- Mentally Ill Man - Pj McDonnell
- Homeless Person - Juan Gaspard
- Chicago PD Officer Provazoli - John Kaler
- Homeless Bum - John Archer Lundgren
- Hip Hop Member - Matthew Excel Simmons
- "Runaway" by Bon Jovi - Eleven gets off a bus in Chicago, to look for her other girl from Hawkins Lab.
- "Outside the Realm" by Big Giant Circles - Kali demonstrates her powers for Eleven, then later tell her that being together makes her feel whole.
- "Back To Nature" by Fad Gadget - Kali introduces Eleven to her crew.
- "The Bank Robbery" by John Carpenter - Kali shows Eleven their information board; Eleven recognizes Ray and uses her powers to track his location.
- "Dead End Justice" by The Runaways - Kali's crew agrees to go after Ray; a montage of the group preparing for their mission, then stopping at a supermarket to stock up.
- "Whisper to a Scream (Birds Fly)" by The Icicle Works - Eleven tells her bus companion that she's going to see her friends; end credits.
- "She Wants Me to Find Her"
- "Making Contact"
- "We Go out Tonight"
- "She'll Kill You"
- "A Familiar Shape"
- "Descent into the Rift"
- "I Can Save Them"
- "Eleven Is Gone"
- Eleven is the only main character to make a physical appearance in this episode. Hopper and Mike only appear in The Void and in flashbacks throughout the episode.
- This is the first episode of the series in which Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson; appears only in archive footage), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers), Joe Keery (Steve Harrington) do not appear. Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield; appears only in archive footage), Dacre Montgomery (Billy Hargrove), Cara Buono (Karen Wheeler), Sean Astin (Bob Newby) and Paul Reiser (Dr. Owens) do not appear either.
- On August 31, 2016, the second season was announced through a trailer published across social media, listing the initial titles of the nine episodes. The trailer shows that this episode was originally titled "The Lost Brother". This is because, in early development, Kali Prasad was originally a male character (referred to as "Roman"). When Linnea Berthelsen was cast the character was changed to female, and the episode's title was changed to reflect this.
- During a podcast for Variety, The Duffers revealed that one episode of the season could be considered a standalone episode. This was later revealed to be Chapter Seven and will center heavily on Eleven's story arc.
- ↑ "Remote Controlled: ‘Stranger Things’ Creators Duffer Brothers on Going ‘Big’ in Season 2"Variety. June 6, 2017.
- ↑ "Eleven may drop an F-bomb during Stranger Things 2"Entertainment Weekly. September 29, 2017.
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