In regards to Stranger Things’ “Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum,” these are some story lines, which I am following on Sunday, July 14, 2019th on Netflix at midnight. First, the Russians beat up Robin and Steve of Scoops Ahoy under the Starcourt mall. Second, in an attempt to escape Chief Hopper, Dr. Alexei makes a mad dash for freedom. Finally, Billy tells Eleven about the end of the world. These are just some story lines to watch in Stranger Things 3.
With the start of “Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum,” Dustin explains “the gate” to an unaware Robin and Erica. Here’s what Dustin says: “The gate. It’s bad, like end of the human race as we know it kind of bad.”
Also, here’s something about this airings: Upon reflection, while watching “Chapter 6: E Pluribus Unum,” the Flayed monster reminded me of the 80s movie The Blob. In one scene, you act see this blob with a human bone inside it. Back in the 80s movie, the blob definitely had human bones in it, and the Flayed definitely looked like the blob.
As well, the Flayed looked like the gore of the movie Grindhouse, a 2007 double bill drive-in movie featuring zombies and produced by Quentin Tarantino. Particularly, the Flayed resembled the zombies in the second feature of Grindhouse: Planet Terror. For me, I guess it was all that red, sticky stuff; plus, Planet Terror had monsters in a hospital, too, in a similar fashion. The Flayed had the look and feel of Grindhouse.
Now, back to “Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum.” After a long, hard trek through the country, Chief Hopper lunges like he’s insane at Dr. Alexei, and he tells Joyce and Murray, screaming, “I am not going to hurt him. I am just giving him an opportunity to get his own damn ‘cherry’ slurpee!” Hopper seems to be a little on edge.
As Dr. Alexei watches a Loony Tunes cartoon on television of Woody Woodpecker, he laughs lightly. Next, he smiles and says: “No cherry. No deal,” to Hopper, Joyce, and Murray.
Dr. Alexei seems to be bugging everyone; particularly, he gets to Murray who rants like a madman to Chief Hopper and Joyce. Murray screams, “Jim, that man is an enemy of the state!”
Elsewhere, in “Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum,” the Stranger Things kids are stuck in the vents under the laboratory. Nevertheless, Dustin finds time to question Erica’s logic, saying, “What? You believe everything about El, and the gate, and the demigorgon, and the Mind Flayer, but you question your brother’s involvement? Makes total sense.” Dustin picked up on Erica’s illogical beliefs.
However, Erica wants to discuss social theory. Erica says, “Just because I don’t agree with Communism as an ideology.” In last episode, Erica was a capitalist, which has an ideology of individualism.
In this broadcast, we learn the Stranger Kids feel different about Eleven. For example, Nancy explains, “El is not stupid. She knows her own abilities better than any of us. And she is her own person with her own free will.”
Given Nancy’s opinion, Max agrees with Nancy on Eleven. “El has saved the world twice. And Mike still doesn’t trust her.”
However, Mike has some questions about Max’s influence on Eleven. “You want to talk about trust, really? After you made Eleven spy on us? I guess girls don’t lie. They spy.”
Back at Murray’s compound, Hopper, Joyce, and Murray get some answers from the Russian scientist. Dr. Alexei confirms what Joyce and Hopper suspect: This door is opening. Everyone is worried now because of the door.
At this point, Joyce fears for her kids when she realizes the gate is opening. Joyce tells Hopper, as he asks her where she going, saying, “To call our children.”
Meanwhile, in the underground laboratory beneath Starcourt mall, Steve asks Robin why she’s crying. “I am so sorry. I can’t believe I am going to die in a secret Russian base with Steve Harrington. It’s just too trippy man… I was still obsessed with you, even though us losers still pretend to be above it all, we still want to be popular. I feel my life has been one big error. At least it can’t get any messed up then this, ” laughs a hysterical Robin.
Later, after talking with the rest of the Stranger Things kids, Max realizes something about Billy. Max says to Nancy, “Billy staying in his room on the 4th of July? No, that is not normal.” Billy maybe depressed.
In “Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum,” Eleven examines Billy’s memories in the upside down. When Billy was growing up in California, Eleven learns Billy is a child abuse victim. Billy’s dad abused his mother, too.
Once again, back at the compound, Hopper decides to use Sam Owen’s contact number to the Philadelphia public library aka secret government switch board to relay information. He gives the code, “The ruskies are opening the gate.”
During “Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum,” the Russians are a laughingstock to Robin and Steve throughout an interrogation.
“We heard a code. ‘The week is long. The silver cats feeds when bloom meets yellow in the west.’ Blah, blah, blah, you broadcast that stupid spy shit and we picked it up on our cerebro. And we cracked it in a day. A day! You think you’re so smart, but a couple of kids who scoop ice cream for a living cracked your code in a day. And now, people know you are here.”
At the end of “Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum,” Billy calmly tells Eleven the horrible truth, in a steady voice, about the end of the world.
“He can’t hear you. You shouldn’t of looked for me. Cause now I see you. Now we can all see you. You let us in. Now you are going to have to let us stay. Don’t you see, all this time, we have been building it. We’ve been building it. for you. All that work. All that pain. All of it for you. And now its time. time to end it. And we’re going to end you. And when you are gone, we are going to end your friends. And then we are going to end everyone. ”
Near the end of this episode, Hawkins residents head to the steel mill basement and join the Mind Flayer. At this point, the residents walk single file and the fall over while their bodies dissolve. They become one big collective monster with the Mind Flayer.
In short, the story lines of “Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum” were entertainment. Robin and Steve needed a slap for wearing those bad Scoops Ahoy uniforms. Also, it was nice to see the Dr. Alexei run for his life because he looks so funny. As well, Billy sounded real scary when he told Eleven about the coming end of the world. Stranger Things 3’s “Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum” was good entertainment on a Sunday night.