Season 1, Episode 3 - Chapter 3: The Case of The Missing Lifeguard

STRANGER THINGS: Season 3

Episode
Number:Season 1, Episode 3
Air Date:07/04/2019

What You Need To Know:

“The Case of the Missing Lifeguard” shows Max and Eleven trying to piece together the whereabouts of Max’s stepbrother, Billy, and his coworker, Heather. Meanwhile, Joyce tries to convince Hop there’s some unorthodox magnetic activity happening that could be linked to past events. Dustin, Steve, and Robin crack the Russian-spoken code, which leads them to people who want to remain unnoticed. Nancy and Jonathan investigate the peculiar rat occurrences and find something that startles them. Finally, Will copes with a new dynamic. His friends are all growing up, and Will doesn’t like it. The episode ends with an awareness that the “other world” activity is not behind them in the slightest.

“The Case of the Missing Lifeguard” has an exciting story, strong acting, and detailed visuals. It contains a light Christian, morally uplifting worldview. In one scene, a character mentions that she and her friend are trying to be “Good Samaritans.” There is some brief foul language and some light, sometimes scary violence, however. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children and other sensitive viewers for “The Case of the Missing Lifeguard.”

Content:

(C, B, O, LL, VV, S, N, AA, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
  Light Christian, moral worldview where a character mentions she and a friend are trying to be “Good Samaritans,” while other characters are possessed by a demon-type creature;

Foul Language:
  10 obscenities, six profanities, a teenage male character passes gas, and another one burps, and an adult male burps;

Violence:
  Strong and light violence includes a character has a nosebleed, character shoves his friend out of frustration, but there’s no harm done, character is seen getting pulled down in water, blood is depicted on some objects when characters are looking for someone, character tries to break a fort with a bat, two men get into a physical altercation that leaves one on the floor, character hits her possessed father with a bottle to knock him down and then puts chloroform over his mouth, a character poisons someone;

Sex:
  Character tries to explain sexual noises but stops because she doesn’t know how to do so, a teenage couple kisses, male characters stare at a female’s backside in leggings;

Nudity:
  Upper male nudity when a character is in the shower and appears in a towel, characters in swimsuits (including some bikinis) during pool scenes;

Alcohol Use:
 
Character enters his house drunk with a bottle of alcohol and continues to drink throughout the night, crushed beer cans shown, characters drink wine at diner, and one makes a comment that someone has had too much to drink;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
  No smoking or illegal drugs, but a character takes a painkiller after a hangover; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
  Eavesdropping, journalists make sexist comments at the expense of a teenage reporter and call her “Nancy Drew,” some mild name-calling, characters get into an argument, and people are shown breaking and entering onto other people’s properties.

Episodes:

NumberDateTitleQualityContent
1.107/04/2019Chapter 1: Suzie, Do You Copy?-2
1.207/04/2019Chapter 2: The Mall Rats-1
1.307/04/2019Chapter 3: The Case of The Missing Lifeguard-1
1.407/04/2019Chapter 4: The Sauna Test-2
1.507/04/2019Chapter 5: The Flayed-2
1.607/04/2019Chapter 6: E Pluribus Unum-2
1.707/04/2019Chapter 7: The Bite-2
1.807/04/2019The Battle of the Starcourt-2

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