Season 1, Episode 5 - Chapter 5: The Flayed

STRANGER THINGS: Season 3

Episode
Number:Season 1, Episode 5
Air Date:07/04/2019

What You Need To Know:

“Chapter Five:  The Flayed” of STRANGER THINGS centers on Will, Mike, Eleven, and pals as they realize that the “Mind Flayer” never disappeared from their dimension as they thought. Now, people are under the mercy of the creature’s appetite and doing ill in the community. Somehow, they must stop the Mind Flayer before it takes over the whole town. Meanwhile, Joyce and Hopper escape from a deadly situation and take along a Russian scientist with them. Dustin, Steve, Robin and Erica try to figure out a way to escape the underground facility under the Mall that’s manned by the Russians.

“Chapter Five:  The Flayer” of STRANGER THINGS is an action-packed episode. It starts to increase the viewer’s understanding of all the different plot strands going on in Season 3. The episode has a light Christian worldview with strong moral, patriotic, anti-communist, and pro-capitalist elements. Thankfully, this episode lacks sex and nudity, but it makes up for that lack with some extreme violence, lots of foul language, and a strong amount of other objectionable elements. MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for “The Flayer.”

Content:

(C, BB, ACAC, CapCap, Pa, O, LLL, VVV, D, MM):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
  Light Christian, redemptive, worldview with strong moral, anti-communist, pro-capitalist elements includes a character notices someone is making the first move and calls it an “olive branch,” a child character mentions communism with disdain, plus a comment is made about a Greek mythological character, and an evil monster possesses humans and makes them do bad things;

Foul Language:
  34 obscenities, 11 profanities (including several mentioning Jesus and a “Holy Mother of God” comment) implied urinating, and urine depicted apart from the character using the bathroom;

Violence:
  Some very strong and strong violence includes a character jokingly threatens to slit someone’s throat, character gagged, gunfights including one moment with a gun point at someone’s head, a character gets a nosebleed, characters chase after one another, character gets hit with a fire extinguisher in the head and stabbed with scissors in the back, a different character gets stabbed with scissors in the chest, character smashes a vase on someone’s head, one character gets knocked out after a struggle, hospital patients depicted with blood on their person and some lay on the ground, choking, characters possessed by an interdimensional creature convulse and turn into goo;

Sex:
  No sex;

Nudity:
  No sex;

Alcohol Use:
  No alcohol;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
  Smoking and character buys cigarettes at a gas station; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
  Strong miscellaneous immorality includes teenager yells at his mother, lying, name-calling including one character calls a Russian “Smirnoff” multiple times because he doesn’t care to use his real name, breaking and entering, stealing a car, and kidnapping.

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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