The Bathtub

Summary:

The different groups of people who were all working towards the same cause finally join efforts in an attempt to find the missing people and kill the monster. Eleven tries to find Will and Barb in the Upside Down by transporting to that dimension in her mind via a swimming pool. The man who was experimenting on Eleven from the time she was a little girl gets closer and closer to finding her.

“The Bathtub” may be one of the most exciting episodes and sets up a climactic conclusion. It has a strong moral, redemptive worldview. The image of the “Upside Down” becomes a stronger symbol of an evil spiritual world that the heroes are trying to fight. With a strong moral worldview, this show presents a fight against evil motivated by love, but with a moderate amount of questionable content including some disturbing images. There’s a bit more of the foul language in this episode. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children.

Episodes:

NumberDateTitleQualityContent
107/15/2016The Vanishing of Will Byers-2
207/15/2016The Weirdo on Maple Street-2
307/15/2016Holly, Jolly-2
407/15/2016The Body-1
507/15/2016The Flea and the Acrobat-2
607/15/2016The Monster-2
707/15/2016The Bathtub-1
807/15/2016The Upside Down-2

Content:

CONTENT:  (BB, C, O, LL, V, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
 Strong moral worldview as good is continuing to fight evil, including human beings and non-human beings, the “upside down” can be seen as a representation of the evil spiritual world that the “good guys” are trying to combat, the fight for people is motivated by love for them, plus light occult elements as girl has telekinetic mind powers, but they’re not portrayed as demonic or anything akin to witchcraft;

Foul Language:
22 or 23 obscenities and profanities, including 10 uses of “Oh my God” or “Jesus” as exclamations, and one use of “slut”;

Violence:
  Light violence includes a car chase and crash, girl’s nose bleeds, one character is shown with light bloody injuries on his face;

Sex:
 No sexual content;

Nudity:
  No nudity;

Alcohol Use:
  No alcohol use;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
  No smoking or drug use; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
  Light miscellaneous content, a girl transports to another dimension in her mind, a character is shown in a somewhat disturbing manner, and a few other images could be disturbing.

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