Barb wakes up in an empty pool near a dark creature. She tries to climb out in vain. Joyce strings Christmas lights around her home, establishing communication with Will, who can turn them on and off. Hopper and his deputies research Dr. Martin Brenner, the laboratory, and a woman named Terry Ives who claimed her daughter was taken by scientists. El has a flashback in which Brenner, whom she calls "Papa", has her put in solitary confinement for refusing to telekinetically harm a cat. Nancy worries about Barb, who is missing. Steve and his friends discover Jonathan's photographs and destroy them along with his camera, but Nancy notices a photo of Barb before she disappeared and returns to Steve's house to search for her. Nancy finds Barb's car and sees the creature in the woods. Joyce establishes a code with Will using the lights, which he uses to tell her that he is alive but unsafe. He tells Joyce to run as a creature begins to climb through her wall. Will's body is discovered in a quarry.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It plays these songs...

Brahms's Lullaby
performed by Johannes Brahms

This Song is played in Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly part of Stranger Things Season 1
El explores the empty Wheeler house, and finds her way into Nancy's bedroom. She opens Nancy's jewelry box, which plays the song 'Brahms's Lullaby' as the tiny ballerina spins.

Heroes
performed by Peter Gabriel

This Song is played in Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly part of Stranger Things Season 1
This song plays in the final scenes of the episode, continuing through the closing credits.

Waiting for a Girl Like You
performed by Foreigner

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This Song is played in Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly part of Stranger Things Season 1
This song plays as Nancy and Steve are in Steve's bedroom. The scenes cut between Nancy and Steve and with Barb in the alternate dimension.

It shows these television commercials...

Coca-Cola Commercial

This Television Commercial is shown on Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly part of Stranger Things Season 1
While the Wheeler house is empty, El comes upstairs from the basement, sits in the recliner and turns on the television. This Coke commercial plays, bringing back some memories for El.
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It refers to these comic book series...

Green Lantern

This Comic Book Series is referred to by Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly part of Stranger Things Season 1
Dustin wonders if El was born with her special powers, like the X-Men, or if she acquired them like the Green Lantern.
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X-Men

This Comic Book Series is referred to by Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly part of Stranger Things Season 1
Dustin wonders if El was born with her special powers, like the X-Men, or if she acquired them like the Green Lantern.
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It refers to these television series...

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

This Television Series is referred to by Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly part of Stranger Things Season 1
While the Wheeler house is empty, El comes upstairs from the basement, sits in the recliner and turns on the television. As she flips through channels, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is one of the things she briefly watches.
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