Netflix has revealed the new episode titles for Stranger Things season 2, some of which are the same as those that were previously-announced. Stranger Things co-creator Matt Duffer did previously indicate that certain episodes in season 2 would be retitled. This, in part, is a response to fans having already accurately deduced certain details about what's to come on the show, based on the original slate of season 2 episode titles that were announced.
This "announcement" was made via a clip that was released online today and runs through the titles for all nine episodes of Stranger Things season 2. Netflix even added images to help explain a few of them and offer cryptic hints about what's in store for the beloved show.
Each of the new episode titles has a corresponding image, hinting at what they might focus on (see the clip below) - from a collection of Jack o' Lanterns in 'Trick or Treat Freak' to an image of Sheriff Hopper for 'Dig Dug'. The final image of chapters 7, 8, and 9 is interposed with a frozen background and the words painted on in red. A clawed hand drags itself over the episode "titles", possibly indicating that the real titles for episodes 7, 8, and 9 are spoiler heavy and would give the story away. These new confirmed chapters however of 'Trick or Treat Freak', 'Will the Wise', 'Dig Dug' and 'The Spy' should offer Stranger Things fans something to chew over before they back to Indiana later this month.
— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) October 9, 2017
This clip reaffirms that one of the episodes will be titled 'Mad Max'. Instead of the previously reported title of 'The Boy Who Came Back To Life' however, it looks like the episode will be titled 'Trick or Treat Freak'. 'The Pollywog' was also previously announced, but the newer titles of 'Will the Wise', 'Dig Dug', and 'The Spy' replaced 'The Pumpkin Patch', 'The Storm' and 'The Palace'. It looks like 'The Pollywog' might be the title of episode 3 if the graphic is any indicator, and 'Will the Wise', 'Dig Dug', and 'The Spy' are episodes 4-6. That's based on pure guesswork, however, and it sounds like the Duffer brothers are more than ready for fans to try and figure out the mystery that they've set up for season 2.
The Duffer brothers cited Westworld when talking about how smart fans on the Internet are. Shows willing to play the game with the audiences are rare, but there's no greater tribute to fans like the Hawkins A.V. Club then giving people a mystery to puzzle over. It's a perfect way to get people all the more excited about what's to come in the show's sophomore outing.
Stranger Things season 2 premieres Friday, October 27th on Netflix.
Source: Stranger Things Twitter
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