It turns out that some of those lengthy analyses of the Stranger Things season two episode names might amount to nothing. As it turns out, the Duffy Brothers have hoarded some of the “real” chapter titles, because they don’t want you spoiling everything.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Matt Duffer shared some details about the chapter titles for the next season of Stranger Things, which were released in a short teaser video when the season was announced last August. Duffer said that the episode titles do relate to the season’s plotline, but in some cases, they don’t tell the whole story. That’s because they were afraid fans would pull a Westworld and figure out the entire season’s storyline months before the show aired.
“Some of them are changing,” Matt Duffer said. “Some of them we didn’t put because these people are smart on the fucking internet. You’ve seen it with Westworld — they figured it out!”
Duffer added that he’s seen some of the videos that analysed the chapter titles and, for the most part, they’re on the right track. Of course, they’re probably missing a few key ingredients, and it’s likely new revelations will come out with the real episode titles. We most likely won’t see those until Stranger Things season two debuts on Halloween. However, it looks like they will be in good hands, as Finding Dory director Andrew Stanton has signed on to helm episodes five and six, tentatively titled “The Storm” and “The Pollywog” — the latter of which features Patton Oswalt.