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Stranger Things Season Three Episode 3: 'The Case of the Missing Lifeguard' Loses the Thread
''The Case of the Missing Lifeguard' follows the same exact blueprint of 'The Mall Rats,' to the point where numerous scenes feel like they're repeating themselves: Robin solves a mystery while Steve and Dustin stare at girls, Nancy stays persistent in the face of cartoonish sexism, and Will laments the days of his lost childhood to extreme emotional effect. But save for a couple individual highlights, the third chapter of Stranger Things 3 flails where 'The Mall Rats' soars; a second time around the narrative merry-go-round leads to diminishing returns, presenting a number of troubling signs as the season inches towards