Stranger Things: 23 WTF moments from season 1

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Actress Aimee Mullins – Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for L’Oreal
Actress Aimee Mullins – Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images for L’Oreal /

15. Terry Ives and her “miscarriage”

Out of all the government conspiracies science-fiction fans have seen, nothing really gets you like human beings experimenting on other human beings, often without their knowledge or consent.

The people who worked on Project MK Ultra would probably tell you that it was a necessary sacrifice to secure the safety of mankind and the United States. But once you put a face to the experiment and see how it all impacted Terry Ives, it becomes inexcusable.

It’s not like they just took her child and ruined her life. The woman we meet is basically catatonic and traumatized by how she’s been treated. And that’s not just by the government. Her own sister also thinks she’s delusional and made up all the events in her head. The government isolated her while she was in their care and long after she returns home. Even if she has no connection to Eleven and she exists just to throw us all off our game, it’s still a really sad thing to witness. So much so, even Joyce feels incredibly sad for her and can probably see herself becoming that way if she doesn’t find Will.

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