A Gremlins connection
In case you missed it, Stranger Things 2 underwent a very sneaky change of episode titles. Very quickly after the show was picked up for a second season, Netflix released a teaser that appeared to reveal the titles for the next season’s episodes. They were: "Madmax," "The Boy Who Came Back To Life," "The Pumpkin Patch," "The Palace," "The Storm," "The Pollywog," "The Secret Cabin," "The Brain," and "The Lost Brother." Jump cut to October 9th of this year when the following teaser hit Twitter:
The new episode titles are "Madmax," "Trick Or Treat Freak," "The Pollywog," "Will The Wise," "Dig Dug," "The Spy," and three mystery chapters - which may or may not be the same (see below). The interesting absence during the change is "The Pumpkin Patch" with several references to the actual pumpkin patch location popping up in promotional material and the Stranger Things mobile game, plus a shot of hatched (?) or eaten (?) pumpkins in the trailer that match the ones in the posters.