If you're not fully caught up on Stranger Things 2 yet, then you better make like a tree and...
Great. Now, if you HAVE finished Stranger Things 2, gather round the campfire with me kids, because I have a conspiracy theory that I'd like you to hear.
So, remember in this season's finale when Hopper found Dr. Owens in a stairwell at Hawkins lab? Well, you may have missed it, but note the handrail:
Cool, now let's jump waaaaay back to Season 1 when we saw Hopper crying in a stairwell after his daughter Sara died — check THIS out:
And, even more eerie, the shot of Hopper coming down the stairs just before finding Dr. Owens seems to show the SAME landing he'd been crying on in Season 1.
So, does this mean Sara actually died in Hawkins Lab?
And, in case you think it's all just coincidental, in a recent interview with Insider, actor David Harbour (who plays our love Hop), confirmed:
"Yes, it is the same location. So that's interesting. Or it's a similar location."
Now, I have questions. LOTS of questions.
And, as if this tidbit wasn't enough, Harbour continued:
"There's actually another thing you'll notice which is that there's a stuffed animal lion that appears in Eleven's room when he breaks into the lab and finds that room, and it also appears in Castle Byers, and it also appears on Sara's lap."
Although Harbour didn't give a full explanation to this mysterious connection, he did say that it clearly nods to a deeper mystery surrounding Hawkins Lab. He continued:
"There is a connection there perhaps that we may go into further down the line. These are little things that highlight mysteries that I don't want to give too much away from but I don't think anything is done randomly in this show. These things (are) something that will pay off in some way."