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13 "Stranger Things" Moments That (Probably) Still Matter

No time to binge-watch Stranger Things before the new season? We got you covered!

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Hopper is the sheriff with attitude.

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He drinks, he shows up late, and snaps at poor Flo. RIP FLO (she's not dead, just highly underutilized). However, when things get serious, Hopper is the sheriff you want by your side.

Will's friends are a ragtag group of loveable nerds.

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Lucas (left) is a tad hotheaded, but a loyal friend with the best quips. Mike (middle) is the leader with a heart of gold. Dustin (right) gets a little anxious and hungry at inconvenient times, but he's wise beyond his years. All three are smart AF.

They befriend Eleven, a mysterious girl with superpowers.

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Eleven escaped from Hawkins Lab, where she was forced to do a lot of bad shit with her mind by the ever-so-creepy Dr. Brenner.

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Johnathan (Will's brother) is brooding all over town.

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In his defense, his brother is missing and his mom is acting cuckoo. However, we can assume he was always a ~little~ broody.

Great. Now here is everything you probably* need to remember before the new season.

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*We have not seen the new season, so this is all speculation based on ~many~ viewings of Season One.

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1. Eleven is still alive.

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Other than the fact that we know Millie Bobby Brown is returning, the show ends with Hopper leaving waffles in the woods. Unless Hopper is feeding a vegetarian bear or Millie is portraying a long-lost twin, we can count on Eleven's return.

4. Hopper made a deal with Hawkins Lab...

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In order to save Will, Hopper betrayed Eleven and revealed her location to Dr. Brenner. However, there has to be more to it. He got into a mysterious car in the end, leaving many unanswered questions about said deal.

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5. ...and we still don't know what those lab guys are up to.

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They were hurting our precious Eleven for a reason, right?! Was it just to find out Russian secrets OR to unlock the gates to other dimensions OR literally any other evil plot a secret government organization might think up?

8. Speaking of romance, Hopper and Joyce have a history.

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The Joyce/Hopper shippers need to know! The evidence: Joyce's ex-husband clearly hates Hopper. She also calls him "Hop," which is ~definitely~ a post-sex nickname. Let's get #Jopper trending!

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10. Hopper found a mysterious egg in the Upside Down.

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The Demogorgon appeared to be feeding on these bad boys, so we can only assume they're important. New monster, maybe?

11. We met Eleven's mother.

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Unless there is some kind of twist involving the ten test subjects that came before Eleven, we can assume Terry Ives is her mother. But was Dr. Brenner really her father? Either way, it feels important to remember that Terry exists and is pretty far gone after being drugged and experimented on.

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