If you were anything like me, you spent your holiday weekend binge-watching the latest season of Stranger Things.
But if you didn't, WARNING: This post contains massive spoilers and you should click out of here now!!!
For everyone else, here are 10 theories about the show's latest season to discuss:
1. Hopper is alive.
“I mean, I have no idea! I have no idea! I mean that, of course, is my hope too. It seems pretty crazy though. You know, that machine went off and blew up and Hopper seemed to be trapped there. He did glance around a little bit, but he seemed to be trapped and the machine exploded. And then you cut to, what was it? It starts with a ‘K’ or something – some town in Russia, right? Where there’s some American and there’s some other prisoner. I don’t know, I mean it seems strange. I don’t know how though.”
2. Hopper is alive...and the proof is David Bowie's "Heroes."
"As they’re loading up the truck and Hopper’s speech nears its end, a certain song starts playing. “Heroes” by David Bowie (cover by Peter Gabriel). To a lot of people this may not mean much in the context of the show but for me, and probably others like me who have watched the show in its entirety countless times, it brings me back to Season 1.
At the end of Season 1, Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly, Will’s body is found in the quarry (or so we were lead to believe) and what song plays as we see this unfold? “Heroes” by David Bowie (cover by Peter Gabriel).
I can’t think of any reason that they would have picked that song, given the countless songs perfect for that situation, other than them subtly calling back to another time where we were told a character was dead when they weren’t."
3. Hopper is alive...and in Russia.
4. Actually, "The American" is Dr. Brenner.
"More of a reason for Brenner to no longer remain on US soil is when we consider how valuable his experience with the Upside Down is and how determined that murderous sociopath was to complete his work he was probably looking for an opportunity to continue it.
It is the Cold War after all so it all leads to Dr. Brenner working (or being forced to work) with the Russians. This alone would explain how they got their start and how they know so much already in a small amount of time."
5. The demogorgon is the very same one from Season 1.
6. Dr. Owens is working with the Russians.
7. Billy is alive in the upside-down.
8. The rest of the 30 people "killed" by the Mind Flayer are still alive.
9. Eleven will regain her powers when the Mind Flayer rises again.
10. Stranger Things is headed towards a time-travel storyline.
What do you think? What are your theories for Season 4? Let us know in the comments!
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