Spoilers ahead for Stranger Things 2. If you haven't finished the new season, check out one of our other stories.
It's been two weeks since Stranger Things' second season premiered on Netflix, and subscribers are still reeling from the horrifying and heartwarming sophomore adventure. Stranger Things 2 (as the Duffer Brothers called it) expanded the world of Hawkins and the colorful cast of characters that were introduced in Season 1. Much of the second season focused on Hopper's fatherly relationship with Eleven, and actor David Harbour just confirmed a popular fan theory about his character. Namely, that the blue bracelet he's seen wearing in every scene was his late daughter Sara's hair tie. Harbour explained:
David Harbour's comments to Business Insider highlight exactly what makes Stranger Things such a remarkable TV experience. Because while the characters are met with malevolent forces that are out of their control, they also grapple with more relatable real world issues. While Hopper was trying to keep Eleven safe from Hawkins Lab, he was also grieving Sara's death and having conflicting feelings about his new role in Eleven's life.
It should be interesting to see how Hopper and Eleven (Jane?) continue developing their familial bond as Stranger Things moves forward. Hopper got some new documents for the official adoption from Dr. Owens, and we'll presumably jump forward another year in Season 3. Will she end up actually going to Hawkins Middle with the rest of the group? Or is she stuck learning new words from the dictionary in Hopper's cabin? We'll have to wait and see.
Stranger Things is currently streaming the first two season in its entirety on Netflix, alongside its new after show. Check out our fall premiere list to plan your next binge watch.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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