Will Stranger Things 2 Answer All of Our Questions?

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As of Friday, October 27th, the second season of Stranger Things is officially on Netflix! This Netflix original series has gotten tons of attention and acclaim since the first season was released in 2016, and fans have been anxiously waiting for the return. The end of last season left us shocked, confused, and asking a lot of questions. Don’t worry, there are no season two spoilers in this article. If you haven’t seen season one yet, however, you might want to leave this page and open Netflix instead. In this article, we’re going to look at some of the most pressing questions that the season one finale left us with. You’ll have to watch the second season to see if we get answers…

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What happened to Eleven?

In the season one finale, Eleven managed to kill the Demogorgan, but then she vanished. We thought she sacrificed herself to save everyone, but no one wanted to believe our favorite magical kid was dead. Luckily, there was a glimmer of hope at the end. We saw Sheriff Hopper put some Eggos in a box in the woods. Who could those be for, other than Eggo-obsessed Eleven? It’s also hard to believe they would actually kill one of the main characters. So the real question isn’t whether she’ll come back, but what happened to her?

 

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People dressed as Eleven and Eggos at Comic-Con (via istolethetv from Flickr)

 

What was that slimy thing Will threw up at the end?

At the end of season one, we finally see Will safely returned home. Everything seems happy and normal, but could everything ever be normal for these characters? Towards the end of the finale, Will stands in front of his bathroom mirror and spits some little slimy creature out of his mouth, which then crawls away down the drain. Gross, right? This has to be some remnant of the Upside Down, but what? Is this slimy thing going to connect to the next monster?

 

Will we ever get justice for Barb?

One thing fans really rallied around after the first season was released was the injustice surrounding Barb. After Barb was taken by the Demogorgan early on in the season, everyone seemed to forget about her. Even her best friend, Nancy. Eventually, Nancy and Jonathan go looking for her, but they find nothing. In the finale, Eleven sees Barb in the Upside Down and pronounces her dead. But is she really?

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How has everyone dealt with the trauma?

Season two begins a year after season one, and a year is a long time. Will we get to see how everyone, especially the kids, has been coping? There’s a lot of trauma to cope with: Eleven’s disappearance, Barb’s death, Will’s horrifying experience in the Upside Down, and everyone’s fight with the Demogorgan. How are these middle schoolers going to cope? Nothing will ever be normal for them again.

 

Hopefully, season two will answer these questions, along with the many others fans have. If you didn’t already binge the whole second season on Friday night, you have a whole nine episodes ahead of you. You’ll have to watch the new season to find out if we get answers. Who knows, maybe the second season will be even better than the first....

 

Thumbnail Image via Netflix Media Center

 

About The Author

Melody Simmons is a first-year at Agnes Scott College. While she's officially undecided, she's leaning towards majoring in English with a double minor in History and Music. She hopes to someday have a career in editing or publishing. Her favorite things in the world are her friends, traveling, and music. She's a singer, a cellist, and is working on becoming a guitarist as well. She's originally from Tennessee, but she's loving Decatur and Atlanta already.

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