If you liked Stranger Things 1, the all-new season has the same successful ingredients plus a few extra others. There are new characters, a slew of throwback elements of the ‘80s, and the favorite storylines got to meet their evolution in some extremely positive notes. However, the Duffer Brothers made sure to leave the ending open. The same recipe was seen in the finale of the first season when Will pukes out a living pollywog and then goes in and out of the Upside Down world. This time, an even darker villain lurks the quiet town of Hawkins, namely the Mind Flayer.
The Duffer Brothers Emerged the Story into Deeper Plots While Keeping the Hawkins Universe Believable
If we take a look back, creators Matt and Ross Duffer managed to build an exciting and incremental plot. At first, the main characters get to assimilate the fact that they are living some paranormal events. In the meantime, a wicked alien world is testing the waters by sending one monster into the town of Hawkins. However, the good guys find a way to blast the demon into millions of particles.
In season 2, there are same main characters plus a few others. However, this time they are already familiar with the Upside Down universe. At the same time, the alien civilization opens the portal even more and starts digging an underground web of tunnels to take control over the entire town.
However, the teenage squad made of Mike, Dustin, Lucas, Will, Max, Eleven, together with the adult squad made of Joyce, Jim Hopper, and Bob plus other witty residents of Hawkins manage to close the gate. Once the link is cut, the army of demadogs went down with it as well.
Season 3 Might Force the Residents of Hawkins to Slay the Mind Flayer Himself
After facing a scout and an army of soldiers, the Duffer brothers seem to prepare our heroes for an even greater confrontation. The season 2 finale ended with a quick glimpse into the Upside Down world where the shadow of the Mind Flayer loomed over a stormy sky.
The Shadow Monster seems to be trapped on Earth with the portal to his world closed behind him. He looks like a giant spider that is actually made of a hive. He proved numerous times that he has power over the living Upside Down ecosystem.
The kids of Hawkins might have to find a way to disrupt this powerful hive mind and banish any trace of this hostile culture from Earth in season 3. However, we have to wait another year to see what’s next in store for Hawkins.
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