'Stranger Things' Season 3: Will Dad Steve beat the crap out of Billy? Here are some thoughts
Steve and Billy had started off as arch enemies on TV, and fans are speculating that they will take this war to season 3.
The two pretty boys, Steve Harrington (Joe Keery) and Billy Hargrove (Dacre Montgomery) have been creating quite the noise ever since the two had a face-off in Season 2 of 'Stranger Things'. Coming from the Duffer Brothers (Matt and Ross Duffer), 'Stranger Things' has been following the strange phenomena of the Upside-Down world which has been imposing a looming threat upon the tiny town of Hawkins, Indiana. However, there is a lot more to the show than just the mystery of a parallel dimension. There are characters who will leave you at the edge of your seat with their recklessness, and then there's Dad Steve and Bully Billy who will...well, you will always want more of them.
Steve and Billy have been filling up gaps for each other on the show, and while in Season 2 we saw Steve stepping down from his infamous throne of a high-school jock, Billy arrived right in time to declare himself as the new bully in town. Throughout Season 2 the two characters were mostly clashing with each other but fans couldn't help noticing the homoerotic tension between the characters. In fact, Billy had even casually flirted with Steve during a steamy bath, calling him a "pretty boy". However, over the course of the show, Steve took a different turn to be a better person but Billy continued to be the annoying dude that he was initially introduced as, and let's just say fans cannot take it anymore.
Fans on Reddit are speculating, "Can S3 show Steve kicking the ever loving crap out of Billy? Seriously, Steve needs the win and Billy needs to get stomped." However, one fan had a proposition for the two characters, " I doubt we’ll get to see it. I think Steve has realized he’s not the best fighter in the bunch. That and I think Billy will be even more aggressive with everyone and won’t be lured into a fight he might not win. I think Billy will be too busy unknowingly working for the Soviet spies. The good news is that I foresee Billy meeting a gruesome end. He will not survive The Battle Of Starcourt."
However, some fans actually want to see a change in Billy, especially after- towards the end of Season 2- he finally admitted that he cannot keep bullying around his step-sister, Max (Sadie Sink) for no apparent reason. A fan suggested, "I want Max to confront Billy’s dad. The dad has Billy against the wall screaming in his face about keeping Max away from Lucas. Max ain't having it. Something like that. Max fighting Billy’s dad would change the dynamic, especially if he turned his tone on her and Billy stepped in. The dad loses all support there. He’s isolated and neutralized. Billy just needs to encounter any aspect of the Upside Down. He needs to see Steve cool as a cucumber in the face of it."
So what is in store for the Billy-Steve conflict? We will only find out when Season 3 releases on July 4, on Netflix. Until then, check out one of their iconic fight scenes below: