'Stranger Things' Season 3 preview: Five iconic moments we are totally rooting for
The Duffer Brothers have created some magical moments on the show earlier. Let's see if they continue to conjure up more magic in the upcoming season 3
'Stranger Things' is all set to return with season 3 and as the kids grow up to fight new threats from the Upside Down posing a threat to their world, things are about to get very interesting. Coming from the Duffer brothers (Matt and Ross Duffer) the show has been following Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) who after escaping from Hawkins Laboratory, joined Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin), and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) in their search for Will (Noah Schnapp) who was taken to the Upside Down.
Their war with the creatures from the other world continued in season 2 where Will finally threw out the demon residing in him and Eleven shows the extent of her powers in overcoming evil again. As the story is set to pick up from where it left, here are the top five developments we expect in season 3.
1. A Billy-Steve Showdown
The two hot shots of Hawkins High School have been winning hearts since their first appearance on the show. While Steve Harrington, the popular athlete and Nancy's ex-boyfriend, gradually gave up his throne as the high school jock in Season 2, his place was occupied by the unruly Billy Hargrove. The two started off with terse encounters, but soon, their casual school rivalry turned into violent conflicts involving self-absorbed pride. However, fans couldn't get over the heating chemistry that the two hotties shared on screen. Billy even commented that Steve was a "pretty girl" who has been popular all along for the pretty face.
2. Steve's dad back in action
Steve started off as a typical high-school jock from whom we didn't quite expect much due to his selfish disposition. We had almost given up hopes of any reconciliation for Steve ever since in Season 1, he left that menacing message for Nancy outside a theatre hall. However, Season 2 saw a very different side of Steve the moment Nancy broke up with him. He went on to become the perfect babysitter for the kids as he helped them fight the demon dogs, and later give Dustin some rational advice on relationships and dating. We all remember Steve's iconic dialogue, "I may be a pretty shitty boyfriend, but it turns out I’m actually a pretty damn good babysitter."
3. Hopper's new family
Jim Hopper had his happy ending in Season 2 when after Eleven's painful encounter with her sick mother. He lawfully adopted her as his own daughter. Hopper, like a true father, helped Eleven dress up for the snowball and took her to the party where she shared her first romantic moment with Mike. Hopper and Eleven's relationship truly developed from being unable to tolerate each other, to practically becoming each other's biggest companions. Let's hope that Hopper's new family continues to grow, and soon Eleven might even have a mom whom she already knows.
4. A Joyce-Hopper love story
We have been rooting for these two since Season 1. It is probably the fact that Hopper and Joyce have been bonding over a forbidden cigarette ever since they were kids, and in season 2 it saw them upgrading their habit to a nicely rolled J. Hopper, who after losing his family has been living a rather shallow existence, continued to remain the close friend he was with Joyce. He never exploited her under any circumstance, instead jumped in at the first instance to help her. Joyce and Hopper have not just been friends, they have been looking out for each other the way families do. Hopefully, we will see their relationship develop into something more in Season 3.
5. Barb's mystery
Alright, it seems like everyone forgot about Barb the moment she disappeared in the Upside Down world. The fact was acknowledged by her best friend, Nancy, in season 2 who finally gathered some courage to take risks on her own. However, although Nancy treaded into the other world hoping to discover a clue about Barb, we still do not what actually happened to her. Barb was pulled in by the Demogorgon in season 1, and even in Season 2, there was no trace which could confirm if she was alive or dead. Hopefully, we will learn more about Barb's mystery in Season 3.
'Stranger Things' season 3 releases on Netflix on July 4.