Netflix's 'Stranger Things' has not only given us science fiction reminiscent of the '80s but also a bunch of female characters who are extremely contemporary in nature. On one hand, we have Winona Ryder's Joyce Byers, a single mother of two who juggles between jobs to keep her family together, on the other hand, there is Sadie Sink's Max who absolutely does not fit into any convention of her age. However, no other character is quite like Priah Ferguson's Erica Sinclair, and let's just say this is one wild-card character that creators Duffer Brothers took a pretty long time to recognize.
After a mere guest role in Season 2, as the sister of Lucas Sinclair (Caleb McLaughlin), Erica did not have much screen time but the least that we saw her was more than enough for the audience to want more of her. She was introduced as this annoying little sister who likes to kid around with her big brother's friends, often calling the nerds even in "Code Red" situations. She would time and again act as comic relief in the otherwise tense plot of the show, which itself drew a clean parallel to Dustin's character, who among all his friends is the most humorous one. Erica even has a tiny feud with Dustin in Season 2 when she refuses to hand over the phone to Lucas however she totally owned the scene as she managed to shut him down.
Now the Duffer Brothers have declared that Erica's character will have a parallel storyline in the show. Reportedly, she will have her own friends just like Lucas and will have her own mission to venture upon. We see a glimpse of this in the trailer released by Netflix for Season 3 where we see her crawling through some kind of tunnel with two torches attached to her helmet. In another clip we also see her standing with the show's new female character, Robin, played by Maya Hawke. Chances are these two characters will team up to help the rest of the gang take down the Demogorgon one more time. Also, both Robin and Erica are pretty quick-witted so their duo might just be a parallel to the upcoming dup on the show, Eleven and Max.
Ferguson herself had for a long time wanted her character to fight alongside the rest of the gang. The actress had mentioned in an interview, "I hope Erica could partner with Lucas and fight off the Demogorgon with Eleven, Mad Max, and the whole cast.” Watching Erica take down the Demogorgon might just be the most amusing part of the show as she will clearly not let her enemies die in peace. Whatever she may do, Erica will surely act way quicker than the rest of the characters when 'Stranger Things' returns with Season 3 on July 4.