'Stranger Things' Season 3 might just see Steve and Jonathan team up to smack the heck out of Billy
They earlier paired-up to bring down one demogorgon, so it won't be much trouble to bring down a human villain
Netflix's 'Stranger Things' is best known for three things - a demogorgon with a black lotus for a face, Eleven's bleeding nose and her constant crave for eggo waffles, and the continuous tyranny of the high school jocks.
Coming from the Duffer Brothers, the show is a rendition of everything '80s and to add their own touch, the Duffer brothers introduced us to Steve Harington (Joe Kerry), Billy Hargrove (Darce Montgomery), and Jonathan Byers (Charlie Heaton), three boys who literally define the '80s mood in their own way. However, what we love the most about the trio is their dynamic and hopefully we will see a Steve-Jonathan tie up in Season 3 as they come down upon Billy, the jock.
Each of them have an extremely interesting past. We were introduced to Steve in Season 1 as Nancy Wheeler's (Natalie Dyer) boyfriend who is nothing more than a stereotypical high school jock, and sort of doesn't care about anything, not even his relationship.
For almost the entire season, the audience was left under the impression that this boy is going nowhere with his life and certainly doesn't deserve a girl as good as Nancy. However, things changed and we almost melted over the Steve-Dustin couple as Steve went from being a jock to reliably dad material and literally stole the show in Season 2.
portrait of a mother pic.twitter.com/PLL4MraVfA— Stranger Things (@Stranger_Things) March 23, 2019
While Steve was busy with the highway of life, Billy replaced him as the new jock in school. However, Billy had a greater purpose to serve. Unlike Steve, Billy's character up to Season 2, seemed completely unredeemable. Billy was not only an insecure guy who lashed out at his step-sister, Max (Sadie Sink), as a way of getting back at his father, but at his core he was alone.
He basically never had friends, unlike Steve, but actually had a few people who put him on a pedestal but never truly became his friends. However, from the trailer of Season 3 it seemed like Billy might hit rock bottom as he is about to turn into the human villain of the show. Billy might just end up on the other side of the character spectrum where the character does not get any better, but worsens with every passing moment or incident in the story.
On the other hand, Jonathan has always been a very good boy in town. Unlike Billy, who harasses his step-sister even at the slightest instigation, Jonathan has always been like a third parent to Will. He introduced Will to all the cool stuff such as rock 'n roll music, graphic novels, and some really great sci-fi novels.
Jonathan never was as popular in school as Steve and Billy, but he was the silent one whom everyone was intrigued by, although no one ever really spoke to him. With Season 3 being just months away, fans are hoping the two good older boys on the show - Steve and Jonathan - will team up to beat Billy as he goes completely bad.
One fan on Reddit commented, "Steve and Jonathan vs. Billy. I'd like to see that." Another fan stated, "Jonathan will be coming off the bench to fight Billy this time." Fans are probably wondering how to defeat Billy, since chances are, this time he will be the new host of the Mind Flayer who, in Season 2, had infested Will's body.
The creators told Vulture during an interview: "Billy was supposed to have a bigger role. We ended up having so many characters it ended up, in a way, more teed up for season three than anything. There was a whole teen supernatural story line that just got booted because it was just too cluttered, you know? A lot of that’s just getting kicked into season three."
'Stranger Things' Season 3 returns to Netflix July 4.