I'm not blaming her for Hopper or Billy's death since she had no clue what was going on. Also, the only reason Dustin called her was because Murray wrote the number down wrong in the first place instead of asking Alexei when he was still alive. Murray was 100% confident that he knew it and didn't need any help.Normally I don't mind the "its the 80's!" hammering home stuff in ST, but they really bent it til it broke this season. The Never Ending Story duet was just ridiculous overkill in a season that was actively setting character dialogue to Back To The Future BGM's with the flimsy "they're hiding in the cinema!" excuse.
Not only that, but good luck re-introducing Suzi in the future considering she's now directly responsible for the deaths of both Billy and Hopper with her needlessly long request. That's why Hop's got to be alive in my mind really. Otherwise its absolutely dreadful writing on the Duffers part.
They only had reason to call Suzie because Murray gave them the wrong number.Not only that, but good luck re-introducing Suzi in the future considering she's now directly responsible for the deaths of both Billy and Hopper with her needlessly long request. That's why Hop's got to be alive in my mind really. Otherwise its absolutely dreadful writing on the Duffers part.
The monster didn't die, it lost it's connection with the rest of the Mind Flayer. The second that gate gets opened again, it's game on, just like what happened at the start of the season.I thought it was lame that the monster just died when the portal was closed.
I also don't think it's Hopper in the Russian prison - more likely to be Brett Gelman's character. If Hopper survived, he's in the Upside Down. But I doubt they'd write him back in given the send off he had.
They showed no remains because the people who got caught in that explosion were completely disintegrated. They showed us that with those people in the hazmat suits.Hopper is not dead. They very clearly showed no remains in the space he was standing. The thing I expected to happen that didn't happen was for there to be a door open three inches (either the front door of Joyce's home, or the door to Eleven's room in his cabin). Which would signify that Hopper is alive on the other side.
With the mid-credit scene, the assumption is that Hopper was taken captive by the Russians that managed to escape (you see that the Army doesn't find any Russians when they raid the facility).
The Duffers have talked about 4 or 5, but not exceeding 5.
I guess there's no way to reasonably keep it a kids vibe without doing a new cast every season.
I hope they do a Harry Potter style of thing, that we see the cast growing and the show getting darkerI guess there's no way to reasonably keep it a kids vibe without doing a new cast every season.
But I'm not opposed to the characters growing with the show. It does seem to be getting a little darker.
Really hoping they get more into the upside down next season along with the Eleven back story.
My only concern with this is Steve, Nancy and Jonathan would be all like mid 20's wouldn't they?I'm actally hoping next season skips a few years in the world itself. Allow Will's family to settle somewhere new with El and have the kids all in high school proper, maybe even seniors where the 4th season is about all the excitement and anxiety of childhood ending.
Chernoybl is just way to big of a situation to not include it in a show like this. It's so easy how they could write this into the lore of the show.Yeah it would be awesome, ofc I fully understand the gravity of what happened in Chernobyl and the fact that it is an awful awful disaster, but it would be a heck of a finale.
I feel they might of telegraphed it a little bit with how they made a point to say in S3 the power requirements for powering the portal machine underneath Hopkins and the multiple blackouts that happened because if the portal machine powering up.
Plus the year timeskip and the heavy russian influence this season.
I can totally stretch my sense of disbelief for another portal device requiring a top secret nuclear power plant to power it continuously without causing massive blackouts.
The difference being that we see the hazmat suits disintegrate, but don't see the same for Hopper. If you don't see someone die, they ain't dead.
There was lightning spinning around from the weapon thing after Hopper threw the Terminator on it. He was trapped.