The second seasons of Stranger Things finally hit Netflix just days before Halloween, and if you’re anything like me (and probably millions of others), you scheduled a nice block of binging time over the weekend to power through all nine episodes. While this article isn’t exactly a critical review of the season as a whole, I do want to mention that Stranger Things 2 was almost as good as the first batch of episodes that became a surprise hit in 2016.
It was almost impossible to live up to that ground breaking debut season, but creators Matt and Ross Duffer expertly delivered a second chapter of the tale that maintained the spooky 80s nostalgic atmosphere, while still opening up the mystery of Hawkins, Indiana a little bit more. But if you think that Season Two was going to answer all your questions and wrap things up with a neat, tidy bow… well, you were wrong.
There’s been no official announcement that Netflix will green light a third season of Stranger Things, although it certainly feels like it’s just a matter of time. The Duffer Brothers have already confirmed they are working on it, so the announcement is really just a formality. Plus, the second season ended with a bunch of mysteries still to solve. With the third season likely being another year away (Halloween 2018 is a safe bet), here are 12 burning questions we still have about Will, Eleven, Hopper, and the rest of the characters from the strange town of Hawkins.
**SPOILER WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS ALLLLLLLLLL THE SPOILERS FROM STRANGER THINGS 2. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED.**
Will Eleven and Max Become Friends?
It took forever, but Eleven was finally reunited with her friends in the final episode of Season Two, just in time to save their butts from a pack of Demidogs and the Mind Flayer/Shadow Monster. With the Department of Energy finally hightailing it out of town thanks to Nancy and Jonathan exposing their role in the death of Barb Holland, it would appear that Eleven is now free to live her life like a normal kid. Hopper is given a birth certificate for “Jane” and will likely adopt her for good.
But the party has another female member, Mad Max. There was only a single interaction between Eleven and Maxine (plus an earlier scene were El watched Mike and Max fight/flirt through a window), but it’s safe to say their relationship is frosty, at best. The struggle to be the only female in a group of friends that is traditionally made up of four males could lead to jealously and infighting — especially as all the kids hit puberty and romantic sparks were seen flying at the Snow Ball ’84. Or will they manage to find a happy equilibrium?