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Stranger Things Finally Gave Us Answers to These 10 Pressing Questions

Stranger Things Finally Gave Us Answers to These 10 Pressing Questions
From TIME - November 2, 2017

Warning: This post includes spoilers for Stranger Things.

Stranger Things season 2 answered several urgent questions.

At the end of season 1, fans wanted to know Elevens whereabouts and where the other Hawkins Lab kids were. And did Will bring some wild things back with him from the Upside Down? What other bad stuff is lurking around down there? Most importantly, how did Steve get his hair to do that? Just like the Hawkins Middle School science teacher you wish you had, season 2 served up plenty of helpful explanations. Fans thankfully learned a lot more about the show with the coolest supermarket exit ever after it dropped on Friday.

Here are 10 revelations from Stranger Things season 2.

1. The Demogorgons not the only monster in town

Good old flower face really had us upset in season 1. But its countless children unleashed more havoc in season 2. The Demodogs killed our superhero martyr Bob (Sean Astin) as well as numerous Hawkins lab workers with a major assist from Will (Noah Schnapp).

Another thing? We know how Demogorgons grow. Quickly. They also enjoy long runs through tunnels connecting the lab to other areas, deli meats, 3 Musketeers, oh, and destroying human and animal life. Oddly enough, they can bond with humans, as Dart and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) proved.

2. Terry Ives is definitely Elevens mother

When Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) accesses Terrys (Aimee Mullins) recollection of her labor via that blacked out space, the trippy flashback reveals that Terry did give birth to a crying Eleven a.k.a. Jane. Hawkins Lab took her from Terry, possibly for experiments and to weaponize her against Russia. Terry tried to rescue Eleven out of the lab, but thats when Dr. Brenner (Matthew Modine) gave her some form of electroshock therapy that likely caused her current damaged state. As her sister is shocked to learn, Terrys not crazy. This really happened. Further evidence: Dr. Owens (Paul Reiser) also appears to produce the receipts in the form of a birth certificate for Hopper (David Harbour.) And a new name! Jane Hopper.

3. Yes, there are others

In season 1, Eleven was identified by the number given to her by Dr. Brenner, begging the question: who were the others? We meet oneKali (Linnea Berthelsen) a.ka. Eightwho Eleven finds living out her best life with her squad. Her power is that she can make people seeor not see anythingwhich is convenient when youre on a revenge mission. On the positive side, she can also whip up a butterfly illusion on loan from The OA like its nothing. This sets up a future where well likely meet the other victims of Dr. Brenner.

4. The kids have have families

5. Yes, thats a real monster

6. Eleven has the power to close the gate, and it helps if shes pissed

7. Hopper is officially cooperating with Hawkins Lab

8. No, Wills definitely not OK

9. Steves hair is not naturally like that

10. Yes, Nancy ended up with Jonathan

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