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I bet you think you're so smart after finishing the third season of Strange things this weekend … Okay, let's face it, you touched it all last weekend and now you're back to number three … Four? Dang
Anyway, at the end of Stranger things: Summer edition, a scene after the credits took us out of Hawkins … until the snowfall Kamchatka, Russia. There, two soldiers revealed that the Russians have gathered not only a Demogorgan, but also a US citizen. Have a look.
But who is the prisoner? I'm sure you think you know, but here are some theories to change your perspective.
How many of you shouted "Hopper !!!!!" On your screen right in the middle of that extra scene? All of you? Well, you could be right. If you click on this post, here you can read all the reasons why I think Chief Jim Hopper (David Harbor) is definitely alive. There may even be screenshots showing that he is missing from the explosion all together.
If the theory that Hopper was dragged to Upside Down is correct, then how would he have been captured by the Russians? Well, considering that they have a Demogorgon of their own, it's probably safe to say that our colleagues have managed to create a portal at home.
You may know Dr. Brenner (Matthew Modine) as the evil "daddy" of Once. Although it seemed unlikely that he could have survived Demogorgon's attack in the first season, we never saw the body or the actual death. In Strange things Earth, that means he is alive.
Indeed, "I would say if we were going to kill Brenner … as a member of the audience watching the show, if that were his death, it would be very unsatisfactory for me," said co-creator Matt Duffer. IGN "It would deserve much more than that as an ending, so yes, there is the possibility of seeing it again."
In the second season, a former employee of Brenner's lab confirmed to Eleven that "daddy" is alive, and somewhere. Russia, maybe?
Well, now that the two most popular theories are out of the way, what do you think of Murray (Brett Gelman)? The man speaks the language, believes that the Russians pursued him since the second season and is probably the smartest person they can choose to interrogate. What if they found him between the explosion and the three-month time jump in the final?
Take a look at your voicemail message (you can actually hear it IRL by dialing your number, 618-625-8313):
Hello, you have arrived at the residence of Murray Bauman. Mom, if this is you, please hang up and call me between 5 and 6 in the afternoon, as explained above, okay? If this is Joyce, Joyce, thanks for calling, I've been trying to locate her. I have an update It's about, well, it's probably better if we talk in person. It is not good or bad, but it is something.
If this is someone other than my mother or Joyce, well, you think you're very smart and you get my number, right? Well, here's some breaking news for you: you're not smart. You are not special. You are just one of the many, many nimwits that have called here, and the closest you can get to me is this prerecorded message, so on the beep, do me a favor and hang up and never call back here. You are a parasite! Thank you and good morning.
It seems he has discovered something important. Maybe big enough to justify his kidnapping?
The other psychic children.
The two less favorite characters of the season could all be the same to discover the mystery of the fourth season. According to the user of reddit @skeletonabbey, Hopper and Dr. Brenner are definitely dead (I doubt it, but listen to them). Even if they are alive, neither of them can give the Russians what they ultimately want: an upside-down portal.
"The Americans could only open a door because of El's powers," reads the theory. "At the beginning of the third season, we are shown that the Russians CAN NOT open a door there, therefore, we will get to Hawkins, so how can they have a demogorgon alive if the door is closed here again? door, and the only way they could do it is with one of the psychics. "
It's okay, I'm going to bite. The theory goes on to suggest that they discovered Eleven's powers during the events at the Starcourt mall, conducted an investigation and discovered at least their sisters and brothers.
For the good of all, hopefully not.
Emily is the entertainment editor at Cosmopolitan, which is a good way of saying she watches too much television and constantly wants to tell you about it.