Warning: spoilers forward for Stranger Issues Season 2.
Season 2 of Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Issues premiered on October 27, and a whole lot of fans lastly acquired to examine again in with what’s been occurring in Hawkins. The second season launched a monster so massive and incomprehensible that the Demogorgon appears virtually tiny in comparison, and in contrast to the Demogorgon, the Thoughts Flayer was nonetheless alive and energetic by the ultimate scene. In reality, the ultimate scene featured the Shadow Monster within the Upside Down, looming menacingly over Hawkins Center College. Whereas the Stranger Things kids have been adorably dancing the evening away on the long-awaited Snow Ball, the Thoughts Flayer nonetheless appeared to have taking up their dimension on his thoughts, regardless of Eleven closing the gate in his face.
There are nonetheless loads of questions in regards to the Thoughts Flayer as of the tip of Season 2. Fortuitously, CinemaBlend’s personal Conner Schwerdtfeger was in a position to communicate with Stranger Issues creators Matt and Ross Duffer at a Grasp Class occasion at Chapman College. When requested if the Thoughts Flayer may have a vendetta in opposition to Eleven, the Duffers had this to say:
Matt Duffer: One other actually good query. I do not know. No, no, no. It is sort of the very first thing, the place you see him on the finish of the present purposely coming head to head together with her.
Ross Duffer: And the concept he did not know Eleven existed, a lot much less somebody with this sort of energy, so as to maintain him out. So then with that ultimate shot, we needed to trace at is perhaps, yeah this factor continues to be there and it isn’t thrilled with the way in which occasions occurred.
Matt Duffer: It is a little bit little bit of the Harry Potter factor, by way of ‘oh that is the one one who can cease me?’
The Thoughts Flayer was dominating the nice guys of Stranger Issues Season 2 from the very starting till virtually the very finish, and the very best they may say was just about that solely Bob had been killed… till Eleven strolled into the Byers home after dispatching the Demodogs that had been despatched to kill her mates. The sport modified as soon as Eleven reunited with Hopper, Mike, and the others, and there is no method they might have trapped the Thoughts Flayer again within the Upside Down if Eleven had determined to only keep in Chicago with Kali in Season 2’s most divisive episode.
The Thoughts Flayer has each cause to be sad with how Eleven turned the tide within the finale. Based on the Duffer brothers, the ultimate showdown revealed to the Thoughts Flayer that the Hawkins crew has a really highly effective ace within the gap, and he or she simply so occurs to be a 13-year-old lady. In that ultimate showdown when Eleven went to shut the gate on the Thoughts Flayer, there was a transparent second when the monster confronted her and got a good look at her. On condition that she was having fun with Mike preserving his promise on the Snow Ball in Hawkins Center on the finish of the finale, it stands to cause that the Thoughts Flayer was looming over the Upside Down center faculty due to her.
After all, the gate was fairly clearly shut within the Season 2 finale, as confirmed by the sudden deaths of all of the Demodogs nonetheless in Hawkins, so the Thoughts Flayer does not have entry to El or any of the others for the time being. That stated, the Duffer brothers stated this in regards to the Thoughts Flayer presumably returning:
Ross Duffer: Nothing is ever ultimate in Stranger Issues.
Matt Duffer: It is science fiction. I imply, who is aware of? Who is aware of? Something is feasible. It has been opened up. The door’s been shut, however i assume the query is–
Ross Duffer: The Thoughts Flayer continues to be on the opposite facet and he is proper there in The Upside Down, so the query is ‘Are characters protected?’ And they’re for a time.
It sounds just like the characters will no less than be okay from the tip of Season 2 to the start of Season three. Possibly the Thoughts Flayer may have discovered a method out of the Upside Down by the point the motion picks up once more within the subsequent batch of episodes. Then once more, if Stranger Issues does go the Harry Potter route with the Thoughts Flayer vs. Eleven, perhaps the following installment will characteristic a model new villain whereas the Thoughts Flayer is off-screen to bide his time, a la Prisoner of Azkaban. Stranger Issues does love its homages.
We’ll have to attend and see. The total first and second seasons can be found streaming on Netflix, and our fall TV guide will help you discover some reveals to observe for those who’re already in Stranger Issues withdrawal after watching Season 2. If you have not checked them out but, ensure to try the key Stranger Things Season 2 details you might have missed and 8 big questions we have after Season 2.