first. In writing this article I tried
to keep the important spoilers to a minimum, but if you don’t even want the
slightest idea of what happened in Season 3 of Stranger Things, PLEASE DO NOT
READ ANY FURTHER! Thank you!
As if the world
of the Upside Down and the evil scientists of Hawkins Lab weren’t enough,
Stranger Things Season 3 manages to kick it up yet another notch.
In this season we
are faced with a new threat from the biggest villains of the 1980’s, the
Russians. We are also introduced to new
love interests for Steve (sort of) and Dustin who together, remain a dynamic
duo throughout season 3. Although we’ve
been devastated in the past by the deaths of beloved innocent characters such
as Barb and Bob, this current season manages to stretch our heartstrings
further than ever before.
This season is a
bit of coming of age season as all the characters (and the actors who portray
them in real life) are getting older and experiencing things they never had
before. In previous seasons, much of the
conflict came from external causes that the team had to band together to
defeat. In this season you’ll see what
them at odds with each other while trying to navigate the initial entrance into
the dating world. Mike and Elevens
romance will start a split between the group which will only get worse once
they break up. Max actually breaks up
with Lucas at the same time and this causes Eleven and Max to become best
season was heavily centered on romance, dating, and love. Dustin, who just comes back from camp to
begin the season, claims to have a girlfriend named Suzy but no one believes
him after a failed attempt to contact her.
Spoiler alert, she is real, and she eventually plays a crucial role in
the season. Steve, who’s been working at
Scoops Ahoy with our newest character Robin, is constantly striking out every
time he makes an attempt to woe a woman.
Throughout the season and due to various conversations with Dustin,
Steve eventually realizes that he actual has strong feelings for Robin. After the 2 get close, Steve eventually
professes his interest in Robin, which leads to an unexpected response from
chemistry between Hopper and Joyce continues through this season and manages to
survive multiple pitfalls. It’s obvious
that Hopper has loved Joyce since they were young kids in Hawkins. Joyce however, is still reeling off of the
loss of Bob and has become scared of leaving herself vulnerable to
heartbreak. Hopper has a difficult time with
this all season as he is at the same time learning how to parent a teenage girl
who is anything but cooperative.
Matter of fact
the only character throughout the show to not have any type of romantic
interest or storyline is Will Byers.
Then again, will should probably be in a psych ward and traumatized
beyond repair after the things he’s experienced. Nevertheless, he finds himself in the middle of
everything again as he still holds a connection between the Upside Down and
this season was so concentrated on love stories, it still manages to pack a
punch of intrigue, action, mystery and excitement. It may very well be the best season