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Here's the meaning behind the final scene of Stranger Things 2

01 November 2017 - 02:11


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The season of two of Netflix' beloved show Stranger Things premiered on 27th October, and people are loving it! But if you haven't watched the entire season, then better avoid this if you do not want to come across spoilers!

Spoiler Alert!

Stranger Things 2 showed us everything we wanted and more. It gave us new and unexpected friendships, a father-daughter bond, long awaited romance, brand new characters that we began to love and then cried over, return of the demogorgans (or demo-dogs), Eleven (or Jane) discovering things about her life, Will behind basically possessed by the 'Mind Flayer' or 'Shadow Monster' (and his amazing acting), and a lot of terror! 

Specifically the final episode was an emotional rollercoaster, with Ell finally showing up (and the look on Mike's face!), the Mind Flayer making Will suffer because his body became uninhabitant - and finally left, Steve and the kids saving the day, Eleven closing the gate, Barb getting the justic she deserve, and the cutest snow ball moments. But what shook us all was the finale scene that took us into the Upside Down, where the Mind Flayer/Shadow Monster was hovering above the Hawkins Middle school. 

This certainly created several questions. And one definite answer, the monster is definitely going to return, and it is looking scarier than before! This has been confirmed by the creators of the show, the Duffer Brothers themselves.

Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Matt Duffer said, "the idea was to create a villain that could last over multiple season arcs, so it wasn’t intended to be defeated in just this season. It was something we were hoping could help tie a few seasons, at least, together."

"The idea is that Eleven has closed the gate to the Upside Down, but the Upside Down is still very much there," Duffer continued. He added they saw it as "a way to end the season in a way that still leaves a lot of mystery and leaves us a place to go moving forward." reports Buzzfeed. "This monster was pushed out of their world, but still exists in its world. So the idea of it hovering over the school was just an image that we thought was a haunting one."

"We talked about ending with Snow Ball, but it just felt a little neat and tidy, and a little treacly if we ended there without a hint of danger," Duffer added.

So it looks like the Mind Flayer/Shadow Monster is still going to terrorize Hawkins. Let's just hope it leaves Will alone this time, that boy has suffered enough!


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