Stranger Things quickly became a binge-worthy phenomenon and the finale of the first season was really a satisfying one but, of course, we definitely want more.
If you haven?t watched or finished all eight episodes, do not continue reading. Spoilers lurk ahead!
The eighth episode, ?Chapter 8: The Upside Down? left us with a lot of questions which was a good thing if you enjoyed the show because that means there will definitely be a next season. While the finale left us with more mysteries, the good thing was, the main mystery was resolved which was finding the lost boy, Will (Noah Schnapp).
Joyce (Winona Ryder) and Chief Hopper (David Harbour) journeyed deep into the Upside Down to search for Will and, thankfully, they were able to find him and bring him back home. It was a happy ending, save for the heartbreaking sacrifice of Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), though she could still be alive as suggested by the Eggos Hopper left in the woods. The girl is nuts for those waffles!
Meanwhile, all appears to be well and good at the Byers household on Christmas Eve until Will excuses himself and coughs up some kind of goo in the bathroom. Then he returns to the dinner table without telling his mom or brother about it. Could Will be not quite himself after spending his time in the Upside Down? Could that little boy even be Will in the first place? The goo even appears to be a part of the Demogorgon (or a baby Demogorgon?). We don?t know for sure but something?s definitely wrong with Will. Is it possible that the Demogorgon is still alive in Will?
As much as we want to know the answer to that question and all the other questions after the finale, we just have to wait until the second season. Talking to IGN, the Duffer brothers said that they wanted the finale to feel ?satisfying but that we left room and that if people respond to it we can go back into this world.?
Matt and Ross Duffer also revealed to Variety that there were a lot that they weren?t able to include in the first season mainly about the Upside Down and the origin of the monster. So all of these will be explored more on the next season which is said to be more of a sequel.
?There?s a lot there we don?t know or understand,? Ross said. ?Even with the Upside Down, we have a 30-page document that is pretty intricate in terms of what it all means, and where this monster actually came from, and why aren?t there more monsters ? we have all this stuff that we just didn?t have time for, or we didn?t feel like we needed to get into in season one, because of the main tension of Will. We have that whole other world that we haven?t fully explored in this season, and that was very purposeful.?
What do you think about the first season of Stranger Things? Do you think Will will turn into or is a monster? Share your thoughts in the comments below!