Stranger Things: 11 best moments featuring Eleven

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8. More signs of her powers

Episode: “Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street”

In stopping the fan in the diner, fans got a brief look that there was something strange and special about Eleven. But as we mentioned, it was really just a teaser of what she was capable of. One of the most masterful achievements of the show is the way that her character is slowly built up throughout all eight episodes. It’s obvious that she’s an exceptional person with supernatural abilities, but the extent of that is revealed piece by piece throughout the show in a way that both viewers and the characters within the show can see.

Thus, that brings us to the second time that we see what Eleven is capable of. More importantly, it’s the first time that any of the characters in Stranger Things see what she’s able to do with her mind.

When Mike, Dustin and Lucas are debating about what to do once they discover El, the decision is hastily made that they’re going to tell Mike’s parents. However, Eleven’s distrust of adults (a warranted feeling, mind you) tells her that’s a bad idea. Thus, she slams the door shut using her psychokinetic powers to keep the boys from telling anyone.

Not only is this a step up from stopping a squeaking fan, but it’s also pivotal for the friendship between El and the boys and the dynamics that come into play. Lucas becomes even more wary of her, while Dustin remains neutral and Mike only becomes more intrigued.