Stranger Things: 11 best moments featuring Eleven

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6. A date to a dance

Episode: “Chapter Eight: The Monster”

One of my favorite moments in the show, though it doesn’t deal with Eleven directly, occurs when Mike and Nancy are discussing their romantic feelings. Mike asks Nancy if she’s into Jonathan now, which she denies. To then “get back” at her brother, she asks him if he likes Eleven. Naturally, he reacts like he’s been asked the vilest question on the planet, repulsed by the mere thought. Of course, anyone with any kind of knowledge of kids that age knows that’s a resounding “yes”.

Thus, it’s exceptionally sweet in the finale of Stranger Things season 1 when Eleven and Mike are holed up waiting on Joyce, Hopper and the others to get back. Both of them clearly have a sense that things are going to change in a big way no matter what transpires next. However, Mike is trying not to act like that and says that El can come stay with him and his family, that Nancy will be like his sister. To this, Eleven asks if Mike would be her brother.

As stated, it’s clear that Mike actually “likes” El, so he says no to being her brother, and then innocently tries to describe that he doesn’t like her like a brother would like a sister. He then asks her to the Snow Ball before giving her a kiss. There are many tender moments of friendship between the kids on this show. However, this is undoubtedly one of the biggest and best, filled to the brim with innocence and feeling.