Stranger Things 2: Eleven’s top 5 bitchin’ moments

Stranger Things 2- Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/Netflix
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4. Eleven and Hopper have their big fight

What happens: Chapter 4, Eleven comes back from her impromptu escapade and finds Hopper waiting for her on the porch. He is upset she has broken the most important rule and she is bitter from having seen Mike seemingly doing okay (and in an agreeable company) despite her absence. The confrontation coming ahead already promises to be electric. And it is indeed. What a showdown.

Hopper is furious that she put herself at risk; Eleven voices how she can no longer stand being left alone for hours. Words are thrown at each other’s face until things escalate when Hopper tears the antenna off and grounds her from TV, her only window to the world (since one of the three rules is to keep all the blinds down). Eleven’s anger fuels her power and for the first time, she uses her telekinetic abilities on Hopper. The tension reaches its peak when Hopper bangs on the door of the bedroom and Eleven, sitting in a corner, screams out, blowing out all the windows in the house.

Bad bitchin’ or cool bitchin’?

Visually speaking, awesome bitchin’. We’re given a glimpse of Eleven’s abilities potential and smoldering anger. And as bad as it is, the climactic explosion of latent fears and frustrations. There are two people who suddenly find themselves swallowed into this black hole, consumed by their inner demons and own traumas. Jim relives the anguish of losing a child whereas Eleven seems to see “Papa” standing in front of her again.

A confrontation that was bound to happen since the first episodes, and the necessary breaking point for the young girl to go on her initiatory journey and for Hopper to learn from his mistakes and become a better parent.