A list of the 16 things we want to see in Stranger Things 4, including things about Hopper, Eleven, Mr. Clarke and more! Spoilers ahead!
Like most Stranger Things fans, I can’t wait to see Stranger Things 4 on Netflix. Stranger Things 3 was an incredible season, and I’m excited to see what the Duffer Brothers, Netflix and this great cast have put together for the fourth season.
While I loved Stranger Things 3, I didn’t like certain aspects of the season that much, and all of those things I didn’t like were for purely selfish reasons. I want these characters to be happy. I enjoy watching them narrowly escape death over and over again, but this season took that too a new level.
With all that said, I’ve put together a wish list of things I want to see in Stranger Things 4. Most of the list are things I think other Stranger Things fans would like to see, too.
Let’s get this one out of the way first!
SPOILERS FOR STRANGER THINGS 3 AHEAD!
Hopper should be alive
This is the biggest thing I want to see in Stranger Things 4, and I don’t think I’m alone there. We’ve all been reading the theories about Hopper and trying to piece together all the clues that are definitely pointing in the way of Hopper being alive.
Hopper is such an important part of Stranger Things. While the Hawkins kids and Eleven remain the focus, Hopper is what brings the whole series together for me. As the scope of the show has grown, Hopper remains the link between the greater adult world and the kids of Hawkins.
Although his behavior was awful at times in Stranger Things 3, Hopper is on the path to becoming a good man and a good father, and that’s a long way from where he was when we met him in the first season.
I don’t know if he’s “the American” in Russia, but I do have a feeling that we’ll see Hopper alive in Stranger Things 4. I think it’s important for the series to continue Hopper’s redemption arc that has been in the works since the first season. And, I think the decision to keep Hopper alive is less about him than and more about Eleven.
Hopper has made necessary sacrifices along the way, and the show has earned enough goodwill in that regard to kill him off if they want to. But, I don’t think that’s the message they want to send with Eleven, again, being robbed of any semblance of happiness.
I think Eleven deserves happiness, and if there’s any justice in this world, then that’s how the series will end: with Eleven and her dear old dad still alive.