5 Details You May Have Missed In Stranger Things 2

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It’s finally here, folks! The highly anticipated Stranger Things 2 premiered on Netflix on October 27th at 12 am PST and 3 am EST. If you’re a diehard fan, you may have been one of the crazies who binge-watched the second season as soon as it was available. If so, it’s possible you may have missed a few small details hidden in certain scenes. Now that you have an excuse to justify watching Stranger Things 2 again, go back and be on the lookout for these five important details.

  1.  Dustin Doesn’t Get the Princess

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In the first episode entitled “Mad Max,” the four boys play “Dragon’s Lair” at the arcade. When Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo) gets fried by the dragon in the game, Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) mocks Dustin for not getting princess Daphne. He states, “You’ll get there one day, but until then Princess Daphne is still mine.” This moment actually foreshadows another princess Dustin wouldn’t win over. Throughout season two, Dustin and Lucas fall for the new girl, Max, but by the end of the last episode, Dustin ends up alone while Lucas and Max dance together at the Snow Ball. No worries, Dustin. Maybe next season you’ll find your own princess instead of forming a creepy bond with a baby demogorgon.

2. Will’s Ghostbuster’s Costume Was Different From the Others

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In the second episode entitled, “Trick or Treat, Freak,” Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Will (Noah Schnapp), Dustin, and Lucas dress up for Halloween as the Ghostbusters. However, Will’s costume is a shade different from the rest probably because his mother made the costume for him. In the first episode, Joyce Byers (Winona Ryder) can be seen sewing the Ghostbuster’s insignia onto the costume. Not only is Will already signaled out from his friends as the “Zombie Boy” experiencing PTSD, but he’s also separated from them by socioeconomic status. Mike, Lucas, and Dustin’s family clearly have more wealth based off of the size of their homes, which is just another way that Will is further secluded from his group of friends.

3. Eleven and Hopper’s Secret Morse Code Knock Spells “Us”

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Many of the characters use Morse code in season two of Stranger Things, but the ones who used it the most often were Hopper (David Harbour) and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown). After Eleven escaped from the Upside Down and returned to Hawkins, Hopper hid her away in his father’s old cabin which is secluded in the woods. Whenever Hopper would return to the cabin, he would knock to Eleven in Morse code so that she would know it was him. A few people from the Stranger Things subreddit discovered that the secret knock, which is two knocks, a pause, followed by one more knock and then three quick knocks, actually means “Us” in Morse code.

4. Hopper Reads the Same Book to Eleven That He Read to His Daughter

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In the third episode entitled “The Pollywog,” Eleven thinks back to when Hopper read to her. The book Hopper is reading to Eleven is actually Anne of Green Gables, but this is not the first time we’ve seen Hopper read this book. In fact, in a flashback from season one, Hopper reads a separate passage from the same book to his daughter Sara, who died from what appears to be cancer when she was young. Showing Hopper reading the same book to Eleven clues the audience in on their relationship and how she’s evolved into his own surrogate daughter.

5. Eleven Has Similarities to the Demogorgon 

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Throughout season two of Stranger Things, there is a lot of imagery that connects Eleven to the Demogorgon. After temporarily being stuck in the Upside Down, she returns to Hawkins through the same portal that the Demogorgon used in season one. When Eleven goes to visit her mother, Terry Ives (Aimee Mullins), she unlocks the door chain using her psychic powers, which is something the Demogorgon did to break into Will’s house in season one.

Having Eleven mirror some of the same actions as the Demogorgon may be a way of highlighting one of the fan theories that Eleven and the Demogorgon have similar origins. As we’ve seen in season two, there are more people other than Eleven who were experimented on in Hawkins Lab including Eleven’s “sister,” Kali (Linnea Berthelsen) who is number eight. It’s safe to say then that there are others that came before her that have the same psychic abilities as Eleven and the Demogorgon might have been one of them.



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