By: Austin Rosas
After battling the Mind Flayer and closing the gate at the Starcourt Mall, everything seemed to be going back to normal in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana. The Byers family and Eleven moved to California to escape the bizarre events that took place in Hawkins. Meanwhile, Max, Mike, Dustin and Lucas continued living their usual lives back in Indiana; spring break rapidly approached.
Although the friend group is split apart, Eleven and Mike are still in an ever-growing relationship. Mike comes to visit Eleven and the Byers family, so that they can spend spring break together. Little does he know, she has not been forthcoming about the social struggles that she has faced in her new environment.
With all this knowledge of where the friends are, audiences still have one huge question: what happened to Hopper? At the end of the third season, a snippet of the upcoming season was revealed. In this short clip, Hopper was revealed; alive, but not in Hawkins. Hopper was actually captured by the Russian soldiers and transported to a highly secure Russian base containing an unearthly creature.
With the title of the show being Stranger Things, it can be expected that some bizarre events will happen this season, but the future for these heroes is unclear. Will Hopper be freed from prison? Will there be a new villain this season? Will the friend group be reunited? What is the origin of the Upside Down? The answers to all of these questions and more will be explored in the new season of Stranger Things. Fans can access the show through a Netflix account. The first part of Stranger Things 4 began airing on May 27, 2022. Part 2 will be released later this summer on July 1st.