We expected a whole lot of strange things happening at Hawkins but Max levitating? That’s something none of us expected. Ever since the Stranger Things trailer dropped, Max’s powers have become the talking point but some eagle-eyed fans have caught up on another twist that you may have missed – Billy’s gravestone says, William Hargrove.
Umm, what just happened here? Allow us to elaborate.
Why does Billy’s gravestone say William Hargrove in the Stranger Things trailer?
You thought Billy’s arc was over? No, not so much. Even though he didn’t make an appearance, his grave did twice. And it does look like it’ll play a significant role in the horrific events that are to unfold.
In the first scene, Max is at his gravestone clearly not over his death. Although he wasn’t the ideal brother, she is still grappling with the loss. In the next scene of the Stranger Things trailer, where Max is levitating, the name on the gravestone changes to Willian Hargrove. Is this an error because it doesn’t seem like one. It feels more like a twist that the Duffer brothers intended for the fans.
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Maybe Billy or the Mind Flayer still has an influence over Max, especially at his grave. Alternatively, it could also mean that Upside Down is changing reality. The Duffer Brothers have mentioned to IGN that the horrors of the other side are leaking out. They further added that the sightings of the grandfather clock aren’t a good sign. Something sinister is surely happening to Max because she’s the only one to see it. We assume that the grandfather clock also serves as a portal to the other side. All this means Max is in serious trouble this season!
Will Billy come back to torment the Hawkins gang?
Well, there are reasons to believe that show creators are preparing a comeback for the character. Although he may not appear as Billy but in some other capacity to terrorize them. There’s an episode that’s dedicated to Billy and his grave shows up twice, one featuring a significant event.