Stranger Things 4 came in with an insane level of gore, violence, scene transformations, and a huge rollercoaster of emotions. It was the most intense season of the entire franchise and has outdone all its previous episodes. However, despite the excellence, some dispensable scenes were uncalled for. Some issues were right under our nose, but Stranger Things 4 quietly got it covered before we could even notice it. But worry not since we bring it to you here.
The unnecessary shift from Hawkins to California
Remember when Byers’ family shifted from Hawkins after the traumatizing series of events? Joyce, Will, Jonathan, and Eleven move to California as a family and leave the cursed land behind. But all that was unnecessary as it did not result in any specific outcome. The only reason it might be a bit fruitful is the introduction of Jonathan’s friend Argyle. But apart from that, we see no major consequences as they have to return it to Hawkins again. No scene showed their returning except the one where they have all gathered at Hoppers at the end of volume 2.
That’s exactly how the showrunners fixed it. They are now apparently at their old place as the upcoming season will more or less take place majorly in Hawkins. Some might argue that it was for Eleven’s safety but was it? Cause she was abducted as it had to be into the doctor’s underground laboratory in the middle of nowhere. So it didn’t serve the purpose of protecting El either. Hence, it is a better decision to keep them all united in the end since something worse is yet to come.
What can we expect from Stranger Things five?
It has been quietly implied that all of them are together in one place as they’re yet to fight their biggest battle. With many fan theories surfacing on the internet, The Duffers have confirmed certain things about the last season. As the writer’s room is again under work as we speak, it won’t take much longer as they already have the majority of the season mapped out.
Many unanswered questions are skirting around the final season. Is there anything more sinister to come? Will Max come back to life? Will anything happen to Will or Eleven? Is anyone going to come back? Can Hawkins be saved by any chance? And the biggest of all, will the curse of Vecna ever end?
Some believe that Will and El combined is the equivalent of Vecna, and the Upside Down expanding into their plain of existence evens the battleground. However, it’s still very unclear as to what’s going to happen. But one thing is for sure, the cozy warm little town of Indiana will never be the same. Let’s just hope to get proper and less painful answers to these soon as 2024 is not so far.