There are some things in life that humans can’t deny whether it’s onscreen or in reality. Like the relationships we build with people over time, which becomes a part of our hearts forever whether they turn out to be bitter or loved. And one of the best examples fans get to experience here is the relationship between Eleven and Papa. Stranger Things has put Millie Bobby Brown and Matthew Modine in a pattern that they always end up together. In a recent interview for Tudum cover story, both actors gave insight into some crucial details of Papa’s character. And it will certainly change the viewpoint of the audience toward this wicked scientist.
Millie Bobby Brown believes Eleven has an inevitable bond with Dr. Martin Brenner
Although there are severe complexities in the relationship that holds Eleven and Papa together. But Millie thinks to find answers to this thing we need to look back. Probably the incidents that took place in 1979 hold importance. However, Brenner had a very short appearance on the show, and his pretentious death in season 1 somehow blurred his role. So Duffer Brothers brought him back to season 4 even though Modine was planning to do a broadway. Why? Well, it’s as Millie said: Season 4 dives into Eleven’s past and “there’s no past without Papa”.
Moreover, her future also depends on Brenner only as she lost her powers during the Starcourt Mall showdown. We saw in Volume 1 that Eleven had to trust Papa once again to access her telekinetic abilities. Like Modine told Tudum in their conversation:
“He’s having to force Eleven to go through her past and re-see things”
Subsequently, Papa was the only man who knew the process that could bring Eleven’s powers back. As he was evidence of all the past incidents in the lab. In addition, Brenner was closely familiar with Eleven’s nature as he raised her in the captivity for almost 11 years. Therefore, he gives a sensory deprivation treatment to her in Nina Tank, where she dwells in the layers of her subconsciousness to discover the mysterious past has remained blocked for years.
This is a convincing thought that Eleven would not have survived the cruel memories without the support of Papa. For Brenner knew this isn’t a easy thing to cope for what has happened in the past. Hence, the good news is viewers will get a wholesome of Papa love in the season 4 volume 2 of Stranger Things.