WARNING: this list contains spoilers bigger than the Demogorgon.
If you haven't blasted through Stranger Things 2 yet, then run to your TV or computer and fire up Netflix before reading any further. Spoilers and fan theories on Stranger Things 2 are up ahead. The second season of the smash-hit show premiered on October 27, 2017, inviting viewers back to the not-so-sleepy town of Hawkins and the eerie Upside Down. More characters were introduced, scads of monsters were thrown into the mix, and there was one hell of a final shot to ruminate on.
It's excruciating to wait for Season 3 to find out what happens next. But until then, you can dive into some fan theories about season 2 of Stranger Things to gather some clues and figure out what lies ahead for Eleven, Will, Mike, Dustin, Lucas, and the rest of the cast. The sleuths over at Reddit and avid watchers everywhere have come up with some truly crazy Stranger Things 2 theories for you to obsess over until the third season finally drops. Let's just hope poor Will can catch a break.
Eleven closed the gate in the Season 2 finale, but chances are that won't be the case for long. She managed to find her way out of the Upside Down at the beginning of the season and came out into the school hallway. Who's to say there won't be a similar, slimy crevice for a monster to burst out of in Season 3?
While episode 7 proved fairly divisive among fans, it did confirm that Eleven is one of many kids with mysterious powers; presumably she's the eleventh in a long line of gifted children. El's sister Kali (number eight) has the power to alter people's perception of reality, and sees the potential of Eleven's ability to find people. Could Kali be returning to implore Eleven to help in her revenge quest?
On top of that, you can assume there are at least nine other kids with powers out there. Will Eleven be meeting more of her "family" in the seasons to come?
In the first season, Will used lights to communicate with his mother from the Upside Down. That suggests the Upside Down and electricity are linked somehow. Now think on how Eleven's mother, Terry, indicated to El that she wanted to talk by causing all the lights in her house to flicker. Could this mean that Terry is linked to the Upside Down? Maybe part of her is stuck there, and that's why she's practically comatose in the real world.
"Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I'll be watching you."
Pretty creepy, no? Sure, the romantic guitar lick is a great accompaniment to Eleven and Mike's heartwarming first dance at the Snow Ball. But the more stalker-esque elements are a weirdly fitting soundtrack to the camera turning on its axis to reveal the Mind Flayer lurking above the school. Suddenly, the song sounds a whole lot like the creature's new plan: biding its time, waiting for its chance to get revenge on the kids that sealed the gate.