After seeing the mid-credits scene in the finale of Stranger Things Season 3, fans are torn over the identity of the American the Russians are keeping locked away in their underground laboratory. If you need a refresher, here's what happened: In the middle of the eighth episode's end credits, the audience is transported back to the Russian facility from the beginning of the season. Two guards walk through a row of cells and stop at a door. One says, "No, not the American," before going to a second cell, grabbing a random Russian captive, and feeding him to a Demogorgon.
After this quick scene, fans only had one thing on their minds: who is the American in Stranger Things? Evidence could suggest several different characters behind that door, from the obvious to the outlandish. The only thing we know for certain is that the American, whoever they are, will play a huge role in the next season of Stranger Things.