Stranger Things season 3 premiered on Netflix on April 4, 2019. The series is a sci-fi horror drama created by the Duffer Brothers and executive produced by Dan Cohen and Shawn Levy. Eleven’s powers and the Mind Flayer are some of the many subplots of the series.
If you’re wondering what happened to the main characters in the third season, you’ve come to the right place. Stranger Things is a show that has been ramping up a massive hill of subplots and storylines. Fans of the show are predicting a big reveal for the end of the season, but they are also assuming that all the main characters will be okay.
While the series continues to focus on its central characters and their relationships, it also introduces a handful of side characters that don’t have any direct connection to the main story. This is a trend that has become somewhat tiresome for some fans. It seems to sanitize the show, which can lead to a feeling of mediocrity.
The Mind Flayer
The Mind Flayer is a supernatural entity that controls Billy, a main character in Stranger Things. The Mind Flayer was banished to the Upside Down in Season 2, but he’s now back and using the bodies of people and rats to create a physical body. The Mind Flayer decides to use Billy’s body to capture Heather Holloway. Other victims of this supernatural entity include Tom and Heather Holloway, Doris Driscoll, and Bruce Lowe. Others are not yet known, but there’s a strong chance they’ve become possessed by the Mind Flayer at some point.
The Mind Flayer possesses the bodies of its targets, and has possessed both Eleven and Billy. He uses the possessed people in Hawkins to add to the Mind Flayer’s physical form. In Season 3, the Mind Flayer attacks Eleven, biting off a piece of her leg and leaving her in a coma. Henry then takes full responsibility for losing Eleven and then destroys the Mind Flayer’s physical form.
Eleven’s powers are triggered by episodes of intense stress. At first, she had a difficult time using her powers to carry out even the most basic tasks. However, as the series progressed, she learned how to use her powers more easily. As a result, she was able to perform more complex tasks, such as lifting heavy objects or closing doors. Additionally, her powers allow her to communicate with other people, even when they are miles apart.
Eleven’s powers are a mixture of natural and acquired abilities. Her father, Dr. Martin Brenner, was an MKUltra test subject, so Eleven has the capacity to use her powers in unexpected ways. Eleven also has the ability to use remote viewing and sensory deprivation tanks to enter other dimensions.
The Griswold family
The Griswold family from Stranger Things season 3 are a family of misfits. While the first two seasons leaned heavily on the works of Stephen King and Spielberg, this season leaned heavily on the works of George A. Romero, Sam Raimi, and others. To that end, the show makes sure to honor its influences through references and homages. The second half of season three was especially jam-packed with movie references, so fans can expect a similar treatment from season four.
Stranger Things season 3 has also been a musical extravaganza, with some memorable musical moments. For example, Dustin and his girlfriend Suzie perform the iconic theme song from the 1983 horror classic The NeverEnding Story. The two are known to call each other “Dusty-bun” and “Suzie-poo,” and Dustin is also known as “Dusty-bun.” They are also known for their perfect call signs, and Dustin refers to Eleven’s group of friends as the “Griswold family” from the classic 1983 horror movie.
The Starcourt Mall
When the production designers were looking for locations for Stranger Things season three, they found an old mall that was in a state of complete disrepair. Luckily, the Duffer brothers had a few ideas for the Starcourt Mall, and they renovated it to be as authentic as possible. They even remade the food court trays, which were often used by mall patrons.
Filming was conducted throughout the mall, which featured over 40 stores. Some of these were period-appropriate replicas of well-known stores, while others were entirely new creations. The mall’s expansive interior space also allowed for dynamic camerawork.