Season 3 feels like the peak for Stranger Things, and from here, it can either plateau or go downhill.
Stranger Things: Season 3, Episode 8 “Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt” [Season Finale] – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)
While the finale sets up a season 4, it makes clear that things won’t be the same. Either because of what happens during the fight with the Mind Flayer or the decisions made after.
Two secrets are revealed, we experience the first notable death of the season, and the gang begins to converge as the Mind Flayer makes its first major move.
Stranger Things: Season 3, Episode 6 “Chapter Six: E. Pluribus Unum” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)
On top of learning why the Russians are in Hawkins, El ventures into Billy’s past and discovers why he is the way he is – in more ways than one.
As the Mind Flayer shows both a weakness and strength, Hopper meets up with an old friend and Steve’s crew make a grand discovery
We’re halfway through the season and are treated to El’s first fight with the Mind Flayer. Which happens to coincide with a new development when it comes to the Russians.
Stranger Things: Season 3, Episode 3 “Chapter 3: The Case of the Missing Lifeguard” – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)
The Russians land in Hawkins, and alongside them, the Mind Flayer’s plans begin to come to fruition.
As Billy becomes a pawn to the Mind Flayer, Dustin helps integrate Robin into the crew. Also, El comes to Max about boy problems.
Stranger Things: Season 3, Episode 1 “Chapter 1: Suzie, Do You Copy?” [Season Premiere] – Recap, Review (with Spoilers)
It’s the summer of love, and for those without someone warm to spend the cold nights with, desperation is sinking in. Also, the rats are starting to explode.