The long-awaited fourth season of stranger things will come to Netflix this Friday when its first seven episodes are released, while the last two will be available on July 1 on the platform.
The third installment was released in July 2019, almost three years ago, so it is very likely that we have forgotten certain plot lines of the series. stranger things it was created by Matt and Ross Duffer and we saw it for the first time in 2016. The impact it generated on consumers was extreme and everyone was waiting for a second installment that arrived the following year, in 2017. That is why it is good to review the previous seasons before immersing ourselves fully in the new installment. (ATTENTION SPOILERS).
In the first batch of episodes, set in 1983 Indiana, a boy vanished like nothing before the eyes of viewers. It was about the then little Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), which generated the alert of his mother Joyce (Winona Ryder) and his brother Jhonathan (charlie heaton). Trying to find answers to the little boy’s disappearance, Joyce must convince the local police that the boy is still alive in an underworld, the “other side” (Upside Down). Supernatural forces involving secret government experiments will cause Will to appear in Will’s group of friends, a very particular girl, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), who has special powers to face evil.
Thus, Eleven will form a great bond with Mike Wheeler (finn wolfhard), with whom she falls in love, and also with Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo) and Lucas Sinclair (Caleb McLaughlin). Together they will unite the necessary forces to rescue their friend, while his mother communicates with Will through an alphabet created with Christmas lights. With the help of Sheriff Jim Hopper (David Harbor), who at first is incredulous, they manage to start a real search.
The second season for its part was temporarily located one year after the events that occurred in the first batch of episodes. Thus, already in October 1984, things seem to be calm in Hawkins, since Will was finally rescued from the powers of the Demogorgon, monster from the “other side”. But the peace is short-lived as a new creature stalks the town. It is a larger and more sinister entity that continues to threaten everyone who has made it to this season alive. So far no one knows about Eleven’s fate as she was secretly housed with Hooper (everyone thought she was dead).
Already in the third season we find ourselves in the middle of summer. The boys have grown up and are experiencing the first steps in love. The appearance of a new shopping center is the biggest attraction in Hawkins. But a new monster will attack again from the underworld and his first victim will be Bill Hargove (Dacre Montgomery), Max’s lifeguard brother (Sadie Sink), another one of Eleven’s friends and the boys.
In this season, not only do they face a new creature, but they find resistance in a Russian armed group that wants to reopen the Upside Down. The base of operations is located just below the mall where they sell Steve Harrington ice cream (Joe Keery) and Robin Buckley (maya hawke). The third season ends with the monster’s destruction (which costs Eleven to lose her powers) and Hopper’s supposed death when Joyce closes the portal for good. This is how Joyce, Will and Jonathan move out of Hawkins to start a new life without Hopper. But did he really die? We all know no, except them.
This is the panorama before the fourth season arrives this Friday, May 27, when the first 7 chapters of stranger things. Will Eleven become the hero of Hawkins again?