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'Stranger Things 3' Will Bring Back Season 2's Most Polarizing Character

Josh Kurp

NETFLIX

Stranger Things deserves credit for trying something different in season two — an episode set outside Hawkins featuring only one member of the main cast. Unfortunately, “The Lost Sister” wasn’t very good (every other episode of the series has at least a 8.5 user rating on IMDb; “Sister” is currently rocking a 6.2). Creators Ross and Matt Duffer have a different take, though.

“It was really fun to write and cast and work on,” the brothers said about the Eleven-centric episode. “Our test of the episode was we tried to pull it out of the show just to make sure that we needed it because I didn’t want it in there as filler — even though some critics are accusing us of doing that. But Eleven’s journey kind of fell apart, like the ending didn’t work, without it.”

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Eleven’s journey wouldn’t have been possible without her “sister” Kali, who can create illusions in people’s minds. Basically, Stranger Things became X-Men for an episode. Or maybe episodes: while speaking at Vulture Festival over the weekend, Matt Duffer said, “It feels weird to me that we wouldn’t solve [Kali’s] storyline. I would say chances are very high she comes back.” Of course, this depends on whether Stranger Things returns for another season. That may sound like an obvious decision — it’s a massive, award-winning hit; also, we need more Steve — but Netflix hasn’t renewed the show yet.

But during the panel, Ross Duffer revealed, “We are [in] very early days on season three and we’re still figuring it out. I probably wasn’t supposed to say that. That’s not official, that wasn’t an official announcement — we’re just working on it, just for our own amusement… for fun!” Clock’s ticking, Netflix.

(Via Complex)