Warning: This post contains spoilers for the third season of Stranger Things ! Please stop reading if you have not seen the season yet.
- Billy Hargrove was an opponent of Stranger Things most of the time.
- But in the final episode of season three, he had a change of heart and decided to sacrifice himself to the Mind Flayer.
- Fans praise Billy for his salvation arc.
Thanks to some attentive fans, we knew that Billy Hargrove would most likely be obsessed by Mind Flayer in Season Three of Stranger Things . The season poster was showing how he was in Upside Down, and one of the trailers on the show featured a bite on his arm.
When the season premiered on July 4, fans were thrilled to make sure they were proven correct: Billy became infected in the first episode. For the rest of the season, Billy helped find more victims that could be brought to Mind Flayer until a whole army of the Flayed had gathered. The season finale included a showdown with our favorite children, and it looked like Billy could kill an elf if their powers abated.
But just when Billy got the chance to leave Elf to the Mind Flayer, she managed to use what she has seen from his past ̵
While some fans thought Billy had something He deserved (remember, when he was a total idiot for Max, Lucas and Steve, and … you understand that), other fans thought it was classy, that the former tyrant would give up his life for the good of Hawkins.
While Billy's change of mind came a little too late – literally 48 minutes into the episode – salvation is still salvation . Or how a Reddit user put it in a nutshell: "RIP Billy, you were a jerk, but now you're a hero." Temi Adebowale Temi Adebowale is the editorial assistant at Men's Health.