Stranger Things Season Three left as many wet eyes as questions. Was Hopper really dead? What happened to Elfens forces? Who is the American? We have many months to think about these questions and for the time being to mourn the loss of Hopper. But for those in search of a new cry, there is a small, heartbreaking detail that accurately describes the relationship between Hopper and Eleven.
When a Reddit user wrote last week:
Though never directly talked about it in the series, Hopper seemed to be watching his daughter's blue hair tie after her death Having saved it as a bracelet until Eleven entered his life when he gave it to her But powerful detail that really describes the relationship between Hopper and Eleven, he clearly sees her as his own daughter, giving him a second chance In many ways, Eleven kept Hopper from becoming bitter, angry, and broken He was a lone police chief in Season 1.
The finale of Hoppers "Death" shows that Elf I s still wears the Hair tie as she prepares to leave Hawkins.
[scene] by Jim Hopper in season one, he wakes up in the morning and before he looks at the clock, he touches This bracelet on his arm, "said Harbor Insider after the second season. "It's the first thing he does every morning because he never wants to forget her, and Sara and his daughter's death are his foundation for reality."
At the end of season two, the hair tie ends at Elf's wrist – though we never see Hopper give it to her – and it stays there until the end of Season Three. In fact, as Harbor said in this interview, there could be even more connections to Hopper, his daughter, and Eleven – and it seems his daughter died in the same facility where Eleven grew up, and there's a stuffed animal that pops up with his daughter and elf.
"Yes – there may be a connection we could see later," Harbor said. "Again, these are little things that highlight secrets that I do not want to reveal too much about, but I think nothing is done by chance on this show, and the fact that you are picking up these things is something that will become certain It may well be that this bracelet is more than a small, sentimental detail – it could be linked to an even larger mystery to be explored in Season 4.
Matt is cultural editor at Esquire and covers music, movies, books and television – with a focus on Star Wars, Marvel and Game of Thrones.