I know we all made fun of Mike’s “El would understand. She always did.” line but honestly finding out that he wasn’t telling Will that he didn’t understand something Eleven would, but that El would be able to undertand how Will was feeling when Will felt isolated and misunderstood was kinda awesome. Mike knew that even though HE couldn’t relate to Will’s feelings, telling him that someone - even if they weren’t there at that exact moment - could understand how he felt was at least a small comfort to Will.
I just want to go somewhere. With my favorite people. Just leave everything behind and be free. I want to explore old cities and sunny beaches. I want to taste new flavors of ice cream and take polaroids of coffee shops. I want to sit on a plane during sunset and feel excited about my upcoming adventure. I want to be with the people I love and have nice moments with strangers. I want to see the lights of a foreign city at night. I want to forget school, exams and other pressures and just be calm and happy. I wish I had the freedom to do that right now.