you know that scene in stranger things 2 at the end of episode 8 and the beginning of 9 when el comes back? everyone’s all talking about the heartwarming mileven or the heartbreaking hopper/mike fight, but i’m over here wondering what the hell steve was thinking.
steve had never met eleven and had probably never even heard of her. so he’s already in this weird-ass situation where he is babysitting his ex-girlfriend’s little brother and his friends. he is at his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend’s house with the new boyfriend’s mom, his comatose possessed little brother, the kids he’s in charge of, and the freaking chief of police. (wow, that’s a family reunion if i ever saw one)
also, they just escaped from the top-secret lab where a bunch of inter-dimensional monsters are trashing the place and now they are preparing in case they come to the house.
and then this little girl comes in! and she’s got this whole punk-rock look going on! and everyone lowers their guard and mike immediately starts crying and hugs the girl, and then apparently hopper knew who this was, and then mike and hopper have a fight in the other room with screaming and hitting and crying, and meanwhile everyone’s embracing this girl like an old friend and she goes and sees will and uses freaking telekinetic powers and makes everything right again!
i mean, everyone else knew about her! even max had some idea who she was, enough for this whole scene to make sense.
but just imagine steve, poor steve, with his nail bat all ready to pulverize this girl. you know, i bet that later on, nobody is ever going to explain eleven to steve, and just leave him to figure shit out.
i would so pay to hear steve’s idea of who eleven is and why everyone freaked out when they saw her.